- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Analysis skills
- Strategic planning
- Microsoft Excel
- Project engineering
- Project management
Who we are
Imagine working in a place where continuous improvement and innovation is celebrated and rewarded; where fast-paced, high-impact teams come together to positively drive results for one of the largest & most iconic brands in the world.
As the only rapidly growing retailer, you may know us as your friendly neighborhood store. You probably know our familiar name, have seen our pervasive logo, and have tried our highly sought-after products, such as Slurpee® and Big Bite®. “Brain Freeze” is a 7-Eleven registered trademark for our 53-year old Slurpee® and with over 67,000 stores globally (more than any other retailer or food service provider).
But there’s a lot more to our story and much more left to be written. We are transforming our business, ensuring we are customer obsessed and digitally enabled to seamlessly link our brick and mortar stores with digital products and services.
At 7-Eleven the entrepreneurial spirit is in our DNA and has been ever since our inception 90+ years ago. It’s what drove us to invent the convenience industry in 1927 by envisioning how a simple ice dock could provide household staples such as milk and eggs to better serve the needs of our customers.
Today we are redefining convenience and the customer experience in big ways...we are fundamentally changing our culture and we want talented, innovative, customer obsessed, and entrepreneurial people like you to come make history with us.
How we lead
At 7-Eleven we are guided by our Leadership Principles.
Be Customer Obsessed
Be Courageous with Your Point of View
Challenge the Status Quo
Act Like an Entrepreneur
Have an “It Can Be Done” Attitude
Do the Right Thing
Each principle has a defined set of behaviors which help guide the 7-Eleven team to Serve Customers and Support Stores.
About This Opportunity
The Design & Activation Engineer working on the Design Engineering & Activation team will engineer and design world class supply chain automation projects that will result in an enhanced Customer experience by increasing the speed and accuracy of processing of goods through the internal supply chain. The scope of work includes individual automation projects and new Greenfield building design and activation. The Design Engineer will work on collaborative teams to identify and execute new and innovative design solutions. This position will report to the Director of Design Engineering & Activation and will be based in Dallas, TX.
This individual ideally should have directly managed the execution of large capital design/automation projects with a cumulative spend of less than $10MM and aggressive schedule commitments. Our Engineers must be agile with the ability to quickly adapt strategies, plans, and solutions in response to dynamic business requirements. They also must be comfortable interfacing and driving various functional teams and individuals at all levels of the organization. Open minds, customer focus, innovation empowerment, advanced technologies, team camaraderie, individual drive and a good sense of humor enable our Engineering team to deliver the most advance omnichannel solutions relevant to our need. If you have proven integrated automation project engineering experience, thrive on challenges, seek an opportunity for professional growth, and want to help 7-Eleven raise our omnichannel solution bar, then this role is for you!
Design, build, improve, and innovate order fulfillment infrastructure throughout the supply chain network
Analyze business & operations requirements to generate supply chain automation concepts, develop and present multiple solution options
Manage on-site vendors through their leads and escalate as required
Identify the materials to be handled and determine the throughput and storage requirements
Model flow of materials to be handled and determine the throughput and storage requirements
Evaluate issues and propose actionable resolutions to design problems.
Identify and communicate needs for design improvements
Specify storage solutions based on cubic space need, product velocity and cycle time goals
Identify & evaluate supply chain automation & robotics technologies and solution providers
Create detailed capacity throughput, cycle time, direct and indirect labor cost models
Create process requirement and efficient material flows for the supply chain facility layout
Collaborate effectively across all internal and external stakeholders including vendors, internal engineering team, operations and facility teams
Monitor and enforce project schedules and quality with vendors or subcontractors.
Lead and coordinate design and execution efforts between internal teams and outside vendors including equipment specifications, material flow, process design, and site layout.
Coordinate with local site management to ensure proper operator training, procedural compliance, maintenance and safety practices are followed for new and existing equipment.
Thoroughly document/investigate change requests and provide recommendations
Identify and lead process improvement/ Kaizen initiatives in support of operations teams
General knowledge of Distribution & Fulfillment operations with understanding of day to day workings and strategic Network planning
Develop cross-functional knowledge of Start-Up team systems, processes, procedures, and tools
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent.
3 or more years of combined experience in plant layout & design, material handling, automation, manufacturing, supply chain, or distribution and logistics industries
Proven multi-year project management experience implementing multi-million dollar, complex capital equipment & systems, demonstrating influence and leadership.
Exceptional analytical and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage several complex projects at the same time with high degrees ofs variation and uncertainty
Candidate must be capable to work with little or no supervision or direction and will be given considerable latitude in decision making
Proficiency with standard project planning software applications, Excel, CAD (should be capable of developing an integrated automation layout)
Exposure to Six Sigma, Lean Operations, experience in transportation/logistics, distribution/ fulfillment centers
Ability to travel at short notice – Up to 30% (varies by project phase)