Lead Design & Activation Engineer
OverviewWho we areImagine 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 1 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 background 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 leadAt 7-Eleven we are guided by our Leadership Principles.Be Customer ObsessedBe Courageous with Your Point of ViewChallenge the Status QuoAct Like an EntrepreneurHave an “It Can Be Done” AttitudeDo the Right ThingBe AccountableEach principle has a defined set of behaviors which help guide the 7-Eleven team to Serve Customers and Support Stores.About This OpportunityResponsibilitiesWill be working on the Design Engineering & Activation team will engineer and design world class supply chain automation projects that will result in an enhanced Customer background 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.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.Analyze business & operations requirements to generate supply chain automation concepts, developand 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 andstorage requirements.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.Prepare RFPs (Request for Proposal), respond to questions, lead reviews, and compare/ tabulate bids and make vendor recommendations based on technical requirements.Collaborate effectively across all internal and external stakeholders including vendors, internal engineering team, operations and facility teams.Lead and coordinate design and execution efforts between internal teams and outside vendors including equipment specifications, material flow, process design, and site layout.Develop and manage budget and contract documents including RFPs, changeorder controls, purchase orders, and invoicing.Coordinate and communicate with all stakeholders.Document/Investigate change requests and provide reccomendations.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.RequirementsEducation: Masters.Background: 7+ years, combined background 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 management skills with demonstrated expertise to manage several complex projects at the same time with high degrees of variation and uncertainty.Proficiency with standard project planning software applications, Ms excel, CAD (should be capable of developing an integrated automation layout).Exposure to 6 Sigma, Lean Operations, Black-Belt Certified, background in transportation/logistics, distribution/ fulfillment centers.
May 18 on Professional Diversity Network