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Solutions Engineer

This technical Solutions Engineer will develop trust and credibility with prospective clients through quality relationship management and presenting effective tailor-made solutions that meets clients’ requirements. If you have expertise in supply chain distribution logistics within Inbound to Manufacturing, Finished Goods, and Service Parts this remote position is the job for you! 

 

How you will contribute:

  • Tasked to complete engineering analysis on RFP projects involving all aspects of warehousing such as warehouse facility design, definition of functional requirements, material handling equipment applications, work measurement, PFEP data analysis, storage concepting and slotting, process planning and improvements for both new and existing operations.
  • Design and implement supply chain solutions from large scale (geographical optimization) down to small scale (design of processes and lines / stations).
  • Work closely with Business Development/Account Management, Launch and Operational teams to develop and implement solutions to meet the requirements of new and existing business. Support Sales in presenting the solution to the customer through proposals, conference calls and presentations.
  • Utilizes pre-determined motion time system tools (such as MOST or MTM) to perform a complete study of an operation consisting of multiple steps to develop labor standards as a means of measuring work and time.
  • Utilizes AutoCAD and other software tools to conceptualize warehouse departments with material flow indicators designed for maximum flow efficiencies, and to create detailed facility layouts to build and erect storage equipment.
  • Assist with the ongoing development and enhancement of standardized engineering tools and methods. Determines headcounts, material and equipment requirements, location, layout, workflows, etc. and prepares this for presentation to client specialists and executives.
  • Facilitate the application of lean principles. Apply lean tools, including; standardized work, 5S visual factory, total productive maintenance, pull systems, value stream mapping, and related methodologies.  Recommend and implement new and/or improve existing error proofing methods and technology.
  • Make informed recommendations and decisions related to the purchase or lease of capital equipment, including; forklifts, tooling, lift assists, generators, compressed air systems, racking, sweepers/scrubbers, compactors, and miscellaneous items pertaining to specific projects.  Manage the project engineering equipment budget and report ongoing status to Project Manager and Launch team.
  • Develop concepts for use in formal customer proposals including, but not limited to, process flow diagrams, KPIs and facility layouts in complex cases with support of Engineering team.
  • Develops functional specifications for defining the WMS requirements. Familiarity with Radio Frequency Technology and WMS.
  • Provides on-site engineering support for cost reduction and design improvement analyses to accommodate volume fluctuations, platform changes, process alignment, labor evaluation, spatial analysis and other strategic initiatives as a part of the continuous improvement program
  • Prepare and initiate the pricing process by involving the vertical controller at an early stage to align on financial implications, allow ROI analysis, and to review customer specific pricing models to ensure profitability.  Obtain quotes, perform cost analysis and manage contractors working on various installation and facility construction.
  • Ensures proposals are accurate (with clear scope and assumptions documented), professional and targeted to meet the Client’s needs and providing relevant answers to client’s technical questions.

 

Your Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations Research or related fields with a strong background in engineering redesign and cost savings initiatives. APICS, CPIM a plus.
  • 3 years of experience in a logistics engineering (Distribution supply chain) environment or industrial engineering services.
  • Excellent PC skills in MS Office suite (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Project) including Power Query, Power BI and familiarity with Tableau a plus. Proficiency in Access, with thorough knowledge of relational database creation, queries, forms, reports, macros, and functions.
  • Proficient in using AutoCAD/Sketch-Up to design functional workings of solutions in 2D and 3D formats respectively. 
  • Strong knowledge and skills in network design/simulation software, e.g. CAST, Supply Chain Guru or equivalent.
  • Ability to conceptualize existing operations and innovative solution designs from provided datasets and determine opportunities for improvements.  Knowledgeable on state-of-the-art technology and supply chain best practices.
  • Good working knowledge of work-measurement systems (MOST and/or MTM)
  • General knowledge of WMS Warehouse Management Systems (SAP, Red Prairie, Manhattan and misc. client systems)
  • Experience with Lean methodologies and possesses a passion for process improvement with an approach that encourages innovation and efficiency improvements.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to be flexible, effective, and productive in a fast-paced, innovative solution development environment with strong communication skills and the ability to work with customers.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.

 

At syncreon we are fully committed to the health and safety of our employees. We have full prevention and mitigation processes in place, including cleaning and sanitization practices, as well as screenings, masks and social distancing. syncreon complies with national, state and local orders.

 

Compensation
syncreon offers exciting and challenging roles within a growing international organization. We strive to hire and develop the right people, locally and globally; stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a market competitive compensation package.

 

About syncreon
syncreon delivers tailored, progressive and scalable solutions to premier global automotive and technology brands, such as Jaguar Land Rover, Harley Davidson, BMW, Dell, Xerox and Canon. We supply 3PL and 4PL solutions that adapt as quickly as industry and the marketplace evolve. For over 60 years syncreon has provided unique and innovative expertise in providing highly integrated, warehousing management, inbound to manufacturing, reverse and repair, export packing, aftermarket services, fulfillment services and transport. Today we have 14,000+ employees working in 100+ locations worldwide who enjoy our supportive culture, dedication to work-life balance, people development and superb career opportunities. For more information, visit www.syncreon.com.

 

Note
Candidates chosen to move forward within the Recruitment Process may be required to undergo an assessment and/or submit further background information. Any offers of employment may be conditional on completion of required checks and provision of relevant documentation, in accordance with the applicable local legislation.

 

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