JOB TITLE: Industrial Engineer
REPORTS TO: Supply Chain Development Manager (SCDM)
The Industrial Engineer position supports the logistics organisation through a variety of projects focused on enhancing productivity, maximizing throughput and ensuring workplace safety. The position will primarily work with the strategic, tactical and operational teams on leading capacity and process improvement initiatives, developing subsequent standards and creating productivity measurements.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support the delivery of capacity projects in line with the 5YR plan ensuring that measurable standards are in place prior to the handover of any project to the operational teams.
Support SCDM in developing business case responses to brand initiatives as part of 5YR plan.
Support the SCDM in developing the operational excellence plan for the EU network, working in conjunction with the leadership team to align all parts of the supply chain.
Assist in the design, selection and installation of material handling equipment incorporated into existing, new and expanded distribution centres.
Assist with the implementation of the productivity reporting system on site, driving the need to manage both team and individuals and the key actions required to deliver.
Support the SCDM to develop the continuous improvement plan within the 5YR plan, focusing on the principle of co-ordinating people, process and environment initiatives
Work with the site safety teams to drive standards of safety at all points
Work with the Planning and Reporting manager to identify and capture key performance data within the CI plan
Support the Head of Operations, GM & SCDM to prioritise initiatives and deliver in conjunction with the operational teams
Ensure exceptional project governance standards to manage multiple projects
Identify trends through fault analysis tools and subsequently work with suppliers to optimise process and flow
Assist in the analysis and cost justification on all capital project requests
Support environmental initiatives throughout the supply chain
Lead the training of management and hourly workforce on productivity and work methods
Develop the continuous improvement training program working in line with the culture
Develop and assist with the implementation of a DC Quality Process Audit program
Ensure the accuracy of the performance reporting system on a daily, weekly, monthly basis
Develop the process for the gathering and feedback of operator ideas as part of the CI plan
Work with US counter-parts to establish alignment and best practice globally
Lead the efforts to develop and design office area layouts
Maintain and improve the facility and campus training programs
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED:
Minimum 5 years’ experience in an automated multi-channel distribution environment
Demonstrable experience with work measurement methodologies and tools with an emphasis on time studies and standards creation with an up to date rating
Experience in project management skills and governance
Expertise in projects related to process design, work measurement, productivity improvement, cost reduction and project implementation
Experience in best methods development
Experience in the development and maintenance of a coaching and observation program
Experience with productivity tracking, data collection systems
Experience with Standard Data and Predetermined Time Systems
Strong ability to gather, analyse and interpret information and develop, recommend and implement solutions while maintaining budget
Excellent planning, organization, and problem-solving skills
Excellent PC skills – MS Suite
Effective communication skills; demonstrated ability to interact across a broad range of organizational levels and functions
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently with little or no direct supervision
Some travel required dependent on requirements
Must be flexible with schedule and work hours in line with duties to meet fast-paced environment
IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL ALSO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN:
Manhattan’s WM and Labour Management
Kronos Time Keeping systems
Statistical Analysis, Operations Research and Line Balancing
Individual Incentive System Programs
AutoCAD or equivalent modelling software