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Ryder System Continuous Improvement Engineer II in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

Position Description

The Continuous Improvement Engineer II is a senior member of the onsite engineering function at one of our largest transportation clients.

Primary responsibilities and qualifications include:

• KPI Management & Strategy: ensuring metrics are designed in such a way to accurately reflect business processes and drive correct business decisions.

• Data excellence: Subject matter expert across multiple platforms such as MS ACCESS, SQL, Business Intelligence, Tableau, etc. Capable of tying multiple independent sources together to yield new and innovative insights.

• Idea Generation: Demonstrated ability to identify and build business cases around cost savings opportunities within a client’s network, clearly and professionally present to internal and external stakeholders.

• Support strategic business decisions using industry experience, supported with data.

• Initiative to drive proposals forward within internal and external teams and meetings as necessary to successfully execute improvement ideas.

• Subject matter expert on logistic models, tools, design approaches, industry cost drivers, budget variance investigation and can contribute to the onsite body of knowledge of best practices.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Bachelors Degree or minimum of 6 years relevant work experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering Bachelors Degree preferred

  • Six (6) years or more minimum experience in the Distribution, Warehousing and/or Manufacturing, Transportation, Supply Chain Logistics industry

  • Six (6) years or more minimum experience in the Distribution, Warehousing, Transportation, Supply Chain Logistics industry preferred

  • Lean:Functional Experience with: Creating Cell Designs, Managing Material Flow, Design Plan for Every Part Systems (PFEP), Setting up/operation of Kanban, Supermarket Systems, Pull Systems, Lean Mfg Systems, Developing and most important managing to: Leader Standard Work, Visual Management Systems and Management Accountability Systems, Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA), Kaizen Facilitation

  • Warehouse Engineering: Functional Experience with: Product Slotting, Distribution Center MHE, Studying Labor Standards (time studies), Distribution Layouts and optimization of flow, Warehouse Metrics, Headcount rationalization and forecasting, Data Profiling

  • MS Office, MS Project, AutoCAD, Warehouse Management System (WMS), and Inventory Analyst tools,MS Visio, Mapping analysis tools and/or Simulation (advanced level) preferred

  • Transportation Design: Extensive knowledge of Dedicated Services and Managed Transportation Networks. Required knowledge of all available equipment types such as; dry van, temperature control, flat bed, other specialized equipment. Transportation Design Tools ie; JDA, Appian, Network Design Tools ie; Llamasoft, Transportation Management Systems ie; JDA, OTM, Mapping Software ie; Tableau (expert level)

  • Lean, TPS, QMS preferred

  • American Production Inventory Control Society (APICS) and/or Supply Chain Logistics Certification and Lean Certification preferred

Responsibilities

  • Effective facilitation and execution of Value Stream Maps & Kaizen Events through all stages (A3 charter ideation / creation, pre-work identification and completion, delivery of results in Kaizen week, regular follow up and follow through on sustainment). Independently identifies process gaps, recommends and implements process improvement. Management of the lean transformational activities and projects at one large customer account or multiple customer accounts, directing the assessment, development, launch and continuous improvement activities related to specific business and day-to-day frontline associate interface and implementation of lean at the site. Coach process owners how to use engineering and Lean methods to achieve operational excellence

  • Collects data and performs statistical analysis. Maps and documents processes. Independently identifies process gaps; recommends and implements process improvement. Works on complex problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Develops a thorough, effective, and timely continuous improvement plan to address the top business needs at Ryder sites (transformation plan development and execution). Drives process improvement activities to achieve dramatic improvement in the key business metrics of safety, quality, delivery, cost, and employee development

  • Develop advanced competency in wide range of engineering methods, Lean tools, and quality standards and coaches employees in the use and implementation of CI, Quality Assurance, & Lean principles. Applies company methodologies and tools, engineering methodologies/tools such as product slotting, studying labor standards (time studies), layouts and optimization of flow, data profiling and analysis, and resource modeling to improve distribution and/or transportation operations. Provide regular reports of data and actions to measure progress against the site objectives. Makes Inventory and/or Supply Chain strategy recommendations

  • Completes event planning, perform pre-work, facilitates teams and supports events (includes; start-ups, expansion & closure). Follow-up on events and audit compliance to lean plans to prevent backsliding. Supports continuous improvement deployment using fundamentals of lean. Completes CI projects that lead to improved business results. Assesses CI initiatives and provides input and recommendations on future activities. Assisting and/or leading the execution of Lean Assessments

  • Design, implement, monitor and maintain the QMS based on established company and/or industry standards. Implement and monitor a standardized corrective action system. Support regulatory compliance and certification requirements. Perform all functions related to Quality Assurance for a start-up or expansion

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2019-78634

Category Lean Supply Chain Solutions

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 0-10%

Position Code 8037

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