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Sr. Manager-Solutions Design

Company: UNFI
Location: Providence
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Job Overview:As the Solutions Design - Sr. Manager, you will play a crucial role in leading our warehouse design and network optimization projects. Your primary responsibility will be to oversee new projects and drive the end-to-end design, development and solutioning of innovative solutions that enhance UNFI s capacity and network. This will be achieved through assessing: warehouse sizing, warehouse design, network capacity, automation, optimal process flow and various other network supply chain intricacies (e.g: transportation, procurement, etc.) while meeting all stakeholder demands. You will lead and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the project development and successful execution of internal projects that optimize our network and drive operational efficiency.Job Responsibilities:Lead continuous improvement and re-engineering initiatives such as, but not limited to process re-design and improvements, warehouse layout design, slotting, varying levels of automation.Collaborate with cross-functional teams to solve challenges related to new customer onboarding, including integrating their requirements into our network, processes, and warehouse design. These various internal stakeholders, include but not limited to procurement, IT, sales, transportation, finance, HR, operations, and other national teams to name a few, to understand their requirements and challenges.Provide leadership, direction, training, development and daily guidance to internal associates.Provide advanced analytical support such as conducting in-depth analysis of our network infrastructure and warehouse design, identifying areas for improvement and optimization to include, but not limited to procurement, distribution, transportation, and facility layout.Assess and optimize network capacity to support the growing demands of our customers and ensure seamless order fulfillment.Conduct comprehensive ROI analysis and develop business cases to support automation, operational flow, and network optimization projects. Present findings to internal stakeholder and leaders.Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies in warehouse design, automation, and network optimization, and proactively identify opportunities for innovation and improvement.Lead brownfield and greenfield warehouse design projects, integrating various types of automation solutions to optimize operations and enhance productivity.Measure and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) related to warehouse design projects and identifying areas for further improvement.Proactively design new tools and support the development of national Facility Design standards and playbook.High skilled and excellent in utilizing and leveraging software applications in support of design activity, and design and analytical tools including: AutoCAD, Excel, MS Power BI, Access or similar database tools (e.g Alteryx) and presentation software.Utilize excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively collaborate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.Utilize strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a strategic mindset.Telecommuting available.Education/Certification:Bachelor s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain, or a closely related Engineering field.Experience:Warehouse distribution and third-party logistics providers in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.Must have six years of experience in position(s) where requisite experience obtained.Implementing new warehouse distribution centers and warehouse automation.Warehouse design (i.e. layouts, elevations, rack systems, sizing, capacity, and wms system capabilities), and warehouse budgeting (labor, opex, capex).AutoCAD and Ability to analyze large and complex data sets with Analytical Tools (e.g.: MS Power BI, Access, Alteryx).Warehouse automation and providing measurable achievements in optimizing warehouse performance, reducing operational costs, and enhancing warehouse efficiency.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.Additional InformationSchedule: Full-timeSalary: $145,000

Keywords: UNFI, Providence , Sr. Manager-Solutions Design, Executive , Providence, Rhode Island

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