Ryder System Senior Supply Chain Engineer - Transportation in Grand Rapids, Michigan
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The Senior Engineer is responsible for analysis and utilization of continuous improvement tools to design Supply Chain Solutions in current and future operations.
Transportation experience (dedicated transportation preferred)
Continuous improvement mentality and ability to drive change within an established business
Transportation modeling/solutions development experience
Transportation metrics & data visualization
Proficient in transportation modeling tools such as Appian Direct Route, JDA Transportation Modeler or Llamasoft Supply Chain Guru
Ability to analyze transportation data for optimization opportunities, dedicated route design and strategic network analysis
Strong customer facing presence and ability to clearly articulate savings opportunities with the customer.
Apply company methodologies and tools to design distribution and transportation operations including staffing, equipment, sizing and layout.
Collect data and perform statistical analysis.
Determine efficient utilization of resources by analyzing layouts, labor force, equipment, and equipment utilization charts.
Map and document processes, identify process gaps, make recommendations and implement process improvement.
Support business development and help create efficient designs and solutions processes.
Participate in customer facing meetings for proposal discussion and business development.
Establish and implement performance measures, KPI targets and optimization tools.
Develop transportation network design and routing design using the appropriate software.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities
Ability to work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
Exercises judgment in obtaining solutions
Must be computer literate and able to use the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel & Word) as well as MS Project, Vision, AutoCAD and Warehouse Management System (WMS)
Ability to operate within predictable parameters as well as defined tools and processes with guidance from management
Demonstrates customer service skills
Must be customer focused
Demonstrates problem solving skills
Demonstrates analytical skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels within the organization
Bachelor's degree required in engineering, business or supply chain. A combination of other education and experiences will be considered.
Master's degree preferred in industrial engineering or/and MBA
Five (5) years or more of relevant work. required
Five (5) years or more with data profiling, data mining and statics analysis. required
Five (5) years or more in the use of Paragon software or other transportation optimization tools required
DOT Regulated: No
Job Category: Engineering
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