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Director of Logistics Engineering

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Arvato Supply Chain Solutions is part of Bertelsmann. We combine the advantages of a global corporation with the reliability of a family-run business.  We take care of our 15.000 employees in more than 20 countries who profit from a wide range of benefits and professional development programs.

Company Summary: 

At Arvato, we measure our success through the successes of our customers. Our DNA is built upon Customer Obsession, Ownership and Continuous Improvement (Hustle). We achieve our goals by means of experience, state-of-the-art technologies, creativity, passion and a commitment to quality, innovation and having fun! Come and join our team today! 

Position Summary:

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions is seeking a hands on Director of Logistics Engineering to develop, design and implement B2B and B2C ecommerce material handling solutions for our multi-location US fulfillment centers. In this dynamic role, you will lead a team of industrial and project engineers that focus on optimizing process efficiency, logistical capital investments, direct labor cost, and new fulfillment center expansion. You will also work closely with the Business Development team on crafting compelling new client solutions and presentations as well as the continuous review and improvement of existing cost and client satisfaction processes.  In addition, as the Director of Logistics Engineering, you will be responsible for managing operations capital investment portfolio, demonstrate annualized cost optimization and manage complex multi-function/ multi fulfillment center projects. 

This role can be based in Louisville, Kentucky or Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.  In order to best support all of our fulfillment centers, this role will require up to 50% travel and hands on guidance in all Arvato fulfillment centers in North America.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • At least 8 years of experience in the following areas:
    • Managing geographically dispersed operations engineering teams
    • Developing solutions for B2B and B2C ecommerce multi-node fulfillment centers
    • Developing and driving capex ROI solutions
    • New “greenfield startups”
    • Developing complex RFQ’s for material handling equipment
  • Extensive Multi-Client 3PL activity based and revenue share costing models
  • Extensive knowledge in Warehouse Management Systems and Warehouse Control Systems
  • BS Degree in Industrial Engineering is required,  MS in Industrial Engineering is a plus


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills
  • Established track record of having delivered results in a dynamic, fast-paced, changing environment
  • Proven bias for action, pro-active and solutions orientation
  • Able to interact with all levels of employees, management, external clients and vendors
  • Organizational and planning skills, including ability to: prioritize work, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set goals and enforce deadlines, while maintaining flexibility to reassess and prioritize goals
  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records
  • Experienced self-starter who works in a solution-oriented way and thinks continuously in improvement processes
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time across the US as needed    

About our company:
Arvato - the spirit of solutions!

We at Arvato provide a comprehensive range of services and solutions to our business partners in the consumer electronics, high-tech, telecommunication, networking and industrial sectors. With more than five decades of experience and our global footprint we create value for our customers and ensure that they are well equipped for the challenges of their markets.

Arvato is a part of Arvato AG/ Bertelsmann, an internationally networked outsourcing provider. More than 65,000 employees design and implement solutions for all kinds of business processes across integrated service chains, for business customers from around the world. Its portfolio includes all services related to the creation and distribution of printed materials and digital storage media, as well as data management, customer care, CRM services, supply-chain management, digital distribution, financial services, professional and custom IT services, and the direct-to-customer distribution of educational media. Arvato is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA.

Arvato is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Company: Arvato Digital Services LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: Kentucky 

City: Louisville 

Postal Code: 40219 

Job ID: 165029

Date:  Nov 4, 2021

Louisville, KY, US, 40219

Nearest Major Market: Louisville

Job Segment: Manager, Telecom, Telecommunications, Logistics, Engineer, Management, Operations, Technology, Engineering

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