Operations Engineer

Penguin Random House, LLC is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

The Westminster Operations Center located in Carroll County, Maryland (30 minutes from the greater Baltimore area) has an incredible opportunity for a driven, self-motivated individual to be part of our Operations Services team.  This unique position involves collaborating with people at all levels within the organization in support of our objective to strengthen the world’s largest general trade book publisher by having the best supply chain the publishing industry.  Some recent projects include developing distribution network models for $100M fulfillment operation, implementing a Goods-to-Person system and adding two distribution centers to our network.  This position offers tremendous opportunity for growth while learning the ins and outs of the publishing industry’s leading supply chain.


Cultural fit is essential.  If you prefer consistent routine and repetition, this is not the position for you.  Rarely are two days ever the same.  A resourceful, detail-oriented individual with strong problem solving skills, effective communication skills, and proficient organizational skills will be very successful in this role.


This specific position requires exceptional analytical and problem solving skills as well as the ability to lead cross functional projects of various sizes.  You will analyze existing processes, identify process improvement opportunities and develop new processes to support potential avenues for company growth.  Excellent PC skills and experience creating and using complex formulas in Excel and/or Access are required.  Previous experience extracting large data sets, analyzing and summarizing the data to present key findings in a clear and concise manner is a plus.  


You will lead analyses and manage projects that focus on fulfillment operations; some of which will require working in the warehouse, performing time studies, developing flow charts, creating and testing system enhancements and training others.  Other projects range from compiling activity-based costing and labor models, calculating productivity metrics and developing ad hoc reports to installing conveyance systems, constructing mezzanines and implementing new material handling equipment.


Job requirements:

  • College degree plus 1 - 2 years of work experience, or equivalent work experience in supply chain, industrial engineering, or logistics
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Proficiency in MS Excel
  • Excellent PC Skills to include Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to train others
  • Some travel required
  • Past experiences with systems (ERP, WMS, TMS, etc.) and databases




Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.


Penguin Random House 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: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: Maryland 

City: Westminster 

Postal Code: 21157 

Job ID: 105021

[[customQuickApply]]105021Penguin Random House LLC 

Date:  Jul 22, 2021

Westminster, MD, US, 21157

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore

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