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The role of Supply Chain Engineer supports the Distribution Center by driving process improvement, Engineering projects, slotting strategy, and labor management. A Supply Chain Engineer will use Lean principles to lead and conduct process improvement, DC capacity and throughput planning, project management, and operational analysis. He/she must be self-motivated, detail oriented, have strong communication skills, and work effectively in a team environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Act as a change agent within the DC and Supply Chain Network, to identify, lead, support and implement projects & change initiatives to best support company business needs

• Develop comprehensive vision and roadmap for use of information and material handling systems technology within the supply chain to drive innovation and competitiveness

• Develop, review and approve material handling equipment requirements, designs, business cases, specifications, and implementation plans

• Leverage Lean principals such as process mapping and driving a flow operations model to add value to the business

• Manage implementation of key projects involving deployment and improvement of processes and technology within the DC and supply chain network

• Analyze operations to identify, measure, and test new methods, processes, and procedures to maintain and improve DC operational capacity and performance

• Develop new time standards as necessitated by changes in methods or physical layout, collaborating as necessary with other teams to ensure operational performance objectives are met

• Develop and present training to the organization to provide the knowledge needed to effectively perform DC job responsibilities

• Determining appropriate labor plans and active staff balancing to meet the dynamic production nature of distribution

• Ensure a culture of continuous improvement performance, utilizing change management and performance management techniques

• Work effectively with external resources (consultants and contractors) to ensure collaborative partnerships to meet business requirements

• Develop, write, and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) as necessary

• Additional responsibilities as defined by manager


• Organizational Scope – All US locations/Single Category/Region/District/Distribution Center

• Up to 15% travel

Job Qualifications – Education and Experience 

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Degree in Industrial Engineering preferred 

• Minimum of 3 yrs. of work history directly related to industrial engineering, supply chain and/or distribution 

• Excellent oral and written communication skills 

• Proven ability as a self-starter and proactive problem-solver 

• Strong leadership skills • Solid background and accomplishments in Distribution Systems, Engineered Work Standards, Facilities, Industrial Engineering, Training and Development 

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to take initiatives to make and stand by decisions 

• Experience with work measurement methodologies and tools with an emphasis on time study expertise Experience in best methods development 

• Experience in Project Management Experience with productivity tracking and data collection systems 

• Excellent planning and organizational skills

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to transfer knowledge 

• Ability to learn quickly and follow project plans resulting in timely project delivery 

• Microsoft Office proficiency 

• Working knowledge in AutoCAD 

• Time & Motion, MTM, MSD or MOST experience preferred 

• Lean Six Sigma experience preferred 

• Experience in developing, designing and/or implementing Labor Management Systems (LMS) across multiple distribution centers is a plus


• Leadership – Models the Company’s values and influences others to achieve individual or team objectives. Promotes development of a highly engaged and high-performance team.

• Communication – Clearly conveys information through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that is understandable, easy to retain and timely. 

• Initiative – Approaches work objectives with a sense of urgency and a dedication to exceeding performance expectations. 

 Problem-solving/Decision-making – Accurately identifies problems, issues and opportunities, collects data to draw conclusions and chooses a course of action based on facts. 

• Planning & Organization – Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work objectives are met. 

• Policy Compliance – Manages in accordance with Company policies and procedures and promotes compliance in others. 

Physical Requirements

General office environment requiring ability to: 

• Stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time 

• Speak and listen to others in person and over the phone 

• Use keyboard and read from computer screen and reports 

​• Lift up to 50 lbs.