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Director, Engineering - Distribution Center Strategy & Implementation

Company: Ross Stores, Inc.
Location: Perris
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Welcome to Ross Stores, Inc., where our differences make us stronger--- At Ross and dd's, inclusion is a way of life. We care about our Associates and the communities we serve and we value their differences. We are committed to building diverse teams and an inclusive culture. We respect and celebrate the diversity of backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us. Come join us as we continue our diversity, equality and inclusion journey!

GENERAL PURPOSE:
The position is responsible for the direction and management of corporate staff and decentralized teams that develop and implement all company driven initiatives including Capital and Network Implementation projects in a high volume mechanized, multi-location distribution and logistics operation

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Development
Participate and drive the design, specification and bid review processes for supply chain strategy projects, including preparation of estimates, funding requests, MHE vendor evaluation and selection

Management
Ensure quality of work for facility construction and MHE installation through oversight of project activities, drawing/work review and approval and acceptance testing/punch list validation
Manage in-house resources and outside contractors on projects. Establish and monitor schedules, manage resources, and maintain project budgets to ensure timelines and budgets are met and quality of work is maintained
Track project execution to project timelines. Provide regular update reports to Supply Chain leadership, DC Operations leadership or specific internal/external agencies as required on project progress. Maintain documentation on project progress against specifications and project plans
Coordinate/Develop commissioning, testing and training plans suitable to startup of a facility or system
Coordination and communication between contractor project management, IT and Network Strategy on all project and Operations related issues
Coordinate and communicate to meet project participants expectations
Identify project risks and issues and make recommendations to Supply Chain leadership on alternative courses of action

Process Improvement
Interface with in-house operations, IT and engineering to identify and deliver projects that will improve the capacity or efficiency of the Distribution Centers
Coordinate with in-house operations, engineering, and external vendors and consultants to develop alternative processing capabilities

COMPETENCIES:
Technical Acumen
Communication
Leadership
Interpersonal Effectiveness
Analysis & Judgement
Drives Results
Teamwork/Collaboration
Problem Solving

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
10+ years' experience in large distribution center or manufacturing environment preferred. Minimum of 5 to 7 years of progressive experience in project management and/or facility operations
BS degree in Engineering with a focus in the industrial, mechanical or electrical field and 5 years' experience in the Controls/Automation field with equivalent experience in the mechanical or electrical field preferred. Minimum of 2 to 5 years related experience.
In-depth knowledge of distribution systems and automation; a thorough understanding of conveyors, controls, and material handling equipment.
Upper level management experience in high volume, growth-oriented organization.
The successful candidate will have working knowledge in the following:
Automated conveyors systems and controls,
Electrical/NEC, Electronics/Communications and Motor Controls/PLCs.
Detailed understanding of OSHA standards and regulations.
Blueprint and electrical schematic reading.
Experience in new distribution center start-up.
Demonstrated track record as a successful project manager. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects at one time.
Detailed knowledge of distribution center processing, merchandise production, planning, scheduling, quality control techniques and managerial accounting.
Experience in facilities/maintenance management a plus
Experience with engineered labor standards and Lean/5S project implementation desired
Personal Profile
A highly organized and effective project manager, able to plan, drive and ensure successful execution of major, complex supply chain projects.
A detail-oriented professional, who is thorough and circumspect in planning and reporting.
An excellent communicator, able to effectively lead meetings, conference calls, and drive communication with internal and external constituents.
A leader who is able to drive initiatives, influence, and motivate at all levels and across the organization.
A high energy, self-motivated individual who can be successful in a fast-paced environment.
Expert in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access. Expert use of databases and other data mining and analysis tools. Strong knowledge and familiarity with SQL, Oracle and WMS is a plus.
Highly proficient communication skills, both oral and written.
50% travel required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:
Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This role requires full-time in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Network Implementation Project Manager

DISCLAIMER
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: Ross Stores, Inc., Perris , Director, Engineering - Distribution Center Strategy & Implementation, Professions , Perris, California

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