Director, Engineering - Distribution Center Strategy & Implementation
Company: Ross Stores, Inc.
Posted on: May 7, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
Coordinate and communicate to meet project participants
Identify project risks and issues and make recommendations to
Supply Chain leadership on alternative courses of action
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
Analysis & Judgement
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
In-depth knowledge of distribution systems and automation; a
thorough understanding of conveyors, controls, and material
Upper level management experience in high volume, growth-oriented
The successful candidate will have working knowledge in the
Automated conveyors systems and controls,
Electrical/NEC, Electronics/Communications and Motor
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
Experience in facilities/maintenance management a plus
Experience with engineered labor standards and Lean/5S project
A highly organized and effective project manager, able to plan,
drive and ensure successful execution of major, complex supply
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
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
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
Highly proficient communication skills, both oral and written.
50% travel required.
Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the
telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or
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.
Network Implementation Project Manager
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
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.
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