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Senior Solutions Design Manager

  • Dallas, TX
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: TN59-2690541

[100% Remote - Up to 40% travel post-Covid]

The Senior Solutions Design Manager is a supporting team member within the Transportation Management team and is responsible for supporting the growth of Supply Chain Solutions & Dedicated Transportation Solution offerings to Customers. The role will support both Solutions Design (Transportation Management) and Pricing Analytics. It requires a strong data analytics background and teaming with engineers from start through implementation. Key activities include:


•Manage a sub-set of SD team members or act an independent contributor, specializing in select design discipline (transportation, warehousing or network design) or industry solutions (e.g., packaging, inbound to manufacturing, integrated transportation, temp controlled)
- Mentor & advise a sub-set of SD team members on modeling and design techniques to create, re-design, or optimize logistics networks
- Act as a specific solution design specialist, usually more (but not required) than one discipline
- Effectively communicate the design and solution to internal stake holders & the client
- Use advance analytical techniques and concepts to understand the business

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Project Management - managing cross-functional teams to ensure alignment of solution development with win strategy. Create and manage project milestones, schedule and lead team calls, manage team deliverables, and maintain effective communication across all team members as the solution develops
  • Meet frequently with customers and cross-functional bid response team. Support technical review presentations and design validation meetings
  • - Calculating labor, equipment, facility and expense requirements based on transportation and warehousing design assumptions. Develop process flows, concept of operations and value propositions consistent with the win strategy and work with IT to develop concept of systems. Coordinate with Pricing and other functions to develop cost and pricing models as well as relevant assumptions
  • - Develop Proposal - write compelling customer stories that clearly articulated value propositions and proposed solution. The Solution Design Manager is responsible for authoring content and taking ownership for developing the final proposal in collaboration with the Sales Lead.
  • - Collaborate with Sales leader to develop win strategy (e.g. research industry and customer to understand pain points and solutions to alleviate, understand competitive landscape to position company to win, stakeholder analysis)
  • - Data validation, cleansing, profiling, baseline development & defining scenarios to model
  • - Develop optimizations scenarios and strategies that are aligned with objectives
  • - Develop and improve engineering tools and methodologies to ensure industry best practices
  • - Lead consulting projects that involve understanding customers’ pain-points developing and presenting solutions
  • - Implementation follow-up, which requires engineer to validate and modify deployed process to ensure that it matches plan

BACKGROUND PROFILE

  • - Bachelor's degree required in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering
  • - Eight (8) years or more in the Transportation industry(e.g., Truckload, Multi-stop TL, LTL, Intermodal, Bulk, Rail, or Parcel services) or in the Warehousing and/or Manufacturing industry (e.g., Industrial Engineering, Warehouse Operations, Operations) required
  • - Microsoft Office Suite skills with emphasis on Access, Excel and PowerPoint. expert required
  • - Knowledgeable of visualization (Tableau, Microsoft) and database programming advanced required
  • - Knowledge of effective metrics programs and design networks that are sustainable and measurable expert required

SKILLS

  • - Superb data organization and cleansing skills
  • - Exhibit advanced skills and concepts using design applications, tools, techniques, and methodologies to analyze and design complex transportation and warehousing networks
  • - Familiarity in simulation tools, transportation & warehouse management systems, ERPs, Automation, MHE, Visibility Tools, and industry leading technologies(preferred)
  • - Ability to influence the project teams by using facts, statistics, and analytics
  • - Comprehend complex supply chain and transportation solutions and segment design processes into manageable elements and process steps
  • - Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills, including the ability to translate complex designs, concepts, and regulations into terms readily understood
  • - Ability to create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization (peers, work groups, customers, supervisors)
  • - Microsoft Office Suite skills with emphasis on Access, Excel and PowerPoint expert required
  • - Knowledgeable of visualization (Tableau, Microsoft) and database programming advanced required
  • - Knowledge of effective metrics programs and design networks that are sustainable and measurable expert required
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  • Transportation Design:
    - Extensive knowledge of Dedicated Services and Managed Transportation Networks.
    - Required knowledge of all available equipment types such as; dry van, temperature control, flat bed, other specialized equipment.
    - Transportation Design Tools ie; JDA, Appian, Network Design Tools ie; Llamasoft, Transportation Management Systems ie; JDA, OTM, , Mapping Software ie; Tableauexpert required

 

 

 
 
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