Manager of Solutions Design

Schenker, Inc.
November 20, 2021
San Francisco, CA
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Position Description Summary Supports the DB Schenker´s global Solution Design & Tender management Team in achieving organic and new sales growth within focus markets, verticals and products. Team members are lead logistics engineers and spread around the globe developing innovative, competitive and customized supply chain solutions. Consistently plays a lead role in working directly with potential and current customers while also leading cross functional groups within the organization in supporting various internal and external supply chain solution initiatives. The ideal candidate will lead and execute scoping efforts, data analysis, new operational design, costing, pricing, layouts, proposal development as well as internal and external customer presentations. As needed, this position will also play a role in supporting new business implementations and continuous improvement projects for existing operations. Principal Accountabilities (The following is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all expectations.):
§ Lead multiple large-scale operational solutions design projects simultaneously § Lead and execute analysis of customer Request for Proposals/Request for Quotations (RFP/RFQ) information and data including identifying critical gaps and developing effective assumptions where required § Lead and execute operational design for new business including data needs assessment and collection, facility layout, process design, staff planning, equipment planning and specification, budgeting, assumption documentation and proposal development § Execute costs calculations and pricing through the entire proposal process § Lead interface between internal functional groups throughout new business proposals ensuring effective communication and awareness across all internal and external stakeholders § Lead direct interface with customers through all phases of solution design and, as needed, implementation planning § Develop and lead customer presentations demonstrating solution approach as well as company capabilities and participate in contract and/or financial negotiations § Keep abreast of relevant supply chain industry information, handling and storage equipment innovations, supply chain technology and operational best practice to drive innovations and shares relevant information with members of Solution Design & Tender management Team § Ensure full compliance to DB Schenker´s standard processes at all times § Keep abreast of current DB Schenker customer base and operating solutions or use in developing new operating solutions. § Be responsible for ongoing education, training and development of other solution design manager positions within the DB Schenker organization The individual in this position must be capable of performing all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Knowledge and Skills (The following minimum requirements are normal guidelines and should not constrain the advancement of otherwise qualified personnel):
This is a management position. Exceptional interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills required. Bachelor's degree or equivalent required (preferably in Logistics or Engineering). Generally prefer 5+ years working in contract logistics warehousing and/or manufacturing support solution design within the third party logistics industry preferred, but similar experience in operational design and implementation outside of the third party logistics is acceptable. Experience in AutoCAD (or similar tool), simulation software and/or network modeling software, knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma methodologies , and previous experience at consulting companies with supply chain focus or in third party logistics industry is a plus. Candidate should possess a goal- oriented working style with an ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. The ideal candidate will use their logistics engineering, communication, leadership and analytical skills to contribute to the team´s and company´s success.


We offer a number of plans for a variety of health care services and supplies, including preventative care, inpatient and outpatient services and prescription drugs.

The option for separate vision coverage for eye exams, frames, and contact lenses.

The option for separate dental coverage to cover preventative major and basic dental services.

The company offers a pre-tax 401(k) contribution plan with a company match.

Direct Deposit
We offer direct deposit to all employees.

On a calendar year basis, the Company pays all employees 6 major holidays, including New Year's Days, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, plus 4 floating holidays.

Our offer

At DB Schenker, you are part of a global logistics network that connects the world. A network that allows you to shape your career by encouraging you to contribute and truly make a difference. With more than 76,000 colleagues worldwide, we welcome diversity and thrive on individual backgrounds, perspectives and skills. Together as one team, we are Here to move.


Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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