Senior Manager, Industrial Engineering

Senior Manager Industrial Engineering


To be the Global Warehousing champion for the integration of systems, people, process.  Provide the lead for the evaluation and as applicable the implementation of new global warehousing technologies and material handling equipment (MHE).   With a foundation in traditional Industrial Engineering concepts, this position invites the use of technology to the potential solutions.  Drive continuous improvement in all adidas group distribution centers.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and evaluate problems and develop solutions to issues related to production, layout, internal flows, utilization, packaging material usage and methods of operations by using proven industrial engineering techniques.
  • Identify and evaluate facility constraints and improvement opportunities.
  • Provide technical expertise for design and optimization of automated, semi-automated, and manual distribution centers
  • Implement solutions to reduce operational costs and lower cost per unit.
  • Recommend methods for improving worker efficiency and reducing waste of materials and utilities, such as restructuring job duties, reorganizing work flow, relocating work stations and equipment, and purchase of equipment.
  • Provide technology expertise and solutions to the US East Coast DTC community
  • Identify opportunities for standardization and sharing of best practices across distribution centers
  • Conduct feasibility studies of various projects to determine the value of an investment and provide an economical justification for capital appropriations. Develop business cases
  • Make recommendations for investment in new technologies and improvement of efficiency within the warehouse workflow, including warehouse decision making capabilities, workplace safety, and customer service standards
  • Present and sell recommendations to all levels of management
  • Provide leadership and milestone tracking on DC projects including retrofits and new facility design
  • Serve as an outside consultant to warehouse operations by acting as a change agent for the business. Work closely with cross-functional teams
  • Responsible for leading capital projects from conception to final acceptance


Key Relationships:

  • Internal – Distribution center management, GIT (WMS/WCS) and other Global Operations departments
  • External - Outside vendors as appropriate


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to utilize recognized industrial engineering techniques effectively to produce tangible results
  • Ability to lead teams through direct reporting relationship, but also through matrix relationships
  • Ability to identify, evaluate, and develop project solutions and recommendations
  • High degree of self-management and personal drive to improve processes
  • Strong project management and organization skills
  • Ability to analyze complex processes and drive positive change
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Action-oriented and solution minded team player
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with an ability to influence across all levels of management
  • Thorough understanding of improvement tools as SIX SIGMA, Kaizen, 5S, Theory of Constraints.
  • Thorough understanding of work measurement programs


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Industrial Engineering or closely related field
  • 5 -plus years of experience in a distribution center environment
  • A successful track record of Material Handling design, including sortation, conveyor, racking, systems and implementations.
  • Experience with Manhattan WMS and warehouse control interfacing.
  • Lean 6 Sigma experience
  • Competency with Excel, Word, Access and MS Project is required.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD is required
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written communication, multi-lingual abilities a plus

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Senior Manager, Industrial Engineering

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Wilkes-Barre
TEAM:  Engineering
State:  PA
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  266643