Job Description:Ferguson is North America’s leading value-added distributor across residential, non-residential, new construction and repair, maintenance, and improvement (RMI) end markets. Spanning 34,000 suppliers and more than one million customers, we deliver local expertise, value-added solutions, and the industry’s most extensive portfolio of products. From infrastructure, plumbing, and appliances, to HVAC, fire protection, fabrication, and more, we make our customers’ complex projects simple, successful, and sustainable.The Senior Industrial Engineer (IE) is a multi-site role responsible for the continuous improvement process efforts to improve productivity and lower operating cost within the distribution centers in their region. The Senior IE will work with local distribution center management and data analysts to ensure effective implementation of the labor management program. This person will be responsible for the standardization of our processes and will frequently lead cross-functional, operational, and engineering teams in the network.This role can be physically located at any of the following locations: Phoenix AZ, Houston TX or Dallas TX, however the role covers operations in those locations as well as Aurora CO and Waco TX. Travel to your non-home location is expected.Primary DutiesTraining, development, and direction to the support team at each of the DCs.
Is responsible for the development of standards for new operations.
Supervising the accuracy of the installed standards on a continuous basis; ensures locations conduct follow-up studies to verify standards.
Works with the DCs to Identify improvements in methods, procedures, equipment, or workflow which increase output or quality.
Coordinates the collection of data necessary to update the current standards to reflect any changes to an operation.
Ensuring meetings are held with supervisors and employees to present changes in procedures, equipment, and/or standards and necessary documents are updated.
Ensures updates are made to the Labor Management System based on changes to existing standards or the introduction of new standards.
Ensure the DC teams maintain the complete records of all-time studies or other data used to change standards or establish the best method.
Leading process standardization and improvements “inside the four walls” of the distribution center in the region to ensure the success of meeting objectives.
The Continuous improvement of the Region’s labor management systems and Engineered standards program.
Working with the Local DC management in the discovery of inefficiencies in day to day operations and challenges while drawing support for change across all the DC’s in the Region.
Leads the solution development, cost-benefit analysis, and implementation of distribution improvement opportunities.
Supports business development by assisting in developing solutions to support the pursuit of new business through providing operational expertise and systems knowledge.
Researches and maintains knowledge of emerging industry practice.
Education & ExperienceBachelor's Degree required in Industrial Engineering, operations analysis, logistics, supply chain, or related field from an accredited institution.
Minimum 6 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination education and experience as an industrial engineer, operations/business analyst, or consultant.
Experience using MOST to develop Engineered Standards is required and knowledge of Labor Pro is a plus.
Proven skills in the management of projects and cross-functional teams.
Prior supervisory/leadership experience preferred.
Travel up to 50-75% is required.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD.
Distribution center or fulfillment experience required.
Knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) required, preferably Highjump.
Must have solid understanding of warehouse design, material handling equipment, and storage media technologies, pick methodology, work measurement, labor management, slotting, and warehouse services (i.e., kitting and customer labeling).
Operations experience preferred.
Crucial SkillsStrong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to break a problem or opportunity down into subcomponents; identify root causes and drivers; use creative thinking skills in developing alternative solutions.
Strong communication skills; develop and articulate (written and verbal) data/process analysis, and alternative solutions. Ability to lead others to a consensus and inspire change. Capable of collecting, assimilating, and validating relevant business/operating information.
Comfortable working in a team environment and displays a customer service approach while seeking continuous improvement in serving internal and external customers.
Knowledge of velocity, inventory, and cube analysis.
You will use a continuous improvement mentality and experience with Lean/Six Sigma tools to help improve supply chain efficiencies.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manual.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ferguson is dedicated to providing meaningful benefits programs and products to our associates and their families—geared toward benefits, wellness, financial protection, and retirement savings. Ferguson offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement savings with company match, paid leave (vacation, sick, personal, holiday, and parental), employee assistance programs, associate discounts, community involvement opportunities, and much more!-The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.Ferguson Enterprises, LLC. is an equal employment employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.Equal Employment Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Information (https://www.ferguson.com/content/careers/reasonable-accommodation)