Director - Operations Design

    • Job Tracking ID: 512100-576987
    • Job Location: Atlanta , GA
      Chicago, IL,
      Philadelphia, PA,
      Nashville, TN,
      Tampa, FL
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 23, 2017
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


POSITION SUMMARY:This position will primarily focus on managing Client engagements and conducting analysis, modeling, research, solution development, presentation creation, and delivering Client value.


* Project Management of multiple Client engagements simultaneously.

* Managing and collaborating internal and Client stakeholders during engagements.

* Leading large and complex operations and distribution center design projects.

* Providing subject matter expertise on future operation detailed design that includes operations process, material handling equipment, warehouse control software, labor management, and warehouse management systems.

* Providing relevant comparisons of operational concepts within similar operational environments.

* Delivering comparisons of best practices within vertical markets.

* Leading business case development for operations improvement opportunities.

* Leading and educating Client leadership team on relevant technologies for DC Designs.

* Storing, gathering, and analyzing data using MS Excel and MS Access

* Being a subject matter expert in the definition of viable operations concepts based on volume, vertical market, distribution channel and Client business objectives.

* Managing project financials by means of creating budgets and timelines, and overseeing expenses and staffing.

* Training others on problem solving approaches.

* Writing and delivering high quality documentation and analysis.

* Developing specific technical expertise, e.g., Network Modeling, DC Design, Operations Implementation, etc.

* Data modeling using Fortna’s proprietary tools and package tools for financial and operational modeling.

* Supporting delivery of solutions including business process redesign, distribution center (DC) design, organizational design, etc.

* Performing Quality Assurance with Client; ensuring current efforts and broader supply chain initiatives are addressed resulting in direct feedback to sales and delivery teams.

* Internal Quality Assurance; ensuring analysis and methodology are being followed; utilizing efficient tools and resources to deliver the lowest cost and most efficient project work for our Clients.

* Supporting sales and development of work plans and quality assurance on statements for work.

Additional responsibilities include:

* Offering business point of view during project efforts and deliverables.

* Developing and supporting internal business systems and processes.

* Leading and supporting internal project teams in the development of tools templates and methodologies.

* Writing and contributing to white papers.

* Demonstrating leadership by providing vision, direction and guidance to Client teams, and by overseeing and delegating responsibilities to Associates.

* Researching as requested.

* Designing and leading focus groups.

* Providing expertise in Fortna’s Operation Design Methodology.

* Supporting and developing methodology updates and roll out training to Associates.

Experience and Skills:


* Bachelor’s degree with evidence of strong performance in engineering, logistics, and operations

* Minimum 5-7 years of experience in distribution center (DC) environment

* Experience in performing industrial engineering work in complex supply chains

* Experience in DC operations design including DC layout, operations improvement, material handling system (MHS) design, process design, value stream mapping, etc.

* Supply chain consulting related work experience with a minimum of 4-6 years cumulative experience in consulting services not including internal consulting roles

* Proven involvement with business case development

* Strong project management and problem solving skills

* Technical expertise (e.g., Network Modeling, DC Design, Operations Implementation)

* Strong level of business acumen

* Ability to manage overall project efforts and Client relationships

* Ability to employ persuasion skills with discretion and consideration

* Ability to coach, lead, and manage others

* Ability to manage internal efforts

* Strong analytical skills

* Ability to work effectively on a team and support high levels of performance

* Ability to lead Client work and do the work when needed

* High level comprehension of financial analysis

* Excellent facilitation skills

* Excellent research and knowledge management skills

* Advanced collaboration and communication skills, both written and verbal

* Desire to continually add value to and ensure accuracy and quality in all work performed

* Fluent in English

* Ability to travel nationally and internationally

* Ability to perform essential functions of the job


* Master’s degree in business, supply chain, operations, engineering or related field

* CPIM or CSCP certification from Association for Operations Management (APICS)

* PMP Certification from Project Management Institute (PMI

* Supply Chain certification training, e.g., The Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech, IIE