Director, Solution Design (or Sr. Manager based on experience)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512100-578328
    • Job Location: Dallas, USA
      Miami, FL,
      Atlanta, GA,
      Nashville, TN,
      Tampa, FL,
      Indianapolis, IN,
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: June 19, 2017
    • Years of Experience: 10 - 15 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

***For INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY.  This position can be Remote | Virtual with travel as needed to Client sites.***

Fortna, professional services company specializing in distribution, is seeking a Director, Solution Design (DSD or manager level based on experience/individual contributor role) to help lead an Engineering design team in its work with Fortna’s Supply Chain Services (SCS) Ops Design Team and the Client in the first phase of a two-phase DC design effort. The initial phase or Concept Design would include operational assessment, alternative analysis, conceptual design and capital budget development. In this phase, the DSD would work hand-in-hand with the assigned Project Engineer. The second phase, also known as Requirements Engineering, incorporates detailed operations, software design, and supplier selection. During Requirements Engineering, the DSD would play a supporting role and begin transitioning overall responsibility of the project to the Project Engineer. The Project Engineer is then responsible for carrying the project forward through implementation.

Additionally, the DSD is responsible for providing coaching and leadership to the design team. This leadership responsibility includes resource planning, project related personnel reviews, and training coordination. The DSD is also expected to support development efforts for the engineering department as a whole such as process improvements, tool development, setting departmental goals, and improving department infrastructure and standards. Overall, the DSD is considered a primary stakeholder in ensuring the successful completion of projects for Fortna and Fortna’s Clients, as well as ensuring the continuous improvement of the department.

Experience and Skills:

    • 4-year engineering degree from an accredited college with 5 years at senior position or;
      • Master’s degree and 5 years’ relevant experience or;
      • 10+ years at senior level.
    • Proven leadership skills with some leadership experience, strong business acumen
    • Ability to travel approximately 50% (domestic and internationally)
    • Superior oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to use AutoCAD
    • Team oriented
    • Adept at being resourceful
    • Adept at learning very quickly
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, Excel, Visio and MS Project
    • Experience in meeting and design session leadership
    • Experience of conveyor and sortation material handling equipment design and applications
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management and problem solving skills                                                                                                       
    • 7 years consulting, operations and/or distribution experience in supply chain logistics
    • Experience running or leading a fulfillment operation
    • Project management experience
    • Entrepreneurial experience
    • Experience managing departments, direct reports, cost center and or profit/loss responsibilities
    • Bilingual - Spanish/English is a plus
  • Travel - approx. 50% (domestically & internationally)
  • Office - US Virtual