Amazon created one of the most sophisticated supply chains in the world. From the introduction of Amazon Prime, to the use of advanced technology for package delivery, Amazon consistently drives change from the front of the pack.
Amazon is seeking an experienced and detail oriented Solutions Design Engineer. This individual will deep-dive and challenge current processes, equipment, and procedures, in our European fulfillment network, in order to come up with creative and implementable process improvement initiatives.
This individual will also design development of new and existing fulfillment center layouts.
A successful candidate will have an established background in developing high-performance physical systems, a strong technical problem solving ability, excellent project management skills, and an internal motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced and often ambiguous environment.
Amazon’s culture encourages innovation and expects engineers and managers alike to take a high level of ownership in solving complex problems.
The Solutions Design Engineer would be an agile natural self-starter with the ability to keep relentlessly driving projects and various functional teams and individuals at all levels of the organization in order to be successful.
Own the design and development of engineering solutions for complex material handling challenges considering human / equipment interactions for the European fulfillment network
Lead and coordinate concept and design development efforts for optimal solutions for the European fulfillment network through equipment specification, material flow, process design, ergonomics, associate experience, operational considerations and site layout
Work closely with vendors, suppliers and other teams to create innovative solutions
Simultaneously manage multiple high-visibility projects and tasks while effectively influencing, negotiating, and communicating with internal and external business partners, contractors and vendors
Conduct post mortem on designs after implementation in partnering with Safety and Operations
Collaborate with the Fulfillment Center start-up team and launch team to ensure every detail is thought through and documented using a layout, module or Standard Operating Procedure and change control
Develop, document and update design standards in conjunction with worldwide design teams
Build strong working relationships with key company partners such as EU Start-up, EU Launch team, Worldwide Design team, EU Procurement, Information Technology, Loss Prevention, Facilities, Safety, Change Management and EU Operations
Ability to travel up to 30% to interact with internal and external business and technical leaders
MBA, Master’s Degree or other advanced degree in Mechanical / Industrial / Process Engineering, Operations, Business Administration or related field and at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the specialty
Experience with complex automated material handling equipment, packaging technologies, and systems including robotics and high-speed manufacturing
Proficiency in AutoCAD 3D
Proficiency in using advanced simulation modeling tools (Flexsim, Arena, Simio, etc)
Proficiency in running SQL queries and data mining
Experience in engineering and estimating material handling and storage systems
Operations Management / Fulfillment / Distribution Center experience preferred
Capital project management skills
Proficiency with concepts like system architecture, optimization, system dynamics, system analysis, statistical analysis, reliability analysis, and decision making
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
Ability to manage, influence, negotiate, and communicate with external business partners and internal teams to meet organizational capacity needs