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Senior Manager, Supply Chain Engineering, Lead Logistics US


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Location: Grand Rapids, MI 

Division: Lead Logistics US 
Job Posting Title: Senior Manager, Supply Chain Engineering
Time Type: Full-Time


The Senior Manager, Supply Chain Engineering is responsible for designing and implementing common transportation processes and driving continuous improvement within client supply chains.  The Senior Manager: implements multifaceted transportation solutions based on an understanding of client needs, IT System Capabilities, distribution network strategy, transportation strategy, Road Operations Best Practices, Manufacturing strategy and Inventory Management strategy. 



  • Capability to assess client RFQ-documents and analyses requirements for implementation
  • Compiles data and information needs and obtain input from clients
  • Reviews requirements and reconcile with internal capabilities jointly with operations and IT, consider local environment (regulations, practices etc.)
  • Compiles and interprets complex cost models and translate into clients’ rate-structures
  • Conducts process reviews in existing operations and identify operational improvement potentials
  • Conducts workshops to identify operational performance issues and propose / design improvements / new processes & solutions
  • Conducts contract (re-) negotiations and budget & cost (re-) calculations with clients and suppliers
  • Presents solutions, processes and pricing to clients
  • Participates in the “Advance Quality Process” to bridge between the solutions and implementation phase
  • Aligns & Implements QMS Principles according common industry standards
  • Engages in designing regional best practices for the work-areas outlined in the job description
  • Brings cross-functional teams together to collaborate on projects
  • Ensures alignment among all operations’ policies, procedures and ongoing improvement projects



  • Full Personnel Responsibility to Lead, develop, and coach team of employees 


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Logistics Sciences, Industrial Engineering, or related field, or experience in lieu of education.
  • 5 years’ of experience  in transportation logistics or related field with experience in:
    • Process analysis and design (familiar with relevant methods and tools) 
    • Cost calculation (pricing)
    • Presentation of solutions at clients
    • Design of process integrating KPI’s, service metrics, productivity benchmarks and identification of root causes


Computer Skills

  • Proficient with JDA Transportation Modeler system
  • Proficient with standard analysis tools (MS Office) 


Language Skills

  • English language fluency (verbal, reading, writing).
  • Interpersonal Communication and Language Skills (e.g., Listening to Others, Speaking to Others, Reading, Writing)


Mathematical Skills

  • Advanced


Other Skills

  • Qualification & Skills in Business Process Re-engineering (eg. 6 Sigma, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing/Logistics Principles)
  • Strong project management and analytical skills and ability to pay attention to detail
  • Able to develop and deliver presentations to managers and executives
  • Self Management Skills (e.g., Dealing with Stress, Maintaining Composure) 
  • Work Orientation (e.g., Behaving with Integrity, Being Dependable)
  • Change Management Skills (e.g., Learning Agility, Adapting to Change) 
  • People and Relationship Management Skills (e.g., Demonstrating Teamwork, Sensitivity to Others, Intercultural competence, Leadership,) 
  • Personality & Motivation (e.g., Demonstrating Enthusiasm and Energy, Drive to Achieve Goals, fact-based, obliging, used to work self-contained "by-objective”, self-motivated and a team player)
  • Quality and Service Skills and Orientation (e.g., Valuing Quality, Focusing on Details)


Education and/or Experience

  • Preferred industries' background: automotive, retail, high-tech, fashion


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations

  • PMI or PRINCE certification an advantage


While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear.  The employee uses computer and telephone equipment. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision. Ability to travel by land, air, sea as needed.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. The job is performed in an office environment. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Travel as required by automobile, plane, etc.


DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at hr@us.dsv.com. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration.  DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time. 


DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. 56,000 employees in more than 80 countries work passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services – as part of the operation or in a variety of supporting roles. If you have drive and talent and enjoy responsibility, we’ll give you the support you need to explore your potential and forward your career.


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Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids