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Sr. Director, Solution Development NA at Dematic Corp in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 7,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.


Dematic has an immediate need for a Sr. Director of Solution Development NA. This position reports directly to the VP, Solution Development NA and is responsible for the strategy of solutions for NA. The Sr. Director of Solution Development NA will supervise the Solution Development Group’s Solution Design Team comprised of Controls, and Mechanical Engineers, Operations Planners, and Solution Concepting Specialists.

Essential Role and Responsibilities:

  • Provides direction and guidance to the Solution Development Team in all aspects of Dematic’s solutions.

  • Evaluates new estimate opportunities and makes assignments based on area of expertise and workload.

  • Manages by designing/implementing processes that provide high level of customer satisfaction at effective cost.

  • Develops and manages budget, KPIs, and business plans.

  • Demonstrates the ability to build credibility and confidence with a wide variety of leaders including internal stakeholders, customers and vendors and be seen as a trusted advisor.

  • Demonstrates understanding and application of supervisory approaches for work direction, motivation, performance management, and disciplinary action.

  • Demonstrates the ability to innovate and create strategies that significantly improve practices that enable the organization to achieve business and technical results.

  • Demonstrates the ability and experience working effectively in a self-directed, proactive, results-oriented, complex, fast paced environment across all levels.

  • Demonstrates experience in driving initiatives, while holding teams accountable for results and ensuring continuous improvement.

  • Model our Values of Integrity, Collaboration, Courage, and Excellence.


Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Masters strongly preferred.

  • 15+ years of logistics and automation experience, with 10+ years of direct applicable experience at an executive level.

  • Must be extremely knowledgeable with the interworking of a Distribution Center.

  • Experience in the analysis of performance metrics; short- and long-term technology development planning, evaluation, testing, and selection.

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels both internal and external and competence in making timely, effective, principles-based decisions.