Supply Chain Engineer at Essendant Co. in Carol Stream, Illinois

Posted in Management 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Major Responsibilities

  • Improve the performance of the field operations organization by creating innovative process improvement solutions and promoting the adoption of best practices and standard operating procedures. This will include new technology and up to date practices.

  • Ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships to support performance objectives.

  • Support the application of quality systems and structured improvement business system frameworks (i.e. HPT, Lean, Six Sigma).

  • Partner with team members in the use of structured improvement system techniques like HPT, Lean, Six Sigma and other techniques.

  • Identify and recommend new process improvements, supply chain opportunities, technological enhancements and workflow efficiencies. Sell and influence positive change in the organization.

  • Provide tactical support for the facilities, allowing them to continue operating without interruption.

  • Promote a culture that fosters innovation and sharing best practices between facilities and across business units.

  • Find synergies and best practices among the multiple business units that drive cost savings, improve processes and drive consistency of the customer experience.

  • Understand and demonstrate Company’s core values.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Ability to effectively apply Operations Research methods (mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, and optimization).

  • Expertise in measurement, data collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation to support decision making or change management.

  • Ability work with cross-functional business and/or process teams.

  • Strong problem solving skills – inquiry, analysis, fact finding and solution identification.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate thoughts and ideas.

  • Understanding of continuous process improvement methodologies: 6 Sigma, Lean, etc.

  • Strong collaborative skills to interact with other functions.

  • Ability to learn new systems quickly and serve as a subject matter expert in a short timeframe.

  • Strong time management skills and ability to work within constrictive timelines.

  • Working knowledge of analytical and programming tools such as Minitab, R, Visual Basic, etc.

  • Strong PC skills: Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Strong customer-focus.

  • Strong data collection/mining skills

  • Ability to travel.

  • Packaging experience


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, logistics, or related field.

  • 2 - 5 years of continuous improvement experience in distribution and warehousing or in manufacturing with a focus on supply chain management preferred.




  • 2 - 5 years: Continuous Improvement

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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