The Senior Manager Benchmarking & Advanced Engineering is responsible for managing the development of next generation solutions for use within the extended Walmart e-commerce fulfillment network (including Walmart sortable, Walmart Non-sortable, Jet Sortable, Jet Fresh, Sams Club, Hayneedle, Shoebuy, etc.). Your ultimate goal is to lower Variable Cost Per Unit (VCPU) & Total Cost Per Unit (TCPU) in order to support the growth of the e-commerce fulfillment network.
Challenges youll be tackling
Assess & build new technologies: You will be assessing & designing new technologies, creating a pipeline of potential solution, effectively managing their evaluation, & driving development of solutions that are more than the sum of their collective parts.
Architect warehouse execution system: You will be responsible for driving innovation through design & development of warehouse execution system. This will enable us to speed up the integration of innovative engineering solutions, incorporate optimization functions/modules, & decouple WMS & WCS functions.
Champion the process of design & technology innovation in e-commerce fulfillment: You will be responsible for establishing an environment that speeds up the innovation cycle of continuous testing & iteration.
Manage the technical research & design of next generation technologies to support the growth of the e-commerce fulfillment network.
Lead the technical assessment of potential suppliers & assist with the selection, use & application of automated processes within the extended Walmart e-commerce fulfillment network. Establish solutions that support the vision for the implementation of cutting edge automated systems & solutions that enable the Walmart e-commerce fulfillment network to meet or exceed corporate goals.
Constantly evaluate & assess new technologies & foster the development of next generation automated solutions that drive Walmart e-commerce growth. Be a corporate leader driving the effort to continuously develop & have world-class fulfilment solutions that position Walmart as the leader in the e-commerce space.
Ensure that technical assistance is provided to the Program Managers, General Managers (GMs), operations team leaders & maintenance personnel through the implementation, start-up & operation of new automation as needed. Aid the GMs & their teams with respect to properly leveraging the investment in automated equipment & overall fulfillment process, as needed. Help raise the technical capabilities of the facilities by assisting in the training of maintenance personnel & operations personnel. Provide training & assistance in writing Standard Operating Practices (SOPs), establishing Lean methodologies, maintenance & service procedures, parameter settings, etc., as needed.
Provide guidance to all individuals as needed sharing experience & broad knowledge of industry technologies, equipment, & material handling solutions as well as lean process flow & continuous improvement tools, to break barriers & unlock the potential of the Fulfillment Engineering Organization.
This position will manage projects & provide guidance to project team members with respect to automated systems & engineering tools when appropriate (for example, but not limited to the following: Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), Design of Experiments (DOE), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Design for Six Sigma, design for Mean Time To Repair (MTTR), etc. Sponsor continuous improvement & continuous learning. Lead both internal & external benchmarking to identify opportunity for continuous improvement.
Generate executive presentations, animations, video, business cases & other communication media, as needed, to convey next generation fulfillment technologies to the engineering leadership team to keep them informed of the strategy, plans & future programs.
Serve as an internal Subject Matter Expert (SME) with respect to e-commerce automated systems; evaluating new ideas & concepts & advising Executive Leadership.
Represent Walmart e-commerce by engaging in industry technical events, industry presentations & other industry technical networking events as appropriate.
How youll Know its right
Judgment - Make Sound Judgments - Uses objective financial & business analyses to evaluate the returns & risks of business choices. Analyzes & integrates trends & patterns to determine the root causes of problems & identify solutions. Evaluates short- & long-term implications of decisions. Accurately forecasts growth, costs, & business challenges. Leverages experience to assess existing technologies, with the vision to see what could be, & can properly calculate risk to make sound judgements upon which technologies to pursue.
Customer/Member Centered - Promote a Customer/Member-Focused Environment - Creates & maintains an environment that provides customers/members with desired products, services, & experiences. Combines experience, insight, & data to determine how to best exceed customer/member needs. Develops & implements initiatives, practices, & plans to capitalize on customer/member-focused growth & improvement opportunities. Ensures the removal of barriers to delivering exceptional customer/member value, service, & support.
Execution & Results - Uses the advantage of company size, internal & external resources, & talent to achieve success. Creates an environment where associates are held accountable for achieving goals & results & breaks barriers to assist them in achieving the results. Applies broad, cross-functional knowledge & resources to produce results that best fit the company strategy. Prioritizes & balances time, actions, resources, & initiatives to ensure accomplishment of critical results. Makes sure desired change initiatives & priorities are implemented appropriately.
Planning & Improvement - Sets & communicates clear & aligned goals, monitors progress, & ensures leaders in own organization do the same. Develops & implements plans & practices ensuring others have the information, resources, implementation time, & talent needed to succeed. Develops & upgrades work assignments & processes to accomplish goals across functions, organizations, & geographies, where appropriate. Sponsors continuous improvement & elimination of non-value-added work. Coaches, teach & mentors others with respect to Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), Design of Experiments (DOE), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Design for Six Sigma, design for Mean Time To Repair (MTTR), etc. as appropriate.
Influence & Communicate - Develops & communicates logical, convincing justifications, including lessons learned, that build commitment & support for one's perspectives & initiatives. Builds diverse, high-performing teams that accomplish organizational changes, goals, & priorities. Develops vision & strategy that is clear & easily articulated. Ensures strategies, change initiatives, & competitive information are communicated in clear & compelling ways. Listens to, leverages, & promotes the diverse ideas, perspectives, & contributions of others across the business.
Ethics & Compliance - Builds & sustains an environment where adherence to & reinforcement of the highest standards of integrity & ethics are the norm. Identifies opportunities & acts to enhance compliance. Ensures associates receive the communication & instruction needed to act in accordance with policies & procedures.
Strategy - Creates strategies for own organization that align with the company's strategies & lead to the achievement of business priorities. Pursues initiatives, investments, & opportunities that fit with & support company strategies. Assesses deliverables against leading industry practices & implements plans that leverage company advantages. Works through different strategic options & determines their intended & unintended implications, & applies to business planning.
Adaptability: Demonstrate Adaptability - Demonstrates resourcefulness & resilience in the face of change, obstacles, & adversity. Adapts to competing demands & shifting priorities. Updates knowledge & skills to handle new complexities, challenges, & responsibilities (for example, seeking out training, learning from experience, researching best practices, new emerging technologies & companies that can be leveraged for future solutions). Seeks exposure to new ideas & perspectives. Sponsors programs & initiatives to improve adaptability & continuous learning capabilities in own organization.
Build Relationships: Build Internal & External Relationships - Builds & sustains trusting, collaborative relationships & alliances across functional, organizational, & geographical boundaries to achieve goals. Sponsors initiatives & programs that promote respect for, interest in, & support of associates. Ensures associates are treated in an accepting, respectful manner.
Traveling is necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position.
Travels domestically to & from multiple facilities or work-sites requiring extended overnight stays.
Travels internationally to & from multiple facilities or work-sites requiring extended overnight stays.
Travels up to 50% of the time
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Computer Science, Robotics, Automation) & 4-6 years of relevant experience.
- 2+ years in a managerial/supervisor role, leading research & development engineers.
- 2+ years experience leading product development/management role in AGV & robotics technology.
- Master's Degree in Engineering.
- 4+ years of Managing Teams in a Technical Role, ie. Engineering, Manufacturing or Operations.