Ryder System Director, Industrial Engineering in Fremont, California

Position Description

This engineering leader will support a cutting edge technology leader working directly with both Ryder and client resources to deliver high quality transportation engineering solutions. You will be partnering in the design, implementation and support of the strategic initiatives both individually as well as through leveraging our operations expertise and resources (Quality, Program Management, and Engineering).

As you support this key client, you will keep an eye toward business development and service level expansion as well as driving continuous improvement in existing operations.

You will need to have excellent communication skills, be able to interface seamlessly with other engineers, Ryder and client executives, as well as a plethora of other non-technical folks.

The right person for this role is driven to succeed, desires substantial career growth and over time will seek opportunities to substantially advance their career within Ryder's 34,000+ person organization. They will be focused on continuous improvement, people development, and driven to be successful at every turn. They will readily admit mistakes and work immediately to fix them, while simultaneously learning and sharing the lessons learned. Importantly, they will be able to understand complex situations, be able to make time sensitive decisions with limited data, have financial and business acumen, and thrive in a continuously changing and evolving technically based world.

A love of transportation, engineering and high tech is very desirable - and this client my end up being your "dream job".

We're looking for:

Strong continuous improvement background

Superb problem solving skills

Developing analytics that support Ryder financial decision support tools

Developing analytics that support the customer continuous improvement and planning

*Located on site in Fremont, CA



  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or Logistics or a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience

  • 10 or more years related experience in Supply Chain within at least one of the following disciplines: Engineering Quality, Project Management Lean Six Sigma or Operations

  • At least 5 years experience supervising employees

  • Multiple operational product experience in Dedicated Contract Carriage, Distribution, and Transportation Management

  • Computer proficiency in MS Project, MS Office Business Suite, and Visio

  • Knowledge of cost/pricing strategies with a strong financial acumen

  • Green Belt Certification attainment is required within 12 months in the position


  • Masters Degree strongly preferred in Engineering or Logistics

  • Green Belt Certification, preferred


  • Direct and control activities to ensure delivery of Engineering, Quality and Program Management engagements to respond to ever changing demand signals

  • Interact with assigned internal and external customers and prospects to provide strategic solution development and execution

  • Oversee the implementation of work standards and results

  • Participate in regular business review sessions with VP of Operations, SES Central team, and customers

  • Regularly interacts with executives in both internal and external customers using negotiation or influencing skills regarding matters of significance to the organization

  • Responsible for ensuring assigned unit meets or exceeds budget (ASL) targets

  • Facilitates an environment of creative learning and thinking in an atmosphere of open communication and team work

  • Responsible for selection, retention, performance management, and rotation assignments

  • Oversee continuous improvement recommendations for customers to ensure they are in addition to account maintenance improvements

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job Locations US-CA-Fremont

Posted Date 3 months ago

Requisition ID 2017-42679

Category Logistics/Distribution/Transportation Management

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 20-30%

Position Code 8970