Ryder System Packaging Engineer Team Leader in NOVI, Michigan

Opportunity Details:

Position Description:

The Logistics Project Leader will be responsible for analysis and utilization of continuous improvement tools to design Supply Chain Solutions for current and future operations. Provides coaching/mentorship to other engineers. Provides regular and proactive communications to customers and Ryder Management.


This role supports a major OEM.

The Packaging Engineering Leader will facilitate the implementation of packaging projects.

The Packaging Engineering Leader will manage 2 Ryder Packaging Engineers.

The Lead will be responsible for implementing and finding cost savings in relation to packaging.

The Lead must work directly with the customer and different functional groups.


  • Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Management, or Industrial Engineering or eight (8) years of equivalent experience

  • A minimum of four (4) years of related experience is required

  • Advanced Level Skills in MS Excel such as working with formulas, data tables, pivot Charts, queries, custom functions, data management and analysis

  • Advanced Level Skills in MS Word such as keyboard short cuts, creating macros, merge, merge queries, templates, table techniques, and working with images and text

  • Intermediate level skills with MS Access such as using queries to display related information from two or more tables, construct selection criteria to extract specific records from tables and queries, and creating and utilizing pivot tables and charts based on query information


  • American Production Inventory Control Society (APICS) Certification is preferred

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification preferred.


  • Collects data and performs statistical analysis

  • Maps and documents processes Independently identifies process gaps; recommends and implements process improvement

  • Applies company methodologies and tools to design transportation operations

  • Establishes and implements performance measures

  • Conducts Supply Chain analyses and recommends alternative strategies

  • Actively supports the sales process and creates high quality solutions and designs

  • Provides proposal and presentation support and creation for new business development

  • Effectively interacts with customers, Sales, and Operations to create value propositions

  • Confers with the Operations Managers to implement efficient and competitive solutions

  • Manages multiple projects of small and medium size Leads, coaches, and mentors other engineers

  • Applies Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and Statistical Process Controls (SPC) tools

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.

Requisition ID 2017-42932

Job Locations US-MI-NOVI

Posted Date 7/11/2017

Category Logistics/Distribution/Transportation Management

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 20-30%

Position Code 0671