Ryder System Supply Chain Solutions Manager in NOVI, Michigan

Position Description

The primary focus of the Supply Chain Solutions Manager is to provide engineering support for business development initiatives. When new business opportunities are identified, this engineer will work with both potential customers and a cross-functional Ryder team to develop an optimal warehousing design. By evaluating and developing solution components such as a facility layout, equipment and labor strategies and requirements, optimal proposals are created.

This unique opening allows the opportunity for an engineer to use imagination, problem-solving skills and industry knowledge to create unique design solutions. Each project tends to be distinctive in its requirements and strategy, so the ability deal with ambiguity and change is essential. The team environment and evaluation process allows visibility to, and interaction with, all levels and functional roles within the company. When a design is implemented, it will be the responsibility of the engineer to verify that operational requirements match the proposed design.

To be successful, an applicant will require a strong knowledge of all supply chain processes and how they interact, and affect distribution management strategies. Experience with designing distribution facilities and warehousing processes is a requirement. Strong analytical skills will be essential to demonstrate that a solution is optimal. They must have strong ability to communicate and work closely with cross-functional team that includes engineering, sales, IT, pricing and management.


  • Bachelors degree required in Engineering/Business/Supply Chain or a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience

  • Minimum of eight years of related experience


  • MBA and/or Industrial Engineering Masters Degree preferred. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification preferred, attainment is required within 12 months

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

  • Demonstrated proficiency in: MS Office MS Project and/or Transportation/Warehouse Management Systems (TMS and WMS) MS Visio Statistical and/or Transportation

  • Analysis Tools (Minitab, SAS, Matlab, i2, Tmod, ILPS) Network analysis tools and/or Simulation and Inventory/Network Design tools Mapping analysis tools, preferred


  • Independently identifies process gaps then recommends and implements process improvement

  • Applies company methodologies and tools to design distribution and/or transportation operations

  • Establishes and implements performance measures

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

  • Provides proposal presentation support and development

  • Makes Inventory and/or Supply Chain strategy recommendations

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

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

  • Manages multiple and complex Supply Chain projects

  • Provides resource planning based on priorities and demand signals

  • May assist in providing logistics training as part of Ryder Academy Supervises a team of engineers (hire, promote, coach, development and performance management)

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-MI-NOVI

Posted Date 3 months ago

Requisition ID 2017-42177

Category Logistics/Distribution/Transportation Management

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 50-60%

Position Code 8959