Ryder System Logistics Optimization Lead in RALEIGH, North Carolina

Position Description

Logistics Optimization Lead- Full Time

$75,000-$80,000/yr +/-

Travel Required

Continuous Improvement and Strong Analytical Skills Req'd

The Logistics Optimization Lead position is responsible for the evaluation, analysis, design and implementation of new solutions for various logistics operations- Transportation and Warehouse.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering required

  • Masters of Business Degree is preferred

  • 4 Years of logistics experience is required

  • Experience with analytical tools is required

  • Experience using Lean Six Sigma Tools

  • Advance knowledge of MS Office, Vision, and Statistical Analysis Tools


  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills preferred

  • Highly self-motivated

  • Experience working with limited supervision

  • Capable of multi-tasking, highly organized, with excellent time management skills

  • Strong people skills and ability to influence others

  • Ability to work their way through a complex organizational structure to get things done

  • Lean Six Sigma blackbelt certification within the first year


This position will be responsible for identifying and implementing operational improvement activities for a portfolio of accounts. The improvement activities will have to create a minimum of $500k measured savings/benefit annually. This position will mostly self-manage as it works with each account to learn the business, identify opportunity (that the operator may not see), determine how to implement the change and develop new processes, execute the improvement, and measure the result. A strong candidate will have:

  1. Problem solving mindset

  2. Ability to use engineering tools to optimize networks and perform resource utilization analysis

  3. Both a strategic and tactical skillset

  4. Experience driving and implementing change

  5. Ability to develop and measure KPIs to determine success




  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Bachelors Degree or minimum of 4 years relevant work experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering preferred

  • Four (4) years or more minimum experience in the Distribution, Warehousing and/or Manufacturing, Transportation, Supply Chain Logistics industry

  • Four (4) years or more minimum experience in the Distribution, Warehousing, Transportation, Supply Chain Logistics industry preferred

  • Lean: Functional Experience with: Creating Cell Designs, Managing Material Flow, Design Plan for Every Part Systems (PFEP), Setting up/operation of Kanban, Supermarket Systems, Pull Systems, Lean Mfg Systems, Developing and most important managing to: Leader Standard Work, Visual Management Systems and Management Accountability Systems, Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA), Kaizen Facilitation

  • Warehousing Engineering: Functional Experience with: Product Slotting, Distribution Center MHE, Studying Labor Standards (time studies), Distribution Layouts and optimization of flow, Warehouse Metrics, Headcount rationalization and forecasting, Data Profiling

  • MS Office, MS Project, AutoCAD, Warehouse Management System (WMS), and Inventory Analyst tools, MS Visio, Mapping analysis tools and/or Simulation (advanced level) preferred

  • Transportation Design: Extensive knowledge of Dedicated Services and Managed Transportation Networks. Required knowledge of all available equipment types such as; dry van, temperature control, flat bed, other specialized equipment. Transportation Design Tools ie; JDA, Appian, Network Design Tools ie; Llamasoft, Transportation Management Systems ie; JDA, OTM, Mapping Software ie; Tableau (advanced level)

  • Lean, TPS, QMS preferred

  • American Production Inventory Control Society (APICS) and/or Supply Chain Logistics Certification preferred


  • Collects data and performs statistical analysis. Maps and documents processes. Independently identifies process gaps; recommends and implements process improvement. Works on complex problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Develop a thorough, effective, and timely continuous improvement plan to address the top business needs at Ryder sites (transformation plan development and execution). Drive process improvement activities to achieve dramatic improvement in the key business metrics of safety, quality, delivery, cost, and employee development

  • Develop advanced competency in wide range of engineering methods, Lean tools, and quality standards and coaches employees in the use and implementation of CI, Quality Assurance, & Lean principles. Applies engineering methodologies/tools such as product slotting, studying labor standards (time studies), layouts and optimization of flow, data profiling and analysis, and resource modeling to improve distribution and/or transportation operations. Provide regular reports of data and actions to measure progress against the site objectives. Makes Inventory and/or Supply Chain strategy recommendations

  • Effective facilitation and execution Value Stream Maps & Kaizen Events through all stages (A3 charter ideation / creation, pre-work identification and completion, delivery of results in Kaizen week, regular follow up and follow through on sustainment). Independently identifies process gaps, recommends and implements process improvement. Coach process owners on how to use engineering methods to achieve operational excellence

  • Completes event planning, perform pre-work, facilitates teams and supports events (includes; start-ups, expansion & closure). Follow-up on events and audit compliance to lean plans to prevent backsliding. Supports continuous improvement deployment using fundamentals of lean (standard work, visual management, continuous flow) Completes CI projects that lead to improved business results. Assesses CI initiatives and provides input and recommendations on future activities

  • Design, implement, monitor and maintain the QMS based on established company and/or industry standards. Implement and monitor a standardized corrective action system. Support regulatory compliance and certification requirements. Perform all functions related to Quality Assurance for a start-up or expansion

  • Performs other duties as assigned

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 2018-61772

Category Lean Supply Chain Solutions

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 30-40%

Position Code 8036