Engineer/Senior Engineer-Distribution, Physical Flows
L'Oreal USA

North Little Rock, Arkansas

General Information

Job Title: Engineer/Senior Engineer-Physical Flows

Supervisor Title: Director - Physical Distribution

FLSA status: Exempt

Location: L'Oréal USA North America - North Little Rock Distribution

Job Summary

Provide engineering support for the entire North Little Rock Distribution operations team, dedicated to the physical flow of product, logistical services, continuous improvement, and information dissemination. Help develop, lead, and sustain the Distribution Site's continuous improvement culture while collaborating with cross-functional leadership and team members to reach targeted business objectives and operational goals through Lean and Six Sigma techniques. As a continuous improvement leader, the focus is to train, coach, and mentor team members and co-workers on a range of skills from tactical improvement techniques to overall strategy and collaborate with other sites and peers at a local / zone level.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations Management, or related field
  • 0-2 years (Engineer)/3-5 years of experience (Sr. Engineer) in a distribution or manufacturing environment preferred with exposure to lean and six sigma methodology (level based on experience)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and influence a wide array of personnel from distribution floor employees to senior management, and across supply chain functions
  • Demonstrated ability in leading an operation through a significant transition or transformation; delivering under difficult situations, adapting to new work environments and able to deliver results quickly
  • Demonstrated understanding of successful change management and principles of design
  • Proven leadership skills, project management skills, and business acumen
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills and an understanding of simplification/improvement methodologies
  • Demonstrate professional judgment and sound decision-making skills
  • Maintain a safe work environment and follow all safety procedures
  • Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Demonstrate 100% responsibility with regard to actions and reactions
  • Act as a responsible citizen in our company and community
  • Must be able to interact effectively - both internally and externally
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to manage in complex situations, often needing to deliver innovative results quickly
  • Demonstrated success in persuasion, influence, negotiation, and training skills
  • Results oriented
  • Must be willing to travel on a limited basis
  • Must be able to work flexible hours/shifts, as needed
  • Employees are required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including high visibility clothing, safety glasses, protective-toe shoes, and on occasion gloves
Physical Requirements
  • Occasional lifting up to 30 lbs. required
  • Must be able to stand occasionally for prolonged periods

Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities
  • Develops, manages, executes, and supports continuous improvement projects focusing on Safety, Quality, Cost, Productivity, Service, and People

  • 40%
  • Identify and lead continuous improvement opportunities that reduce / eliminate non-value added activities within production and business processes, as well as define scope and project goals

  • 20%
  • Participate on cross-functional implementation teams utilizing Six Sigma / lean manufacturing tools in executing continuous improvement processes including cost reduction activities

  • 10%
  • Communicate project objectives and metrics, resolve barriers and monitor lean initiatives

  • 10%
  • Ensure technical excellence and consistent approach with common language and tool sets

  • 5%
  • Develop strong technical network with internal and external customers

  • 5%
  • Perform miscellaneous tasks and projects, as outlined by management

  • 4%
  • Coordinate and/or execute specific skill training for management teams in collaboration with HR

  • 1%

    Please note : This job description does not list all duties of the job. Employees may be asked by management to perform other duties. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

    If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application for a recognized disability under applicable law, please email [email protected] . Please note this email will only respond to specific requests for assistance completing the application as a request for accommodation for a disability. All others will not be considered. #DDIR #lusaengineering

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