Job ID 125916
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The Solutions Design and Implementation (SOLDI) Supervisor works within the Supply Chain Optimization (SCO) practice area as a Supply Chain Consultant. The focus lies in developing and implementing solutions related to a customer’s overall supply chain – this includes optimizing customer’s warehousing, transportation, and distribution networks that support customers’ strategic decisions. He/she strengthens customer relationships by enabling UPS to be a single-source provider of transportation and supply chain related needs and consulting. This position requires travel . He/she manages various types of supply chain and distribution analysis projects, engineering projects, provides subject matter expertise, and interfaces with SCO team members and customer-facing counterparts. This is a remote position.
This position gathers and analyzes customer data and interviews and observes customers to determine true needs and specifics for providing the best customer solutions. He/She presents solutions to customers outlining final deliverables, cost justification, and added value to quantify and justify recommended solutions and to reassure customers of the viability of solutions. This position manages project lifecycles, including project scope, resources, schedule, initiation, start-up/design, building, and deployment to see projects from beginning-to-end. This position assists in developing sales strategies to provide customer solutions subject matter expertise and to help grow the business. The Solutions Design Implementation (SOLDI) Supervisor works on site and interviews, observes, analyzes, and redesigns supply chain processes utilizing software and other analytical tools. He/She is responsible for analyzing client order, SKU, other operational data, and equipment that supports recommended solutions – ultimately outlining cost justification, final deliverables, and added value.
Responsibilities and Duties
Assists in the development of project proposals to help articulate customer needs and solution requirements, and to sell the value of Customer Solutions
Manages project lifecycles, including project scope, resources, schedule, initiation, start-up/design, and implementation
Develops project plans (i.e., detailed plan, milestones, and work breakdown structures) and assigns tasks to resources to ensure that the project will be completed on time and according to specifications
Researches and evaluates industry trends and best practices to enhance UPS’s ability to meet and exceed customer expectations and provide leading edge solutions
Develops personal industry knowledge and expertise (e.g., reads technical and industry journals, attends seminars, etc.) to remain current with the industry and the latest technologies
Enters daily activities into project administration tools to create time sheets, expense reports, calendar entries, and project files
Forwards project documents to stakeholders to obtain sign-off, agreement on project costs, and needed resources
Provide support in the development of training materials for related groups (e.g., Sales, other Business Development groups, etc.) and new Customer Solutions team members to provide clear instruction on the steps involved in developing and implementing customer solutions.
Reports on project status, field resource activity, and training initiatives to keep senior management informed of progress and developments
Follows up with resources to monitor the productivity of the team, project timelines, and deliverables
Participates in sales meetings and conference calls to share information and provide training on new developments
Provides on-going feedback and support to improve performance
Knowledge and Skills
Applies Service, Product, and Customer Technology Knowledge: Demonstrates familiarity with the core service offerings across business units and deep familiarity with product, service, and customer facing technology offerings of at least one business unit; demonstrates knowledge of competitors’ offerings and the features of their products, services, and customer facing technology solutions; describes types of customers that would benefit from selected offerings; compares and contrasts UPS’s and competitor’s products, services, and customer facing technology solutions; able to compare and contrast the customer’s experience of engaging with UPS and primary competitors across all touch-points; summarizes positive and negative gaps; develops plans to leverage advantages and correct disadvantages
Assesses Business Needs: Identifies current and future needs of the customer or business; understands how business needs dictate the project’s requirements, project direction, business objectives, and resource allocation; makes recommendations on the solutions-design phase of the project
Business, Financial, and Industry Knowledge: Considers industry and financial trends when making account decisions; understands critical aspects of business models and operating structures to provide input into decisions
Designs/Develops Integrated Solutions to Business Problems: Demonstrates a basic understanding of a business problem; recommends a solution to solve the business problem
Project Management: Develops project management plans and leads the implementation for basic projects of short duration requiring limited coordination and resources; supports initiatives with well-defined project needs and cross-functional roles/responsibilities throughout the project life cycle; manages minimal organizational resistance to cross-functional project demands; employs project management tools and technology appropriately
Supply Chain Management: Demonstrates a detailed understanding of supply chain concepts; makes recommendations for changes to solve supply chain problems
Technical Writing: Uses the appropriate style, level of detail, grammar, and organization of thought in technical writing; drafts standard specialized or technical documents using templates and job aids; considers the end-user’s perspective when creating technical documents
Effective communication skills: Ability to effectively communicate and present to audiences of varying degrees of influence
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering , Industrial & Systems Engineering, Operations Research, or Logistics/Supply Chain – Preferred
Experience using Microsoft Office products or equivalent software – Preferred
Experience consulting in the Supply Chain industry – Preferred
Experience with Process analysis and redesign – Preferred
Experience with Supply Chain Logistics – Preferred
Experience using Computer Assisted Design (CAD) Software – Preferred
Experience with Six Sigma and/or Lean methodologies – Preferred
Ability to work from a virtual location – Preferred
Must be able to travel
Position Grade: 20E
Employer will not sponsor visas for position.
UPS is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Employer will sponsor visas for specific positions . UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National of the U.S., an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or an alien authorized to work in the U.S. for this employer.
Company: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE
Category: Solutions Group
Requisition Number: R23029392
Location: Aliso Viejo,California
Location: US (Remote)