Job Summary:

Based at our headquarters in St. Charles, MO and Reporting to the VP of Supply Chain, the Industrial Engineer will:

  • Review and analyze current distribution center environments and production information to understand current methods and activities; including but is not limited to production schedules, process flows, and engineering specs
  • Collaborate with SC VP, DC Operations Director, DC Leadership teams, Technical, FP&A and chosen vendor to ensure LMS implementation is successfully implemented on time and within budget, training is conducted, and expected ROI is achieved
  • Actively contribute to DM’s internal process improvement initiatives
  • Develop specific project plans, determining resource needs, evaluating operational requirements, setting priorities, developing and implementing operational best practices
  • Facilitate, coordinate and track day-to-day activities required to ensure timely completion of projects in accordance with organizational goals. Manage scope of projects including setting and managing internal priorities and expectations
  • Provide weekly project updates through project completion
  • Facilitate on-site classroom and practical, hands on training for various project implementations
  • Actively participate as a key project leader between DC Operations, FP&A, technical staffs and when applicable, the client
  • Maintain alignment between Supply Chain VP, DC Operations Director, DC Leadership teams, and internal department teams
  • Collaborate with DC Leadership team to define optimal production schedules
  • Perform comprehensive statistical data analysis and ongoing development of standards
  • Ongoing analysis of distribution center environments and determine requirements to facilitate optimum solutions
  • Creative problem solving and application of resources to address customer unique requirements
  • Collaborate with FP&A to ensure required DC activities and costs are aligned to ensure pricing proposals presented to DM Sales and clients are profitable
  • Guide and mentor DC leadership teams
  • Assist with client support calls as necessary
  • Deliver stated results for client engagement
  • Deliver projects within budget and on-time
  • Develop Best Methods and SOPs
  • Develop recommendations for best practices and continuous improvement opportunities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Industrial Engineering, Industrial Distribution Management, Supply Chain Management, or similar relevant work experience
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Project Manager, or equivalent project lead; in a distribution environment preferred
  • Knowledge of production processes, costs, quality control, and other methods for maximizing the efficient distribution of goods
  • Knowledge of WMS functionality and Labor Management Software
  • Ability to design and understand material handling system
  • Knowledge of the ways various systems interact and how changes to operations, the environment, and other conditions will affect outcomes
  • Ability to travel 25%-50%
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, presentation, and customer service skills
  • Experience in managing large and complex projects
  • Experience with change management and or operational performance management
  • Direct experience in the development, validation and deployment of engineered labor standards highly desired
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Project

About Distribution Management:

Distribution Management is a national technology, fulfillment and distribution provider specializing in automated order handling, fulfillment and shipping of small package goods. DM is able to reach 99% of the U.S. within two days from its four strategically located distribution centers. DM’s order accuracy rate of 99.98% is reflective of the operational excellence and efficiencies that have resulted from significant investment in technology and a dedicated IT development staff specializing in integration, automation and real-time reporting. The company operates Supplies Network, a wholesale distributor offering IT consumables, equipment and an award-winning Managed Print Services program, as well as DM Fulfillment, a value-add fulfillment provider to small and medium-sized businesses. Visit or to learn more.

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