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Solution Design Manager Full Time

at Search Consultancy London in London (Published at 03-08-2021)

I am thrilled to be exclusively representing a market leading 3PL based in Leicestershire on their search for a Warehouse Solution Design Manager to add to their rapidly growing team.
This is a fantastic time to join this organisation that has gone from strength to strength during the past 12 months' and are on track to double their business in the next 5 years. As the Solutions Design Manager reporting into the Operations Director you will autonomously be responsible for the design of warehouse and fulfilment solutions for new business wins. You will be required to calculate operational productivities and equipment requirements in order to generate new project costings,, working alongside both the sales and operations teams to provide innovative and price competitive solutions and RFQ's.
Key responsibilities for the role will include:
  • Working with the Business Development team to respond to RFQ's from potential new customers.
  • Attend internal and external meetings to understand the customer requirements and translate them into a process design.
  • Design the receiving, picking, packing and despatch processes and calculating productivity targets.
  • Ensure that solutions use innovative thinking to provide the most competitive costings.
  • Work closely with IT and operations to support the solution design.
  • Develop a costing / pricing model to ensure all project costs are captured and be able to present back to the wider operations, commercial and sales teams.
  • Providing the sales team with required layout and prices documentation to support RFP submissions.
  • Attend internal and external customer meetings as the Solutions expert and be able to professionally sell the designed solution.
  • Support the operations teams with process improvement and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Accountable for ensuring any new initiatives or projects are implemented and achieved in accordance within the business working practices.
Key skills required for the role:
  • 2 years' experience in a Solutions Design Environment.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, presentation and communication skills.
  • Warehouse Management Systems & processes.
  • Knowledge of warehouse automation and MHE
  • Strong knowledge in E- commerce.
  • IT skills, including Autocad, Visio, Advanced Microsoft / Excel / PowerPoint
  • Ability to use a costing / pricing model
  • Demonstrable Improvement & Innovation ideas
  • The ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Experience of implementing processes.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced people environment.
  • Prince 2 - Project Management.
  • 6 Sigma Green Belt or above
  • Degree in engineering or a business related subject.

This is a permanent role based in Leicestershire (occasional international travel) offering a competitive salary. Please get in touch with Jessica directly to discuss this opportunity further.


Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.


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