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Innovation and Oprimization Engineering Solutions Architect Savers
Bellevue, WA

Savers and Value Village are thrift stores where people can shop and donate high quality second hand merchandise.

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Job Description

Organization NameInnovation and OptimizationDepartment DescriptionBrief DescriptionThe Engineering Solutions Architect of Innovation & Optimization reports into our Director I&O and is responsible for managing Global Projects in US, Canada and Australia to improve any type of operational cost through the innovative application of technology and business processes. Detailed Description

* Develop new strategies, policies, practices, methods, programs or techniques and utilizing them to analyze and interpret difficult problems or situations.

* Responsible for identifying, testing and deploying new material processing, sorting and grading systems through the application of state of the art technology sorting, conveyance, transport, storage, logistics and distribution across a large network of suppliers and retail outlets.

* Supports introduction of labor savings technologies.

* Lead Lean teams to identify reduce and control all forms of waste through Lean Six Sigma Techniques.

* Lead cross-functional teams to implement and refine pilots, synthesize findings, develop countermeasures, execute implementation and achieve bold targets.

* Explore opportunities to merge lean thinking with digitization efforts to improve modernization and scalability of our business.

* Ensure statistical methods of data collection and analysis are used in the evaluation of proposed changes.

* Establish and maintain control plans monitoring appropriate metrics to validate success of improvements.

* Proactively develop and maintain broad knowledge of technology, product handling, and retail industry trends and innovation; apply broad knowledge of trends and best practices in a manner that ensures exceptional performance and results.

* Participates on company world-wide teams to share information, help implement global initiatives, and continuously improve performance in Production areas

* Analyze Production processes and accordingly balance production throughput to satisfy demand.

* Design and Develops Playbooks of Operation specifying Standard Capacity data.

Job Requirements

* Strong people/team leadership

* Demonstrated supervisory and management experience

* Demonstrated experience with technology innovation

* Demonstrated experience communicating projects and timelines to the Executive Team

* Demonstrated experience in developing and executing strategic plans relating to innovation

* Demonstrated planning and organizational skills

* Demonstrated customer service skills

* Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions

* Ability to make or influence decisions - in all directions within the organization

* Ability to interact with all levels of the organization

* Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and multitask

* Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written

* Ability to think and act as a business owner in the thrift industry

* Experience leading large, complex projects

* Ability to work within Savers culture

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and Microsoft Project

* Demonstrated experience on excel; pivot tables, charts and formulas. Macros is a plus.

* Working Knowledge on Visio, Minitab, AutoCAD, 3D modeling Software.

* Experience tracking and controlling Project budgets.

* Ability to work, manage and negotiate with external suppliers, from cost, time-line, development and execution perspective.

* Ability to coach and lead Technical Resources

Additional Details

* Lean Six Sigma Green Belt minimum

* Optical scanning implementation experience required.

* Bachelor's and technical education degree required.

* Minimum of 6-8 years' experience in equivalent role/level.

* Experience with high volumes, high mixes.

* Experience with transportation and logistics required.

* Experience with retail distribution preferred.

* Strong technology and data analytics experience required.

* 45-65% travel, US and Canada stores will be required.

Savers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Savers and Value Village are thrift stores where people can shop and donate high quality second hand merchandise.

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