Associate Director of Warehouse Automation

Waco, TX 76705

Posted: 02/05/2021 Job Number: 15523522

Job Description

ITS has a client in the Waco, TX area seeking an Associate Director of Warehouse Automation.  This is a direct hire role with full benefits including 401k.

This role requires a highly analytical, driven, and team-focused leader.
As the Associate Director Warehouse Automation Projects, you will be tasked with leading a large capital investment for a new warehouse automation system.   You should have deep understanding of Distribution Center operations, warehouse management systems, and material handling equipment and automation.
  • Plan, coordinate, and direct internal teams to achieve project success.   Exceed stakeholder expectations for cost, schedule, and quality.
  • Champion performance management process for direct reports to achieve business results
  • Translate operational and business objectives into automation solutions.  Ensure final solution meets or exceeds return on investment.
  • Management of third-party vendors and engineering firms
  • Drive employee engagement for project team and site employees
  • Become a subject matter expert on technologies being implemented.  Integrated material handling solutions may include Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS), articulating arm robots, conveyor systems, and mobile robots.
  • Serve as central point of contact between stakeholders.  Effectively communicate with executive leadership, stakeholders, team members, affected departments, and site employees. 
  • Oversee progress of internal IT and software tasks required for project
  • Monitor project progress, identify and resolve potential project delays
  • Prepare a thorough and timely plan for acceptance testing
  • Oversee user acceptance testing execution
  • Monitor fulfillment of contract requirements to ensure quality and timeliness of vendor deliverables
  • BA or BS in Engineering or related field
  • 10+ years' industry experience
  • 5+ years' experience leading warehouse automation projects
  • Knowledge of warehouse management systems and other associated IT systems
  • Strong analytics and communications background
  • Comprehensive computer application skills
  • Ability to perform business requirement analysis
  • Ability to identify and recommend operations improvement opportunities to meet ongoing business requirements
  • Certified Six Sigma Green or Black Belt
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Knowledge of Digital and IIoT technologies
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