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Industrial Engineer

Company: Five Below
Location: Buckeye
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Industrial Engineer

At Five Below our growth is a result of the people who embrace our purpose: We know life is way better when you are free to Let Go & Have Fun in an amazing experience, filled with unlimited possibilities, priced so low, you can always say yes to the newest, coolest stuff! Just ask any of our over 17,000 associates who work at Five Below and they ll tell you there s no other place like it. It all starts with our purpose and then, The Five Below Way, which is our values and behaviors that each and every associate believes in.

It s all about culture at Five Below, making this a place that can inspire you as much as you inspire us with big ideas, super energy, passion, and the ability to make the workplace a WOWplace!

The Industrial Engineer is responsible for identifying, recommending and implementing improvement opportunities across the supply chain, including distribution centers, transportation and logistics. Provide local technical engineering support to the operations teams in the distribution centers in the areas of labor management, operational processes, facility design and layout, equipment, automation and measuring efficiency, quality and effectiveness in the operations. Results should improve productivity across the operations and reduce the cost per unit, increase speed of distribution of goods and help accuracy.

During the first 18 months in role, this position will be a core member of the LMS (Labor Management System) implementation team. Additionally, the IE will assist in the implementation of new processes, and a new WMS (Warehouse Management System) in E-Commerce as well as identifying and driving process changes in Retail Distribution to improve efficiency and accuracy in the operations.


Labor Management

  • Assist in the development and implementation of processes and methods for labor forecasting, staffing, modeling performance reporting and tracking, and other ad-hoc reporting as required to support distribution center labor management.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of engineered labor standards for multi-variable distribution operations. Develop proper methods and procedures to be used for each distribution operation. Develop, evaluate, make changes to distribution center process documentation and work instructions. Develop and implement a staffing model tool.
  • Train managers/supervisors on the use and maintenance of the labor reporting system/engineered standards.

    Operational Processes
    • Perform ongoing analysis of results and operational processes to identify opportunities to improve distribution center efficiencies/productivity and reduce distribution processing cost per unit.
    • Recommend methods for improving distribution center associate efficiency and reducing waste of materials/utilities, reorganizing workflow and purchasing of equipment/tools.
    • Analyze current work methods and procedures within operations and by job function to identify opportunities for improvement
    • Qualify and quantify key opportunities for improvement in operations and return-on-investment; build a business case to implement and present to leadership as appropriate.
    • Assist in the development & management of distribution center slotting strategy & processes to improve distribution center productivity, reduce distribution center throughput cycle time, improve distribution center safety performance, improve order accuracy, and reduce product damage.

      Distribution Center Storage/Work Area/Material Handling and Automation Design

      • Analyze/evaluate existing distribution center storage design, material handling systems and automation and make recommendations to improve capacity, efficiency, and safety
      • Assist with the analysis of space utilization and efficient use of storage media for inventory. Make recommendations to improve layouts and space utilization and lead execution of changes.
      • Identify scope and requirements for equipment or tools, quantity, solicit estimates, review proposals and make recommendations to management on best options for assets.

        • 2-4 years within a growing distribution or manufacturing environment
        • Bachelor s Degree, preferably in Industrial Engineering
        • Working knowledge of a WMS (Manhattan Associates WMOS preferred) and MS Office
        • Experience implementing a labor standards program
        • Strong work ethic with a high degree of flexibility to work in an ever-changing environment
        • Strong interpersonal skills, self-motivated and well-organized
        • Demonstrated people leadership and development capabilities
        • Implementation experience
        • Capable of prioritizing and handling multiple projects at one time and have excellent follow-up skills
        • Ability to configure systems to allow for optimized operational performance
        • A professional and polished presence.
        • Must be flexible with work hours

          If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

          Five Below is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Five Below, Buckeye , Industrial Engineer, Professions , Buckeye, Arizona

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