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Senior Consultant Automation

Company: Swisslog
Location: Newport News
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

CompanySwisslog Logistics Inc. in Newport News, VA (part of the KUKA Group), is one of the world's largest logistics automation solution provider with global headquarters in Switzerland and over 2,800 dedicated associates worldwide, has engaged us in the search for an enthusiastic Senior Consultant Automation. Swisslog is shaping the future of logistics automation and transforming warehouses and distribution centers to achieve maximum efficiency, flexibility and agility. Their Industry 4.0 and robotics innovation means their automation solutions are always future-ready. By understanding and analyzing clients' needs and data, Swisslog optimizes the performance of its customers' operation. Swisslog's complete solutions include consulting, concept studies, project implementation, customer service, best-in-class technologies and software, all tailored to the specific requirements of its customers.PositionIn this compelling and exciting position, the Senior Consultant Automation will provide innovative solutions through sales support to Swisslog Sales Directors, Clients and Sales Project Managers. Consultation with clients and prospects on projects to develop and/or optimize design warehouse/distribution centers. Solutions consisting of various degrees of mechanization/automation.Your high-energy level, enthusiasm to participate a dynamic team who strives for excellence and your passion for logistics automation as well as your eagerness to succeed are most valued.Objectives and Key Responsibilities

  • Support Key Account Managers and Sales Directors as consultant in the sales stage for conceptual designing automated systems
  • Supports the Systems Engineering department in creating solutions for firm bid documents
  • Execute consulting and design services
  • Execute and manage supply chain studies and warehouse/distribution center design studies
  • Design warehouse/distribution center alternatives, specifies requirements, create conceptual layouts and material flow diagrams. Develops cost estimates for the alternatives and financial models for comparison purposes. Do ROI analysis. Do technical dimensioning of material handling equipment.
  • Create project documentation and develops presentations for the results of the study to customers
  • Interfaces with data analysts (can be own analysis as well), CAD operator, other consultants and engineers, international consultants, project engineers, account and sales directors and external sources
  • Consults customers on supply chain regarding inventory models, creates business models, specifies software requirements, does financial calculations and documents and presents the results of the study
  • Prepared to execute business travels to clients, customer and Swisslog reference sites in the Americas. Profile
    • MS in Industrial Engineering or MBA with BS in an engineering discipline
    • Minimum 5 years' experience in supply chain/logistics, material handling and/or automated material handling industry
    • Absolutely dependable, reliable, and trustworthy
    • Stable, authentic personality; able to quickly establish credibility internally and externally, and within multiple business sectors and business practices
    • Highly motivated "doer" and proactive self-starter with an adaptive selling style and clear ability to develop markets and close deals
    • Clear sales and customer-orientation with well-founded business acumen
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, solid and convincing personality
    • Fosters a culture of integrity and excellence and accustomed to working to infuse those qualities across the field and organization
    • Flexible and open to frequent travel, including overseas
    • High comfort level in an international environment aligned with central European business culture; goal-oriented with "can-do" and "hands-on" attitude
    • Open and straightforward in communications and actions
    • Knowledge in automation and engineering
    • High analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Proficient in PowerPoint, Word, Excel and project management software
    • Be able to draw rough outlined solutions in a CAD system (AutoCAD), SketchUp or similar

Keywords: Swisslog, Newport News , Senior Consultant Automation, Professions , Newport News, Virginia

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