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 Director - Engineering - Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

Job information
Posted by: Penske 
Hiring entity type: Transportation 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 1704342 / Latpro-3541404 
Date posted: Apr-21-2017
State, Zip: Pennsylvania, 19601


Position Summary: 

Leads and directs the engineering and implementation of logistics and supply chain solutions to support sales and operational requirements.   Builds account stability and customer satisfaction by focusing managers on continuous improvement opportunities.  Pursues vertical growth opportunities through both local customer interaction and Customer Experience Team process.  Develops positive relationships and regularly communicates with both internal and external customers.  Works with Penske business partners to define the vision for future state capabilities (processes/technology/organization) ensuring engineering activities meet current and future customer requirements.  Partners with other Penske management to develop business plans, budgets, and align engineering plans with corporate strategies.


Major Responsibilities:  

- Continually focuses on improving processes to increase service efficiency and value

- Works with staff to determine appropriate assignments and execution of RFP, special requests or consulting opportunities, operational start-ups and implementations

- Confirm compliance to the standard engineering solutions development process

- Understands customer's business needs and proactively align resources to develop a solution

- Reviews growth and retention initiatives with customer

- Works with Customer Experience Team to capture all the value delivered on a regular basis

- Partners with Operations to ensure we are meeting or exceeding the customers expectations

- Directs recruiting activities to ensure the department is staffed with skilled, motivated associates

- Sets performance standards to inspire people to higher levels of performance than they would realize on their own

- Identifies strong performers and determine correct career development opportunities and provide them specific training and development plans

- Actively participates in the development of pricing for new logistics opportunities

- Participates in the negotiation process with the sales team and customers for rate increases, scope changes, etc.

- Leads and directs the process for identifying, specifying, developing or buying and integration of design and engineering methodologies and software tools


Job Qualifications:  
- 10 - 12 years related logistics experience required
- Prior supervisory/management experience required
- Masters degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Operations Management, Supply Chain, Logistics or related quantitative field preferred, Bachelors required
- Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.


Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit.  The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms.  The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. 


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