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Senior Automation Engineer Logistics, Supply Chain

At DB Schenker, you are part of a global logistics network that connects the world. A network that allows you to shape your career by encouraging you to contribute and truly make a difference. With more than 76,000 colleagues worldwide, we welcome diversity and thrive on individual backgrounds, perspectives and skills. Together as one team, we are Here to move.

The Global Contract Logistics Engineering & Projects team is responsible for development and further improvement of Contract Logistics Projects for our customers all over the world. One major aspect is the application of innovative technologies, automation and robotization in new business and existing sites.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
§ Assess the feasibility of automation / robotization in customer projects (newly gained businesses as well as realization of re-engineering projects) as Logistics Automation Engineer
§ Prepare solution alternatives and setup business plans
§ Define specifications and act as a counterpart to our global supplier partners for automation
§ Develop project plans in coordination with the local organization and our customer.
§ Leverage quickly best practices across our network
§ Support our sites units with automation experience during specification, implementation and testing phases
§ Work closely together with engineering teams in the regions. § Support on-site during project phases.

Details/Specification/Explanation of the role-specific skills
§ You have a University degree, ideally in Logistics Engineering / Automation or similar, and gained minimum 10 years’ professional experience, preferably in an international logistics service environment or the manufacturing industry.
§ You have knowledge concerning operative IT-systems and you have already implemented or worked with automated logistics systems.
§ Excellent knowledge of logistics automation methods and techniques
§ Very good understanding of contract logistics solutions and business processes
§ Pragmatic financial acumen to optimize both investment level and ROI
§ Ability to set own agenda and work under own initiative
§ Multi-tasking ability to work different programs and plans at the same time
§ Strong analytical skills
§ Strong communication skills / Ability to communicate with different hierarchy levels
§ Intercultural skills and experience abroad
§ Mobility and willingness to travel globally § Fluent in English, both spoken and written
§ Further language skills would be an advantage
§ Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree required 10 years Supply Chain Management experience