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Industrial Engineering Manager


Buford, GA, US, 30518

Global Industrial, a Systemax Company

Corporate Overview

Systemax has a 70-year track record of market-leading innovation. Founded in 1949 as a small material handling company, we’ve grown to be an industry leader with over 1.7 million products in 21 industrial and commercial categories.  Global Industrial is a subsidiary of Systemax and represents the largest part of the Systemax family.


The keys to our continued success include the collaborative spirit we cultivate in our associates, our customers, and our vendor partners. Our esteemed customer base includes members of the Fortune 500, small-to-medium size business, and direct to consumer.  Conducting business across a wide spectrum of industry verticals, we supply our customers with the industrial equipment and supplies they need to run their business effectively, efficiently, and safely.

Our culture starts with our leadership team.  United, they uphold a commitment to transparency and clear communication, creating loyalty and a high level of engagement amongst associates.  By joining Global Industrial, a Systemax Company, you are a part of a dynamic organization that rewards high performance as well as an environment of continuous learning with upward mobility through training and development, stretch assignments, and internal mobility.  

At our core, we believe in embracing new ideas, teamwork, accountability, and treating our associates the way we want them to treat our customers. We are active listeners – to our employees and to our customers – so that our actions result in a truly delightful associate and customer experience alike.  By celebrating our differences and rewarding innovation at all levels of the business, we nurture a culture of belonging and unity to drive change.

Key Responsibilities

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for designing, planning and leading large and small cross functional initiatives and projects, respectively, across the distribution network among other business sectors.

Responsibilities include training, coaching, mentoring and direct application of lean tools and concepts across all functions within Global. The Industrial Engineering Manager will work with multiple cross functional leaders to achieve and exceed the company’s Accelerated Customer Experience (ACE) strategy and goals by focusing and driving Labor Management, Quality of Service, Elimination of Waste, Lead-Time Reduction and Cost Reduction. This position has a direct responsibility in defining and executing strategies that leverage Global to drive continuous improvement and profitable growth.

  • This position will provide leadership / mentoring / training to all levels and functions of the division on the use and practice of Lean methodology and tools within the company’s various Distribution Centers.
  • Coordinate with leadership to establish best practices.  Own and maintain all training documentation, Work Instructions (WI) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for DC network and administer their execution.
  • Provide functional support for the Warehouse Management System suite, including Labor Management, Slotting, Pick path sequencing, XYZ mapping, Reporting and other applicable system configuration needs.
  • Conduct and evaluate time studies performed by self/engineers/consultants and validate and approve engineered standard workbooks
  • Establish and maintain engineered labor standards based on best practices.  Establish and maintain a performance incentive program based on engineered labor standards.
Competencies and skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering (IE), IE Technology, or relatable accredited engineering degree
  • Minimum 4-5 years’ experience working in a warehousing and distribution environment
  • Exceptional analytical skills with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills with the ability to drive results
  • Experience in implementing Lean in a distribution environment
EEO/AA Statement

Global Industrial, a Systemax Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nearest Major Market: Alpharetta
Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta

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