Job details
Senior Operation Engineerref: TK45487
Sector Shipping / Logistics
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location Netherlands - Rotterdam
Salary €36000 - 50000 / Year
An established Japanese logistics company is currently recruiting for a Senior Operation Engineer to join their Rotterdam office.
As a Senior Operation Engineer, you will be at the forefront of driving operational excellence and efficiency across the logistics operations. Leveraging your expertise in process optimization and automation, you will play a key role in enhancing the operational capabilities and ensuring seamless delivery of services to the clients.
If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and are passionate about leveraging technology to drive business outcomes, we want to hear from you!

TYPE: Permanent, full-time
WORKING HOURS: 8:30-17:30 (1 hour lunch break) Monday to Friday
SALARY: €36-50K depending on experience (including 13 months gross salary holiday allowance) + performance-based bonus
LOCATION: Rotterdam, the Netherlands (Office based, but Hybrid work may be considered depending on skills and experience)

Senior Operation Engineer Main Responsibilities:
• Lead the design, development, and implementation of operational processes and systems to optimize efficiency and productivity within the logistics environment
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams including operations, IT, and engineering to identify opportunities for process improvement and automation
• Process review and continuous improvement
• Using Lean Six Sigma, 5S methodology to analyse and refine existing process
• Oversees and lead continuous improvement projects (inclusive of participating in LEAN program management)
• Provide management feedback on new process opportunity or gap identification
• Modelling seasonality (Client space requirements flexing up and down) for new and existing • Clients and how that impacts our business from a space and labour allocation standpoint
• Proposing racking configurations and process flow to optimize utilization of space based on Client and product mix
• Innovation of robotic solutions and full deployment
• Power BI / Dashboard creation
• Providing visual support to KPI’s and performance within the Distribution Centres
• Gather data for Client Operational analysis

• Analyse contractual commitments and Client specifications to model Operational standards that impact pricing and profitability prior to Clients coming on
• Review current business to understand any gaps around requirements for space and labour and propose solutions on how to close any gaps
• Working with the Operations to understand forecasted requirements and refine this process to ensure they are receiving the most accurate information possible to make decisions around labour

Project Management
• Manage and Lead multiple projects using formal industrial engineering methodologies and project management
• Direct, coordinate and track the activities of the projects to include Operations, IT, Sales and Other departments
•Determines project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements, assigning personnel to phases and elements, and reviewing bids from contractors
• Develop schedules and update the schedule on a regular basis. Identify milestones and critical path to ensure risk management and communication to stakeholders
• Liaison between Engineering department and other project stakeholder groups including Operation, IT, Sales, and other departments.

• Must be able to travel domestically and internationally for business purposes
• Must be mobile to work at multiple facilities both domestically and internationally
• Performs other duties as assigned

Senior Operation Engineer Ideal Candidate:
• A Bachelor’s degree or above in Industrial Engineering
• Fluent in English (Japanese language skill would be advantageous)
• 3+ years of industrial engineer experience in a 3PL setting
• Related experience in a warehouse environment that handles apparel
• Have WMS experience
• Six Sigma, Lean or 5S certified or trained is a plus
• Excellent technical capabilities, inclusive of tier one WMS experience
• Proficiency in MS Office Applications, AutoCAD, including PowerBI and an expert in Excel
• Project Management experience
• The ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities
• The ability to bring cross-functional teams together to collaborate on projects
• Building quality relationships with co-workers, vendors and contractors
• Ongoing learning opportunities
• Setting goals and achieving them
• Ability to work under pressure
• A solutions focused approach to everything you do
• Ability to collaborate, interact, communication at all levels of organization and team building

** All applicants must have the right to work in the Netherlands as the Company is not able to offer visa support.