E5630:Industrial Engineer-Snr

Job Description

Company: FedEx Express EU
Job Requisition Number: RC229753
Locations:
Taurusavenue 111
Hoofddorp, Netherlands

Time Type: Full Time
Scheduled weekly Hours: 40
Worker Type: Regular
Posting Date: 01-February-2020
Closing Date: 30-April-2020
Job Family: FXE-EU: Industrial Engineer


Position Summary:

Job Purpose:
As a (Senior) Industrial Engineer, you will be working for the Process Standards & Solutions team, which is part of the European Central Planning & Engineering department. Within this team this role is aimed specifically within the data analytics team. Main focus will be on bringing both FedEx and TNT insights to various stakeholders, next to supporting project team consuming these insights and enabling a faster and more effective management decision making process.

In this role you will be responsible for tasks around data understanding and business enablement. This reaches from data integration, data mining, predictive and prescriptive analysis to working with and influencing cross-functional teams of senior managers & professionals in order to achieve optimal results for the business.

Key accountabilities:
Recognizes the current absence of or future need for meaningful management information relating to business critical and/or divisional operational areas. Initiates the development of appropriate performance measurement, identifying the need for & utilizing new reporting tools as required.
Acts as a subject matter expert to all levels of management, including executive management, in operations and P & E on key projects / problems & operations scenarios. Provides practicable advice & supporting facts to persuade the audience to do what is best overall for the business. Facilitates the corrective action needed through use of networks, knowledge of key systems & processes and data insights.
Support the designing, developing and implementing of new ways to measure the combined (productivity) performance for integrated stations. Take ownership of the findings, highlight insights to business owners and work with them towards taking action; follow-up if agreed actions are not pursued.

Ensures accurate gap analysis & meaningful recommendations that improve business critical areas of the operation. Oversees the implementation of the recommendations including the provision of advice to senior management and support to local engineers.
Develops new or innovative solutions to diverse operation’s related problems by utilizing creative problem solving techniques and by leading & facilitating group problem solving initiatives. Identifies opportunities to improve operation’s planning processes and translates ideas into workable solutions for the business.
Utilizes all available sources to keep abreast of new / changing technologies & methodologies in the market place related to own area of responsibility and remain current with potential changes in the business that could potentially impact Planning & Engineering. Actively shares learning with relevant peers.

Skills and Competences:

  • degree or professional qualification in industrial engineering or quantitative discipline;
  • strong written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • in depth experience of utilizing analytical concepts & tools;
  • proficient programming skills in VBA, SQL, Python/R;
  • familiar with statistical analysis techniques and principles;
  • knowledge in data mining using modern analytical packages (i.e Spotfire, Alteryx, etc.);
  • able to link and mash up distinctive data sets to discover new insights;
  • in depth understanding of the structure & inter-dependencies of a complex and large organisation;      
  • able to work effectively with different cultures & nationalities;
  • experience of presenting complex findings to senior management;
  • excellent influencing & persuasion skills;
  • able to summarize complex information into actionable insights;
  • financially astute with a good understanding of key financial principles & terminology;
  • good understanding of FedEx systems and processes;
  • creative thinker with the ability to recognize improvement opportunities ;
ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deliver to firm deadlines;

Job Purpose:
As a (Senior) Industrial Engineer, you will be working for the Process Standards & Solutions team, which is part of the European Central Planning & Engineering department. Within this team this role is aimed specifically within the data analytics team. Main focus will be on bringing both FedEx and TNT insights to various stakeholders, next to supporting project team consuming these insights and enabling a faster and more effective decision making process across the organization.

In this role you will be responsible for tasks around data understanding and business enablement. This reaches from data integration, data mining, predictive and prescriptive analysis to working with and influencing cross-functional teams of senior managers & professionals in order to achieve optimal results for the business.

Key accountabilities:
Responsible of exploring exciting data science use cases and bringing them all the way to industrialized products.
Recognizes the current absence of or future need for meaningful management information relating to business critical and/or divisional operational areas. Initiates the development of appropriate performance measurement, identifying the need for & utilizing new reporting tools as required.
Acts as a subject matter expert to all levels of management, including executive management, in operations and P & E on key projects / problems & operations scenarios. Provides practicable advice & supporting facts to persuade the audience to do what is best overall for the business. Facilitates the corrective action needed through use of networks, knowledge of key systems & processes and data insights.
Support the designing, developing and implementing of new ways to measure the combined (productivity) performance for integrated stations. Take ownership of the findings, highlight insights to business owners and work with them towards taking action; follow-up if agreed actions are not pursued.
Ensures accurate gap analysis & meaningful recommendations that improve business critical areas of the operation. Oversees the implementation of the recommendations including the provision of advice to senior management and support to local engineers.
Develops new or innovative solutions to diverse operation’s related problems by utilizing creative problem solving techniques and by leading & facilitating group problem solving initiatives. Identifies opportunities to improve operation’s planning processes and translates ideas into workable solutions for the business.
Utilizes all available sources to keep abreast of new / changing technologies & methodologies in the market place related to own area of responsibility and remain current with potential changes in the business that could potentially impact Planning & Engineering. Actively shares learning with relevant peers.

Skills and Competences:

  • have an MSc or a PhD degree in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or a related field;
  • experienced with commonly used Big Data technology stack such as Hadoop Data Platform and Spark, to name a few;
  • comfortable processing data of various sources and building solid data pipelines;
  • proficient programming skills in SQL, Python/R;
  • familiar with statistical analysis techniques and principles;
  • knowledge in data mining using modern analytical packages (i.e Spotfire, Alteryx, etc.);
  • able to link and mash up distinctive data sets to discover new insights;
  • in depth understanding of the structure & inter-dependencies of a complex and large organisation; 
  • able to work effectively with different cultures & nationalities;
  • experience of presenting complex findings to senior management;
  • excellent influencing & persuasion skills;
  • able to summarize complex information into actionable insights;
  • financially astute with a good understanding of key financial principles & terminology;
  • creative thinker with the ability to recognize improvement opportunities;
  • ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deliver to firm deadlines;
  • strong written and verbal communication skills in English;


FedEx was built on a philosophy that puts people first, one we take seriously. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce in which we provide growth opportunities for all


Our Company

FedEx Express is one of the world's largest express transportation companies and has consistently been selected as one of the top 10 World’s Most Admired Companies by "Fortune" magazine. Every day FedEx delivers for its customers with transportation and business solutions, serving more than 220 countries and territories around the globe. We can serve this global network due to our outstanding team of FedEx team members, who are tasked with making every FedEx experience outstanding.


Our Philosophy

The People-Service-Profit philosophy (P-S-P) describes the principles that govern every FedEx decision, policy or activity. FedEx takes care of our people; they, in turn, deliver the impeccable service demanded by our customers, who reward us with the profitability necessary to secure our future. The essential element in making the People-Service-Profit philosophy such a positive force for the company is where we close the circle, and return these profits back into the business, and invest back in our people. Our success in the industry is attributed to our people. Through our P-S-P philosophy, we have a work environment that encourages team members to be innovative in delivering the highest possible quality of service to our customers. We care for their well-being, and value their contributions to the company.


Our Culture

Our culture is important for many reasons, and we intentionally bring it to life through our behaviors, actions and activities in every part of the world. The FedEx culture and values have been a cornerstone of our success and growth since we began in the early 1970’s. While other companies can copy our systems, infrastructure and processes, our culture makes us unique and is often a differentiating factor as we compete and grow in today’s global marketplace.