Senior Manager II, Automation Engineering

  • Walmart
  • Bentonville, AR, United States
  • 01/11/2022

Job Description

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Do you want to build the Supply Chain of the future? Then look no further than Walmart, the largest retailer that combines the energy of a start up with the power of a fortune one company. As the Senior Manager II, Automation Engineering, Supply Chain, you will manage proof of concept automation for Fulfillment and Distribution Center sites.

As the biggest player in the game, Walmart trusts our associates to innovate the future of shopping. If you are motivated by complex, purposeful challenges, a Senior Manager II, Automation Engineering role at Walmart could be the fit you’ve been looking for. This is that place.

You’ll make an impact by:

Data and Digital Literacy: Leverages data analysis tools to explore moderately complex data, develops and tests hypotheses, uses data to influencestrategic work, and builds and presents insights. Identifies, implements, and drives technology change within scope of work. Uses visualization toolsto represent data and construct coherent stories to influence decisions.
Influential Communication: Organizes thoughts and communicates credibly and concisely in an interdivisional/interdepartmental setup. Presents toand influences teams, customers, and clients, conveying complex information clearly and accurately and addressing ambiguity in a constructivemanner. Independently assembles and prepares reports, materials, and storylines that have a structure and logical flow and are based on relevant,fact-based information. Influences teams and leaders to take meaningful action based on sound recommendations. Seeks and provides constructivefeedback, anticipates needs/questions, and responds appropriately.
Process Flow Design: Interprets information to quantify the anticipated outcome of supply chain decisions. Describes the typical tasks associated withusing and managing suppliers. Understands issues and considerations for inbound and outbound logistics. Describes basic logistical processes andsubprocesses. Uses a variety of business process design tools and techniques. Examines, interprets, and explains workflow materials anddocumentation. Analyzes a process and associated business logic and offers recommendations based on analysis. Carries out business processdesign tasks with some supervision and coaching. Documents common obstacles and barriers for effective implementation.
Automation System Design: Identifies the areas for usage of automation machineries. Assesses tasks for automation potential. Obtains informationabout alternative automation solutions. Assists with analyzing space and cost requirements associated with machinery usage. Identifies issues andprovides resolutions to problems related to automation machineries.
Automation Integration: Identifies common issues and considerations for bringing a new automation design to a facility. Works with teams to measureand manage project performance. Documents implementation plans and estimates for projects. Documents project implementation meetings,particularly status reports on next steps. Participates in the development of technology interfaces and bridges. Works with existing interfaces andintegration and migration plans within assigned area. Prepares integration tests. Measures and compares results with established test criteria.
Mechatronics: Updates existing CAD drawings based on requirements. Describes common drafting conventions, tools, procedures, and processes.Identifies basic functions and features of a design and visualization system. Navigates and troubleshoots control systems. Identifies electrical designconcepts and techniques used in supply chains. Cites examples of usage or application of electrical design in automating supply chain processes.Demonstrates knowledge of wiring schematics, ensuring they meet requirements and are compliant. Describes common mechanical components ofDistribution Center and Fulfillment Center equipment. Names basic tools or technologies used in mechanical engineering.
Operational Excellence: Assesses situations based on awareness of the goals and operating issues of own department. Seeks guidance whenassigned goals conflict with departmental goals or the overall strategy. Documents regulatory and reporting requirements. Resolves obstacles relatedto goals of own department. Understands the importance of and implementation of One Best Way and Standard Operating Procedure information.Identifies safety hazards and anomalies during the operations processes and reports to supervisor.
Partnership and Collaboration: Builds, maintains, and enhances effective internal and external partnerships. Influences outcomes and assists incommunicating shared goals with diverse groups and parties. Identifies and addresses additional partner needs and educate partners on valuecreation. Communicates with other individuals or teams to solve shared problems. Identifies how changes in business strategy impact talent andrecruiting strategies. Consults regularly with leaders of business unit(s) to advise on strategic talent decisions. Brings ideas and solutions to thebusiness and team members. Promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Business Acumen: Provides recommendations to business stakeholders to solve complex business issues (for example, business operations,necessary skills, revenue generation models). Develops business cases for projects with a projected return on investment or cost savings.Demonstrate deep functional knowledge of the business unit/organization being supported. Translates business requirements into projects, activities,and tasks and aligns to overall business strategy. Serves as an interpreter and conduit to connect business needs with tangible solutions and results.Recommends new processes and ways of working.
Project Management: Maintains open communication among project participants and interested parties. Identifies project risks and vulnerabilities.
Creates contingency plans. Conducts regular and ad-hoc project reviews with project teams, sponsors, and clients. Plans, estimates, staffs,organizes, and monitors significant projects. Utilizes preferred tools, techniques, and methods for estimating project costs and timelines. Builds astrategic roadmap that identifies and leverages synergies. Communicates reporting requirements. Creates monitoring and control mechanisms.
Continuous Improvement: Streamlines the critical workflow for executing key processes. Develops methods for improving and establishing controls forcritical processes. Sets priorities for addressing process problems that limit performance. Develops scenarios for various system interventions thatcan be tested, refined, and implemented over time. Facilitates a culture of continuous improvement and widespread systems thinking. Analyzes
findings from improvement cycles to ensure the success of interventions. Clarifies cause/effect relationships among factors that impact organizationperformance.
Engineering Economics: Advises others on a variety of financial tools, techniques, and approaches. Builds multiple business cases in order to providecomparisons and fully realized options. Conducts and documents analyses of a variety of financial data and cost drivers. Oversees financial analysisto evaluate automation and systems performance. Evaluates financial data and ensures return-on-investment performance according to financialplans. Anticipates the potential impact of decisions based on financial data analysis.
Advanced Analytics: Applies data analysis and data modeling techniques to establish, modify, and maintain data structures and associatedcomponents. Utilizes designated data analysis software (both internal and external) to analyze business data. Applies specific computing languagesand tools in machine learning (for example, R, Python). Supports the identification and application of statistical techniques based on requirementsConduct statistical experiments (for example, hypothesis tests, confidence intervals) and builds statistical models.
Talent Management: Implements systems and methods for supporting talent management programs. Maintains relationships with formal and informalmentors. Negotiates for key developmental experiences and transitional experiences. Recommends improvements to talent management initiativesbased on analysis of data regarding initiative effectiveness.

Benefits & Perks:

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.

Who We Are:

Join Walmart and your work could help over 260 million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But you’ll quickly find we’re a company who wants you to

feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. A career at Walmart is where the world’s most complex challenges meet a kinder way of life. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Join us and you'll discover why we are a world leader in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community involvement.  From day one, you’ll be empowered and

equipped to do the best work of your life.

Live our Values
Culture Champion
• Models the Walmart values to foster our culture; holds oneself and others accountable; and supports Walmart’s commitment to communities, social justice, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability; maintains and promotes the highest standards of integrity, ethics and compliance.
Servant Leadership
• Acts as an altruistic servant leader and is consistently humble, self-aware, honest, and transparent.
Embrace Change
Curiosity & Courage
• Demonstrates curiosity and a growth mindset; fosters an environment that supports learning, innovation, and intelligent risk-taking; and exhibits resilience in the face of setbacks.
Digital Transformation & Change
• Seeks and implements continuous improvements and encourages the team to leverage new digital tools and ways of working.
Deliver for the Customer
Customer Focus
• Delivers expected business results while putting the customer first and consistently applying an omni-merchant mindset and the EDLP and EDLC business models to all plans.
Strategic Thinking
• Adopts a holistic perspective that considers data, analytics, customer insights, and different parts of the business when making plans and shaping the team’s strategy.
Focus on our Associates
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
• Identifies, attracts, and retains diverse and inclusive team members; builds a high-performing team; embraces diversity in all its forms; and actively supports diversity goal programs.
Collaboration & Influence
• Builds strong and trusting relationships with team members and business partners; works collaboratively and cross-functionally to achieve objectives; and communicates with energy and positivity to motivate, influence, and inspire commitment and action.
Talent Management
• Creates a discipline and focus around developing talent, promotes an environment allowing everyone to bring their best selves to work, empowers associates and partners to act in the best interest of the customer and company, and regularly recognizes others’ contributions and accomplishments.

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

As permitted by applicable law, provide evidence of full vaccination as defined by CDC guidelines OR secure approval of medical or religious accommodation for the vaccination mandate., Option 1: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field and 4 years’ experience in Engineering, supply chain, or a related area. Option 2: 6
years’ experience in Engineering, supply chain, or a related area.
2 years’ supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Masters: Computer Engineering

Primary Location...

601 N WALTON BLVD, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716, United States of America

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