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You take your customers further. Making the impossible possible is your passion...

You have the right hands on mentality. Keeping things moving…

You´ve got big goals. So you´re not starting small…

You want to work for a great team – and an even greater purpose…

…then check out our vacancies and apply now. Together we are – Here to move.

Manager Solution Design (*)

Your tasks

This position as Manager Solution Design will consistently play a lead role in working directly with potential and current customers while also leading cross functional groups within the organization in support various internal and external supply chain solution initiatives. The ideal candidate will lead and execute scoping efforts, data analysis, new operational design, costing, pricing, layouts, proposal development as well as internal and external customer presentations.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Lead multiple large-scale operational solutions design projects simultaneously
  • Lead and execute analysis of customer Request for Proposals/Request for Quotations (RFP/RFQ) information and data including identifying critical gaps and developing effective assumptions where required
  • Lead and execute operational design for new business including data needs assessment and collection, facility layout, process design, staff planning, equipment planning and specification, budgeting, assumption documentation and proposal development
  • Execute costs calculations and pricing through the entire proposal process
  • Lead interface between internal functional groups throughout new business proposals ensuring effective communication and awareness across all internal and external stakeholders
  • Lead direct interface with customers through all phases of solution design and, as needed, implementation planning
  • Develop and lead customer presentations demonstrating solution approach as well as company capabilities and participate in contract and/or financial negotiations
  • Keep abreast of relevant supply chain industry information, handling and storage equipment innovations, supply chain technology and operational best practice to drive innovations and shares relevant information with members of Solution Design & Tender management Team
  • Ensure full compliance to DB Schenker´s standard processes at all times
  • Keep abreast of current DB Schenker customer base and operating solutions or use in developing new operating solutions.
  • Be responsible for ongoing education, training and development of other solution design manager positions within the DB Schenker organization


  • Bachelor degree required, preferably in (Logistics) Engineering
  • Several years of work experience in contract logistics warehousing and/or manufacturing support solution design within the third-party logistics industry preferred, but similar experience in operational design and implementation outside of the third party logistics is acceptable
  • Solution design and/or operational experience in Industrial, Aerospace
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and to build strong rapport and credibility both internally and externally
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Goal oriented working style with an ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent computer software skills in particular Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience in AutoCAD (or similar tool), simulation software and/or network modeling software is a plus
  • Previous experience at consulting companies with supply chain focus or in third party logistics industry is a plus
  • Ability to travel abroad frequently

Our offer

Business Development is responsible for the Sales and Development of global Contract Logistics (CL)/ Supply Chain Management (SCM). Joining our team will grant you the opportunity to actively support the business development of our global Contract Logistics activities and to operate and communicate within an international network.


Interested? We are looking forward to receiving your online application including availability and salary expectations.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer

At DB Schenker we are proud of our diverse workforce and we are committed in enhancing it further. Therefore, we welcome all applicants, regardless of gender, age, disability, nationality, religion or sexual orientation.

Job Details


Manager Solution Design (*)




Schenker AG Head Office




Jan 10, 2019