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Your tasks

The Global Contract Logistics Engineering & Projects team is responsible for development and further improvement of Contract Logistics Projects for our customers all over the world. One major aspect is the application of innovative technologies, automation and robotization in new business and existing sites.
Tasks & Responsibilities:

§ Assess the feasibility of automation / robotization in customer projects (newly gained businesses as well as realization of re-engineering projects) as Logistics Automation Engineer

§ Prepare solution alternatives and setup business plans

§ Define specifications and act as a counterpart to our global supplier partners for automation

§ Develop project plans in coordination with the local organization and our customer.

§ Leverage quickly best practices across our network

§ Support our sites units with automation experience during specification, implementation and testing phases

§ Work closely together with engineering teams in the regions.

§ Support on-site during project phases.


Details/Specification/Explanation of the role specific skills

You have a University degree, ideally in Logistics Engineering / Automation or similar, and gained minimum 10 years' professional experience, preferably in an international logistics service environment or the manufacturing industry.

You have knowledge concerning operative IT-systems and you have already implemented or worked with automated logistics systems.

§ Excellent knowledge of logistics automation methods and techniques

§ Very good understanding of contract logistics solutions and business processes

§ Pragmatic financial acumen to optimize both investment level and ROI

§ Ability to set own agenda and work under own initiative

§ Multi-tasking ability to work different programs and plans at the same time

§ Strong analytical skills

§ Strong communication skills / Ability to communicate with different hierarchy levels

§ Intercultural skills and experience abroad

§ Mobility and willingness to travel globally

§ Fluent in English, both spoken and written

§ Further language skills would be an advantage

§ Basic German skills (read, write and understand) are appreciated

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree required

10 years Supply Chain Management experience

Our offer

DB Schenker is the world's leading global logistics provider - we support industry and trade in the global exchange of goods through land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management. Integrated logistics resides at the world's most important intersections, where the flow of goods creates an effective link between carriers. Our value-added services ensure the flow of goods continues seamlessly and supply chains stay lean and optimized for success. Our business holds top positions in automotive, technology, consumer goods, trade fair logistics, special transports, and special events logistics.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job Details






Schenker, Inc.


San Francisco, California


Jun 30, 2020