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Solution Design Engineer

Solution Design Engineer

Posting Date:  Jul 18, 2021

Moreira da Maia, PT

Business Area:  Supply Chain
Company:  Körber Supply Chain

The Körber Group is an international technology group with around 10,000 employees all over the world. It unites technologically leading companies with more than 100 production, service and sales locations and offers its customers solutions, products and services in the Business Areas of Körber Digital, Supply Chain, Pharma Systems, Tissue and Tobacco.

The Supply Chain Business Area is the leading supplier of fully-integrated solutions for optimizing complex internal and external logistics processes. Under a common roof the companies of this Business Area offer solutions in the fields of warehouse and conveying technology, palletization plants, software and logistics network controls as well as system integration.


Your role in our team

Working close with the local Sales Managers, the Solution Design Engineer analyzes Customer’s requirements, as well as market and technology trends, to create and benchmark competitive solutions, in direct support to active sales opportunities (both locally and internationally) or to create new generic solutions as part as the company’s strategic roadmaps.


Main responsibilities:

  • Analyze Customer’s intralogistics requirements, from both a process perspective and an in-depth data analysis, and create conceptual solution ideas to fulfil these requirements, based on the company’s product portfolio, solution standards, and where required, 3rd party solutions, products or services;
  • Interact and organize meetings with Project Execution, Engineering, Software, R&D, Product Supply Chain and After Sales departments to properly configure and price solutions, equipment or services;
  • Interact with 3rd party supplies by developing the RFQ documentation and analyzing their offers to fit solution requirements;
  • Create detailed CAD layouts for the solution. Assist on the creation of 3D models or animations for the solution;
  • Make performance calculations to determine the adequate equipment configuration and quantity, based on company guidelines and tools;
  • Develop the technical proposal for the customer, including design base, solution description and acceptance criteria;
  • Calculate the cost of the designed solutions, based on company guidelines and tools;
  • Support sales managers at customer meetings, performing solution technical presentations and clarifications when needed;
  • In coordination with the sales managers, ensure proper hand-over of sold projects to the execution team(s) based on company standards and processes;
  • Keep track of competition, new developments, trends and capabilities in the supply chain automation business;
  • Promote continuous improvement and collaborate in the creation of standard tools and guidelines for solution development;
  • Actively support and comply with Körber’s Compliance and Code of Conduct.


Your profile

  • Engineering Master’s degree in Mechanics or Mechatronics, or alternatively, degree in Industrial, Logistics or Production Management (with high engineering content);
  • Advanced Portuguese and English, both verbal and written;
  • Knowledge of Spanish, French or German language is a plus;
  • Advanced user level of MS Excel (data analysis, power pivot tables, macros…);
  • Advanced user level of AutoCAD software;
  • User level experience with Data Base analysis (i.e. MS Access) is a plus;
  • Experience with 3D modelling and animation software (SketchUp, Demo3D, Revit, Navisworks…) is a plus;
  • Affinity with technology and process automation;
  • Previous experience in material handling automation industry or custom-engineered products is beneficial, though not mandatory;
  • Team player with excellent communication and networking skills;
  • Ability to communicate with all different kind of stakeholders (engineers, department heads, sales managers, customers…);
  • Structured, process-oriented, accurate and result-oriented;
  • Time management skills, understands priorities and commits with deadlines stablished;
  • Diligent and exceptionally committed, able to work under pressure;
  • Takes responsibility for their own work, able to work independently and proactively but asks for help when needed;
  • Applies standards where possible but is innovative when needed;
  • Can switch between a practical approach and a higher abstraction level;
  • Customer-oriented mindset;
  • Able to perform complex data analysis and calculations;
  • Previous international exchange experience or living abroad is a plus;
  • Available to travel up to 20% of time (national and internationally).


Your working environment at Körber

At the heart of every solution, every success, is a team of dedicated professionals willing to help each other while bringing creativity and energy to every project. Körber Supply Chain is the embodiment of this.

Home to hundreds of the best minds in the industry, spanning technology for warehousing, logistics, transportation, and more, you’ll work with some of the biggest brands in the world and empower smaller players to disrupt the market—maybe even change the world. Turn your passion into a fulfilling career with Körber Supply Chain!


Your benefits

  • Daily fresh fruit, bread and yogurt
  • Mobile work
  • Flexible time schedule
  • Personal Hazards Insurance


Can you find yourself in this profile? Then you are right at Körber. We are looking forward to getting to know you!


Recruitment Team

For questions please contact us via jobs@koerber.com.
Please apply exclusively via the “Apply now” button.

For questions please contact us via jobs@koerber.com.
Please apply exclusively via the “Apply now” button.

Körber Supply Chain is a Business Area of Körber, an international technology group with around 10,000 employees and more than 100 locations worldwide. At Körber Supply Chain, we have a broad range of proven supply chain solutions to fit our customers' size, business strategy and appetite for growth. Our customers conquer the complexity of the supply chain thanks to our portfolio that includes software, automation, voice solutions, robotics and material handling – plus the systems integration expertise to tie it all together. Körber helps to manage the supply chain as a competitive advantage.

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