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Director, Solutions Design

Director, Solutions Design

Posting Date:  Apr 16, 2021

Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States

Business Area:  Supply Chain
Company:  Körber Supply Chain


Körber Supply Chain Automation is a leading supplier of automated material handling solutions. We have a strong heritage in both software and automation. The Automation Unit has, through recently established partnerships, significantly increased our presence in the US. To support this growth, we are searching for a Director, Solutions Design to build and lead a team in the future.


This position will support our partners by evaluating customer requirements and creating competitive and attractive automated solution designs. Körber solutions include stacker cranes (ASRS), conveyors, rail-guided vehicles as well as our best-in-class layer pickers and software products. On top of that, Körber offers AMR’s, AGV’s, shuttle and case-handling solutions.


Our ideal candidate is independent and able to design many solutions while adhering to the standards & guidelines set by our global solution teams.


Your role in our team

  • You keep track of new developments in the market for material handling technology.
  • You review customer logistics requirements, both from a process perspective as based on in-depth data analysis.
  • You create solutions to fulfil these requirements, based on the Körber product portfolio, solution standards and, if needed, 3rd party equipment from partners or suppliers.
  • You benchmark several solutions to select the best one based on key criteria and cost information (i.e. lowest investment, shorter ROI).
  • You perform performance calculations to determine the right type, configuration and quantity of equipment, considering company guidelines for solution dimensioning.
  • You create layouts for the solution when needed.
  • You collect input from other departments or suppliers to correctly configure and price equipment or services. Providing them with specifications for them to do this.
  • You calculate the total costs of the solution.
  • You write (parts of) the proposal for the customer. This includes design base, solution description and acceptance criteria.
  • You join and support sales managers and sales engineers at customer meetings. Prepare solution presentations when needed.
  • You ensure proper hand-over of sold projects to the execution team(s).


Your profile

  • Your Bachelors degree in Engineering or Supply Chain or related field is a plus
  • You have acquired six (6) years of experience in a similar role in the material handling industry
  • You have experience working across multiple countries, and ability to work within an international environment
  • You have exceptional oral and written communication skills and ability to present strategic information to large groups of professionals inside and outside the company
  • You have excellent understanding of mechanical engineering
  • You have experience using CAD systems, preferably AutoCad
  • You have the ability to understand data and to deliver complex calculations
  • You have the ability to communicate with all different kind of stakeholders, from engineers to department heads, sales managers and customers
  • You take responsibility for your own work, but ask for help when needed
  • You have the ability to work under pressure and have exceptional customer commitment


Your benefits

  • You will be working in fast-paced and dynamic environment, with international clients and colleagues 
  • You have access to competitive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance 
  • You have the option to enroll in 401K matching program 
  • You will have Flexible Time Off, 11 days paid holidays and 1 day of volunteer time per year 
  • You will have a fun, casual, and flexible work environment

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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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