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7-Eleven Lead Design & Activation Engineer in Irving, Texas


Who we are

  • 7-Eleven is a Fortune #179 company and one of the world’s most recognized brands and one of America’s top convenience retailer serving 64M customers every day from 68,000 stores across 18+ countries, as well as online, generating $54+ B in revenue.

  • Across the US and Canada alone, in addition to online, we serve customers from 10,000+ stores and growing.

  • Our goal is to grow to 100,000 stores across the globe by our 100thanniversary in 2027, and double store count in North America from 10,000 to 20,000 stores, in addition to growing our digital footprint.

  • Behind the customer experience, is a complex, multifaceted organization that relies on innovative, effective supply chain management and distribution to make sure the right products make it to the right stores at the right time.

  • 7-Eleven is looking for strong leaders and operational experts to join our Supply Chain & Distribution Center Management Team.

  • You will bring a managerial drive with operational savvy to inspire your team and achieve exceptional results.

  • You will leverage technology and a culture of continual innovation to optimize our supply chain network.

  • You will play an important role at one of America's leading convenience retailers, and benefit from a dynamic company culture where success is rewarded.


General Description:

  • Will be working on the Design Engineering & Activation team will engineer and design world class supply chain automation projects that will result in an enhanced Customer experience by increasing the speed and accuracy of processing of goods through the internal supply chain.

  • The scope of work includes individual automation projects and new Greenfield building design and activation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, improve, and innovate order fulfillment infrastructure throughout the supply chain network.

  • Analyze business & operations requirements to generate supply chain automation concepts, develop and present multiple solution options.

  • Manage on-site vendors through their leads and escalate as required.

  • Analyze business & operations requirements to generate supply chain automation concepts, developand present multiple solution options.

  • Manage on-site vendors through their leads and escalate as required.

  • Identify the materials to be handled and determine the throughput and storage requirements.

  • Model flow of materials to be handled and determine the throughput andstorage requirements.

  • Specify storage solutions based on cubic space need, product velocity and cycle time goals.

  • Identify & evaluate supply chain automation & robotics technologies and solution providers.

  • Create detailed capacity throughput, cycle time, direct and indirect labor cost models.

  • Create process requirement and efficient material flows for the supply chain facility layout.

  • Prepare RFPs (Request for Proposal), respond to questions, lead reviews, and compare/ tabulate bids and make vendor recommendations based on technical qualifications.

  • Collaborate effectively across all internal and external stakeholders including vendors, internal engineering team, operations and facility teams.

  • Lead and coordinate design and execution efforts between internal teams and outside vendors including equipment specifications, material flow, process design, and site layout.

  • Develop and manage budget and contract documents including RFPs, changeorder controls, purchase orders, and invoicing.

  • Coordinate and communicate with all stakeholders.

  • Document/Investigate change requests and provide reccomendations.

  • Identify and lead process improvement/Kaizen initiatives in support of operations teams.

  • General knowledge of distribution & fulfillment operations with understanding of day to day workings and strategic Network planning.

  • Develop cross-functional knowledge of Start-Up team systems, processes, procedures, and tools.


  • Education: Masters

  • Experience: 7+ years, combined experience in plant layout & design, material handling, automation, manufacturing, supply chain, or distribution and logistics industries.

  • Proven multi-year project management experience implementing multi-million dollar,complex capital equipment & systems, demonstrating influence and leadership.

  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage several complex projects at the same time with high degrees of variation and uncertainty.

  • Proficiency with standard project planning software applications, Excel, CAD (should be capable of developing an integrated automation layout).

  • Exposure to Six Sigma, Lean Operations, Black-Belt Certified, experience in transportation/logistics, distribution/ fulfillment centers.


CategoryBusiness Transformation & Demand Chain