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Warehouse Automation Senior Manager

Job title: Warehouse Automation Senior Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Sector:
Salary: RM15,000 - RM18,000 per month
Contact name: Andre Chiang
Contact email: andre.chiang@ellwoodconsulting.com.my
Published: about 1 month ago

Job description

Your responsibilities

Technology Assessment and Selection:

  • Evaluate existing warehouse processes meticulously to identify areas conducive to automation.

  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis to recommend suitable automation technologies, including conveyor systems, robotics, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), and warehouse management systems (WMS).

  • Provide insights on programming languages such as Python, Java, or other scripting languages for effective automation systems.

System Implementation:

  • Oversee the strategic planning and flawless execution of automation system implementations, covering various components like conveyor systems, robotics, AS/RS, and others.

  • Collaborate closely with vendors and integrators to ensure a seamless integration process with existing warehouse infrastructure.

  • Utilize data analysis skills to interpret trends, identify bottlenecks, and propose opportunities for continuous improvement.

Project Management:

  • Develop and manage detailed project plans for automation initiatives, encompassing timelines, resource allocation, and budget management.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in risk management, identifying potential challenges in automation projects, and implementing strategies for smooth implementation.

  • Coordinate effectively with cross-functional teams, including IT, operations, and maintenance, to ensure successful project execution.

Maintenance and Support:

  • Establish and implement proactive maintenance programs to ensure optimal performance and longevity of automation systems.

  • Provide comprehensive training programs for warehouse staff on the proper use, maintenance, and troubleshooting of automation systems.

  • Develop and maintain preventive maintenance schedules, coordinating with maintenance teams for prompt issue resolution.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement within the warehouse, constantly evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of automation systems.

  • Regularly identify opportunities for process enhancements, system improvements, and integration of new technologies to optimize warehouse operations.

  • Actively participate in industry knowledge acquisition, staying abreast of supply chain operations, logistics, and industry best practices.

Adaptability:

  • Ensure flexibility in adapting to evolving technologies and industry trends, staying informed about the latest advancements in warehouse automation.

  • Exhibit strong change management skills, leading teams through organizational changes associated with automation implementation.

  • Cultivate an environment of adaptability and continuous learning within the team.

Collaboration:

  • Effectively collaborate with various stakeholders, including senior management, IT teams, and operations staff, to ensure alignment and support for automation initiatives.

  • Collaborate with other department heads, such as operations, logistics, and procurement, to align automation initiatives with overall business goals.

  • Ensure that automation solutions meet the diverse needs of various stakeholders across the organization.

Training and Development:

  • Implement comprehensive training programs for skill development within the team.

  • Identify and address skill gaps through strategic training and development initiatives.

  • Communicate project goals, updates, and expectations effectively to team members and other stakeholders.

Decision-Making:

  • Exercise critical thinking skills in analyzing complex situations related to warehouse automation.

  • Make informed decisions and prioritize tasks based on the needs of the warehouse and the broader business.

  • Ensure that decision-making processes align with the overall strategic objectives of the organization.

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