Wayfair is hiring a

Manager - Warehouse Design and Material Flow Planning (M/F)

Berlin, Germany

Wayfair.de and .co.uk has Europe’s largest online selection of furniture, home furnishings, décor and goods including more than 1.8 million products from over 3,500 suppliers across the EU and is consistently increasing.

We are looking to hire a talented, hands-on manager for our European Warehouse Design team. You will support the implementation of our new e-commerce warehouses and contribute to the rapid growth of our European footprint.

Job description

  • Manage and lead the implementation of material handling systems that enable capacity and productivity improvements
  • Planning and selection of warehousing technology
  • Procurement for various supply chain solutions including hardware, software, & supporting technology
  • Conduction of structural analyses, material flow and area planning for warehouse operations
  • Support for process development and improvement initiatives to reinforce the goal of Operational Excellence
  • Conduction of Motion and Time Studies for the development of future engineered labor standards
  • Contribution to the building and development of a network Labor Management System
  • Process planning and layout design (AutoCAD)
  • Provision of change management guidance, assistance with process and equipment validation including but not limited to development, training, documentation and reporting
  • Practice safe work procedures, and follow all safety rules at all times
  • Return on Investment calculations/ Operational audits
  • Location: Berlin
  • Travel required – 30%


Skills and experience

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, business administration, supply chain management, or a comparable field 
  • Sufficient experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience in warehouse planning, material flow planning, or logistics consulting
  • Fluency in English, German is beneficial
  • Detail orientation, strong analytical and organizational skills
  • At least intermediate level in Microsoft Office. Knowledge on Warehouse Management Systems is beneficial.
  • Effectively communication with business partners both local and remote; excellent communication skills; the ability to handle multiple competing priorities; and a strong customer focus
  • Involvement with senior management both internally and externally
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Knowledge of Labor Management Systems and data mining techniques (SQL) is beneficial

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