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Distribution Center Design Manager (113475)

Home Depot, Inc.

Atlanta, GA
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Distribution Center Design Manager (113475)

GA - Atlanta

  • Date Posted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: 0-25%
  • Functional Area: Logistics/Supply Chain/Import
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:
The Manager Design Build Sustainment provides direction, leadership and administration of Supply Chain Projects related to distribution center facility design and infrastructure. This position ensures scope definition, facility design, quality, schedule, and financial objectives are met for new construction, conversions, remodels, related programs and/or major capital improvements.


  • 25%- Manage the design process and execution coordination of new DC designs to include Site plan (layout and flow), overall facility (layout and function), Material Handling Systems and Storage System designs/layouts, Operational Layout (FF&E, striping, signage, guarding, etc.), and IT data/power plans. 
  • 15%- Develop, manage, and keep current Design Criteria Manual (DCM) documentation and Exhibit Drawing standards for all platforms/DC formats. 
  • 15%- Manage scope associated with upgrade/retrofit activities in operational Supply Chain facilities. Develops and administers the scheduling and progress against of all assigned projects. 
  • 15%- Participate in pre-development activities, in partnership with Real Estate Managers and Site Development Coordinators, including site analysis, due diligence, cost estimates, lease reviews. Reviews and approves all related contract documentation. 
  • 15%- Determine and manage capital and expense budgets associated with all assigned projects. Continually evaluates means to reduce construction costs and duration of projects. 
  • 15%- Identify and implement innovative technologies to drive operational efficiency within the Distribution Center facilities. Develop analysis and associated business case to demonstrate return on capital invested.
This position reports to the Sr Manager of Build, Design and Sustainment.
This position has 0 direct reports.


Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.


Typically requires overnight travel less than 25% of the time.
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience:
5 years

Physical Requirements:

Frequent periods are spent standing or sitting in the same location with some opportunity to move about; occasionally there may be a need to stoop or lift light objects (typically less than 8 pounds).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • General knowledge of warehouse processes. 
  • Knowledge of material handling system (MHS) design. 
  • Knowledge of conveyor control systems (CCS), warehouse control systems (WCS) and warehouse management systems (WMS). 
  • Experience with the determination of warehouse storage systems requirements determination and related design principles. 
  • Understanding of facility construction principles and related disciplines to include Architectural, MEP, General Contractors, and subcontractor resources. 
  • Experience with project values $500K - $20M. 
  • Detailed knowledge of technical specifications and skill with ensuring compliance by outside vendors.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices related to distribution facility layout/design, construction, and concepting / designing of material storage and handling systems. 
  • Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative methods. 
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills. Ability to develop and deliver executive level presentations. 
  • Excellent at establishing, building and maintaining functional working relationships. 
  • Ability to lead, influence, and drive for results through cross-functional and teams at all levels. 
  • Ability to implement large-scale change. 
  • Extensive knowledge of project management best practices and tools. 
  • Application familiarity/proficiency: CAD, Microsoft Office Suite (incl. Vizio, Project, Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and Outlook).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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