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Senior Supply Chain Engineer

Job ID
315 N. Racine Ave., Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60607
Job TypeFull time

The Senior Supply Chain Engineer will design solutions and develop capabilities to support the strategic vision of C.H. Robinson and the Customer. These solutions include continuous improvement and optimization of a customer’s supply chain including but not limited to sourcing, transportation, network layout, inventory, facility layout, order management, warehouse, material flow, etc. Key tasks include data gathering and cleansing, trend analysis, problem solving, solution design, process documentation, stakeholder communication and development of financial baselines and savings calculations. This role will also champion and facilitate the development of enterprise level or supply chain strategies for CHR and its customers. The Senior Supply Chain Engineer can lead enterprise level project teams.


The duties and responsibilities of this position consists of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Analyze historic and forecasted data to generate summaries, baselines and cost improvement opportunities

  • Can develop complex solutions and recommendations for customer issues or opportunities using technical expertise and judgment

  • Self-guided and can work independently to implement customer solutions including documenting customer procedures, training and resolving operational issues

  • Can manage project teams responsible for defining scope, developing project plan, tracking activities, reporting on progress and milestones and measuring results

  • Align and communicate with customer or internal stakeholders to gather information, voice of customer, scope, opportunities, deliverables and project milestones

  • Generate appropriate communications for delivering project updates and summaries to internal and external audiences

  • Receive coaching, guidance and feedback from team manager to develop or improve leadership skills

  • Contribute to the development and continuous improvement of department strategies for team skill and capability development or enhancement

  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned according to the team and/or country specific requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum 4 years of professional work experience

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel to analyze and summarize data, including graphs, charts, formulas, functions, macros, VBA, solvers and regression analysis

  • Experience using data visualization and analytical tools

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 10% (domestically and internationally)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to identify trends, patterns and outliers in supply chain data and form insights, recommendations, and ability to coach others in seeing and telling the story

  • Strong delegation, organization and task management skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of programs

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple projects/business goals simultaneously

  • Understanding of end to end supply chain functions and relationships

  • Champion of lean processes and tools for continuous improvement

  • Values a diverse and inclusive work environment

Questioning if you meet the mark? Studies have shown that women and people of color may be less likely to apply unless they match the job description exactly. Here at C.H. Robinson, we’re building a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel they belong. If this position excites you, we welcome you to apply whether you check all the preferred qualifications or just a few. You may just be our next great fit!

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

C.H. Robinson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe in equality for all and celebrate the diversity of our employees, customers and communities. We believe this increases creativity and innovation, drives business growth and enables engaged and thriving teams.  We’re committed to providing an inclusive environment, free from harassment and discrimination, where all employees feel welcomed, valued and respected.

Affirmative Action Employer/EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran 


Your Health, Wealth and Self

Your total wellbeing is the foundation of our business, and our benefits support your financial, family and personal goals. We provide the top-tier benefits that matter to you most, including:

  • Two medical plans (including a High Deductible Health Plan)

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Enhanced Fertility benefits

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health Savings Account (including employer contribution)

  • Dental and Vision

  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • Paid and floating holidays

  • Paid time off (PTO)

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community

  • Charitable Giving Match Program

  • 401(k) with 6% company matching

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Plus a broad range of career development, networking, and team-building opportunities

Dig in to our full list of benefits on OUR CULTUREpage.

Why Do You Belong at C.H. Robinson?

Standing out among the world’s largest logistics platforms, C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. For 100+ years, our global suite of services has innovated trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. With 20 million shipments annually for 100,000 customers, and millions of dollars contributed to support causes that matter to us, our people and technology literally move the world.

As a FORTUNE 200 company, FORTUNE has also named C.H. Robinson one of the World’s Most Admired Companies 2022. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized as one of LinkedIn’s Top Companies in Minneapolis-St. Paul 2021. And we’re not stopping there… Join us as we collaborate, innovate, and work as one global team to make life better and more sustainable for our customers, communities, and world.

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