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Dir., Engineering, Distribution Processes (relo help avail.)


North Las Vegas, NV, US

We believe that difference sparks brilliance, so we welcome people and ideas from everywhere to join us in stretching what’s possible.


At Tapestry, being true to yourself is core to who we are. When each of us brings our individuality to our collective ambition, our creativity is unleashed. This global house of brands – Coach, Kate Spade New York, Stuart Weitzman – was built by unconventional entrepreneurs and unexpected solutions, so when we say we believe in dreams, we mean we believe in making them happen. We’re always on a journey to becoming our best, but you can count on this: Here, your voice is valued, your ambitions are supported, and your work is recognized.


A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive. Visit Our People page to learn more about Tapestry's commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity. 


Director of Engineering

North Las Vegas, NV - onsite


Purpose:  The Director of Engineering will oversee all engineering, maintenance, facilities, and labor management within Tapestry’s newly launched North Las Vegas Fulfillment Center. This individual will play a key role in driving continuous improvement of the facility’s equipment and processes as more fulfillment volume, channels, and brands are added within this location. 


This role leans to the process engineering side, as the future of this ~800k sq ft site is to handle more volume and add shifts as the company expands. Since this site is very new, maintenance is less of a need in the near future, but engineering of new systems and processes is critical. 


The Director of Engineering will have 3 direct reports and roughly 10 indirect reports amongst their functional teams.  Our Director of Engineering will be the main point of contact for designated functional teams (Industrial Engineering, Maintenance & Facilities) within the North Las Vegas Fulfillment Center and reports directly to our Sr. Director of US Engineering and Facilities. 



The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Engineering to... 


  • Oversee and create strategic goals within the facility’s labor management procedures, engineering standards and performance teams for the facility 

  • Lead and manage a multi-level, engineering and facilities teams, with a focus on direct-report growth and development 

  • Optimize end-to-end fulfillment activities within the warehouse, applying best practices across the US fulfillment network 

  • Manage the MHE/MHE systems and AutoStore (goods to person) automation to ensure optimal performance 

  • Support project work related to Tapestry’s Global Sustainability objectives, inclusive of identifying new project work 

  • Establish and maintain FC processing and storage capacity models 

  • Manage building maintenance, utilities, security systems, and environmental compliance 

  • Lead analytical studies in collaboration with operations, targeting continuous process improvement 

  • Establish a strong partnership with all internal customers to support the building’s overall objectives. This primarily includes FC operations but also includes Tapestry IT, Finance and other support teams 

  • Provide thought-leadership and innovative ideas to tackle supply chain problems 

  • Manage engineering projects end-to-end 

  • Oversee capital projects, budgeting, and vendor management 


The accomplished individual will possess... 


  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering or related engineering/technical discipline preferred 

  • Experience leading teams of professional engineers and other senior leaders within corporate and field environments 

  • Experience leading teams in project work supporting direct-to-consumer (ecommerce) fulfillment operations 

  • A background in the design, justification, and implementation of large-scale Material Handling Solutions 

  • Direct ownership of capital budgets 

  • Hands-on experience in the development and implementation of Engineered Standards programs and Labor Management tools 

  • Strong knowledge of Industrial Engineering methods, tools and measurements 

  • Strong project management and vendor management skills 

  • Competency in the use of work method measurement tools, information storage and retrieval, databases, spreadsheets and reporting techniques 

  • Hands-on experience with employing lean six sigma concepts within an operation 

  • 10+ years of progressive engineering experience within Supply Chain, Logistics, and/or Retail field  

  • Experience with new start ups and/or expansion projects a plus 


Our Competencies for All Employees


  • Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.


Our Competencies for All People Managers


  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person’s career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale
    and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.


Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-RE1  Visit Tapestry, Inc. at



Req ID:  114271

Nearest Major Market: Las Vegas

Job Segment: Facilities, Logistics, Supply Chain, Distribution, Supply, Operations

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