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RFID Engineer/Connected Specialist

Company: HAVI Group, LP
Location: Chicago
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

OverviewABOUT THE MARKETING STORE AND HAVIThe Marketing Store is a global customer engagement agency that brings people and brands closer together. Our community of creators, thinkers, inventors and doers deliver award winning work and products that reach over 110 million customers every single day. Our parent company, HAVI, is a global, privately held company that delivers expertise and experience across analytics, packaging, sourcing, supply chain and logistics. They offer data-based insights and services that combine a strategic, long-term view with an unmatched commitment to execution.WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2022: GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY, EVOLUTIONIt's an exciting time to join our business as we commence an integration of The Marketing Store and HAVI Sourcing business operations. Alongside award-winning promotional agency services, The Marketing Store delivers global category management services to our biggest client - McDonald's. More specifically to the McDonald's Happy Meal product business. HAVI Sourcing provides similar category management services to McDonald's, among other clients, for consumer-facing packaging, uniforms and health and safety requirements. In an effort to maximize numerous sourcing-related opportunities, grow our business and evolve our organizational efficiency, we are integrating our sourcing capabilities and activities into one entity. This enables us to align our skills and expertise, unlock the potential in our shared talent, provide access to a wider range of career opportunities and ultimately better serve our clients and customers. ResponsibilitiesROLE OVERVIEWThe Engineer RFID/Connected Specialist role is to provide technical guidance and serve as the principal RFID specialists to guide design, development, implementation, and sustainment of the RFID program. He/she will be the liaison between tms RFID implementation group and a variety of stakeholders, to translate requirements into design of experiments to define and recommend RFID tagging solutions, and wireless location-based infrastructure. He/she will lead ongoing need to explore and implement new ways to maintain, enhance, and refresh existing systems, as well as to maintain, develop and deploy new technical solutions to improve implementation and maintenance of RFID in the Packaging Category.Responsibilities:

  • Lead RFID identification and specification(s) development to meet and exceed performance and quality in multiple use cases/environments.
  • Lead the research, analysis, solution design and implementation planning of RFID solutions
  • Assist in value chain mapping and supply chain strategy for RFID labels (inlay, labels, converters, locations, etc.)
  • Establish supply chain focused plan and strategy for governance and compliance model to ensure tags meets program requirements
  • Partner with the deployment team to understand equipment requirement needs based on manufacturing process and develop testing to understand best placement of tag.
  • Drive and research future or emerging innovations in RFID and connected technologies, etc.
  • Support playbook for supply chain partners
  • Lead ongoing need to explore and implement new ways to maintain, enhance, and refresh existing systems, as well as to maintain, develop and deploy new technical solutions to improve implementation and maintenance of RFID Desired Skills & ExperienceABOUT YOUSKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
    • Subject-Matter-Expert level experience with RFID and a proven track record of delivering highly complex RFID architecture designs.
    • Experience in business case and technical implementation of radio frequency identification technology in retail, supply chain and manufacturing settings
    • Knowledge and/or experience of real-time location-based services / radio frequency (RF)
    • Practice with performance analysis, incident, and problem resolution
    • Experience leading or managing projects, teams, and vendors. Able to communicate with and support teammates, customers, and suppliers in a professional manner
    • Exercises critical thinking and innovative problem solving
    • Hardware familiarization (Zebra, Impinj)
    • Experience with tools (i.e. AITIMS, Zebra System Builder, Impinj Item Test,) and/or industry equivalents
    • Experience with the corrugate industry, food manufacturing and/or packaging
    • Understanding of GS1 serialization
    • Experience with supply chain management/ implementation a plus
    • S. Undergraduate degree in engineering, business, or data science/analytics focused on RFID/connected technologies
    • 1-2 years of experience preferred
    • 30-40% Travel BenefitsTOTAL REWARDSOur total rewards philosophy integrates programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, corporate culture, corporate citizenship and work-life balance. While individual program componentsmay differ by country, some things remain constant:
      • our commitment to rewarding results
      • opportunities to work with talented and driven individuals at every level of our company who respect each other, treat each other fairly and hold one another accountable for our customers'-and our company's-successThere's more ...
        • inclusive employee resource groups
        • generous medical, dental, vision and other great benefits
        • paid parental and medical leave programs
        • 401(k) with a company match componentandprofit sharing
        • 19 days of paid time off plus 10 company holidays
        • flexibility - remote work and summer Fridays
        • work-from-home stipend
        • tuition reimbursementand student loan repayment assistance Contact InformationEQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERWe are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.Recruiting AgenciesHAVI does not accept agency resumes submitted by third-party vendors unless a valid agreement has been signed and the HAVI Talent Acquisition Team has granted authorization for submissions for a specified position. Please do not submit or forward resumes to our site, HAVI employees, or any other company location. HAVI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.#LI-__
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Keywords: HAVI Group, LP, Gary , RFID Engineer/Connected Specialist, Engineering , Chicago, Indiana

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