• Refrigeration Design Senior Manager

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  • Company Overview

    Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is a Fortune 200 company with more than 15,000 retail locations in 44 states, 15 distribution centers and 130,000 employees that embody our mission of Serving Others each and every day. We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation, diversity and teamwork, all while keeping our customers and communities at the center of everything we do! At Dollar General, employees have numerous growth and development career opportunities through award-winning training and being part of one of America’s fastest-growing retailers. Apply today and let’s grow together!

    Job Details

    General Summary:

    Provides strategic thought leadership on the “store level”, long term refrigeration / cooler strategy related to capacity, cost/returns, utility consumption, building electrical and heat loads, cooler design. Provides technical support for internal teams working on new store growth initiatives, merchandise initiatives and energy initiatives focused on continuous improvements. Owns coordination of technical data associated with refrigeration with multiple internal teams and national account refrigeration manufacturers.


    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Owns refrigeration design & decision logic
      • Cross-functional position that will support all existing and new refrigeration at store level. Position provides technical expertise that will support and partner with the Energy and Building Systems, A&E, Construction, Store Planning and Store Facilities teams.
      • Position will be responsible for maintaining a current understanding of evolving industry compliance requirements and will assist DG Design teams in making sustainability and efficiency decisions and improvements.
    • Process Management
      • Position will manage vendor schedule and equipment coordination on all new development projects in support of the new store and remodel opening plans. (ex. 950+ New, 1,000 Remodels annually)
      • Supports refrigeration for six current DG prototypes and the DG Market legacy prototype. (DGT, DGTP, DGP, DGPP, DGU, DGX)
    • Store Facilities maintenance support
      • Provides technical support for refrigeration as it relates to existing store needs. This will include problem solving for existing equipment, parts and strategies to strengthen response times and corrective measures to support open stores. Types of refrigeration utilized includes self-contained visual cooler and freezer merchandisers, remote condenser supported visual cooler and freezer merchandisers, with and without internal rack systems, walk-in cooler and freezer merchandisers and walk-in cold storage units.
    • Program Initiative support
      • Will work closely with DG Merchandising team to provide technical support for new refrigeration initiatives. This will be a cross-functional team participation that will provide equipment options and strategies for swift execution of new and evolving refrigeration merchandise initiatives.
    • National Account vendor management
      • Position will be involved in the procurement of national account vendors for the DG program. Will act as technical expert on refrigeration will work with the internal procurement team, A&E, Construction and Store Facilities on the on boarding and negotiation of new and existing vendors to meet evolving needs.



    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Proven technical skills and detailed knowledge of refrigeration and HVAC components including manufacturers, terminology, codes, and functional disciplines. Strong ability to write, read, interpret, understand, and apply refrigeration industry standards and specifications.
    • Demonstrated technical understanding to build cross-functional team alignment, commitment, and accountability for delivering results.      
    • Ability to provide strategic thought leadership to organization planning needs and long-term goals.
    • Strong project management skills to effectively support the delivery of refrigeration and HVAC for the development pipeline and consistently deliver predictable results.
    • Proven tactical and thought leadership for dealing with complex and challenging business situations solved through fact-gathering, innovation, and sound decision-making.
    • Professional interpersonal and high impact influence skills resulting in an ability to effectively communicate, coordinate, align, and collaborate with a diverse set of internal and external project stakeholders.
    • Ability to understand and anticipate the needs of the customer and deliver outstanding service balanced with functional expertise.

    Work Experience and/or Education:

    Bachelor and/or Master degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering preferred or 5-10 years of relevant industry work experience. Experience in grocery, convenience store and / or retail sector is a plus. Strong working knowledge of electrical, mechanical and building systems, and refrigeration codes and compliance regulations. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office software and working knowledge of Manage Path or equivalent project management tools.




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