Solution Design Manager

Hatfield, Hertfordshire
08 Aug 2019
07 Sep 2019

Did you know that Ocado is no longer just an online grocery retailer? 

Based on our ground-breaking technology, we are now developing world class automated warehouses and engaging in exciting new business opportunities with clients in both the UK and around the world!

Only a 20 minute commute from London King’s Cross and with a free shuttle bus provided from Hatfield Station to the office, as a Solutions Design Manager you will be given the exciting opportunity to work with cutting edge technology, making our automation solutions a reality, shaping the way that we all receive our groceries. 

As Solutions Design Manager you will have the challenging responsibility of designing and delivering the operational processes and fulfilment solutions for these revolutionary warehouses. This role offers you the unique opportunity to be at the forefront of the design of our warehouses ensuring that they maximise productivity, cater to the clients demands and offer the most efficient solutions.

As Solutions Design Manager, you will deal with all aspects of sizing and capacity, operational metrics and layout of the warehouse including mechanical handling, automated and refrigeration equipment. You will identify business requirements, consider operational flow and design productive, ergonomic solutions.

You will also be mentoring and developing a team of designers and partnering with other teams across the business.

To be successful in the position of Solutions Design Manager and join us on this exciting journey, you will need experience of designing operational solutions within warehousing, supply chain, manufacturing or similar. You will have significant exposure to project management and preferably hold qualifications in engineering and/or design.

You will have excellent IT and numerical skills, an extremely analytical mind-set and a proactive approach to working. You will be a pro-active mentor and communicator and you will have a motivated, driven and “can do” personality.

In return for your expertise, Ocado offer a challenge like no other and a sense that you are part of a team doing something different. Ocado offer benefits such as contributory pensions, share schemes, private medical insurance, life assurance and employee discount on as well as on our speciality stores sites (Fetch and Sizzle).


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ocado is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employers are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

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