Continuous Improvement Leader

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US Foods
    February 18, 2021
    Allentown, PA
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    The Local CI Leader will demonstrate leadership in CI, communicating business goals, programs, and processes for their Market/DC. In this role, you will utilize your experience and management expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and Field Performance Teams, and effect short-term and some long-term business goals through leadership of multiple projects, workstreams, and partnership within your Market/DC via CI tools.

    Provide leadership and direction to Field Performance Teams empowered to execute the Process Improvement strategy for efficiency, ease of doing business and overall cost savings.
    Deliver breakthrough levels of improvement in process capability and process efficiency with a focus on EASY
    Lead Performance Teams driving designs and business processes to reduce defects and attain world-class levels of quality
    Mentor team members in the use of CI tools (TQM, TPS, Lean, Six Sigma, VSM, etc.)
    Work with VPO, Regional CI Leader and Field Performance Teams to uncover and assess CI opportunities for US Foods
    In conjunction with the Regional CI Leader, Field and Safety Performance Teams serve as a change agent in institutionalizing CI, ease of doing business, 6S, and quality.
    Constantly seek, share, and implement best practices
    Apply CI tools to improve process capability and eliminate defects and waste
    Lead and facilitate cross-functional project teams
    Communicate teams’ progress to Champions and Business Leaders
    Identify potential CI projects whenever and wherever possible
    Influence without authority
    Deal with ambiguity
    Ability to prioritize responsibilities/time management
    Multi-task on projects

    Minimum 2-4 years of management experience in and Operations environment or equivalent
    Ability to travel 10%

    Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business or related field.

    Demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results
    Strong analytical and quantitative skills; statistically literate and familiar with process improvement tools (TPS, Lean, Six Sigma, VSM, etc.)
    Demonstrated commitment to process improvement
    Customer-focused in defining quality and establishing priorities
    Strong oral and written communication skills
    Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

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