Tuesday , February 7 2023

Local Continuous Improvement Leader – US Foods Careers

Website US Foods

Job Description:

The Local CI Leader will demonstrate leadership in continuous improvement (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, work streams, and partnership within your Market/Distribution Center via CI tools.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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

Job Requirements:

  • 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
  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Qualification & Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of team leadership experience in operations, manufacturing, distribution or supply chain
  • Ability to travel the minimum of 10% of the time to include air and/or driving and may include overnight stays
  • Minimum of one year of experience with facilitating employee training sessions
  • Minimum of one year of experience leading, coordinating or assisting with operational projects to include waste reduction, improved efficiency, TQM, TPS, safety, etc.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college required
  • The ability to become a US Foods Certified Green Belt within six months of hire date

Job Details:

Company: US Foods

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Houston, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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