US Foods Continuous Improvement Leader - Huntington, WV in Huntington, West Virginia
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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND 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
# EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status
- 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
Primary Location: Huntington-WV
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job
Job Function: Business Strategy
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time