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Senior Manager Continuous Improvement

Company: Lineage Logistics
Location: Novi
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Physical Demands:-- - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear. -- - The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. -- - Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Work Environment:-- - The duties of this job are performed in both an office environment and a warehouse environment, thereby experiencing some minor to moderate level of noise due to warehouse equipment.-- --- -Also, exposure to extreme temperature variations is expected while in the warehouse.-- --- - Position may require extended hours to meet customer's needs. Travel will be required up to 75% of the time. Job location to be determined based on the needed support#piqceAs the Senior Continuous Improvement Manager, you will be responsible for the California Region - The Sr. Continuous Improvement manager is an integral part of the region leadership team and having the ability to work and influence across all levels of the organization will be critical to the success of this role. This position is responsible for leading a team of Continuous Improvement Managers and are responsible for providing detailed instruction and guidance on corporate Lean initiatives across multiple sites. This position is responsible for driving a culture of sustainable continuous improvement, operational excellence and delivering on business objectives. These objectives will be achieved through advanced facilitation, training, development, and physical implementation using various methods such as Value Stream mapping, Kaizen, Waste identification/elimination and other Lean methodologies, tools, and techniques.Essential Functions:
    • Defines requirements for operations and ensures the implementation of Continuous Improvement strategies and initiatives to effectively meet or exceed business requirements & customer expectations
    • Assist in facilitating Lean activities, including Kaizen events, Lean training events, standardization implementation, value-stream mapping, and CIR development sessions
    • Ensures developmentally productive environment for all employees
    • Administers and communicates company policies, goals, strategies, and vision
    • Facilitates quality systems, continuous process improvement, and safety initiatives in accordance with Lean thinking throughout the organization
    • Responsible for advancing company metrics (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Growth, and Morale)
    • Develops, models, and coaches' Lean applications
    • Regularly reviews Lean performance expectations with RVPs across the regions, providing expectations, performance planning, feedback, training & development, and performance discussions
    • Performs administrative duties commensurate with the requirements of the organization including data gathering, metrics, reports, and newsletters
    • Mentors, coaches, and trains various levels throughout the company
    • Manage, develop, and coach CI Managers (2-5 CI Managers)
    • Ensure a consistent, formal methodology for continuous improvement across the region
    • Lead and manage Lean assessments for sites
    • Manage and monitor regional progress of multiple sites and CI Managers through the phases of the Lean journeyQualifications:
      • Degree in Logistics, Operations Management, Lean Manufacturing, or related field required
      • This position requires 5-7 years of-- -warehouse operations experience and/or Lean experience
      • Experience providing overall direction, implementation, and continuous improvement of Lean systems infrastructure in all phases of warehouse operations
      • Candidate must be willing to travel up to 75% of the time
      • Person must have capabilities to manage multiple tasks at the same time
      • Experience in using the following process improvement tools: value-stream mapping, pull systems, Kanban, Kaizen events, workshops, etc.
      • Strong project management background and analytical problem-solving skills
      • Working knowledge of process improvement conceptsSkills:-- -
        • Lean Knowledge
        • Warehouse Management and Transportation Knowledge
        • Safety & Security
        • Safety Program Experience and Oversight
        • Business Management Skills
        • Planning - Strategic and/or Tactical
        • Quality Management System Knowledge
        • Computer Skills
        • Microsoft Office - Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Access, ProjectWhy Lineage?This is an excellent position to begin your career path within Lineage! Success in this role enables greater responsibilities and promotions! A career at Lineage starts with learning about our business and how each team member plays a part each and every day to satisfy our customers' requirements. Beyond that, you'll help us grow and learn on our journey to be the very best employer in our industry. We'll ask you for your opinion and ensure we do our part to keep you developing and engaged as we grow our business. Working at Lineage is energizing and enjoyable. We value respect and care about our team members.Lineage is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws that prohibit workplace discrimination and unlawful harassment and retaliation.-- - Lineage will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability or any other protected status under federal, state and local law.BenefitsLineage provides safe, stable, reliable work environments, competitive pay, excellent Health and Dental benefits, 401K, and Paid Time Off and Sick DaysPandoLogic. Keywords: Continuous Improvement Manager, Location: Novi, MI - 48376

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