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Supply Chain Continuous Improvement Regional Manager

Company: Essendant Inc.
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page: Supply Chain Continuous Improvement Regional Manager DescriptionSupply Chain Continuous Improvement Regional ManagerWork Hours:: 8AM - 5PMMajor Responsibilities

  • Educate, train, and coach site leadership in the utilization of Lean concepts and tools.
  • Prepare, develop, and maintain Standard Operations Procedures and instructional manuals for all supply chain operations.
  • Work with site leadership to develop and implement standard work for warehouse area leaders and management.
  • Perform operational/process reviews at centers. Utilize Lean to implement strategies both strategic and tactical to improve operational effectiveness through the elimination of non-value added activities.
  • Develop project plans and execute on them. Define and sequence activities, estimate duration, and develop schedules. Ensure consistent application of processes for all projects (RACI).
  • Manage the process within a matrix model to complete identified projects on-time and within budget.
  • Quantitatively determine and track expected productivity improvement and savings from Lean events, and tie savings to dashboard and/or KBU.
  • Achieve and sustain Lean Champion certification status.
  • Develop bench strength by developing multiple Lean Leaders within each assigned facility.
  • Train facilities on the utilization and update within the Lean tracking database.
  • Develop and administer Lean training in a consistent format corporately.
  • Provide guidance and review in annual budget preparation and capital expenditure requirements, as pertaining to labor (Warehouse Payroll and Office) and equipment requirements for warehouse operations.
  • Monitor monthly performance to region budgeted goal to ensure effective management control of warehouse payroll, office, and equipment expenses.
  • Review operational dashboard to identify sites needing hands-on assistance driving performance improvement.
  • Understands and demonstrates Essendant's Core Values and Guiding Actions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Quantitative Dimensions
    • LEAN is a process of continuous improvement. Through this process, quality is improved; productivity is increased with waste elimination; resulting in cost reduction. Job focus is not limited to current methods and procedures; the manager must be aware of ever-changing methodologies that will provide improved processes, identification of key drivers, and achieve results that can be benchmarked with peer facilities as well as industry standards.Skills/Knowledge Required
      • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and advise on the application of Operations Research methods (e.g. mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, simulation, and optimization).
      • Expert knowledge in measurement, data collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation to support decision making or change management.
      • Demonstrated ability to support the planning, development and implementation of unique and creative solutions to operational challenges.
      • Strong ability to develop, lead, and work with cross-functional teams
      • Strong problem solving skills and ability to take strong and sometimes contrary positions when required.
      • Solid understanding of quality systems and continuous process improvement methodologies: Six Sigma, Lean Distribution, Statistical Process Control, TQM, ISO 9000, GMP, etc.
      • Demonstrated ability to present and train associates in a classroom and floor setting.
      • Strong time management skills and proven ability to meet aggressive timelines.
      • Strong understanding of industry trends.Education and Experience
        • Bachelor's Degree in supply chain, industrial & systems engineering, operations research or related field experience required.
        • Master's Degree in similar fields strongly preferred
        • Experience in training, leading and facilitating LEAN events a plus
        • A minimum of 2-3 years of field experience in supply chain management or warehousing/manufacturing required; 5 years of experience preferred.
        • Travel is required and may involve up to 50-60% of the associate's time
        • Position is a feeder into distribution center leadership roles and may require relocation
        • 401k with matching
        • Company Holidays
        • Overtime Pay for hourly employees
        • Paid Vacation, Floating Holidays, and Sick Time
        • Maternity and Parental leave benefits
        • Tuition Reimbursement
        • Employee Assistance ProgramESSENDANT Inc. is a leading national distributor that fuels its customers growth with a vast product assortment, world-class fulfillment network and a full suite of advanced sales and marketing tools. We strive for more than just success - we believe in building partnerships with our customers and our employees. Our business wouldn't be thriving without our hardworking team members. We value all they bring to our company and offer a work environment that fosters training, mentoring and personal growth. We are one team with endless possibilities. We are Essendant. -Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Essendant Inc., Arlington Heights , Supply Chain Continuous Improvement Regional Manager, Professions , Deerfield, Illinois

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