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Local Continuous Improvement Leader - Iowa City, IA

Company: US Foods
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Job Description:

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.Description: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 EASYLead Performance Teams driving designs and business processes to reduce defects and attain world-class levels of qualityMentor 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 FoodsIn 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 practicesApply CI tools to improve process capability and eliminate defects and wasteLead and facilitate cross-functional project teamsCommunicate teams' progress to Champions and Business LeadersIdentify potential CI projects whenever and wherever possibleInfluence without authorityDeal with ambiguityAbility to prioritize responsibilities/time managementMulti-task on projects.#LI-DL1***EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*** Qualifications:QUALIFICATIONS Minimum 2-4 years of management experience in and Operations environment or equivalentAbility to travel 10%.Education/Training: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business or related; or one year of direct Military Supply Chain experience or 2-3 years of US Foods warehouse or transportation experience.US Foods Certified Green Belt within 6 months.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: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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