Vacancy: Local Continuous Improvement Leader-Sacramento, CA, USA

Vacancy: Local Continuous Improvement Leader-Sacramento, CA, USA

Posted on: Sep.08.2021

Join Our Community of Food People!

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.
NEW US Foods Facility opening in Sacramento early 2022! Come be a part of our team! Training will take place at the Livermore, CA facility. Travel required for training while commuting to the to the Livermore facility will be covered in accordance to the US Foods travel policy (mileage, hotel stays, meals, and other approved expenses in accordance with the US Foods travel policy).


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

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum 2-4 years of management experience in and Operations environment or equivalent
Ability to travel 10%

Education/Training:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business or related field OR equivalent experience required.

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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