US Foods Local Continuous Improvement Leader - Seattle (Fife) in Seattle, Washington

Job Description:

Basic Purpose-

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.



  • 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: Seattle-WA

Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job

Job Function: Business Strategy

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time