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