Facilitate multiple Lean Kaizen events, driving the cross-functional team to implement change resulting in streamlined processes.
Instill the Continual Improvement/Lean Kaizen approach of breakthrough improvements throughout the MSC organization.
Proactively drive change and process improvements across all functional areas.
Work with MSC leadership to identify areas for Lean Kaizen events, establish goals and objectives for each event, create project charter and select cross functional team members and leaders.
Participate in development of Continual Improvement/Lean training materials & curriculum.
Help functional area associates periodically review their business (key performance measures, major accomplishments and significant issues & challenges) and identify improvement opportunities.
Deliver/Present the Continual Improvement/Lean training courses to all levels of the organization, including MSC’s management team; trains and educates leadership and associates on the purpose, value and application of Continual Improvement tools.
Support and facilitate the development of the Continual Improvement/Lean initiative and cascading the methodology throughout MSC.
Drive associates to establish and track/monitor business performance metrics to measure results and ensure continuous, sustainable improvement occurs across MSC processes.
Help associates measure results of implemented improvements and communicate successes, along with identifying training needs and resources required to support continuous improvement activities.
Participate in the identification and implementation of new tools, technology and strategies to help promote continuous improvement within MSC.
Provide and coordinate training on the use and application of various Lean tools/techniques.
Assist associates in establishing and refining performance scorecards, including performance measures, drivers and influences along with establishing performance standards and improvement targets.
Ensure Business Owners complete all tasks by acting as liaison for the Continual Improvement team and related cross-functional areas.
Identify and incorporate external best practices into MSC’s Continual Improvement/Lean initiative.
Perform data analysis, prep work and follow through on all open action items required to successfully facilitate a Lean Kaizen event.
Responsible for coordinating and participating in 30, 60, 90 day 6 month and 1 year follow-up meetings for each event to ensure action items are completed and improvements are realized and maintained.
Communicate cross-functionally at all levels within the company, including senior management.
Foster the MSC Culture in the CFC and throughout the company to ensure fulfillment of MSC’s mission and vision.
Participate in special projects and performs additional duties as required.
Minimum two years of Lean, Six Sigma, project management, training, and/or other related methodologies. Distribution environment is preferred.
EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s Degree in business, engineering or equivalent experience is required
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