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Continuous Improvement Manager

Company: Kuehne + Nagel
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a Continuous Improvement Manager to join our team!Your Role The Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of KN Engineering and facilitate the continuous improvement process. They will train the local teams in the KN Engineering philosophy and tool set, thus ensuring the sustainability of local KN Engineering compliance. They will also identify and collect best practices, as well as develop KN Engineering tools. The Continuous Improvement Manager will support sites by leading key Kaizens and Continuous Improvement related projects Candidates should be well versed in Lean 6-Sigma Methodology and ideally be Black Belt Certified Position.Your Responsibilities --- To work with the local teams to identify opportunities for continuous improvement projects--- To work with the local teams to carry out KN Engineering implementations on sites--- To ensure local maintenance of KN Engineering tools after implementation--- To facilitate and foster the continuous improvement process--- To ensure the sustainability of local KN Engineering compliance--- To Identify and collect best practices for further development of the KN Engineering tools--- To monitor savings development of sites--- To train local teams + KN Engineering Experts in KN Engineering philosophy and tool set--- To coach local KN Engineering Black Belts, Green Belts and Yellow Belt trainees in managing improvement projects--- Overtime and Weekends as neededYour Skills and Experiences --- Capable of applying problem solving methodologies to propose corrective action plans, including root cause identification and proposal of prevention measures.--- Undergraduate degree, preferably in engineering, business, supply chain management or logistics--- Advanced degree in engineering, business or supply chain management --- Seven years of work experience in logistics, transportation or supply chain management.--- Two years of work experience with project management, PMP or similar certification a plus.--- Two years of work experience leading projects to deliver supply chain cost savings for clients --- Proficient with computers including the following applications: Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook, Project and Visio. --- Extensive knowledge of supply chain business functions including transportation, inventory control, warehousing, purchasing, and customer service.--- Ability to work with and/or manage cross-functional teams to define and plan scope for projects from initiation through implementation and operational transition. --- Highly flexible and adaptable to change; able to manage ambiguity in an extremely dynamic business environment. --- Capable of developing and documenting new business processes and/or optimizing existing processes as required.--- Experience training individuals on new responsibilities, processes, computer applications, etc.--- Ability to manage projects and develop a team of employees responsible for the execution of operational activities.--- Utilize Excel, Access and other available tools to conduct data mining and analysis.--- Utilize PowerPoint and other applications to develop customer-facing presentations.--- Comfortable working with people remotely, often via teleconference.--- Analytical mindset with the ability to identify process improvement opportunities and quantify their costs and benefits. --- Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required to support project requirements.--- Comfortable working with individuals from diverse national, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.--- Six Sigma certification a plusGood Reasons to Join We offer competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, employee discounts, tuition reimbursement, excellent training programs and a highly dynamic global work environment.

Keywords: Kuehne + Nagel, Phoenix , Continuous Improvement Manager, Executive , Phoenix, Arizona

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