Continuous Improvement Manager - Operations (Chicago or SF)
What you'll do:
- Be a subject matter expert, develop and deploy the continuous improvement program that supports Deliverr’s strategic direction including all aspects of the business system for operations, fulfillment, warehouse and transportation/logistics continuous improvement
- Drive the identification, adoption, and continuous improvement of scalable end to end processes
- Own key initiative programs that support Deliverr’s strategic direction with the ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
- Work with Operational stakeholders to drive execution on the plans and deep dive opportunities for improvement
- Develop and define program scopes, short and long term goals, KPIs, and outline/drive the project plan for achieving those goals on time
- Work closely with all Deliverr teams, including Growth, Engineering, Data Science, and Finance
- Develop continuous improvement training materials and deploy to the organization and partners/suppliers
- Be a change agent developing and promoting a culture of continuous improvement and personally lead lean events at partner facilities
- Responsible for defining and delivering on quarter over quarter cost and margin improvements
- Establish, standardize and roll out best practices across all partner facilities/operations
What we’re looking for:
- 5+ years of professional experience in Operations, Engineering or Supply Chain leading continuous improvement in a multi-site warehouse, distribution or e-commerce environment
- Certification in lean manufacturing/six sigma systems and tools with proven experience implementing for quantifiable results
- Demonstrated excellence in collaboration with internal and external business partners to deliver greater operational performance, efficiency, and/or quality
- Keen ability to distinguish internal versus external problem sources to properly focus the correct resources to resolve issues quickly
- Exceptional prioritization skills to ensure timely resolutions that are appropriate for the severity and impact of the situation
- Comfortable with ambiguity and the ability to adapt in a rapidly growing startup environment
- Ability to work independently in a high pressure environment with all levels of leadership and exercise sound judgment where clear guidelines may not exist.
- Personable and collaborative; strong affinity for working cross-functionally
- Strong computer literacy skills, including usage of Google Sheets/Excel including pivot tables, macros, data links, etc.
- Incredibly hardworking and willing to do what it takes for us to reach our goals
- Ability to travel for your programs or to work with our warehouse partners 50-75% of the time
Bonus points for:
- Experience working with SQL, creating and running reports
- MBA/Masters Engineering/Supply Chain
- Expertise in Lean Management, Six Sigma and other OE tools
- Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification
- Strong process, manufacturing, fulfillment or engineering background with an ability to understand work flow and throughput through the operation
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