Continuous Improvement Specialist

If you are looking for a rewarding career with a company that will continually strive to exceed your expectations through career development, continuing education, advancement opportunities, job stability, great benefits and a culture unlike any other then Associated is the company for you. 

Addison, IL


<div class="media"> <div class="media-bd"> <div class="snippet"> <p class="snippet-bd"><strong>Celebrating over 50 years of providing customers with innovative solutions that optimize storage and order fulfillment operations within their supply chain, Associated understands that handling materials in the supply chain should be more than material handling. By utilizing their unparalleled experience and industry best practices they are able to evaluate current methods and processes for storage, order fulfillment, labor and equipment utilization and recommend practical strategies enhance its effectiveness and reduce overall cost. Featuring leading edge engineering, fleet management, and labor optimization services to complement industry leading sales, service, rentals and parts, Associated has been the recipient of multiple awards in recognition of being a premier organization in the material handling industry.</strong></p> </div> </div> </div>

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Experienced Full-time

Overview: The Continuous Improvement Specialist is responsible for identifying and improving the execution of company processes to improve efficiencies, reduce waste and increase internal and external customer satisfaction while providing leadership and support as the company continues to implement continuous improvement and excellence initiatives.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Organize and conduct lean training/workshops throughout the organization to drive cultural change</li> <li>Create value stream mapping to define &ldquo;As-Is Analysis&rdquo; and the transition to the desired Future State</li> <li>Drive improvements via 5S, visual management, mistake proofing, standard work and other relevant tools</li> <li>Work with Operations Management to compare processes across the organization making recommendations to unify</li> <li>Responsible for training departmental teams regarding approved methods to create standard work</li> <li>Develop a company-wide continuous improvement program</li> <li>Utilize outcome of continuous improvement program to develop recommendations to improve efficiency and reduce costs while increasing internal and external customer satisfaction</li> <li>Develop and conduct 5S compliance audits and program evaluations to drive results with the fortitude to ensure change is permanent</li> <li>Develop and deliver presentation of findings from 5S Audits to procedure owners, stakeholders and senior management</li> <li>Provide mentoring and support to all team members to bring about the necessary cultural change to deliver sustainable results</li> <li>Collaborate with IT to determine appropriate distribution and storage of standard work</li> <li>Performs related duties and special projects as assigned or as the situation dictates.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <h3 class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoField_Job"><strong>Qualifications</strong></h3> <div class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoMsg_Job"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Container"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Text"> <ul> <li>Self-starter with strong leadership skills with an ability to learn and apply new concepts overcoming obstacles with collaborative change engaging cross-functional teams</li> <li>Strong organizational skills with proven ability to simultaneously conduct multiple projects</li> <li>Excellent communication, presentation and motivational skills</li> <li>Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills</li> <li>Proven ability to train others while exercising influence without authority</li> <li>Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel</li> <li>Working knowledge of business systems and CRM</li> <li>Ability to travel up to 25%&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Education &amp; Experience</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Engineering or other related discipline</li> <li>Minimum 4+ years lean training experience</li> <li>Lean practitioner, certified desirable</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div>