Continuous Improvement Specialist

<strong>Associated is a growing material handling solutions provider that utilizes its expertise to enable our customers to dramatically improve their operational efficiency and productivity and therefore better satisfy their own customers' diversified needs. When you join our Team of talented and motivated professionals, you will be part of a company that is committed to be the best it can be, every day. <br/><br/> Come grow with us!</strong>

Addison, IL


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.

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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, training and support as the company continues to implement continuous improvement initiatives.
Responsibilities: <ul type="disc"> <li>Conduct Raymond Lean Management training/workshops on various topics throughout the organization to drive cultural change</li> <li>Create value stream map or process flow to define the current state 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>Conduct 5S compliance audits and program evaluations to drive results with the fortitude to ensure change is permanent</li> <li>Deliver presentation of findings from 5S Audits to process 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>Performs related duties and special projects as assigned or as the situation dictates.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul type="disc"> <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; MS Visio a plus</li> <li>Occasional travel required</li> </ul>