LEAN Statement :
At adidas we are committed to live the LEAN philosophy and to apply LEAN principles to our daily operation maximizing customer value while minimizing waste and continuously improving our way of working.
This position will facilitate the implementation of the LEAN Management philosophy at CAC DC in support of goals and objectives.
The LEAN Ambassador will drive own initiatives and provide support to the site leadership team in the deployment of LEAN concepts.
The LEAN Ambassador will help to identify improvement opportunities and the resources necessary to accomplish planned improvements.
The LEAN Ambassador will lead, coach, and mentor multiple improvement teams within the DC to affect rapid change. With Labor Management the toolset of local DC management will be enhanced in the area of labor planning and performance management to contribute to one adidas initiative.
Essential duties and responsibilities :
Leading and Management of all LEAN topics across the CAC DC
Function as a change agent. Continuously challenge the way things are done. Promote creativity and out of the box thinking.
Regularly conduct internal Lean audits to monitor progress.
Responsibility for optimal use of Labor Management tool within DC incl. labor planning & performance management
Maintenance of LM tool incl. process analyses & time studies
Continuous support of IT teams to ensure that labor management solution provides the optimal outputs & new business requirements are captured
Reports to the Regional Lean Manager to align on standardized LEAN implementation (dotted line)
Single point of contact (SPOC) for all LEAN related topics in his area of responsibility
Manage the implementation of LEAN Management methodology to help the business achieve its goals and objectives. Improvement projects are likely to focus on the cost competitiveness, product availability, lead-
time reduction and supply chain network optimization.
Support CAC DC process owners to optimize processes and to focus on key customer requirements.
Provide training, coaching and mentoring in LEAN concepts and techniques.
Employ leadership and project management skills to ensure projects are completed on time and meet the objectives in the charter.
Develop and manage external as well as internal benchmarking partnerships to ensure a regular exchange of best practices in order to get additional ideas for improvements
Partner with Industrial Engineers on site. Share and standardize best practices and processes by driving standard work.
Support of the project team during the implementation of Labor Management
Business Partner / Contacts :
DC Director CAC DC
Regional Lean Manager
CAC DC Warehouse Operations Management
CAC DC Supply Chain Operations Management (if applicable)
Experience and Skills :
Minimum 2 years experience in applying LEAN concepts
Demonstrated statistical and analytical problem solving skills
Strong communication, facilitation and presentation skills to all levels of the organization
Demonstrated project management skills
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
Computer skills : MS Office suite, MS Project, MS Visio
Fluent in English and local language, third language is a plus
Bachelor degree in logistics or in another relevant discipline
Experience working in logistics or in manufacturing operations
Education as a certified LEAN Ambassador or Six Sigma Green Belt preferred