Manager Lean Ambassador
Colon City, 3, PA
hace 17 horas

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.

Summary :

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)
  • Industrial Engineering
  • 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
  • Analytical skills
  • Education :

  • 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
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