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Continuous Improvement Lead

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  • Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
  • Domino's Pizza LLC

About Us

Domino’s Pizza, which began in 1960 as a single store location in Ypsilanti, MI, has had a lot to celebrate lately: we’re a reshaped, reenergized brand of honesty, transparency and accountability – not to mention, great food! In the rise to becoming a true technology leader, the brand is now consistently one of the top five companies in online transactions and 65% of our sales in the U.S. are taken through digital channels. The brand continues to ‘deliver the dream’ to local business owners, 90% of which started as delivery drivers and pizza makers in our stores. That’s just the tip of the iceberg…or as we might say, one “slice” of the pie! If this sounds like a brand you’d like to be a part of, consider joining our team!

Job Details

This position will provide leadership, vision, coordination, and functional direction to the Supply Chain Centers in our north region (Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Winnipeg, Moncton, Calgary, Vancouver, and Cambridge) for all elements to the development, introduction and sustainability of LEAN operating principles and associated tools and processes.

The role will be responsible for managing all Center Operations Programs, and implementing Continuous Improvement (CI) methods such as Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen/Six Sigma Principles. Practical Problem Solving and Value Analysis to drive out waste and improve productivity. This role will set the facility direction for CI and will take the lead in fostering the professional development of Team Leaders by being a leading, proactive change agent that drives a Continuous Improvement culture. This position will also be responsible for improving product quality from process through production by identifying and improving current systems, quality operating procedures, and material handling.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Provide leadership and education to designated Center Leadership by facilitating, promoting, and supporting LEAN cultural development

  • Coach and develop leadership team to manage using LEAN techniques
  • Create and implement LEAN assessment tools to identify opportunities and gap areas to integrate into overall site LEAN transition plan
  •  Develops and manages LEAN roadmap
  • Facilitates the development, introduction and tracking of standard work for leaders within the Supply Chain Centers (all departments)
  • Exhibits/Creates LEAN standards that others can follow

Strategy development and delivery of key functional areas. Facilitate the strategy deployment process within the SCCs to support the overall 5 Year Business Plan for SCS.

  • Work with SCS Senior Leadership to support strategy deployment process within the centers
  • Facilitate the development of master and baby A3’s along with appropriate action plans
  •  Champion problem solving processes (e.g. Kaizen) within the center leadership to develop, teach and engage all team members.
  •  Implements LEAN tools to support the 5 Year Business Plan
  •  Develop and facilitate ongoing cadence

Design and develop new tools within Supply Chain to counteract identified problem areas

  • Manages the introduction of tools and processes to support the 5 Year Transformation and Operational Excellence Vision and Strategy including GEMBA walks
  •  Facilitate Kaizen events within the Supply Chain Centers
  • Identify and ensure existing activities are interlinked to provide a coherent framework to the 5 Year Plan

Communication, Performance Measurement and Systems

  •  Design and provide mechanism to track and report scorecard of Operational Excellence transformation measures
  • Supports the introduction of management processes to ensure sustainability
  •  Supports the internal governance / PDCA processes
  •  Develop SC communication framework and manage internal and external communications relating to LEAN.
  • Introduce teaching and thinking of visual control system to SC team members to ensure that new clear and LEAN systems are adopted and owned by those who use them.
  •  Represent CI at SC Meetings to ensure standardization across sites
  • Provides link between Mill and Sector during LEAN implementation phase
  • Supports Lean Transformation efforts
Qualifications
  • 5 plus years of business/operations leadership with an organization known for its best-in-class operations.  Expertise across a broad spectrum of products, end markets, business cycles and manufacturing processes and disciplines. Food is preferred.
  • SAP and SQL experience a plus
  •  Demonstrated ability to quickly assess and make clear recommendations for improvement. Excellent Project Management skills
  • Strong lean six sigma skills.  Understands the concepts and demonstrated ability to implement and drive results.
  • Strong financial skills especially around productivity and cost leverage.
  • Well-developed team building and influencing skills, unquestioned integrity, and the experience, confidence and stature to work across multiple functions.
  • Demonstrated broad and deep understanding of manufacturing and supply chain challenges that occur within multi-site distributed environments and related best-practice solutions.
  • An undergraduate degree is required-preferably in engineering, manufacturing, or a related discipline; an advanced degree in a related field or MBA is desirable. Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt preferred
  • Ability to travel to up to 50% in Canada and throughout the United States.
Additional Information

Role will support centers in (Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Winnipeg, Moncton, Calgary, Vancouver, and Cambridge) 

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