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Supply Chain Continuous Improvement Manager

Date: Nov 21, 2018

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: MS-13956
Area of Interest: Supply Chain
Organization: Distribution Center
Brand/Division: Mississippi
Position Type: Full-time


Williams-Sonoma, inc is looking for a strong Supply Chain Continuous Improvement Manager who is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified for our Memphis, TN Distribution Center. If this opportunity in the Greater Memphis Area interests you, please apply today.


This Supply Chain Continuous Improvement Manager will execute Lean Six Sigma Black Belt projects, as well as direct individuals and cross-functional teams using Lean Six Sigma DMAIC methodologies to achieve significant, sustainable improvements to critical operations, manufacturing, and transportation processes, and to help management achieve strategic goals and positively impact financial results.


* Provide leadership and coaching in Lean Six Sigma principles and tools to leadership and other Green belts.
* Oversee all Green Belt projects to ensure solid business cases are identified, Six Sigma methodology is followed from start to end, and realization of the projects are achieved.
* Provide leadership in interpreting customer needs and requirements, translate concepts into practice, identify process improvement opportunities, and quantify results and trends.
* Execute Lean Six Sigma projects to drive measurable results
* Provide Six Sigma training, coaching, and mentorship to Green Belts.
* Makes recommendations, and develops and presents formal presentations to senior leadership.



* BS/BA degree in Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, or business related field is required.
* Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, or related field
* Black Belt Certification
* 3+ years Six Sigma Training Experience
* 7+ years of progressive Engineering/Operations/Project Management experience in a multi-unit environment.
* 3+ years' experience in Retail or Manufacturing
* 5+ years of progressive experience supporting Continuous Improvement initiatives
* Strong working knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean, and Kaizen tools, and problem solving / root cause analysis, and process management experience
* 5+ years of experience leading technical or project teams, with or without direct reports
* 3+ years of experience working closely with senior leadership (VP and above)
* Proven ability to Communicate to and Influence stakeholders
* Strong facilitation and oral/written communication skills.
* Good organization and planning skills, and conflict resolution skills.
* Self-starter with a proven ability to handle multiple programs/ projects.


* 3+ years of leadership experience with direct report responsibility
* 5+ years experience in a Retail or Manufacturing Industry
* Master Black Belt Certification
* PMP Certification
* Experience documenting/designing business processes, performing business analysis, and requirements definition
* Knowledge of supply chain execution systems including WMS, LMS, TMS, and forecasting and planning systems
* Formal training in change management methodology (e.g., Conner)


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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