Lean Champion (Engineer)


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Olive Branch, MS

Job Description

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Job Overview:

If you are an Lean Champion (Engineer) professional looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you! Based in our newly relocated, state-of-the-art, 240,000 sq foot distribution center in Olive Branch, MS and reporting the Vice President Distribution. You will be responsible for develop, implement, and administer all aspects of Lean principles throughout the Olive Branch Warehouse. Lead the training and application of lean principles along with driving continuous improvement, process efficiency and customer satisfaction throughout the Supply Chain.
  • Manage Lean Programs by promoting a culture of continuous improvement and provide a vision for how warehouse operations strategies will evolve toward ever improving efficiency.
  • In cooperation with staff personnel, identify targets for improvement that are compatible with the business strategy. Develop action plans to implement improvements in target areas. Facilitate teams to work on targeted projects and coordinate resources necessary to accomplish project goals.
  • Study Olive Branch operational processes to identify excessive time, effort, and process variation to identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Responsible for developing and distributing communications and Lean Program status updates at all levels within the plant.
  • Motivate, encourage, and coach employees in the expanded and consistent use of Lean principles.
  • Establish a foundation for standard work, problem solving, and continuous improvement.
  • Develop Lean training curriculum and administer training of all plant employees.
  • Oversee development and implementation of 5S strategies in the warehouse.
  • Strive to continually improve personal education in latest Lean techniques and tools.
  • Achieve Certification as a Lean Champion, and higher levels as practical.
  • Responsible for all Safety activities within the distribution center.
  • Seek and review current events and new developments in Lean implementation and administration.
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.
You quickly and decisively take actions in fact-changing, unpredictable situations. You facilitate an open dialogue with a wide variety of contributors and stakeholders. You know what motivates different people and align work accordingly. You communicate the vision with a sense of purpose about the future. You deliver feedback letting people know where they stand, honestly and sensitively. You seek ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering.
Required Skills - External
  • Bachelor’s Degree or MBA in Engineering or Project Engineering
  • Demonstrated experience in leading Lean Manufacturing initiatives and applying tools
  • Solid understanding of distribution environments, including purchasing, inventory, and warehouse operations.
  • Ability to multitask and work independently with precise detail and follow-up reporting
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience in inventory, distribution and operational procedures
  • 6-sigma Black Belt or other certification preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Additional Information

  • Occasional business travel may be required.
A background check and drug screen will be required for employment.
Our Commitment to Our People
We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills and competencies to compete and lead in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development from onboarding through senior leadership.
Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer you the right options to meet your individual/family needs:  medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more.  We provide employees flexible time off plans including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday leave.
Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities and the world in which we live. Learn more about us!.
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place.
Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson is about welcoming, respecting, and valuing the differences each employee possesses. Inclusion is creating a real sense of engagement, belonging and connection for all employees. Learn more about ourCulture & Values and about Diversity & Inclusion at Emerson.
Work Authorization
Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.
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