Sr. Continuous Improvement Specialist
Company: World Shipping, Inc.
Posted on: September 24, 2022
World Shipping, Inc. is hiring a Sr. Continuous Improvement
Specialist for our growing IT team here in Rocky River!
The Sr. Continuous Improvement Specialist drives sustainable
continuous improvements within the organization, delivering
breakthrough results in Quality, Efficiency, and Cost, while
building cultural change throughout the organization. The Sr. CI
Specialist works closely with leadership and department employees
to achieve results.
This position requires strong Lean Six Sigma background and
hands-on leadership skills, along with a passion for Operational
Excellence, to be successful. Experience with Quality Management
Systems and ISO 9001 is highly recommended.
The Sr. Continuous Improvement Specialist is responsible for
managing improvement initiatives within and across teams. The Sr.
Specialist will direct multiple projects, document processes and
play a key role in influencing change. The Sr. Specialist will lead
analyses and audits on processes in order to make recommendations
on items such as quality, cost, waste reduction, process
reliability, process automation, and efficiency.
Evaluate existing business and operational flows, understand as-is
processes and develop/prepare recommendations for process
improvements and system enhancements/optimizations, prepare to-be
Facilitate long-term process improvement projects from beginning
through completion across various work groups.
Actively monitor project risks to identify potential problems and
proactively identify solutions.
Lead and facilitate Kaizen events to achieve breakthrough
Monitor 30-day follow-up activities and reports.
Establish methods for and complete post implementation reviews and
validations to ensure improvements are successful and new processes
continue to be followed.
Challenge the status quo to find ways to optimize performance to
deliver superior results.
Coordinate with business leaders to identify data gaps and lead the
development of metrics, reports and analysis that assist in
measuring where we are in relation to business goals.
Ensure documentation of standard operating procedures are current
Audit processes to ensure compliance with policies and
Work collaboratively across the organization to resolve complex
issues and avoid risks to projects.
Provide professional business process improvement expertise and
support to Teams by being the subject matter expert about Lean and
Six Sigma techniques.
Work with management teams to sustain results.
Build an improvement culture across the organization.
The individual must be able to perform each essential job duty and
responsibility satisfactorily. - The following requirements are
representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed to
perform the job at a fully acceptable level.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND/OR CERTIFICATION
Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent working
Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt
3+ years relevant experience
3+ years of Lean/Six Sigma experience
1+ years of Internal Auditing (ISO 9001 Auditing preferred)
Experience in large-scale ERP transitions
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and
written form using a variety of communication techniques and tools
to ensure appropriate flow of information.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to
Displays courtesy, tact and respect when dealing with others.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The Sr. Continuous Improvement Specialist possesses extensive
facilitation skills and hands-on experience in continuous
Self-starter; ability to take ownership over processes
Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple activities at
A strong application knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques and
related CI tools are required: Standard Work, Root Cause Analysis,
Kaizen Events, Value Stream Mapping, Process Mapping, 5S, 8 Wastes,
This person should be recognized as a change agent, challenging the
status quo to drive to operations excellence
The Specialist needs to also possess leadership skills to drive the
overall CI process across the facility.
Solid relationship building and management skills; professional
demeanor and relentless follow-through in a non-threatening
Proven record of working with all levels of an organization's
business and technology departments
Strong skills in problem identification and resolution
Excellent Communication skills - verbal, written, and group
Adept at multi-tasking and work prioritization; thrives in an
environment of rapid change
Proficient with Microsoft Office
Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision
Life, AD, & Disability insurance
Employee Assistance Program
401(k) plan with up to 6% company match
Paid Time Off
Professional development & growth opportunities
Casual dress code
Flexible work arrangements
World Shipping, Inc. is an independent shipping agency specializing
in vessel operations, APIS/AMS/ACI/ENOA/D, grain forwarding, and
project logistics. The company is the maritime concierge for all
Great Lakes ports in both the United States and Canada. Founded in
1960, World Shipping, Inc. is the founding company of World Group,
and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
Founded in 1960, World Group is a leading American-owned NVOCC,
freight forwarder, transportation, warehousing, and logistics
organization. We move freight through the air, across the oceans,
and over the roads, from anywhere. Find out how we can help get
your freight where it needs to be by -visiting our website:
WE'RE GROWING - JOIN OUR WORLD GROUP COMMUNITY TODAY!Equal
Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other
manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they
have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the
pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have
access to the compensation information of other employees or
applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot
disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals
who do not otherwise have access to compensation information,
unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or
charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding,
hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the
employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to
furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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