Senior Project Manager Continuous Improvement in Dallas, TX, United States


Senior Project Manager Continuous Improvement

XPO Logistics

  • Full_time
  • Industry : Logistics and Supply Chain
  • image Dallas, TX, United States
  • Zip Code : N/A
  • image September 20th 2017


XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oreal, Toyota and many others. We're growing worldwide. And we're constantly looking for talented individuals at all levels who can deliver the caliber of service our customers require. If you're ready to give us your best, let's talk. We'd like to invest in you. (NYSE: XPO) 
Please note this is an operations role, not an IT position 
The selected candidate will primarily be responsible for supporting the development and leading the implementation of the XPO Operating System (XOS). The candidate will be required to influence all levels of operations to drive culture and performance improvement within the supply chain network. The role requires expert knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma tools as well as change management techniques. 
Essential Functions 
Directly support development and deployment of the XPO Lean Management platform for selected supply chain sites 
Ability to conceptualize a future state in relatable terms to site operations teams and executive leaders; develop the change management plan to implement effectively and efficiently 
Serve as a change agent for culture change and the use of leadership Standard Work at all levels of the organization 
Mentor Site General Managers and staff in the use and value of process improvement methodologies under the Lean Management principles 
Partner with management teams to assess current processes and identify process improvement opportunities, including offering project ideas and solutions 
Organize teams and drive improvement projects around under-performing processes 
Identify internal and external best practices that can be internalized and replicated across the XPO supply chain footprint 
Identify, engage, mentor, and develop talented candidates to become Lean and Six Sigma practitioners, Lean Leaders, and/or Kaizen Facilitators 
Meet or exceed annual cost savings run rate targets for all responsible sites 
Track overall progress of XOS deployment program in terms of stated goals, particularly around cost savings and training targets 
Report site deployment and project execution progress using standard reporting templates 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
Bachelor's degree in operations, supply chain, engineering, or related field or equivalent experience
8+ years of experience, preferably in a distribution center environment, supply chain management, or a related field 
Experience leading large-scale, multi-site, and/or multi-regional transformational supply chain projects 
Expert experience with lean tools such as value stream mapping, 5S, standard work, 5 Why Analysis, etc. 
Expert experience with analytical tools such as flow charts, Pareto charts, cause and effect diagrams, run charts, etc. 
Lean Expert and/or Six Sigma Blackbelt certified; Lean Master preferred 
Expert use of Microsoft Office products 
Able to travel 75%+ as needed, occasionally on short notice 


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