Ryder System Lean Leader in Wilmington, Illinois
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The Lean Leader will serve as Lean change agent at site; ensure a consistent, rapid and successful deployment of Lean at an assigned large account.
The Lean Leader will use the Lean principles to train employees, develop lean transformation/continuous improvement plans addressing critical site needs, identify opportunities for improvement, execute improvement projects through value stream maps/Kaizen facilitation and employee engagement at all levels within assigned site.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead, deliver and drive Lean initiatives and strategies for a 1.5M sq/ft facility and other large facilities for the customer account.
•Facilitation of site specific Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen events
•Utilization of 5S and Root Cause Analysis tools (Fishbone diagrams, 5 Why’s, etc.)
•Design and delivery of ‘Standard Work’ procedures and ‘Status at a Glance’ visualizations
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must be available to work on a flexible schedule on the various work shifts
Skills and Abilities
Builds and manages effective teams
Strong leadership and motivating skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Bilingual, English and French (for Quebec locations only)
Effective interpersonal skills
Excellent interpersonal skills within a diverse team environment
Demonstrates problem solving skills
Demonstrates analytical skills
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to prioritize, structure and schedule tasks to maximize effort and meet deadlines
Must be computer literate and able to use the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel & Word required)
Bachelor's degree required in business, logistics, transportation. A combination of other education and experiences will be considered.
Five (5) years or more in the management of warehouse and/or transportation operations required
DOT Regulated: No
Job Category: Logistics
Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Requisition ID: R27818
Job Type: Full time
Ryder operates behind the scenes, managing critical fleet, transportation and supply chain functions for over 50,000 customers, many of which make the products that consumers use every day. When you choose Ryder, you get access to industry-leading technology, one of North America’s largest fleet of trucks, an expansive infrastructure of maintenance facilities and warehouses, and some of the most talented people in the industry.