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Manager, Continuous Improvement Programs

Company: Vans
Location: Denver
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Manager, Continuous Improvement ProgramsThis individual will lead the successful development of a culture of continuous improvement within our DCs by managing the tactical execution of our strategy. They will play a key role in leading, mentoring and teaching business leaders and associates how to use Lean methodologies to drive key process indicators and facilitate continuous improvement. Responsibilities include managing the development of the CI culture, driving Kaizen events on select projects, providing hands-on Lean expertise and coaching to our supply chain, and managing the reporting and sustainability of the program. - -How You Will Make a Difference:

  • Drives consistent and effective adoption of Cl across all DCs -
  • Manages the continued CI Training needs across the DC network - -
  • Aligns Cl initiatives with leader OGSTMs and DC KPIs -
  • Drives cross-network project sharing, visibility, and connections -
  • Works with key stakeholders in planning, organizing, implementing, and reviewing process improvement projects identified as critical, high impact, cross-network problems (i.e. Kaizen events & sustained improvement). -
  • Develops and conducts Culture Development Assessments, reporting/monitoring tools, program evaluations, and reviews to drive results to ensure that change is sustainable and permanent. -
  • Develops, trains, and mentors others in the use of Lean tools, approaches, and techniques to create a culture of continuous improvement and to solve complex and basic problems. - -
  • Determines and executes pathway to using VF Associates to deliver training and Coaching, without support of a Contractor - -
  • Scales beyond NORA to EMEA and APAC when ready (FY24+) -Skills for Success: Years of Related Professional Experience: - - 5+ yearsEducational/ Position Requirements: -
    • A Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business, Technology or related field and a minimum of 4 years broad business experience, preferably in the implementation of strategic initiatives or equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including highly refined public speaking skills to manage challenging public situations effectively. Experience in presenting to and influencing senior leadership.
    • Experience developing and articulating strategic choices and related Tactics.
    • Proficiency with project-based tools such as Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint as well as ability to pull and synthesize large data sets.
    • Proven ability to develop trust-based relationships with local and remote key leaders and team members
    • Proven record of accomplishment working with Project & Change Management principles and methodologies
    • Ability to identify dependencies between new and existing technology and business processes
    • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to take a new perspective on using existing solutions
    • Adept at identifying high-impact issues and risks to escalate for executive review
    • Experience and ability to work independently as a member of a virtual or geographically dispersed team.
    • Ability to lead and influence others who do not directly report to the Project ManagerSpecial Physical and/or Mental Requirements: -
      • Travel by air and overnight, as required 5-15% of time.Salary Range: $90,720.00 USD - $136,080.00 USD annuallyAnnual Incentive Eligibility:This position is eligible to participate in a VF Incentive Plan. Detailed information on incentive plans will be provided during the recruiting process.Benefits at VF:You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on - and by clicking Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during your onboarding process.COVID-19 Vaccination RequirementUnless prohibited by applicable law, this position requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on the first day of employment, absent need for medical or religious accommodation or other exemption as allowed by state or local law. Further information will be provided during the recruitment process.Please note, that our salary ranges are based on market pay data and geographical differentials. In determining the compensation for this position, we comply with all local, state, and federal laws.R-20220915-0032

Keywords: Vans, Denver , Manager, Continuous Improvement Programs, Executive , Denver, Colorado

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