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Sr. Director of Continuous Improvement

Location: Santa Fe Springs
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
Slusher CA - Santa Fe Springs, CA

Position Type
Full Time

Who We Are

About the company:

As a company, we promote a culture of honesty and integrity, and value the trust it allows us to build with customers and employees alike. Our focus on our people is what sets us apart and keeps our customers coming back to work with us!

If you are seeking to be a part of a family, this is the place for you!

Performance Team and Damco Distribution, now part of the Maersk global organization under a combined Warehousing & Distribution division, offer third party logistics services to over 500 customers. Encompassing almost 15 million square feet of warehousing capacity throughout the country and a large transportation segment capturing a variety of services, we have key supply chain hubs in the Los Angeles and New Jersey/New York areas, and other facilities along the Western & Eastern coasts along with multiple locations in the Midwest. Delivering significant sales and profitability growth, we will drive the Inland Logistics and Services business for the combined US business units for Maersk.



The Senior Director of Continuous Improvement (CI) is responsible for providing strategic leadership across the organization to improve, optimize and innovate across the business and drive CI as a key strategic differentiator. This individual will drive the adoption of leading CI practices across the network. This leader and team will develop a strong in-house CI capability and implement CI efforts throughout our network. This role requires the development of strong internal and external relationships at all levels within the organization and with our strategic partner customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve in a key leadership role driving Continuous Improvement across all operations
  • Facilitate the achievement of successful financial results via CI initiatives and practices
  • Develop and execute a cohesive strategy for continuous improvement
  • Ensures the effective application of problem-solving techniques from root cause analysis to the implementation and sustainability of corrective and preventive actions driving continuous improvement, operational KPIs, and centers of excellence
  • Establishes governance to ensuring effective cross functional alignment and sponsorship on end-to-end process definition, design, measurement, and continuous improvement
  • Act as champion and visionary across the business and serving as an expert and thought leader with an understanding of leading practice in process improvement excellence
  • Researches and implements new tools to aid in resolving complex process issues, while fostering a culture of continuous improvement
  • Identify strategic CI initiatives that drive productivity improvements, service enhancement, employee engagement, and cost savings throughout operations
  • Partner with the executive leadership team to develop CI initiatives that communicate Maersk's value proposition for current and prospective customers
  • Collaborate with Marketing Communications to define and articulate CI strategy and results as a source of competitive advantage
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and co-workers
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Additional duties as assigned

    Education and Experience:
    • Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, or Business Management at four-year university
    • 12 or more years of operations experience with at least 5 years in a leadership role at another Logistics, Distribution, or Manufacturing organization
    • Significant experience in e-commerce and e-fulfillment
    • Confidence to take calculated risks, make strategic, results-oriented decisions and accept responsibility for the results (positive or negative)
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build a team, lead, motivate, drive performance and accountability.
    • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Preferred, PMP certification preferred

      • Competitive compensation package
      • Full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), Life insurance, tuition assistance, PTO and MORE!
      • Growing company with a performance record that continues to climb!
      • Opportunity to drive significant changes in Talent Acquisition with an ability to make an impact across the organization
      • Open-door work environment
      • High Performance culture with a focus on a growth mindset where continuous improvement is embraced
      • Opportunities for advancement!

        Company Benefits:

        --- Medical
        --- Dental
        --- Vision
        --- 401k + Company Match
        --- Employee Assistance Program
        --- Paid Time Off
        --- Flexible Work Schedules (when possible)
        --- And more!

        Pay Range:

        --- $180,000-$190,000

        *The above stated pay range is the anticipated starting range for the position. The Company may adjust this range in light of prevailing market conditions and other factors such as location. The Company will work directly with the selected candidate(s) on the final starting salary in accordance with all applicable laws

        You must be authorized to work for any employer in the US.

        Local candidates only; no relocation assistance is provided.

        We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

        We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements. If you are interested in applying for employment with Performance Team and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, or if you need a reasonable accommodation to perform a job, please contact the Human Resources Department by calling 844-447-7878 or emailing hr.support@performanceteam.net. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


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