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Lean Distribution Manager (West Region)

Company: Atkore International
Location: Chino
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionLean Distribution Manager (West Region)
Who we are:
Atkore is forging a future where our employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders, and communities are building better together - a future focused on serving the customer and powering and protecting the world.
With a global network of manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, Atkore is a leading provider of electrical, safety and infrastructure solutions.
Who we are looking for:
We are currently looking for a Lean Distribution Manager to be based out of Chino, CA. Reporting to the RDC Director of Support. This position will be responsible for creation, maintenance, implementing, and auditing all distribution level standard work. This position will coordinate all efforts to remain in alignment with our Atkore Business System team processes and events.
What you'll do:

  • In coordination with our Atkore Business System group and other Lean Distribution Leaders, manage, train, and guide the assigned Regional RDC Leadership and Hourly teams on our planned Lean transformational journey.
  • Using the 4C's of communication, become a Champion for Lean and Standard Work.
  • Using Atkore best practices and forms, create standard work for all RDC operational tasks including, but not limited to, receiving, fulfillment, inventory control, quality, and transportation. This task will include both exempt and non-exempt team members.
  • Construct, implement and manage scored Atkore Standard Work Audit to be used to validate site process compliance, including conducting audits.
  • Coordinate activities to support ABS activities for process improvement or breakthrough changes.
  • Create structure for handling Standard Work via a controlled document process.
  • Train existing Atkore team members in the proper use and deployment of Standard Work and Lean for front line team members.
  • Identify waste opportunities and remove them from the standard work and daily task list.
    What you'll bring:
    • Bachelor's degree, or above, in business administration.
    • Experience in lean distribution or within a business system-based company is requirement, preferably with a Black Belt Certification.
    • A track record of being a change agent within an organization.
    • 3-5 years' experience managing and implementing standard work, distribution center environment is preferred.
    • A high degree of engagement and ability to train both existing staff and new hires regarding Lean practices and all standard work content.
    • 3-5 years' experience working in a facility that uses Labor Management software and Engineered Labor Standards. Background in actual deployment of Labor Management is a strong plus.
    • Ability to check and challenge the status quo while in pursuit of breakthrough results.
    • A passion for getting your hands dirty and engaging with the front-line team.
    • Comfortable working with a team that is focused on achieving a comprehensive transformational vision for the Atkore distribution network.
      Within 3 months, you'll:
      • Have constructed an executable plan for construction, revision, and deployment of standard work based on a need pareto.
      • Have a detailed plan for training and implementing Lean throughout the assigned region.
      • Developed a controlled document plan for managing completed standard work.
      • Become familiar with existing distribution center operational practices, documentation, and controls, including software capabilities.
      • Understand the training needs of existing staff.
        Within 6 months, you'll:
        • Have completed standard work for all direct labor functions in the distribution centers and deployed to front line team members.
        • Have performed your first Lean site baseline audits and have engaged with the team on any Lean training requirements.
        • Constructed Day in the Life Of (DILO's) for all supervisor positions detailing hour by hour shift duties throughout a normal shift, including necessary standard work.
        • Have completed a draft of a new on-site scored Standard Work audit to validate compliance by local team members to updated Standard Work and exception tasks.
          Within 12 months, you'll:
          • Have performed at least one scored Standard Work audit at each RDC in assigned region.
          • Complete standard work for all direct and indirect job functions in the distribution center.
          • Work in tandem with our ABS team, leverage Labor Management reporting to identify task specific improvements and develop task related enhancements to address the opportunities that were identified via process, software, or automation modifications.
          • Have achieved the targeted Lean Audit Scores as identified during the initial Lean audit process.
            Atkore is a recipient of a Great Place to Work certification and a Top Workplaces USA award! We're committed to creating an engaged and aligned workforce that drives collaborative culture. Our team strives for breakthrough results, stays focused on being standout leaders, and fully supports decisions of the Company. We consistently live the Atkore mission, strategic priorities, and behaviors, all in a way that's consistent with our core values. Together, we build strong leaders that continually endeavor to move us forward.
            With a global network of manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, Atkore is a leading provider of electrical, safety and infrastructure solutions.
            Join our team and align yourself with an industry leader!
            #LI-AR1Equal 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)

Keywords: Atkore International, Chino , Lean Distribution Manager (West Region), Executive , Chino, California

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