PAE, Inc Continuous Improvement Manager in Arlington, Virginia

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Continuous Improvement Manager

This position is responsible for coordinating, implementing and participating/leading PAE’s Continuous Improvement (CI) and Business Process Re-engineering efforts, with a focus on assessing and re-designing processes across warehouse operations aligned with our business and customer’s needs.

With the flexibility to be based out of any of 5 metropolitan US locations, the role will require up to 75% travel between our locations in Illinois, Iowa, Georgia, New Jersey, Florida, California, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Additional travel to other locations throughout the country may be required to support this work. Your living location is flexible.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Work with business leaders to Identify, coordinate and/or lead a wide variety of continuous improvement initiatives and projects designed to improve production, quality and safety across warehouse operations

  • Leverage established continuous improvement (i.e. Lean and Six Sigma…) methodologies to map current state processes and value streams including, process profiles, timings, counts, roles and responsibilities along with other key data elements.

  • Identify main gaps and improvement opportunities across, processes, people (roles and responsibilities), data (ingestion, storage, access, dashboards) and technology.

  • Conduct interviews with key stakeholders, subject matter experts, and where necessary customers to solicit voice of the customer information

  • Translate voice of the customer information in measureable characteristics

  • Assist in translating improvement opportunities into specific projects with established operational baselines, clear targets, and estimated financial benefits that tie to PAE’s business goals and objectives

  • Assist in establishing processes for business leaders to measure, manage, track, and report operational project results and corresponding financial business benefits

  • Identify and implement Best Practices

  • Establish a process to identify quickly drive leverage improvement opportunities across the organization.

  • Establish and ensure processes are in place to sustain improvements

  • Provide updates regarding the progress of Continuous Improvement activities

  • Assist in developing communications to the various organizational stakeholders regarding the Continuous Improvement value proposition and the ‘What’s In It For Me’ to driving improved business performance.

  • Establish appropriate Continuous Improvement training, guidance, mentorship, and leadership as a foundation to ensure the organization is consistent in its approach

  • Train the Trainer and employees as needed in all new process improvements

  • Assist in creating and implementing an approach to measure the organizations capability in learning and applying the Continuous Improvement techniques

  • Work with business leaders assisting them define and report on their current state performance, recommended future state, improvement opportunities, and current and future state benefits with respect to the impact of the Continuous Improvement program

Competencies and Skills:

  • Facile in Change Management techniques

  • Change agent with demonstrated influencing experience

  • Self-directed individual who can work independently

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis and problem solving, flow manufacturing, Statistical Process Control

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Management, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience

  • Past experience successfully implementing a Continuous Improvement program

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Good organizational skills.

  • Computer proficiency required (MS Office preferred).

  • Demonstrated Six Sigma Black Belt experience, Lean training, or equivalent relevant leadership experience of process improvement efforts.

  • Master Black Belt qualifications and experience building organizational capabilities in Lean principles each a plus

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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