WESCO International, Inc.
The LEAN Program Manager (Field) leads strategic, group/region-level initiatives to deliver short term results and long term sustainability. This includes facilitating tactical and strategic kaizens with senior business leaders, promoting and guiding LEAN cultural transformation, and coaching LEAN principles at various levels of the organization. LEAN Programs Manager also conducts training, coaches and mentors LEAN Facilitators, LEAN Application Specialists, LEAN Field Champions and other Green Belts, Yellow Belts, etc.• Initiate, develop & manage new LEAN initiatives within the operating group/region.• Develop and execute the implementation strategy for current LEAN initiatives at various branch sites within the group/region and ensure specific objectives and results are achieved.• Actively participate in the development and execution of the LEAN embedment strategy via training, coaching and mentoring of LEAN Practitioners (Green Belts, Yellow Belts, etc.) and LEAN Leaders (Blue Belts).• Assist in the development of all belts through personal example, coaching/mentoring and formal/informal training sessions.• Ensure adequate delegation and clear definition of responsibilities to each member in the development and implementation of initiatives.• Provide strategic and direct input on various kaizen (continuous improvement) events in a team setting and demonstrate successful outcomes; select and utilize appropriate LEAN resources and tools.• Promote a team working relationship amongst the various business units and the Corporate LEAN Group.• Provide executive level updates regarding initiative key components, results, accomplishments, etc.• Promote out-of-the-box thinking and continuously generate new ideas to improve processes, service, efficiency, inventory, cost and space.• Serve as a catalyst to promote LEAN thinking and foster a continuous improvement culture throughout the company.
EXPERIENCE:• 10years experience with a Fortune 500 company recognized for their continuous improvement/LEAN culture.• Supply chain, distribution and/or logistics functions.EDUCATION:• Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering, Logistics, Technical or related requiredSKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:• LEAN Black Belt certification.• Highly seasoned and experienced LEAN leader/practitioner with a proven track record of end-to-end management of key, strategic programs and business segments (e.g.; operations, administration, customer-facing).• Strong leadership track record – prior direct experience in managing teams.• Extensive experience in managing change and transforming a culture to a continuous improvement mindset.• Strong track record of accomplishments–able to articulate in this area.• Solid project management skills/kaizen event experience –from initiation through full implementation.• Strong process-oriented and analytical skills.• Strong written and verbal communication skills.• Excellent PC skills, to include proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.• Willingness to travel on a 30-50% basis.
WESCO International, Inc.
Website : http://www.wesco.com
WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating ("MRO") and original equipment manufacturers ("OEM") product, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. 2012 annual sales were approximately $6.6 billion. The Company employs approximately 9,000 people, maintains relationships with over 18,000 suppliers, and serves over 65,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers and utilities. WESCO operates nine fully automated distribution centers and approximately 475 full-service branches in North America and international markets, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.