Project Mgr

Company Name:
Con-way, Inc.
Position Summary
This position is responsible for providing detailed instruction and guidance on corporate Lean initiatives through advanced facilitation, management, and administration of related principles, tools, and values including promotion & advancement of strategic planning, training & development, and physical implementation.
Essential Functions
o Defines requirements for operations and ensures the implementation of Lean strategies and initiatives to effectively meet or exceed requirements & customer expectations
o Ensures developmentally productive environment for all employees
o Administers and communicates company policies, goals, strategies, and vision
o Supervises and develops staff and otherwise carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
o Facilitates quality systems, continuous process improvement, and safety initiatives in accordance with Lean thinking throughout the organization
o Responsible for advancing customer metrics (safety, quality, cost, delivery, and morale)
o Develops, models, and coaches Lean Warehousing Systems applications
o Regularly reviews Lean performance expectations with leadership teams across the organization, providing expectations, performance planning, feedback, training & development and performance discussions
o Performs administrative duties commensurate with the requirements of the organization including data gathering, metrics, reports and news letters
o Mentors, coaches and trains various levels throughout the company
Scope and Accountability:
Applies broad knowledge to act as a key contributor on complex or critical assignments; contributes to the standards around which others will operate and acts as an advisor/coach to mentor other team members. Develops solutions and execution strategies in complicated or novel situations. Impacts the business by influencing decisions through advice, counsel or facilitating services to others in area of specialization.
Knowledge: Degree in Logistics, Operations, Management, Lean Manufacturing or related field required.
o Lean Warehouse Knowledge
o Transportation Knowledge and Management
o Safety & Security
? OSHA and MSDS Regulations -Warehouse compliance
? Safety program experience and oversight
o Business Management Skills
o Planning - Strategic and/or Tactical
o Quality Management System Knowledge
o HR Administration
o Computer Skills
? Microsoft Office - Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Access
? Microsoft Project
? Computer based WMS technology
Experience: This Position requires 3-5 years leading Lean in an operation with additional managerial experience (Education may substitute for years of experience) providing overall direction, implementation, and continuous improvement of Lean systems infrastructure in all phases of warehousing and distribution. Must be willing to travel 70 % of the time. Person must have capabilities to manage multiple tasks at the same time.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
o Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
o Work Environment: The duties of this job are performed in both an office environment and a warehouse environment, thereby experiencing some minor to moderate level of noise due to office equipment and warehouse equipment. May require extended hours in order to meet customer's needs. Travel will be required to specific customer and Menlo locations. Job location to be determined based on the needed support.
Proud Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer of Minorities/Females/Disabilities/Veterans
Job: Project Management
Title: Project Mgr
Location: Georgia-Lithia Springs
Requisition ID: PRO000344

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