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Vice President, Continuous Improvement

Company: CJ Logistics America
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Position Overview:The Vice President 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 initiative. 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. In addition to leading the CI team, the Vice President, CI will lead a team of Project Managers who are responsible for integrating new customers, starting up new operations, and launching new capabilities throughout our network, facilitating company growth. Additionally, this role will advance e-commerce capabilities across our network.Essential Duties & 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
  • 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 CJ Logistics' 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
  • Additional duties as assignedRequirements and Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain/Logistics
    • 10 or more years of logistics experience with at least 3 years in a leadership role at another Logistics or Distribution 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 lead, motivate, drive performance and accountability -Pay, Benefits and More:
      • 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!About CJ Logistics America: CJ Logistics America delivers integrated and multimodal logistics services, connecting every corner of the world via air, sea and land. As a lead logistics partner (LLP), third-party logistics provider (3PL) and supply chain consultant, we help customers leverage supply chain management as a competitive advantage, reducing total system costs, transforming business processes, improving service and facilitating growth and change. With a focus on social responsibility and sustainability through growth with customers and communities, we prioritize the wellbeing of the end consumer, our customers and our employees. CJ Logistics America is responsible for the North America region, specializing in solutions for regulated industries such as food and beverage, consumer-packaged goods, healthcare and medical supplies, and tire and automotive. CJ Logistics America is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based upon race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military statue, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence survivor status, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Additionally, CJ Logistics America participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: CJ Logistics America, Des Plaines , Vice President, Continuous Improvement, Executive , Des Plaines, Illinois

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