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Lean & Continuous Improvement Specialist

Department name: Supply Chain & Warehousing
Business unit: TOPS
Position ID: J1122-2339

A little about us

What we do at Shaw matters - in a world where being connected has never been more critical, we bring the best wireline and wireless technology and solutions together to create exceptional customer experiences. Every day we help millions of Canadians live their best-connected lives through the strength, capacity and combined power of our Fast LTE and Fibre+ networks.

At Shaw we say we’re brighter together, and we believe it’s the diverse mix of brilliant people here that really makes us shine. When you join our team, you’ll see we are so much more than just a company. Shaw connects you with limitless opportunity, an incredible culture, career development and a great benefits package. We are a friendly, collaborative group, and we have a lot of fun finding new ways to delight our customers.

Come dream bigger and brighter with Shaw.

The role

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Specialist, Lean & Continuous Improvement, based out of Calgary reporting to the Manager, Value Creation, Supply Chain.

This role will focus on Leaning out and improving business processes within Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing. You will reduce waste and drive standardization, reduce non-value-add activity, increase productivity & employee engagement, accelerate throughput and achieve high levels of quality while improving the Customer experience. The ideal candidate ensures high productivity, low cycle times, reduced cost and high quality while maintaining availability.

A typical day

• Lead Lean and other transactional process improvement projects, delivering significant quantifiable operational improvements and financial benefits.
• Teach and deploy Lean and other process improvement tools and methods (Kaizen, 5S, PDCA, DMAIC, Value Stream Map, SIPOC, Process Flows, P-FMEA, Ishikawa/Fishbone Diagram, etc).
• Partner with SC Leadership to assess current processes and identify process improvement opportunities.
• Communicate with and work with leadership and staff in leading process change and value of continuous process improvement.
• Quantify potential and actual benefits in terms of quality, cost and delivery.
• Developing a centralized reporting / measurement process.
• Prepare summaries and reports on work activities & metrics.
• Support and develop others through training, coaching, facilitating workshops and skills transfer.

Your skills/experience

• Experience leading and delivering change and improvement projects in Warehousing environments.
• Strong creative problem-solving skills, and an aptitude for dealing with ambiguity.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively and influence at all levels of the organization.
• Ability to disassociate past practices and visualize and implement change along with the team in the face of obstacles.
• Stakeholder engagement at all levels.
• Detail-oriented approach to issue identification and resolution.
• Ability to self-motivate, multi task, and prioritize work.
• Capable of working effectively and enthusiastically as a team player.
• Objective, open-minded agent of change, and an out-of-the-box thinker.
• Developing risk assessments and verification or validation plans for process changes.
• Strong capabilities in MS Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management or equivalent combination of education and experience is an asset.
• Lean Yellow, Green or Black Belt is mandatory.
• Experience teaching/ coaching Lean concepts and Creative Problem-Solving techniques.
• Background leading at least 2 substantial Lean deployments or improvement projects
• Understanding of end-to-end supply chain processes including is an asset

Other details

• Experience leading and delivering change and improvement projects in Warehousing environments.
• Strong creative problem-solving skills, and an aptitude for dealing with ambiguity.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively and influence at all levels of the organization.
• Ability to disassociate past practices and visualize and implement change along with the team in the face of obstacles.
• Stakeholder engagement at all levels.
• Detail-oriented approach to issue identification and resolution.
• Ability to self-motivate, multi task, and prioritize work.
• Capable of working effectively and enthusiastically as a team player.
• Objective, open-minded agent of change, and an out-of-the-box thinker.
• Developing risk assessments and verification or validation plans for process changes.
• Strong capabilities in MS Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint.
• This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check

Posting closing date: January 31, 2023

At Shaw, we believe diversity and inclusion are integral to the continued growth and success of our entire company. We believe diversity and inclusion enhances our Company’s culture and creates a sense of belonging where people feel comfortable bringing their true selves to work. This in turn promotes innovation through harnessing the variety of experiences, thoughts, and perspectives our employees have to offer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, age, or any other identifying characteristic.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies, please.