Continuous Improvement Specialist

Kohl & Frisch Limited - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Primary Role of This Position
In this role, the Continuous Improvement Specialist will support the Continuous Improvement Manager in developing/executing continuous improvement initiatives/projects and ensuring the quality and integrity of the inventory control program.

Major Responsibilities
+ End-to-end support of continuous improvement projects
+ Provide appropriate support to department managers in maintaining implementation of the continuous improvement initiatives/projects within their respective areas
+ Develop, maintain, report, and provide analysis on operational metrics
+ Improve, redevelop, and redeploy inventory control processes across network of Distribution Centres (DCs)
+ Oversee and continually improve the cycle count program for all warehouses
+ Report on inventory quality and integrity metrics, providing rationale and recommendations
+ Monitor reconciliation of daily differences between perpetual (JBA) and physical (LogPro) systems
+ Prepare monthly stock adjustment summary by location and reason codes
+ Assist with processing of the disposition of promotional inventory and the required reporting
+ Primary contact subject matter expert for inventory control-related issues in the DCs, including variance reconciliation
+ Ensure operational best practices and controls are adequately documented, updated, and shared across the distribution network
+ Update operations training manuals and provide assistance to the DCs on best practices
+ Identify and execute on operational control gaps
+ Provide root cause analysis and implement solutions for customer claims and inventory write-offs
+ Project management, including leading, tracking, and implementing assigned projects
+ Manage and own annual inventory counts at main Distribution Centre and rotational counts at regional DCs

Education and Experience
+ College education or equivalent experience
+ Experience with inventory controls
+ Experience working in Operations

Qualifications
+ Strong written and oral communication skills
+ Effective interpersonal and organizational skills within a cross-functional team
+ Ability to drive project completion
+ Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
+ Ability to multitask and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
+ Ability to work with minimal supervision
+ Motivated, self-starter, takes initiatives, team player
+ Able to maintain strict deadlines
+ Possesses financial acumen
+ Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
+ Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel functions (PowerQuery, PowerPivot, VLookup) preferred

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and a résumé no later than October 28, 2019, to: fvaianisi@kohlandfrisch.com.

Please ensure you specify the job title, Continuous Improvement Specialist, in the subject line of your email.

Kohl & Frisch would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.