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Director of Continuous Improvement

Company: Salad and Go
Location: Dallas
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalad and Go is on a mission to make fresh, nutritious food convenient and affordable for ALL. Salad and Go is built on a model of speed and efficiency, operating small drive-thru-only locations and serving an intentionally streamlined menu that allows the company to offer the lowest possible prices to its guests.Salad and Go sources fresh, quality ingredients, self-distributed to stores and made-to-order for guests. A community-focused company, Salad and Go prides itself on giving, donating 4,000+ fresh-made salads per week to local non-profits. Salad and Go was founded in 2013 in Gilbert, Arizona. The company currently operates 50+ stores across Arizona and Texas.Position Summary:Salad and Go is seeking a Director of Continuous Improvement that will report directly to our Chief Supply Chain Officer. This role is responsible for the delivery of process innovation and continuous improvement across the manufacturing and supply chain network. It will play an important role in helping to foster a culture of sustainable change through the creation and embedding of LEAN methodology, and the supporting framework, to deliver business transformation.Core job duties + responsibilities:

  • Develop a best-in-class Continuous Improvement Strategy for Salad and Go Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations, focused on LEAN programs, training and engaging with teams to build a collaborative culture to support an ongoing, sustainable program of change
  • Build a team of skilled Continuous Improvement Engineers and provide ongoing, effective coaching to complete projects by identifying and eliminating barriers
  • Lead and facilitate LEAN and continuous improvement-based workshops to drive ideas and solutions, provide forums for innovative thinking, ongoing PDCA and GEMBA execution, to eliminate unnecessary complexity within the business processes
  • Creates opportunities for instructional guidance, including development and delivery of Lean training, especially during Kaizen events and other initiatives that require subject matter expertise, to ensure others can lead, champion, and sustain process improvements
  • Ensure the business impact and project objectives and dependencies are identified, reported and managed, and use operational and financial data, and KPIs to identify trends and process variations as part of establishing a continuous improvement monitoring system
  • Partner with FP&A on advanced data collection and financial analyses to prove ROI and determine feasibility on process improvement, equipment, and/or technology
  • Develop capital budgets from initial scope through project completion and ensure projects well executed and accomplish the business impact outlined in the project scope on time and within budget
  • Proactively prioritize, manage and monitor projects to ensure effective root cause analysis, execution, and implementation of sustainable improvements that positively affect our business performance
  • Provides cross-functional coordination and Lean subject matter expertise to ensure improvement in key KPI's: safety, cost, food production, and deliveryRequirementsThe ideal candidate possesses:
    • Bachelors degree, Masters preferred
    • Accredited Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
    • Minimum 5-7 years proven continuous improvement leadership experience from a similar role, including project management and business analysis, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Exemplary interpersonal, verbal, presentation, and written communication skills; able to communicate effectively and interact with personnel at all levels of the organization
    • Excellent understanding and demonstrated application of advanced problem solving and change management concepts in a manufacturing environment, including Lean, Value Stream Mapping, PDCA, Kaizen, consistent with establishing a culture of continuous improvement
    • Advanced project management skills for multiple concurrent projects of high complexity
    • Demonstrated ability to lead by influence and drive results through others not under direct supervisionBenefits
      • Competitive pay + bonus potential
      • Unlimited PTO and paid sick time
      • Opportunity to participate in the companys equity program
      • Health, dental, and vision insurance
      • 401k matching
      • Closed on seven major holidays so you can spend time with loved ones
      • Growth potential with a fast-growing company
      • Complimentary Salad and Go food

Keywords: Salad and Go, Dallas , Director of Continuous Improvement, Executive , Dallas, Texas

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