XPO Logistics, Inc. Project Lean Leader in Edgerton, Kansas

Project Lean Leader

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Supply Chain


Edgerton, KS, US, 66021

Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve, enhance, and adapt in an ever-changing marketplace. As the Lean Project Leader, you will be monitoring trends, analyzing issues, and recommending improvements. Your experience in Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodologies will allow you to mentor and train employees and organization leaders. We will equip you with the best tools in the industry to grow and develop to a level that will exceed your expectations and help you achieve your goals.

Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and more.

What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Support the deployment of LSS in the operation

  • Mentor organization leaders in the use and value of process improvement methodologies

  • Support LSS continuous improvement initiatives at sites by coordinating and facilitating LSS projects

  • Support and implement new training curriculums; manage and administer training, Kaizen facilitation, project management, and project facilitation

  • Partner with management teams to assess current processes and identify process improvement opportunities

  • Identify, engage, and mentor internal candidates to become Lean Six Sigma practitioners as Lean Leaders, Kaizen Facilitators, Black Belts, and Green Belts

  • Deliver significant quantifiable operational improvement and financial benefit across the organization

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or related technical discipline

  • 10 years of experience in distribution/supply chain with 5 years of experience in utilization of LSS methodologies

  • Black Belt or Lean Leader certification

  • Experience leading Value Stream Assessments and Lean Improvement Events (Kaizen events)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to present clean, organized and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), MS Project, statistical software, and process mapping/modeling

  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and get along with diverse personalities

  • Results and action oriented; organized with strong problem-solving skills

  • Availability to travel up to 50% of the time

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Lean Sensei, Lean Master or Master Black Belt training and/or certification

  • Management experience in one or multiple functional disciplines; leading a Lean Six Sigma deployment; teaching Green Belt and Kaizen Facilitator classes; and improving business processes

  • Prediction modeling tools such as Crystal Ball

Be part of something big.

XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oréal, Toyota and many others. We’re the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we’re just getting started.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City