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Senior Manager, Continuous Improvement, LATAM and Specialty Business

Date: Apr 30, 2022

Location: Virtual Worker, IL, US, N/A CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Company Overview

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.  We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

You Will

This leader is a member of the GBU - LATAM Specialty Business Leadership team and will report to the Group Vice President and have responsibility for leading and facilitating all CI related activities necessary for operational support for Grainger Mexico, E&R, Puerto Rico, Global Export, and Imperial. You will play a key role in establishing and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement in the organization to provide a strategic vision to support future growth.

  • Plan and execute important continuous improvement initiatives using continuous improvement principles and tools to achieve significant improvement results.
  • Work directly with local leaders and staff to support continuous improvement by demonstrating and teaching continuous improvement principles, methods, and tools.
  • Conceptualize, design, timeline and scope development, milestone achievement, realized benefit, and sustainability of results on projects and initiatives to help to facilitate the LATAM Specialty Business 3-year roadmap, with typical targeted benefit in the $1M+ annual savings range.

You Have

  • Demonstrated hands on experience developing creative solutions within a complex sales environment in an operational role.
  • Demonstrated expertise and proficiency in the concepts and application of all major CI tools and methods (i.e., PDCA, six-sigma, lean, visual management, 5s)
  • Success in leading sustainable change across different cultures.
  • Success in improvement in a resource constrained environment.
  • Demonstrated broad-based understanding of business processes and relationships.
  • Understanding of demand generation, fulfillment processes, customer requirements and
  • Effectively leverage all resources.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English ideal
  • Graduate Degree MS preferred in line of work

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs

DE&I Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.