Integra LifeSciences

  • Continuous Improvement Manager,

    Vacancy ID
    2018-28018
    Location
    US-TX-Austin
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Sales
  • Overview

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    This position will be directly responsible for driving strategic business initiatives to reduce operating costs, enable operational efficiency, and assist with implementing systems and processes for continuous improvement in supporting the Sales Operations organization. Will work closely with senior management to implement a variety of lean initiatives including capital optimization, technology implementation, and network design solutions. Ability to lead cross functional teams and drive results in a fast-paced office environment is critical for this position. Must be able to prioritize and lead projects with minimal direct supervision.

     

    • Drive field inventory optimization initiatives by monitoring inventory performance trends and identifying opportunities for continuous improvement
    • Define business requirements needed to facilitate key insights into inventory, logistics, and total cost performance KPIs
    • Act as liaison between Field Logistics and cross functional business units to translate needs into technical requirements.
    • Support integration activities of various systems to ensure interfaces meet business objectives and provide access to appropriate data
    • Ensure field analysts are aligned to support business objectives and have data to support analysis
    • Assess gaps in current processes and systems and propose solutions that align with long term strategy
    • Maintain key relationships between internal customers in Supply Chain, Sales, and Marketing to manage optimal inventory in the field to support customer needs
    • Identify cost savings and efficiency opportunities across the Field & distribution network supporting all sales channels
    • Manage relationships and act as point of contact with 3PL partner. Support partner integration and define business needs that benefit both parties and evaluate 3PL performance
    • Works cross functionally to ensure projects are on track and understand inter-dependency of related projects and prioritization
    • Ensure timely communication of metrics, scorecards, and other performance KPIs.
    • Develop flow charts, work instructions, and similar process documentation to allow for sustained implementation of Company strategies.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business, Finance, Supply Chain or related field
    • 6-8 years’ experience in driving continuous improvement activities
    • Able to manage teams effectively towards a desired objective
    • Established track record of cross-functional actions impacting business processes & driving results.
    • Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and manage time effectively.
    • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels within the organization and external customers. Maintains mature, professional attitude
    • Ability to develop unique and innovative solutions to problems; use intuition and a new way of thinking to advance new ideas; to present information in an attention-getting and interesting manner
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required.
    • Experience with ERP systems, Oracle preferred
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Cognos/BI required
    • APICS certification a plus

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