Assistant Lean Ambassador

LEAN  Mission Statement:


At adidas we are committed to live the LEAN  philosophy and to apply LEAN  principles to our daily operation – maximizing customer value while minimizing waste and continuously improving our way of working.




This position will facilitate the implementation of the LEAN Management philosophy at both of the Spartanburg, SC Distribution Centers by supporting Operations in achieving their goals and objectives. The Assistant LEAN Ambassador will drive initiatives and provide support to the site leadership team in the deployment of LEAN concepts. The Assistant LEAN Ambassador will identify and own improvement opportunities by working in close collaboration with Operations, including calculating justification and determining the resources necessary to accomplish planned improvements. The Assistant LEAN  Ambassador will coach and mentor multiple improvement teams within the DC to affect rapid change.


Essential duties and responsibilities:


  • Leading of all LEAN  topics across the Spartanburg, SC Distribution Centers
  • Reports to the Regional Lean Manager to align on standardized LEAN implementation
  • Single point of contact (SPOC) for all LEAN  related topics in his/her area of responsibility
  • Supporting the implementation of LEAN  Management methodology to help the business achieve its goals and objectives. Improvement projects are likely to focus on the cost competitiveness, product availability and lead-time reduction
  • Support Spartanburg, SC Distribution Centers process owners to optimize processes and to focus on key customer requirements.
  • Provide training, coaching and mentoring in LEAN concepts and techniques.
  • Employ project management skills to ensure projects are completed on time and meet the objectives in the charter.
  • Function as a change agent. Continuously challenge the way things are done.  Promote creativity and out of the box thinking.
  • Regularly conduct internal Lean audits to monitor progress.


Business Partner/Contacts:


  • DC Directors for Spartanburg, SC Distribution Centers
  • Regional Lean Manager
  • Spartanburg, SC Distribution Centers Operations Management
  • NAM Supply Chain Operations Management (if applicable)
  • Industrial Engineering


Experience and Skills:


  • Minimum 1 years experience in applying LEAN concepts
  • Strong communication, facilitation and presentation skills to all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Computer skills: MS Office suite, MS Project, MS Visio
  • Fluent in English


Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor degree in logistics or at least three years of relevant work experience
  • Experience working in logistics or in manufacturing operations
  • Completion of certified Lean trainings


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Job Title:  Assistant Lean Ambassador

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Spartanburg
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  SC
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  364190
Date:  Sep 9, 2021