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Specialist Lean

Company: Walgreens
Location: Moreno Valley
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Lean Specialist is an onsite partner supporting the Senior Continuous Improvement Engineer (SCIE) with the deployment, sustainment and education of Lean within a DC. Responsible for the implementation of Lean programs by ensuring Continuous Improvement ideas are captured, completed and monitored for aging. Assists with closing the communication loop by sharing the outcome of all Continuous Improvement activity with the site. Strengthen and mentor others in Kaizen activity to improve processes and deepen team member understanding of Lean. Assists with GEMBA walks, and monitor the effectiveness of MDI/Tier meetings; makes improvement recommendations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Attends Tier 1 meetings to assess implementation and thoroughness of Lean content.
  • Assists with capturing, compiling and making GEMBA move information actionable.
  • Lead and participate in Kaizen events to improve TM knowledge of Lean and impact areas such as cost, quality, safety and delivery.
  • Assists with the completion of Quarterly Lean Assessments.
  • Engages with TMs and Operations to assist in identifying waste, scheduling improvement activities and executing Kaizens/workshops to eliminate waste.
  • Partners with the SCIE to train/coach operations on resources such as 5 Why, Fishbone, FMEA, Takt Time, Spaghetti Diagrams, Process Mapping and Error Proofing.
  • Ensures front line managers are completing all tasks necessary to enable their teams to meet and exceed department goals (Layered Leader's Standard Work).
  • Assist in developing training as instructed by the SCIE.
  • Assists with tracking the progress, milestones, savings, and other key aspects of projects that are regular on a regular basis.
  • Attends Tier 1 meetings to assess implementation and thoroughness of Lean content.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans

Walgreens ( is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. As America's most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and wellbeing of every community in America. Operating more than 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 8 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with platforms bringing together physical and digital, supported by the latest technology to deliver high quality products and services in local communities nationwide.

Basic Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree and experience in a lead/coaching role in a distribution or production environment. OR High School diploma/GED and at least 1 year of experience in a lead/coaching position (i.e., distribution or production environment) OR High School Diploma/GED and at least 1 year of experience in a Walgreens distribution center.
  • Experience with Lean tools and techniques such as Kaizen, 5 Why, process mapping and Walgreens' DC Lean Modules 1-3.
  • Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates.
  • Basic level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: opening a document, cutting, pasting and aligning text, selecting font type and size, changing margins and column width, sorting, inserting bullets, pictures and dates, using find and replace, undo, spell check, track changes, review pane and/or print functions).
  • Basic level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: opening a workbook, inserting a row, selecting font style and size, formatting cells as currency, using copy, paste and save functions, aligning text, selecting cells, renaming a worksheet, inserting a column, selecting a chart style, inserting a worksheet, setting margins, selecting page orientation, using spell check and/or printing worksheets).
  • Basic skill level in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: inserting, rearranging, hiding and deleting slides, navigating between slides, increasing list level, adding, centering and editing text, changing views, inserting a table or a note, moving objects, printing outline view and/or running a slide show).

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of Lean experience in manufacturing or logistics environment.
  • Experience in providing training and developing Lean process documentation/user manuals.
  • At least 1 year of Project Management experience or at least 1 year of experience leading high-performing work teams.
  • Experience in indirect management of team members, including assisting in the development, training and assignment of work/projects to other team members.

Keywords: Walgreens, Moreno Valley , Specialist Lean, Other , Moreno Valley, California

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