**Job Description:**

**Basic Purpose-**

The Regional CI Leader will demonstrate leadership in CI communicating business goals, programs, and processes for a Region. In this role, you will utilize your experience and Black Belt expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and direct reports, and effect short-term and some long-term business goals through leadership of multiple projects, workstreams, and partnership with each Market/DC via CI tools .



+ Provide leadership and direction to cross-functional teams empowered to execute the Process Improvement strategy for efficiency, ease of doing business and overall cost savings.
+ Deliver breakthrough levels of improvement in process capability and process efficiency with a focus on EASY
+ Lead cross-functional teams driving designs and business processes to reduce defects and attain world-class levels of quality
+ Facilitate, train, and coach team members in the use of CI tools (TQM, TPS, Lean, Six Sigma, VSM, etc.)
+ Work with RVPOs and local teams to uncover and assess CI opportunities for US Foods and its partners
+ In conjunction with the Regional Leadership Team, leaders of CI, and Project Sponsors, serve as a change agent in institutionalizing CI, ease of doing business, 6S, and quality.
+ Constantly seek, share, and implement best practices
+ Apply CI tools to improve process capability and eliminate defects and waste
+ Lead and facilitate cross-functional project teams
+ Communicate teams’ progress to Champions, Business Leaders and Executives
+ Identify potential CI projects whenever and wherever possible
+ Influence without authority
+ Ability to manage individuals and teams remotely

**# EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status



+ Minimum 8-10 years of management experience in and Operations environment with Direct reports
+ Minimum of 5 years of experience in a CI position
+ Ability to travel 80%

Education/Training **:**

+ Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college
+ Black Belt from a company or recognized industry-leading program

Related Experience/Requirements:

+ Prior consulting experience strongly preferred

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities **:**

+ Change agent with strong credibility and influence in the organization
+ Demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results
+ Strong analytical and quantitative skills; statistically literate and familiar with process improvement tools (TPS, Lean, Six Sigma, VSM, etc.)
+ Demonstrated commitment to process improvement
+ Customer-focused in defining quality and establishing priorities
+ Strong oral and written communication skills
+ Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
+ Executive level presentation skills

**Primary Location:** Chicago Metro-IL

**Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day Job

**Job Function:** Operations Management

**Job Level:** Manager

**Travel:** Yes, 75 % of the Time

About US Foods

Why US Foods? As one of America’s top 10 largest private companies, we offer talented professionals outstanding opportunities for personal and professional development. We maintain a strong focus on growth in a high-performance environment. That means your work will be challenging and rewarding. We conduct business in a highly ethical manner and maintain an unwavering commitment to operational excellence, safety, and environmental responsibility. As important, we encourage collaboration and value each member of our diverse and talented team.