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Logistics Continous Improvement Analyst
Summary
Title:Logistics Continous Improvement Analyst
ID:4234
Department:Transportation/Logistics
Location:Kansas City, MO (LSNA Corporate Headquarters)
Classification:Regular
Status:Full-Time
Description

Company Description

The Lindt Chocolate family of brands - Lindt, Ghirardelli, and Russell Stover Chocolates, combine to be the 3rd largest chocolate company in the industry. Each brand has carved a unique niche in the hearts of consumers. Our products can be found in major mass, drug, and grocery chains in all 50 states and in company-owned and independent retail locations. With a strong retail presence domestically and abroad, we are poised to meet the needs of our customers for life’s everyday moments, seasonal celebrations, and special occasions.


Position Description

The Continuous Improvement Analyst is responsible to support the Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. (LSNA) Warehousing and Transportation Operations focusing on the area of continuous improvement.   This position will include analysis, forecasting, and project management in support of the departments' objectives.  In addition, the role will provide recommendations to improve processes and procedures allowing to optimize labor efficiency, freight cost, storage cost, and non-compliance charges.

This position will require 10-15% domestic travel

Essential functions of this role include:

  • Acts as a strategic partner working with the LSNA Warehousing and Transportation Groups recommending improvements to standard work processes
  • Researches and identifies industry standards and benchmarks; makes comparisons and recommendations for improvement
  • Utilizes data extraction and analysis from various systems to support findings and initiate corrective plans as appropriate.   Monitors and reports on progress
  • Provides recommendations to improve the customer cost-to-serve metric
  • Works with LSNA Warehousing and Transportation, Finance, and Business Units in forecasting
  • Provides operational support and partnership with key internal departments
  • Reviews the current trends of performance to indicate future financial and service level risk
  • Manages and develops strategic relationships with internal and external business partners
  • Completes special projects and duties as assigned by management
 
TO BE CONSIDERED AN APPLICANT FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SHOW HOW YOU MEET THE BASIC QUALIFICATIONS AS OUTLINED IN THE REQUIREMENTS

Basic Qualifications
  • 1-3 years supply chain background
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient computer skills; including Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Word
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and internal/external client service orientation
  • Effective communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • CPG experience
  • Experience with 3PL providers
  • APICS certification
  • Experience in both an office and warehouse environment
  • Previous experience in a system implementation

Benefits Information

Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. offers a competitive compensation package, bonus program, generous health and welfare benefits including medical, dental, vision, and other ancillary offerings.   In addition, we have a retirement savings 401K plan, 10 paid holidays, paid personal time off, and generous discounts on our delicious products! 


Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. is a newly constituted shared services organization developed to better leverage the Lindt & Sprüngli family of brands (Lindt USA, Ghirardelli, and Russell Stover Chocolates) headquartered in North America. 

Employment by Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background checks.

Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. is an EOE/MINORITY/FEMALE/VET/DISABLED employer. Principals only please.
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