Sleep Number

Supply Chain Optimization Project Manager

Job Location US-MN-Minneapolis
Req. #
2018-17054
Type
Fulltime-Regular

Overview

Sleep Number is seeking a highly qualified Supply Chain Optimization Project Manager. This position is key in driving and executing Sleep Number’s transformative supply chain initiatives. In this role, you will be a key partner in identifying and leading the execution of complex cross-functional initiatives and projects focused on furthering the transformation and continuous improvement of the supply chain. You will also be an organizational driver of change and improvement by working closely with key leadership and functional experts on project scoping, resourcing, and execution. Responsibilities also include providing analysis, insights and recommendations on approaches to key strategic business challenges related to all aspects of the supply chain. Immediate projects will include the design and startup of new assembly and distribution operations.

Responsibilities

  • Lead supply chain continuous improvement projects; employ fact based decision making tools and analysis to extract and analyze information to identify root causes and solution recommendations.
  • Implement large scale organizational change efforts including business case development, solution design, pilot and complete rollout, and monitoring for sustainability.
  • Directly partner with supply chain leadership, and functional experts to make strategic decisions, evaluate long-term opportunities to support business strategy, financial performance and effective resource utilization.
  • Develop operational decision support tools including executive dashboards and leading indicators for continuous improvement and monitoring
  • Presents recommendations and progress reports to senior and executive leadership
  • Leverage and institutionalize Lean principles to enhance the Customer Experience

Qualifications

  • BS degree in logistics, supply chain management or business administration
  • 7-10 years supply chain project management experience with an emphasis on distribution and warehousing
  • Lean & Six Sigma experience
  • Multiple location Distribution Center and or Manufacturing warehousing experience
  • Expertise in warehouse management procedures and best practices
  • Experience in opening and closing of warehouse and distribution centers
  • Demonstrated knowledge of formal project management methodologies with direct leadership experience from scope through implementation and control.
  • Strong analytical skills and natural affinity to analyze & mine data for problem solving
  • Track record of discovering and delivering process improvements via Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, including leading Kaizen activities.
  • Proficient in the use of statistical modeling, financial modeling, other analytical tools and Microsoft Office suite
  • Extensive computer skills including Excel, Visio, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Minitab, Access, and Project
  • Ability to use strong decision making and problem-solving skills, logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solution, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • Knack for anticipating both technical and functional impacts and requirements.
  • Demonstrated competency as a change agent, with management of small teams across the organization & supply chain
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (both written and verbal), and leadership skills required to effectively communicate and drive key business initiatives through the leadership of employees and cross functional teams
  • The ability to adapt, learn and become proficient in multiple systems and detailed processes quickly
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with great time-management skills
  • Ability to operate on tight deadlines with multiple priorities that are subject to frequent change

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to travel 15-50% of the time

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