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US Foods Continuous Improvement Field Leader in Fort Mill/Rock Hill, South Carolina

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The Continuous Improvement Field Leader will demonstrate leadership in continuous improvement, communicating business goals, programs, and processes for the 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, work streams, and partnership with each Market/DC via CI tools.

Job Description


  • 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


  • 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

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


We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we’re providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults with our experts and detailed reopening materials.

US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here .

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more.

US Foods may collect personal information from you in connection with the application process. US Foods complies with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, and its policy may be found here ( .

US Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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US Foods is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the interview process or to perform essential job functions, please contact our US Foods Application Accommodation Line at 866-960-5886. You will be prompted to leave a message. Please state the specifics of the assistance needed and your contact information. A member of our HR department will return your call within two business days.