Manager, Process Improvement Project Engineering

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This position is responsible for identifying and leading efforts that are focused on process improvements and retail distribution advancements within Ross. The Process Improvement Engineering Manager I will identify and lead improvement efforts through all stages of the basic Lean Sigma process (DMAIC, Lean, PDCA, etc.) to simplify all DC processes and reduce related costs within the Supply Chain value stream. This position also leads the operational readiness activities associated with new building start-ups and reconfigurations of existing buildings. Additional responsibilities include partnering with Network Strategy, DC Operations, and Training to provide cross functional project support. As process change ideas are implemented, the Process Improvements Engineering Manager I will also be responsible for creating/maintaining process documentation and control with DC Operations and Training.


  • Responsible for identifying and leading improvements efforts from initial concept through full implementation across various areas of the organization
  • Responsible for leading the operational readiness activities for new building start-ups and reconfigurations of existing buildings
  • Responsible for providing engineering guidance and support to DC Operations
  • Responsible for providing leadership, guidance, and accountability for those people that are attached to the project
  • Responsible for developing and conducting training as needed for the further advancement of continuous improvement within the organization (Change Management, DMAIC, Lean Sigma, etc.)
  • Responsible for preparation and maintenance of engineering documentation related to new processes implemented (Best Methods, Procedures, VMGs, Control Plans, etc.)


  • Decision Quality
  • Motivating Others
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Drive Results
  • Problem Solving
  • Technical / Functional Competence
  • Strategic Agility
  • Managing and Measuring Work


  • B.S. degree in STEM with Industrial/Systems Engineering preferred equivalent field or proven experience in engineering field
  • 4 - 8+ years related engineering experience; retail distribution operations preferred
  • Minimum of Green Belt certification in Six Sigma, Black Belt preferred (or equivalent experience)
  • Minimum of Green Belt certification in Lean, Black Belt preferred (or equivalent experience)
  • Ability to project manage and work independently across one or more improvement projects, Project Management (PMP) certification preferred
  • Ability to successfully interface with all levels and areas of the organization and provide clear and concise project summaries
  • Experience with Automation implementations preferred
  • 1-3 years project management experience preferred
  • Must have highly developed problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lead complex cross-functional strategic projects, facilitate Kaizens, utilize and teach DMAIC techniques, and effectively drive value and change within organization
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and technical writing skills
  • Time study, work measurement, and /or data collection experience for the development of engineered labor standards with LMS experience preferred
  • Must be skilled in use of Microsoft suites of Office products, specifically MS Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, and Project; Expert level preferred
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD, Minitab and model simulation experience preferred
  • Travel between 25-50% of the time in support of leading change across the DC network.


  • Interns and Analysts as needed/required


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

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