Continuous Improvement Project Specialist

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Date: Mar 27, 2024

Location: Nashville, TN, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

This position will support the ICO-Wood Industrial Transformation from within integrated supply chain, enabling the workstreams to reach defined targets. This role will be covering ownership of the logistics solutions and support various projects for various value driven integrated supply chain initiatives. This role will be responsible for supporting the Continuous Improvement organization under the Logistics Control Tower.


Under general guidelines, this role will support and lead projects under the Industrial Transformation within areas of optimization in supply chain processes, techniques and systems and ensures synergies across regions are exploited. The position influences the design of specific projects and initiatives and carries components of assigned projects. The role contributes as a team member and a resource to other professionals in the area.


Preferred Location:  Houston, Texas, Nashville, Tennessee or Waukegan, Illinois

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and carry components for assigned projects; Define, plan, manage and co-ordinate assigned (portfolio of) projects and ensure execution and delivery. These include Continuous Improvement (CI) projects. 
  • Analyze logistics processes / integration defects and production requests / issues. Identify shortcomings and recommend alternatives.
  • Confer with logistics management teams to determine ways to optimize service levels, maintain supply-chain efficiency, or minimize cost.
  • Advice managers on best practices and processes to ensure cross-business synergies.
  • Responsible for Business Process Owner SAP and EDI IDOC monitoring required for 4PL implementation.
  • Responsible for representing Supply Chain to other departments, including IT, for all supply chain system related activities, specifically, but not exclusively, SAP.
  • Support the organization change management activities, update of business processes and internal control systems procedures, roles mapping, and user training. Define KPIs.
  • Keep project documentation up to date.

Job Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience in the Supply Chain function
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Knowledge of project management techniques.
  • 3-5 years of experience using SAP within the following modules: Warehouse Management (WM) Demand and Supply Planning, Materials Management (MM), Inventory Management (IN), Logistics (LO) and Purchasing (PU)
  • Ability to work effectively across and within diverse teams
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent facilitation and teaching skills
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Visio and Project Management skills.
  • Strong execution skills with the ability to work efficiently under pressure to deliver quality results within standards and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills with an attention to detail
  • Advanced skill in designing reports and dashboards.
  • Availability to travel on occasion (up to 10%)

Compensation Data

The salary range for these skills is: $91,000.00 - $101,000.00.  This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future. 

Benefits:  Medical insurance with HSA • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits • Annual bonus • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match • Generous vacation, personal and holiday pay • Paid Parental leave • Hybrid work for most exempt roles • Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks • Career growth opportunities on a regional and global scale • Tuition Reimbursement • Career growth opportunities • Employee referral bonus • 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 36862



Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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