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Continuous Improvement Specialist

Company: Parts Town
Location: Addison
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

Continuous Improvement Specialist

See What We're All About

As the fastest growing distributor of foodservice equipment parts, we like to do things a little differently. We believe our team should be like family. Not like a second cousin, twice removed, but more like the family you choose to be with every day. First, you must demonstrate our core values and keep safety as your #1 priority, that's key. But we're also looking for unique enthusiasm, high integrity, courage to embrace changeand if you know a few jokes, that puts you on the top of our list.

Do you have a genius-level knowledge of foodservice equipment parts? If not, no problem! We're more interested in passionate people with fresh ideas from different backgrounds. That's what keeps us at the top of our game. We're proud that our workplace has been recognized for its growth and innovation on the Inc. 5000 list, twelve years in a row and the Crain's Fast 50 list eight times. Plus, we were voted by our Chicagoland team as a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace in 2020.

If you're ready to roll up your sleeves, go above and beyond and put your ambition to work, all while having some fun, let's chat - Apply Today!


  • Parts Town Pride - check out our virtual tour and culture!
  • Quarterly profit-sharing bonus
  • Team member appreciation events and recognition programs
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Casual dress code
  • All the traditional benefits like health insurance, 401k/401k match, employee assistance programs and time away - don't worry, we've got you covered.

Bonus DC Perks

  • Forklift Training + Certification
  • Onsite rapid COVID testing
  • Weekly lunches provide
  • Referral bonus
  • Holiday pay and opportunities for overtime
  • Lyft / Hotel accommodations during extreme weather conditions

Workplace Safety: Your health and safety are our number one priority. Our facility goes through regular daily deep cleanings. Face masks and face shields are required onsite and social distancing measures are in place throughout our building. We have installed temperature measuring stations and air purifiers throughout the building and now offer free rapid weekly COVID Testing

The Job at a Glance

As the Continuous Improvement specialist, you are critical in helping our DC team do their very best. The CI team is tasked with helping our DC teams do better and drive change. You will be responsible for the data behind our DMAIC projects. You will be a major contributor to process improvement projects. You will seek insights in our data to assist with storage optimization, labor management, and DC quality. You will help maintain accurate data records by doing activities like gather and audit location types and sizes. You will help gather data for pre and post evaluation of projects including performing time studies.

A Typical Day

  • Analyze existing DC processes and assess short comings/gaps
  • Auditing and maintaining database records and perform time studies
  • You will be a major part of DC analytics
  • Improve overall DC quality through process improvement and help implement efforts such as 5S, LEAN
  • Providing analytical support on labor management
  • You will assist in development and implementation of preferred methods and labor standards

To Land This Opportunity

  • You possess the ability to transform data into actionable decisions and insightful stories
  • You're passionate about continuous improvement
  • You consider yourself an expert in MS Excel
  • You have experience pulling data from data repositories
  • You have 2+ years experience in analytics and bonus points if you have experience working in a Distribution Center
  • You're adaptable and thrive within quickly changing environments
  • You possess abilities to be able to move around for long periods of time, and lift up to 30 pounds unassisted
  • You have fantastic communication skills & you're proficient in English (verbal and written)

About Your Future Team

Our Distribution Center Team is full of high-performing team members who have a passion and enthusiasm to work hard and play hard. Our Distribution Center is a very team-oriented atmosphere and we strive to live up to our core values of safety, integrity, community, passion, courage, and innovation each and every day!

Parts Town welcomes diversity and as an equal opportunity employer all qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Parts Town, Naperville , Continuous Improvement Specialist, Other , Addison, Illinois

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