Supply Chain Operational Excellence Regional Leader

Domino's - Ann Arbor, MI3.7

Domino’s Pizza, which began in 1960 as a single store location in Ypsilanti, MI, has had a lot to celebrate lately: we’re a reshaped, reenergized brand of honesty, transparency and accountability – not to mention, great food! In the rise to becoming a true technology leader, the brand is now consistently one of the top five companies in online transactions and 40% of our sales in the U.S. are taken through digital channels. The brand continues to ‘deliver the dream’ to local business owners, 90% of which started as delivery drivers and pizza makers in our stores. That’s just the tip of the iceberg…or as we might say, one “slice” of the pie! If this sounds like a brand you’d like to be a part of, consider joining our team!

This position will provide leadership, vision, coordination and functional direction to the Supply Chain Centers for all elements to the development, introduction and sustainability of LEAN operating principles and associated tools and processes.

The role will be responsible for managing all Center Operations Programs, and implementing Continuous Improvement (CI) methods such as Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen/Six Sigma Principles. Practical Problem Solving and Value Analysis to drive out waste and improve productivity. This role will set the facility direction for CI and will take the lead in fostering the professional development of Team Leaders by being a leading, proactive change agent that drives a Continuous Improvement culture. This position will also be responsible for improving product quality from process through production by identifying and improving current systems, quality operating procedures, and material handling.


Provide leadership and education to designated Center Leadership by facilitating, promoting, and supporting LEAN cultural development

Coach and develop leadership team to manage using LEAN techniques
Create and implement LEAN assessment tools to identify opportunities and gap areas to integrate into overall site LEAN transition plan
Develops and manages LEAN roadmap
Facilitates the development, introduction and tracking of standard work for leaders within the Supply Chain Centers (all departments)
Exhibits/Creates LEAN standards that others can follow
Strategy development and delivery of key functional areas. Facilitate the strategy deployment process within the SCCs to support the overall 5 Year Business Plan for SCS.
Work with SCS Senior Leadership to support strategy deployment process within the centers
Facilitate the development of master and baby A3’s along with appropriate action plans
Champion problem solving processes (e.g. Kaizen) within the center leadership to develop, teach and engage all team members.
Implements LEAN tools to support the 5 Year Business Plan
Develop and facilitate ongoing cadence
Design and develop new tools within Supply Chain to counteract identified problem areas in the area of Operations Excellence Transformation.
Manages the introduction of tools and processes to support the 5 Year Transformation and Operational Excellence Vision and Strategy including GEMBA walks
Facilitate Kaizen events within the Supply Chain Centers
Identify and ensure existing activities are interlinked to provide a coherent framework to the 5 Year Plan
Communication, Performance Measurement and Systems
Design and provide mechanism to track and report scorecard of Operational Excellence transformation measures
Supports the introduction of management processes to ensure sustainability
Supports the internal governance / PDCA processes
Develop SC communication framework and manage internal and external communications relating to LEAN.
Introduce teaching and thinking of visual control system to SC team members to ensure that new clear and LEAN systems are adopted and owned by those who use them.
Represent CI at SC Meetings to ensure standardization across sites
Provides link between Mill and Sector during LEAN implementation phase
Supports Lean Transformation efforts

10 plus years of business/operations leadership with an organization known for its best-in-class operations. Expertise across a broad spectrum of products, end markets, business cycles and manufacturing processes and disciplines. Food is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to quickly assess and make clear recommendations for improvement. Excellent Project Management skills
Strong lean six sigma skills. Understands the concepts and demonstrated ability to implement and drive results.
Strong financial skills especially around productivity and cost leverage.
Well-developed team building and influencing skills, unquestioned integrity, and the experience, confidence and stature to work across multiple functions.
Demonstrated broad and deep understanding of manufacturing and supply chain challenges that occur within multi-site distributed environments and related best-practice solutions.
An undergraduate degree is required-preferably in engineering, manufacturing, or a related discipline; an advanced degree in a related field or MBA is desirable. Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt preferred
Strong financial acumen
Strong communicator – facilitation, written and verbal
Ability to travel to Canada. Travel requirements is 50%.