Supply chain/warehouse process improvement managers must be able to lead others while brainstorming new ideas for their organizations. These managers are responsible for hiring and firing staff, prioritizing customers, planning and executing performance-improvement initiatives, and coordinating with a variety of employees, as well as training new staff and ensuring their capabilities for certain positions. They should also be able to adapt quickly to new ideas and obstacles, solve problems effectively, document improvement processes, manage large projects, provide advice, and communicate well with customers. These managers work primarily indoors in supply chain/warehouse settings, and may also work with subordinates under their supervision.
A high school diploma and prior experience in management are generally required for this position, and some positions also require an associate's degree in a management-related field. Hours and shifts for this position can vary, but most process improvement managers work during regular weekly business hours. This position requires a strong capacity to deal with common issues and keep a level head when stressful situations occur, and also allows the opportunity to teach others and oversee teams of employees.
Supply Chain/Warehouse Process Improvement Manager Tasks
Manage projects to improve warehouse and supply chain operations, supervising and mentoring team members.
Lead the reconfiguration of warehouse and supply chain organization to allow for production of new products.
Conduct assessments and analysis to evaluate the effects of changes in warehouse and supply chain processes.
Identify areas in warehouse and supply chain processes needing improvement and develop plans to make those changes.