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Manager, Durability Initiatives

Company: CHEP Inc
Location: Orlando
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organization on earth via our 300 million pallets, crates and containers. We employ 11,000 people and operate in more than 55 countries. Through our pioneering and sustainable share-and-reuse business model, the world's biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, safely and with less environmental impact. What does that mean for you? You'll join an international organization big enough to take you anywhere, and small enough to get you there sooner. You'll help change how goods get to market and contribute to global sustainability. You'll be empowered to bring your authentic self to work and be surrounded by diverse and driven professionals. And you can maximize your work-life balance and flexibility through our Hybrid Work Model .Job DescriptionPosition PurposeThis Position is responsible for driving an improvement (reduction) in the proportion of the US pallet pool that requires repair/refurbishment as determined by the CHEP pallet criteria. This is accomplished through a combination of:

  • Data Analytics - combining data from audit results, vision systems data, and plant reported data using tools like PowerBI to identify trends and facilitating corrective action working with the Operations Team as required
  • Leading the implementation of pallet durability initiatives which may include:
    • Physical changes to the pallet (new nail pattern, improved lumber species, etc)
    • Service Center best practice implementation
    • Improvements to material handling practices at either customers or service centers Major/Key Accountabilities
      • Drives an improvement (reduction) in the proportion of the US pallet pool that requires repair/refurbishment (damage ratio) as determined by the CHEP pallet criteria. A small change in damage ratio drives significant value to CHEP
      • Improves the "Bottoms Up Damage Rate Report" leveraging support from the digital team to drive automation and visualization of a plants reported damage rate compared to expectations
      • Drives corrective action if a service center's damage ratio is different than projection, in partnership with local operations teams. Monitor follow-up as required.
      • Drive an increase in automation and actionability from reporting
      • Own 1-3 US pallet durability initiatives to improve the health of the US pallet pool and reduce the need for repair with mentorship from direct manager. Examples of initiatives may include things like:
        • Ensuring our nails are made from the most optimum carbon-content steel .
        • Increasing the use of more durable lumber species
        • Driving improvements to the repair process to ensure pallets will last
        • Optimizing the nail plates used in new pallets
        • Create and lead temporary cross-functional teams to achieve specified initiative goals. Maintain the initiative progress through the CHEP initiative management tool, and communicate progress/results to senior leadership as required Measures
          • US Pallet Damage Ratio
          • Lumber Components Used per Repair
          • Plant Cost Savings Authority/ Decision Making
            • Lead Durability initiatives to address Damage Rate opportunities, which may include Capex and/or Opex spend (requiring approval per Brambles authority matrix)
            • Broad autonomy to lead initiatives within guidelines established by Director, Supply Chain Technology & Quality Strategy Key contactsInternal:
              • Operations Team
              • Logistics Team
              • Quality Team
              • Business Intelligence Team
              • S&OP Team
              • FMS Reporting Team
              • Retail Sales/Commercial Finance
              • Plant Stock Management External:
                • 3rd party operators
                • New pallet manufacturers
                • Lumber vendors QualificationsEssential Qualifications:
                  • BS/BA degree in Engineering, supply chain, operations research and/or commensurate experience Desirable Qualifications
                    • PMP or other project management certifications
                    • MBA Experience
                      • 2-5 years of experience leading projects and/or initiatives in areas of product reliability, product improvement and/or operational process improvements
                      • 2-5 years of experience blending data and leveraging visualization reporting platforms to drive actions and improvements Skills and Knowledge
                        • Building and leading temporary project/initiative teams to achieve tangible results
                        • Strong comfortability with large data sets and data analytics LanguagesEssential:
                          • English Preferred EducationBachelorsPreferred Level of Work Experience3 - 5 yearsHybrid RemoteWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. Individuals fraudulently misrepresenting themselves as Brambles or CHEP representatives have scheduled interviews and offered fraudulent employment opportunities with the intent to commit identity theft or solicit money. Brambles and CHEP never conduct interviews via online chat or request money as a term of employment. If you have a question as to the legitimacy of an interview or job offer, please contact us at .

Keywords: CHEP Inc, Orlando , Manager, Durability Initiatives, Executive , Orlando, Florida

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