Process Improvement Engineer in null (Onsite) at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 5/9/2024

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Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

The Process Improvement Engineer is a newly created role within the Supply Chain Operations organization. The role will be regionally focused (West, Central, North, Southeast) on a core group of DCs as a key strategic leader within the region to drive process improvement. As a next level leader at ATD, this role will be critical in our journey to build Operational Excellence within our field teams driven around process & techniques that can be sustained over time with direct results specific to productivity, quality, & customer satisfaction. As a strategic thinker, the ability to partner and collaborative with our Operations Leaders while informing & delivering to our Executive Leaders is key.

Key Responsibilities:

The Process Improvement Engineer must be comfortable in a sophisticated distribution network, comfortable driving process improvement and sustained change as a collaborative partner to operations within a fast pace and high-volume customer environment. Cross collaborative and strategic mindset are key while being able to work with teams and departments within the regional distribution network.

Process Improvement: - 75%  

  • Responsible for development and implementation of productivity projects to reduce cost and improve profitability
  • Defines productivity targets in coordination with department leaders
  • Leads projects as well as coaches’ others on the implementation of improvements
  • Integrates productivity strategies and is responsible for optimal coordination with operations
  • Design and lead the execution of initiatives/projects that will deliver the improvements identified, translating to P&L success
  • Create and conduct 5S audits as part of ATD Operations Model strategy
  • Facilitate value stream mapping to identify key opportunities to eliminate waste and improve performance
  • Lead Gemba/SQDCP walks with facility leadership reviewing current Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and People progress/trends/action plans
  • Leads kaizen events/Just Do It (JDI) improvement activities

Strategy Development: - 15%

  • Development & refinement of ATD Operations Model strategy in partnership with Supply Chain Leadership

Operations: - 10%

  • A key partner to Operations within region to deploy & lead strategic projects as aligned to the ATD current & future strategy
  • Assigned other operation projects as needed

Skills & Competencies: 

  • Process Improvement driven
  • Technical savvy with strong analytics background
  • Operational Excellence focused with a background mixing operation + continuous improvement
  • Effective communicator with both Executive Leadership and operations employees

Experience & Education: 

  • Experience:  Minimum 5 years of experience 
  • Education:  High School Diploma or GED required, bachelor’s degree from 4-year college or university preferred

Physical Demands: 

  • Physical requirements of the role: N/A 
  • Travel:  50%


  • Green Belt, Black Belt certifications recommended 

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Job ID: R29022

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