Zone Leader Distribution Center (5968-072)

Steelcase Inc. Puyallup , WA 98373

Posted 1 week ago

Who we are:

Steelcase was founded as an office furniture maker, and we've evolved into the international leader in workplace solutions. We apply our insights to the intersection of space, technology, and furniture, helping individuals and teams in leading companies around the world to be more successful at work.

We pursue innovation, strive for sustainability and develop insights in every part of our business.

Position Description:

Zone Leaders provide first line leadership for a team of distribution center employees. Activities in their assigned zone may be loading & unloading/ work controlled by a flow or pull system or general distribution/shipping work. Their primary objectives are establishing, maintaining and improving standardized work (to maintain flow at takt time), kanban / supermarket systems (pull), or shipping processes. Zone Leaders support the three guiding principles of flow and pull, process discipline, and a culture of improvement.
1st shift position.

Required Skills

  • Focus on cost, people, speed and quality. ZLs are generally on the floor

  • Provide support and quick response for problems questions, suggestions, training needs, and providing catch-up and fill-in to help operators maintain takt.

  • Maintaining and improving processes.

  • Must understand and be able to have a positive impact on standardized work, flow, pull, elimination of waste.

  • Able to effectively use the standard ZL tools appropriate for problem solving, process improvements, to recognize and set priorities regarding manpower and production schedule, and to train in operation and quality standards.

  • Requires a thorough knowledge of the requirements and responsibilities of the assigned zone.

  • Must be able to lead effective meetings.

  • Must be a good leader, motivator and communicator with employees and supervision.

  • Understands and is able to implement company processes and best practices

  • Able to effectively improve individual performance through feedback delivery.

  • Able to lift and carry 50 lbs. from floor to waist; lift 50lbs from waist to shoulders; and push / pull up to 15 lbs.

Required Experience

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2-3 years leadership experience in a distribution/warehouse operation

We invite you to submit your resume/CV through our careers page.

We are proud to have a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we're always looking to get better. We value applicants who are comfortable interacting with people different than themselves. Women, people of any race or national origin, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, veterans, working mothers and fathers, and everyone else are all invited to apply.

Steelcase provides employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, genetic information, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or veteran status and bases all employment decisions only on valid job requirements


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Zone Leader Distribution Center (5968-072)

Steelcase Inc.