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Process Improvement Lead

We are seeking a proven business leader for our Process Improvement Lead opportunity to oversee our warehouse process improvements and Enhanced Warehouse Management ("EWM") implementation efforts.


As an Applied Maintenance Supplies and Solutions, Process Improvement Lead, you will achieve your goals by managing and leading groups of subject matter expert to drive our business forward. Use your knowledge of technology, planning, and operations to lead business segments strategically and tactically. You will build on your strengths and think outside of the box while meeting / exceeding productivity objectives at both the top and bottom line. This is a highly visible position at Applied®. 




  • Building the safety culture, including Behavior Based Safety analytics / reports and safety assessment coordination. 
  • Managing the Enhanced Warehouse Management System (EWM) as a power user, optimizing warehouse processes in receiving, picking, shipping, cycle count, and reporting.
  • Building the housekeeping culture through 5S education / execution and zone audits.
  • Driving accuracy improvements through error analytics / reporting, standard work instructions, and preventative measures
  • Driving productivity improvements through time studies, expectation setting and process improvement initiatives.
  • Improving engagement through improving the onboarding / orientation structure and training.
  • Optimizing space through capacity / utilization assessments.
  • Liaison with technical experts to support local system infrastructure.
  • Other duties as necessary.




To excel in this role, you will have the qualities of a successful industrial sales management professional, including an outgoing personality, intense entrepreneurial drive, a commitment to customer service and relationships, a sense of humor, and persistent follow up and coaching skills. You will: 


  • Practice a leadership style based on collaboration and motivation.
  • Establish relationships based on trust and encourage an open environment.
  • Have fun and create a harmonious environment while achieving our goals as a team.
  • Use excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Be a good listener and establish a strong sense of trust.
  • Promote high morale by showing enthusiasm for your work and determination to achieve results.
  • Lead by example. 




  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 6+ months of proven project involvement with Enhanced Warehouse Management ("EWM") system enhancements and conversion while working with multiple business units.
  • Proven success in leading a team to accomplish area and companywide goals.
  • Have the ability to communicate within all levels of the organization.
  • Full command of Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Willing to travel overnight 15% of the time. 




  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Maintenance, repair, operations or industrial distribution experience
  • Knowledge of high transitional oriented business models
  • Working knowledge of MS Project
  • Working knowledge of Visio mapping/flowcharting tool


Desired characteristics:

  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability and desire to learn new systems and processes quickly
  • Self-motivated, drive to be the best
  • Coaching skills to build a strong team
  • Sense of Humor

Applied Maintenance Supplies and Solutions LLC, a division of Applied Industrial Technologies, is a leading value-added national distributor of Class C Maintenance, Repair, Operating, and Production (MROP) products.  Applied MSS specializes in fasteners, cutting tools, paints, chemicals, fluid flow, and safety servicing almost every industry.  We carry 50,000 SKU’s with availability to 250,000 more!  Our vendor-managed inventory systems help transform our customers operations into an efficient, fully-stocked system by installing the right storage solutions.  We organize chaos!

Parent company Applied Industrial Technologies is a leading distributor of bearings, power transmission products, engineered fluid power, specialty flow control solutions, and other industrial supplies, serving MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry.  In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber, fluid power, and flow control shop services.  Applied also offers storeroom services and inventory management solutions that provide added value to its customers.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Salary Range
$74,000.00 - 116,000.00
per Year
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Strongsville, OH 44149, US