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Continuous Improvement Associate 

About the Organization Stier Supply Company, a family-owned and operated business that has been in operation for 70 years, specializes in turn-key construction services. In recent years, Stier has experienced tremendous growth. From the company's inception in 1946, Stier has expanded into 8 markets throughout the Southeast and is continuing to grow at an unprecedented rate.

Hiring Manager(s) Sade Wicker  
Location Sandy Run - Build & Distribution (SCDC)  
Category Operations  

Continuous Improvement Associate

Stier Supply Company, an industry leader in the manufacturing and installation of interior and exterior doors for over 76 years, is currently seeking a Continuous Improvement Associate for our SC Distribution Center. Entry-level knowledge of building materials and millwork are a must for this position.

This role is responsible for defining and implementing Stier continuous improvement and quality programs within the SC Distribution Team. This position will require assessing current processes and developing a continuous improvement culture throughout the DC. This role will be responsible for creating and leading the necessary supporting organization that evolves to sustain this transformation and is a key participating member of the Stier SCDC continuous improvement team.

Specific Duties:

Identify opportunities for process improvement, waste removal, and cost reduction.

Execute continuous improvement events using Lean Six Sigma tools.

Audit process improvements for adherence of standards.

Work to continuously improve processes both on the production floor as well as transactional by collaborating with multiple functions such as logistics and supply chain.

Evaluating and prioritizing potential improvements based on gains and required effort.

Securing employee commitment (ex: process managers) for proactive change management.

Identifying intervention priorities and indicators.

Conducting detailed analysis of the current situation that accurately describes the issues.

Specifying deliverables, outcome indicators, and performance-measured indicators.

Mapping out in detail the desired situation.

Accurately analyzing options including impact and feasibility.

Specifying obstacles and ways to overcome them through continuous improvement.

Regularly monitoring the implementation of solutions to achieve objectives and expected benefits.

Fabricate & implement small design improvements.



Continuous Improvement.


Lean Manufacturing.


Lean Six Sigma.

Root Cause Analysis.

Value Stream Mapping.

Proficiency in commonly used and specialized software.

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Suite, including advanced skills with Excel.

Demonstrated ability to work in high paced and changing environments.

Basic wood working tool knowledge.

Detail oriented.

Flexibility and diplomacy when dealing with staff and coworkers.

Ability to make decisions as well as influence decision-making.

Strong work habits focusing on safety, quality, and productivity.

Organizational skills.

Ability to multitask.

Passion for Continuous Improvement.

Ability to communicate with all levels within the organization.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Predisposition to teach leaders a zero-defect mentality.

Ability to lift 50 pounds.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Position Requirements

Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum of three (3) years Supply Chain, Scheduling, Planning, Process Improvement, or Engineering experience preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Lean and continuous improvement skills are desired but not required
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications. Excel is required.
Req Number OPE-23-00001  

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