Operational Excellence Analyst


Florence, KY, US, 41042

Company:  1100-Applied Industrial Technologies

This role is responsible for identifying and improving the outcomes of warehousing and operational processes to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction while ensuring a safe working environment.


Key responsibilities:

  • Building the safety culture, including Behavior Based Safety analytics / reports and safety assessment coordination. 
  • Managing the Warehouse Management System (WMS) 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.


Job Requirements

  • Four-year degree from an accredited college/university preferred
  • Deep commitment to continuous improvement & safety (Lean / Six Sigma methodology)
  • Persuasive communicator / strong facilitator / structured and logical thinker
  • Ability to challenge the status quo
  • Self-directed. 
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills: Excel, Power Point, Access, etc.
  • Distribution as well as WMS / SAP experience preferred


Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT)  is a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.


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 hiring@applied.com or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: ERP, Lean Six Sigma, SAP, Business Process, Six Sigma, Technology, Management