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Operational Excellence Analyst- Portland, OR


Portland, OR, US, 97230

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 include:


  • 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.


  • Up to 1 year of relevant experience
  • Ability to work with a team as well as independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills; positive business relationships
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills including proper English grammar
  • Solid analytical & problem solving skills
  • Results oriented. Self-Motivated.  Proactive.  Ability to multitask, organize challenge the status quo.
  • Bachelor’s degree required,  preferably in Business, Logistics or Supply Chain Management

Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT)  is a leading industrial distributor that offers more than 6.5 million parts to serve the needs of 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 and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers storeroom services and inventory management solutions that provide added value to our 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.