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Continuous Improvement Analyst in Providence at United Natural Foods, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Continuous Improvement Analyst position is responsible for participating in the continuous improvement initiatives of the Finance Shared Services department. The Process Improvement Team operates as a shared service resource to support the organization in identifying and implementing process improvement opportunities to enable optimal services to be delivered to our customers.



  • Collaborates with functional areas to develop and maintain performance metrics, measurements, methods and targets.
  • Develops and uses work aids, such as process descriptions, checklists, templates, and guides to assist personnel with implementing defined processes.
  • Conducts benchmarking, value stream mapping, activity modeling, and surveys.
  • Maintain weekly/monthly status reports to key stakeholders tracking the status of the improvement project
  • Facilitates discovery sessions, planning meetings, training sessions, and facilitates process improvement meetings.
  • Ensure Project Management risks and issues are identified and communicated in a timely fashion.
  • Support development of, refine and document Finance Shared Services department policies and practices. Develop and promote adoption within the organization of best practices.
  • Assist in problem-solving on related topics between user departments, service departments and vendors/customers.
  • Performs other job duties as required

Job Requirements



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Lean or Six Sigma Yellow/Green Belt preferred. 


  • 1 – 2 years of process improvement experience.
  • System Implementation experience preferred.
  • Strong business acumen and Project Management experience. 


  • Must be self-driven and very motivated.
  • Must be comfortable working in an ever changing environment and working with constantly changing priorities.
  • Strong administrative, organizational and relationship skills.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills are required.
  • Strong teamwork ethic, positive proactive flexible attitude ability to take complete ownership of responsibilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints as well as handle a number of tasks simultaneously required.
  • Advanced skillset in Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access and related software applications