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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Director - Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Client Company / Division Profile:

One of our Fortune 500 retained clients is a well known and fast growing diversified product and services company with a growing Lean Sigma deployment focused on diving significant business impact, service and culture change.


Position Description and Responsibilities:

Our clients Strategic Initiatives Team is expanding its organization in their Manhattan based operation to support multiple key initiatives and is looking for an Engagement Leader (Master Black Belt, Director) to manage a newly formed 5-7 person team that supports their NYC based operation. The Master Black Belt will be an internal management consultant directing a team that supports clients various business operations using Lean Six Sigma and change management techniques to drive process improvement and critical business initiatives. The Master Black Belt will focus project execution on New Product Introduction, Sales Inquiry to Order, and Order to Receivables processes within our clients organization and will report directly to the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. The primary focus of the Master Black Belt will be to lead a team of Black Belts committed to improving and revolutionizing our client’s business processes using Lean and Six Sigma. Specifically, this individual will have broad exposure to several organizations within our client likely to include many projects related to operational process improvement, growth initiatives and other corporate initiatives as assigned within our client organization. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to become a leader within a growing organization in an expanding and dynamic environment. Responsibilities include:

  • Lead and build a team of 5-7 Black Belts that deliver improvements to the critical metrics of Revenue Generation, Cost Reduction, and Cycle Time.
  • Report progress of multiple initiative and team status to VP of Strategic Initiatives.
  • Act as an internal management consultant to support business unit's process improvement across our client’s enterprise.
  • Identify and lead Lean Six Sigma initiatives to improve current processes.
  • Partner with executives and business leaders to run projects, drive change, and generate results
  • Identify, lead & enforce standards for projects resulting in growth opportunities, process improvement, cycle time reduction and cost out opportunities
  • Drive Lean/Six Sigma integration, awareness, and advocacy
  • Use Six Sigma, Lean and advanced project management methodology, to drive change management our client’s business units
  • Drive and facilitate Kaizen events
  • Use consulting techniques to become a leader of change and process improvement

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Technical Behavioral Requirements:

  • At least 5 years prior experience in leading a team of consultants or similarly skilled employees
  • Minimum 5 years of project leadership experience
  • Minimum 5 years of facilitation/leadership of large workouts (or equivalent), change management and cross functional team management
  • Minimum of 3 years either internal or external consulting experience (or equivalent) including managing client engagement, defining client needs, delivering value to the client, and presenting/reporting out
  • BA/BS Degree in related field
  • Six Sigma certification, Black Belt or Higher
  • Previous Six Sigma and / or Lean experience in transactional environment

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Skill/Ability Behavioral Requirements:

  • Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proven track reworking in multi-functional organizations
  • Strong initiative to not only complete responsibilities but also the wherewithal to find projects and grow the Strategic Initiatives organization generally
  • Working knowledge of Value Stream mapping, Kaizen, and other Lean tools and methods



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