Corporate Lean Enterprise Deployment Leader ( Minneapolis )
NOTE: This is an Old 2012 Posting - The Role Has Been Filled and is No Longer Open
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- This position will provide strategic leadership around initiatives focused on the sustained improvement of business processes throughout the enterprise.
- This position will drive the creation of breakthrough insights into business processes which unify and align strategy and operating plans resulting in enhanced shareholder value.
- This position will lead the integration of process improvement in business operations and culture.
- This position will reduce costs by streamlining processes, provide for accelerated value creation throughout the enterprise and enable associates to focus on activities that matter most to customers.
- This position will be focused on driving improvements in revenue and driving cost out of the business through more effective business processes, elimination of non-value added or duplicate efforts, waste and other related defects in the business process.
- The position will serve as the corporate expert on Lean process methodologies and process improvement tools.
- This position will help manage the development, delivery and administration of Lean methodologies, tools and training that will be deployed as part of the company's Lean enterprise wide initiative.
- This position will serve as a Lean coach to business leaders, helping to drive enterprise wide sustained improvements via strategy deployment and alignment to corporate continuous improvement plans.
- This position will drive and influence a culture for sustained improvement and continuous process improvement.
- This position will act as a change agent to instill lean culture and principles are utilized consistently throughout the business organization.
- This position will drive and implement tools, processes and policies designed to focus on business process improvement to maximize the capabilities within existing technologies to enhance business value and ROI.
- This position will provide leadership to achieve sustained improvement of business processes. Scope includes all major business processes throughout the enterprise.
- This role will help define process quality issues, measure current process performance, analyze root cause defects, and develop targeted process improvement opportunities with business partners.
- BS Business / Technical Engineering Degree (preferred), MBA a plus
- Preference given to candidates with prior enterprise wide deployment leadership experience
- Prior experience with Lean Transactional implantation and facilitation in roles of increasing deployment leadership responsibility to the executive level is a must
- Advanced Training in Lean, PDCA, Kaizen, VSM and other continuous improvement methodologies.
- Track record of successful cross functional/ project management & deployment leadership experience
- Results based Leadership style skill set with strong impact and influencing skills
- Tenacity and energy in leading change towards an effective work environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate team and others, maintaining a persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of the organization.
- Strong analytical skills and process focus
- Progressive, flexible and team oriented person required.
- Strong planning/organization & time management skills required.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
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The Avery Point Group, Inc.
Leveraging Lean & Six Sigma in Executive Search and Recruiting
The Avery Point Group provides functional expertise and executive search focus in the areas of Six Sigma, Lean, operational excellence, plant management, operations management, supply chain management, and finance. As executive recruiters our practice services a wide spectrum of industries, spanning manufacturing, distribution and service-based companies.
With our Lean Six Sigma approach, experience and global perspective, we stand out from other executive search firms and add significant value for our clients in their search for leadership talent. Unlike other recruiting firms, we truly speak the language of our clients and candidates.
Our Lean Sigma Approach: Search excellence starts with the sound foundation of a well defined and consistent search methodology. Our Lean Sigma Search™ process incorporates a unique Lean Six Sigma approach to filling our clients’ staffing needs. Each phase of our executive search value stream process is designed to eliminate waste in order to move the search and recruiting process along efficiently and effectively, thus enabling us to exceed our clients’ expectations and requirements.
Our Experience: With our team’s decades of operations experience, we are uniquely qualified to help our clients find, assess and recruit leadership talent. Our key principals have held senior-level director, VP and Lean Six Sigma positions in manufacturing, distribution and service-based Fortune 500 companies. Our principals are Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean trained by globally recognized industry leading companies and have real-world, practical experience in their application. As subject matter experts in the recruiting of Lean, Six Sigma and operations talent, our firm has been featured in leading industry trade magazines such as: Quality Progress, Quality Digest and IndustryWeek.
Our Global Perspective: Our key principals have managed global operations and led key initiatives in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America and throughout Asia. Our principals, with their global perspective, understand what it takes to find, assess and recruit talent for companies to succeed in today’s global economy.