The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


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Process Improvement Manager

Syracuse, NY
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Description: Description About the Position: Support and contributeto the development and implementation of end to end process improvementinitiatives encompassing all contributing functions focused on meeting orexceeding corporate driven objectives and targets. Responsible forexecution of the daily tasks required to design, implement, and ensuresustainment of process improvement initiatives. Key Accountabilities: · U tilizing formal process excellence tools(ex: process mapping, value stream mapping) to identify defects / wastesand determine root causes · Identifying, testing and driving / managing theimplementation of sustainable process improvement solutions · Tracking the benefits expected and realized fromimprovement initiatives · Utilizing formal process excellence tools andmethodologies and support functional specific problem solving · Implementing standard work processes (ifappropriate) · Conducting risk assessments and probabilityanalyses of functional tasks as they relate to the overall end to end (E2E)process · Analyzing and anticipating sources of risk,assessing probability and consequence as they relate to the E2E process
Qualifications Knowledge & Experience Requirements: · A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in anengineering/analytical discipline. · Significant experience with Lean, Six Sigma orsimilar process improvement discipline · Influential, energetic and enthusiastic processimprovement practitioner, with the drive, ambition and resilience to utilizeand leverage proven process improvement tools to deliver outstanding processperformance · Significant experience managing resources andactivities in a matrix environment focused on delivering sustainable end to endprocess improvement · Proven experience at influencing front line andmid-level managers (Supervisor – Director) of the organization · Ability to successfully work within anddemonstrate cooperation across diverse teams with potentially conflicting goalsand objectives · Basic knowledge of the core functions withinNational Grid, the skills required to execute that work and an understanding ofthe nuances / interdependencies that exist with the work is desired but notrequired Capability Requirements: Ability to apply thefollowing skills and assist others in applying the skill to complete work withappropriate direction and guidance from the Process Improvement Lead: · Processand Performance Excellence Principles : Ability to advocate and actively contribute to a processdriven culture by supporting a clear vision, exhibiting example behaviors,identify improvement opportunities, providing honest feedback, challenging thestatus quo, and maintaining a non-functional biased end to end process focus. · ProcessImprovement Methodology : Ability to execute methodical approach to define the As Is process (steps,responsible parties, hand offs, outputs), Measure (waste identification,benchmarks, data availability), Analyze (trending, waste or defect root cause),Improve (identify improvement opportunities), and Control (implement andsustain improvements). · ProcessImprovement Tools : Ability toutilize specific tools (VOC, process mapping, value stream mapping, regressionanalysis, SIPOC, Pareto charts, control charts, etc.) and translate outcomes toprocess improvements despite the existence of complexity and ambiguity. · ProjectManagement : Ability toprioritize and manage projects to ensure that quality work is completed on timeand within budget. Involves scheduling and managing tasks and resourcesneeded to accomplish a given project and identifying and resolving issuesimpacting progress. · BusinessCase Development : Ability tofacilitate and drive business case efforts to ensure all assumptions and dataregarding cost, benefit, and timeline justifications are identified. · AlignProcess Improvement to Process Performance : Ability to provide recommendations, implementation plans,and deliver improvement solutions based on accurate performance metrics andanalytics. · Facilitationsupport : Ability to leador contribute to process improvement discussions by asking questions,leveraging process evaluation tools, encouraging participation, and ensuringthat all participants' views are heard. · TechnicalAptitude for Data Analysis : Ability to collect, normalize, and analyze data in order to determinecorrelations, trends, and predictions, and then leverage within an improvementstrategy. · AnalyticalThinking : Ability to leverageand analyze data to identify critical information, develop hypothesis and makeactionable recommendations for improving the E2E process. · DecisionMaking : Ability toapply sound analysis and logic to reach practical, data driven solutions anddecisions in a timely manner. · RelationshipManagement : The ability tobuild and use robust internal and external relationships developed throughtrust and collaboration. · Credibilityand Communication : Ability toinfluence and interact effectively with people from different levels,perspectives and backgrounds.
This position is one ofNational Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunitieswithin and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position bygaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technicalskills.
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that value s a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion t hat drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.
Job : Gas Process & Engineering Primary Location : NY-Syracuse Other Locations : Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island Organisation : Gas Process & Engineering Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Oct 13, 2017, 1:35:23 PM Unposting Date : Ongoing


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