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Director, Technical Architect - Lean Transformation - P207158

West Valley City, UT 84119
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At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers, and which is consistently awarded for both. We're all about people and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Leverages Lean tools such as visual management, root-cause problem solving, coaching, and demand and capacity management. Shapes a company-wide transformation. Owns the Discover Management System (DMS) approach, and is responsible for ensuring the transformation's success.


  • Coaches senior stakeholders and business partners in applying Lean management principles and implementing the system in their respective areas.
  • Provides thought leadership to concurrent change teams. Develops the diagnostics for concurrent waves to help identify the areas of opportunity, and then develops the customized design based on the diagnostic to implement a sustainable lean management system.
  • Partners with Lean management practitioners aligned to businesses in an ongoing manner.
  • Develops and improves deployment standards and methodologies to assure long term impact.
  • Advises the change teams for implementation to ensure the design is deployed effectively.

This role can be based in either Lake Park, Utah or Phoenix, AZ.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Quantitative, Social Sciences, Arts, or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in Continuous Improvement, Process Management, Program Management, Strategic Planning, Performance Measurement, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 8+ years of experience in Continuous Improvement, Process Management, Program Management, Strategic Planning, Performance Measurement, Management Consulting, Lean Transformation Leadership, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we'd also look for:

  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Business, Economics, Operations Management, Quantitative, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in people management
  • 6+ years of experience in Management Consulting, or related field
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-08-31 Expires: 2019-10-31

Welcome to Discover
We strive to be the leading direct bank and payments services company. Our mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better, and save more to achieve a brighter financial future.

Why Work with Us?
You can make an impact. Whether it’s developing corporate strategy, innovating new services or supporting IT needs, every employee has the opportunity to be a vital part of our business and make a real difference in people’s lives. It’s the heart of what we do.


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