Director Process Engineering

Employer
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Jan 13, 2017
Closes
Jul 15, 2017
Category
Engineering
Employment Status
Full Time
Director Process Engineer will work to lead, alongside change leaders from the business, to redesign end-to-end processes and deployment of the lean system to a process or business area (e.g. business areas include: Merchandising, Stores, Supply Chain, and Business Support). Through their leadership, Process Engineering Experts will create an environment that promotes continuous improvement of business processes, increases consistency, reduces guest pain points and empowers team members to enhance the value of the service they provide to guests.PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Leads process diagnostics to identify impactful opportunities for operational improvements across end to end value streams
  • Supports change leaders through each phase of deployment, including the development of a process-specific plan for design, pilot, and sustain phases
  • Coaches process teams and change leaders on the standard lean systems, tools, techniques, mindsets and behaviors
  • Delivers lean system training and leadership coaching to process teams and change leaders
  • Enables implementation at scale
  • Develops impact objectives and progress tracking mechanism against objectives
  • Utilizes problem solving efforts on key projects to improve quality, reduce cost and eliminate waste
  • Provides leaders with project status updates, feedback, and appropriate reporting on key process focused objectives
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 10+ years of retail or operations consulting (Bain, BCG, PwC, etc) role
  • Knowledge and deep experience with Lean (certification preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and train all levels of leaders
  • Willing to take risks, challenge the status quo and work under ambiguous circumstances
  • Able to use data to influence senior leaders and defend his/her perspective
  • Ability to structure ambiguous problems, analyze complex processes, synthesize data and results, and drive toward insight and solutions
  • Strong problem solving and analytic skills (e.g. can conduct root cause analysis, make recommendations, and track results
  • Strong written, oral, communication and presentation skills required (including comfort with Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Deep knowledge of process undergoing lean deployment
  • Ability to build a strong network within Target; has the ability to leverage resources and relationships to get things done
  • Empathetic; ability to inspire team members and leaders to achieve results
  • Competent in project management; has the ability to manage tight deadlines
  • Passionate about leading process improvement and applying lean techniques in different environments to deliver greater value to the guest
  • Desire to learn new capabilities and enable others to do the same
  • Ability to influence others and manage difficult situations
  • Awareness of and willingness to overcome the cultural challenges in every lean project
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
  • Master Black Belt/Green Belt Certified or demonstrated knowledge of Lean or Six Sigma
  • Advanced degree

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