Manager Continuous Improvement

Discover

Location: Riverwoods, Illinois

Job Type: Not Specified

Posted

Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description

Responsible for the planning and execution of multiple Lean projects that will translate company strategies into action, deliver significant ROI, reduce risk, and achieve strategic objectives. Serves as a mentor and partner with business units to identify future opportunities and supports talent acquisition/development initiatives. Serves as a trusted adviser to senior business stakeholders, spearheads innovative solutions, while partnering with key support functions such as Finance, HR, and Compliance during implementation.

Responsibilities

    Enhances the professional development, team cohesion, and morale for a team by conducting regularly scheduled coaching sessions, performance reviews, and team collaboration activities.

      Leads the design and development of internal support initiatives to teams such as talent acquisition, talent development, knowledge management, and process management.

        Partners with other areas to promote the business unit and deliver enterprise-wide strategic-level presentations

          Supports project pipeline and Lean portfolio development by forging close relationships with senior leaders to identify the most critical process improvement opportunities across the company, based on findings from areas such as Voice of the Customer, Voice of the Business, Voice of the Employee, and balanced scorecards.

            Builds relationships with key constituents necessary to deliver project results, including identifying and breaking down barriers/obstacles, collaborating with key players to influence change.

              Supervises multiple team members on deliverables throughout the project lifecycle that are completed under DMAIC and DMADV frameworks to ensure projects are complete on schedule, within budget, and within quality requirements.

              Minimum Qualifications

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

                Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Operations Management

                  7 to 10 years of experience in project management, leading cross-functional teams; 7+ years of experience in Lean, Six Sigma, or related continuous improvement areas; 5+ years of experience in coaching, mentoring, and developing direct reports; Lean Six Sigma Black Belt/Continuous Process Improvement Manager; Project Management; Process Management; Policy Management; Program Management; Management Consulting; Strategic Planning; Strategic Communications; Performance Measurement; Coaching & Professional Development

                    In lieu of a degree, 15+ years of experience in Continuous Improvement, Lean, and Six Sigma

                      Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification

                      Preferred Qualifications

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

                        Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Operations Management

                          8+ years of experience in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt/Continuous Process Improvement Manager; Project Management; Process Management; Policy Management; Program Management; Management Consulting; Strategic Planning; Strategic Communications; Performance Measurement; Coaching & Professional Development

                            Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

                              Project Management Professional (PMP) or Master Black Belt

                              What are you waiting for? Apply today!

                              The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

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