Performance Improvement and Program Management Associate
Sungard AS - Philadelphia, PA

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  • Investigates and develops performance improvement charter.
  • Lead small performance improvement teams on routine problems.
  • Facilitates small (2-10 people) group meetings and workshops around basic business problems & topics.
  • Engages in straight talk with team members to surface project level risks.
  • Assists in the execution of kaizen workshops.
  • Assists in the baseline of process performance to identify the improvement opportunities needed to achieve organizational goals.
  • Define and implement standard work for a process and successfully reduce process complexity and eliminate waste using appropriate tools and techniques.

  • Demonstrated history of leading teams on the resolution of routine business problems following a disciplined approach.
  • Solid understanding and effective utilization of basic meeting facilitation tools and techniques, and ie.,Kaizen, Work Out, Blitz…
  • Solid understanding of basic continuous improvement tools and techniques including, 9 TQ tools, 7 management tools, & root cause and corrective action.
  • Solid understanding of basic project management tools and techniques including, Charter, business case, WBS, tree diagrams, milestone performance reporting, gant chart, etc.
  • Understands and uses Microsoft project, excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Minitab.
  • BS in Industrial Engineering, Business or related field

Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience in services and/or IT organization and understanding of technology and work processes associated with disaster recovery, recovery services, business continuity, etc. in a technology vendor agnostic environment
  • At least 2-3 years of operations, IT performance improvement or project management experience.
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB); or Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt (CSSGB) or Project Management Professional (PMP), or willingness to obtain within 1 year of assignment to the position.

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