Manager Process Improvement - Six Sigma
Bluestem Brands, Inc. - Eden Prairie, MN

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Position Summary

Leads business process development and improvement initiatives utilizing widely accepted industry methodologies such as Six Sigma, Lean, or Business Process Improvement. Directs team activities through expert consultation to ensure quality objectives and targets are set achieving sustainable results. Serves as a liaison for team members, project champions, and senior management to ensure cross functional collaboration and define project scope.

Key Accountabilities:
Lead business process development and improvement initiatives to meet strategic goals and plans. Ensures project deadlines are met and are in alignment with corporate expectations and conform to corporate policy.

Actively promotes corporate initiatives and garners company wide support. Energizes participating staff setting clear project objectives and targets.

Directs team activities through expert consultation integrating widely accepted process development and improvement methodologies. Inspires team members to actively contribute in project tasks, completing assignments ahead of schedule, and celebrating key milestones.

Evaluates team findings and proposals through data analysis. Establishes base line measures to gauge project results applying statistical process control charts. Ensures comprehensive proposals are crafted and will result in sustainable results.

Acts as the liaison between cross functional groups to document issues and to drive resolutions. Ensures resolutions are incorporated into the project scope and assembles participants for final scope approval.

Performs statistical analysis of project key drivers through the use of controls charts. Pinpoints variation in trends emphasizing early detection of potential opportunities. Coordinates the reassessment of project deliverables to determine if additional action is required to recalculate the project impact.

Actively communicates project statuses and progress to project champions and senior management to insure strategic goals and plans are met.

Directs the implementation of approved projects.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Bachelors Degree, Formal training in process change and quality management concepts (Six Sigma Black Belt or Statistical Process Control experience a plus)

Five years experience in management of process development, change and control

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Bluestem Brands is proud to be named to Star Tribune's Top Workplaces 2013. Bluestem Brands, Inc., headquartered in suburban Minneapolis,...