Continuous Improvement/Lean Consultant

Global Technology Associates Denver , CO 80208

Posted 2 months ago

GTA is a leading independent provider of high-value engineering, technology and business consulting services to the telecommunications industry. The company is based in Reston, VA and has presence throughout the US and Internationally.

Job Description:

  • Leader who challenges the status quo throughout the organization.

  • Ability to work with Stakeholders and manage expectations and priorities.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

  • Ability to influence the organization without formal authority and hold your ground in face of divergent opinions.

  • A team player with a "can do "attitude".

  • Strong Facilitation (e.g. Lean, Process Improvement workshop or training sessions) skills.

  • Leads the client organization through the CI & PI transformation process of its new product/feature development and/or strategy using a coaching style and Socratic learning approach at all levels.

  • Teaches and leads Kaizen or Process Improvement events to implement a Lean product design program, including: establishing flow by eliminating waste and reducing time to market; optimizing products and services via "Process Improvement" of new and/or existing product features; and the enhancement of members' creativity.

  • Coaches the team to identify and work to achieve/capitalize on the benefits of Lean Product Design, establishment of manageable project queues, implementation of visual management, improved quality and on time delivery.

  • Serves as a valued mentor and coach for senior leadership. Develops a relationship of trust, confidence, credibility, and commitment to the transformation process and partnership with client.

  • Establishes and communicates expectations and required behavioral changes for the leadership team and various levels of employees throughout the organization.

  • Provides vision to the leadership team as to "what good looks like" and defines the next mission and the steps required to attain the next level.

  • Identifies antibodies within the organization and communicates to client leadership the possible risks and ramifications of the behavior.

  • Communicates proactively to the Regional Director and/or Account Manager any key issues or concerns related to the assignment which may indicate the relationship is at risk.

  • Coordinates and pulls on additional resources to satisfy the client's needs.

  • Strong Change Management, Project and Program/Portfolio management skills.

  • Deals well with ambiguous situations and is self-directed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 3-5 years of expertise in following skills:

o Management Consultant/Coach

o Lean Master Black Belt (Kaizen)

o Value Stream Mapping/Analysis (VSM)

o Expert in Lean Principles & Methodologies (Kaizen, Continuous Improvement)

o Complex Problem Solving

o New Product Introduction (NPI)

o Quality Assurance

o Agile Software Development

o Project Management

o Program Management

  • Demonstrated success with significant quantitative results from implementing Lean in a New Product Development and Process Improvement across the Value Stream.

  • Degree in Engineering and/or equivalent field; Masters level preferred

  • Telecom experience preferred.

Additional Position Requirements:

A background investigation and drug test is required.

Global Technology Associates, LLC (GTA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.


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