Process Improvement Project Manager, Finance Division-2005823
The Finance Division provides financial management, enterprise planning and stewardship in support of education, research, and strategic goals of the university. Our mission is to provide university partners with the tools and resources needed to be well-informed leaders and effective decision makers.
We are seeking a skilled and motivated Process Improvement Manager to identify process improvement opportunities, as well as to plan, lead, and manage projects that support process improvements, including system implementations, within the Finance Division. We will look for you to utilizes LEAN and Six Sigma methodologies to provide expert project management and process improvement services to complex projects within our division which impact the university. You will take projects from original concept through final implementation, integrating structured project management methodology and utilizing process improvement techniques. You will be accountable for:
Project planning, scheduling, and budget and risk assessment throughout project cycle
Defining and solidifying decision making methodologies and project governance
Meeting with key partners and other senior leaders to identify and assess process problems and/or opportunities and crafting process improvement solutions
Working with process owners and other subject matter experts to identify scope of processes to be examined, define business requirements, establish success criteria, etc.
Developing project plans, tracking activities to completion, identifying and raise issues as well as effectively removing roadblocks
Facilitating communications for project teams, sponsors and university constituents
Consulting and partnering with multi-departmental partners
May direct/garner staff resources at various stages in the project cycle
Maintaining shared accountability for project outcomes
You will be expected to collect, analyze, and communicate data utilizing a variety of techniques (ex. bench-marking with peers, conducting interviews and/or focus groups with internal partners, etc.) to gather information about current state, best practices/industry standards, and desired future processes. Collect and assess data on process improvement and performance. Document processes and methodologies for senior leadership, process owners, and other key partners. Provide timely & accurate status reports/updates designed to track achievements, raise risks/issues, as well as provide transparency to Director as well as to each project's process owner and/or sponsor. You will also need to identify opportunities for improvement and recommend solutions, and form collaborative teams/working groups with personnel/stakeholders from across the university. Identify improvements and develop recommendations/solutions that allow senior leadership and process owners to make decisions about strategies and projects as well as recommend/facilitate quality improvement efforts and new best practices to ensure realization of improvements. Create process maps – current/future – with insights from cross-functional team members, identify opportunities/dependencies, and then use this data to make recommendations to improve processes. Develop communication plans and provide project status updates as needed for division communication purposes.
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.