Global Technology Associates Continuous Improvement/Lean Consultant in Denver, Colorado
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.
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.
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
3-5 years of expertise in following skills:
Lean Master Black Belt (Kaizen)
Value Stream Mapping/Analysis (VSM)
Expert in Lean Principles & Methodologies (Kaizen, Continuous Improvement)
Complex Problem Solving
New Product Introduction (NPI)
Agile Software Development
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.
Location: Denver, CO
Job Code: 1450
# of Openings: 1