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Lead Process Improvement Project Manager Job in Berkeley, CA

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Strategic Solutions Manager, the Principal Process Improvement Project Manager plays a major role in identifying, documenting and re-engineering Procurement processes and practices with the objective of improving efficiencies and effectiveness across the Procurement Department. You would be responsible for managing projects, contributing to process reengineering initiatives and helping to drive End-to-End continuous improvement capability projects. You would play a lead role in building and implementing a project management and process reengineering culture to drive increased effectiveness and reduce costs. You would be expected to make contributions to the Procurement Department management team on business and financial processes and be a resource to the Lead Process Improvement Project Manager, the Strategic Solutions Manager and the Procurement and Property Management Department Head.
Compensation: $93,000 – 113,000
The Lead Process Improvement Project Manager, will, in addition to the above, manage major and unique projects, leading process reengineering initiatives and driving End-to-End continuous improvement capability projects. You will play a lead role in building and implementing a project management and process reengineering culture to drive increased effectiveness and reduce costs. The incumbent is expected to make substantial contributions to the Procurement Department management team on business and financial processes and be a key resource to the Strategic Solutions Manager and the Procurement and Property Management Department Head.
Compensation: $106,000 - $130,000
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RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provides project management/process reengineering expertise to create customer solutions in the Procurement Department.
• Provides direction, and acts as facilitator and coordinator for complex Procurement process reengineering and strategic initiatives including managing the scope, milestones and priorities of project team members. Executes high level project planning and development on high priority strategic initiatives across functional Procurement groups.
• Works extensively with project sponsors, managers, customers, end users and SMEs from all levels of the Procurement Department and the OCFO to produce high-quality results and deliverables and a successful implementation on strategic initiatives across Procurement.
• Identifies and documents Procurement business and financial processes and practices. Monitors and assesses business and financial practices to ensure efficient and effective systems are being provided to our customers. Works closely with Procurement Staff to develop priorities and manage to the Procurement and OCFO Strategic Plan.
• Plays a lead role in implementing a project management and process reengineering culture within Procurement to drive increased effectiveness and efficiencies. Partner with Training Manager to develop and train staff.
• Coordinates with the Manager of Business Systems Analysis on projects that impact Procurement/OCFO business systems.
• Reviews, and understands all Procurement/OCFO administrative and financial policies, procedures and practices to ensure reengineered processes are in compliance with Contract 31, applicable DOE, federal, and state regulations, Cost Accounting Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
• Interacts and builds effective working relationships with OCFO/Procurement Senior Management and IT Staff on a broad range of operational issues.
• Provides robust ongoing communication internal to Procurement.
• Develops robust performance measurement system that evaluates and documents progress made, return on investment, customer satisfaction, etc.
• Assists Strategic Solutions Manager and Procurement and Property Head as needed.
In addition, the Lead Process Improvement Project Manager will be responsible for:
• As a subject matter expert plays a lead role in implementing a project management and process reengineering culture within Procurement to drive increased effectiveness and efficiencies. Partner with Training Manager to develop and train staff.
• Defines and documents Procurement business and financial processes and practices. Monitors and assesses business and financial practices to ensure efficient and effective systems are being provided to our customers. Works closely with Procurement, OCFO and Lab Senior Staff to develop priorities and manage to the Procurement and OCFO Strategic Plan.
• Develops and presents high-level presentations for Procurement Senior Management and customers.
• Provides guidance to other Business Process Analysts within Procurement.
• Provides leadership, and acts as facilitator and coordinator for highly complex and unique Procurement process reengineering and strategic initiatives including managing the scope, milestones and priorities of project team members. Executes senior level project planning and development on high priority strategic initiatives across functional Procurement groups.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of 6 – 8 years broad based progressive experience in financial management/business process reengineering in a multidivisional organization.
• Prior experience working in a rapidly changing, and technological environment.
• Demonstrated professional level knowledge and experience in managing major process reengineering initiatives and implementing best practices.
• Strong project planning experience including development and execution management of plans and strategies.
• Demonstrated experience in independently determining priorities, and successfully integrating diverse resources and projects to achieve an organization’s strategic objectives.
• Demonstrated skills in analyzing complex information and situations; independently identify problems and relevant factors, formulate logical conclusions, and recommend and implement alternative solutions. Professional judgment, creativity, and decision-making skills to assess situations and needs, define problems, and develop strategies to meet long-range goals to improve processes within the scope of responsibility of the position. Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills to identify and resolve highly complex problems having Procurement wide impact.
• Very Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with Procurement senior staff and other personnel. Strong internal relationship and teambuilding skills.
• Demonstrated experience determining the impact on existing business processes when system modifications and/or enhancements occur.
• Demonstrated experience creating new processes and/or modifying existing processes in support of new system implementations.
• Strong knowledge of Project Management practices and principles, such as Six Sigma.
• Understanding of LBNL, UC, DOE policies, procedures and operating practices.
Desirable:
• Experience working in a Procurement department preferred
• MBA, MPA
• Project Management Program (PMP) Certification
• Green Belt Six Sigma or equivalent

The Lead Process Improvement Project Manager will have the additional qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of 10 years broad based progressive experience in financial management/business process reengineering in a multidivisional organization.
• Advanced project planning experience including development and execution management of plans and strategies.
• Broad expert financial technical knowledge, skills and competencies.
• Demonstrated advanced skills in analyzing complex information and situations; independently identify problems and relevant factors, formulate logical conclusions, and recommend and implement alternative solutions. Professional judgment, creativity, and decision-making skills to assess situations and needs, define problems, and develop strategies to meet long-range goals to improve processes within the scope of responsibility of the position. Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills to identify and resolve highly complex problems having LBNL wide impact.
• Demonstrated expert level knowledge and experience in managing major process reengineering initiatives and implementing best practices.

• Demonstrated senior-level experience in independently determining priorities, and successfully integrating diverse resources and projects to achieve an organization’s strategic objectives.

• Experience in designing, developing and delivering training in a multi-faceted and diverse organization.

• Expert knowledge of Project Management practices and principles, such as Six Sigma.

• Extensive knowledge and understanding of LBNL, UC, DOE policies, procedures and operating practices.

• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with senior level LBNL, UC, DOE and other personnel. Exceptional internal and external relationship and teambuilding skills.

• Substantial experience creating new processes and/or modifying existing processes in support of new system implementations.

• Substantial experience determining the impact on existing business processes when system modifications and/or enhancements occur.

Desirable:
• Experience working in a Procurement department strongly preferred
• MBA, MPA
• Project Management Program (PMP) Certification
• Black or Green Belt Six Sigma or equivalent

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce. Effective January 1, 2011, all National Laboratory employees will be subject to a two year pay freeze. This position falls under this provision for Lawrence Berkeley National Labs fiscal years: 2012-2013 (October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2013).


Skills
Problem Solving|Business Process Management (BPM)|Business Rules|Project Management|Process Flow Diagrams
Additional Skills
No Additional skills required for this job.
Benefits
Health Insurance|Dental Insurance|Vision Insurance|Life Insurance|401(k)|Pension|Day Care
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USA USA: Berkeley, CA
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Rd.
Berkeley, CA 94720
Connie Hampton
510-486-5516
cshampton@lbl.gov
Employment:
Full Time|Contract - W2
Salary / Pay:
$106,000 - $130,000 annually
Category:
Business Process
Industry:
Government
Travel:
10%
Job Post ID:
74552 F44.5
MA Job ID:
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