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Finance Continuous Improvement Manager (6 month Fix Term Contract)

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Work type: Fixed Term Contract
Location: Addlestone
Categories: Change Management, Finance, Western Europe, Individual Contributor

Position Overview

This is a 6 month FTC to ensure the Finance function is able to carry on the planned process improvement initiatives that are to be delivered and free up the existing business resources to support BREXIT.  This position is responsible for supporting the Regional Accounting Manager and the EMEA Regional Process Owners in creating operational excellence through standardising processes, monitoring process effectiveness and improving the performance of the organisation to meet the agreed goals related to quality, productivity and efficiency. Enabling the finance function to build a path to building a  “Best in Class” commercial organisation.

Position Overview / Purpose:

This position is responsible for supporting the Regional Accounting Manager and the EMEA Regional Process Owners in creating operational excellence through standardising processes, monitoring process effectiveness and improving the performance of the organisation to meet the agreed goals related to quality, productivity and efficiency. Enabling the finance function to build a path to building a  “Best in Class” commercial organisation.

Accountabilities:

Identify:

Provide leadership that inspires all levels of colleagues to drive continuous improvement (CI) in their areas and to sustain gains and results achieved during the projects. Support leadership teams in embedding CI as ‘the way of working‘

Create a map of existing responsibilities and accountabilities across the roles of the EMEA commercial organisation

  • Identify, lead delivery of strategic CI projects to achieve financial targets
  • Create a prioritised list of improvement initiatives identifying the expected KPI improvement, cost and timeline
  • Recommend application of appropriate LEAN Six Sigma and Process Improvement methodologies, tools and techniques and appropriate project management & change management concepts (eg/ Agile, Prince etc.) to achieve these objectives

Knowledge Management:

Work with the business to create a knowledge database of Processes and Work Instructions from existing documentation

  • Engage with the business to identify process owners

Train:

  • Create an on going CI training portfolio and CI toolset
  • Establish initial training and maintain refresher training as required

Sustain:

  • Ensure regular maintenance of the Process Library and Work Instructions
  • Monitor the effectiveness and compliance of the processes via dashboards, KPIs, surveys and audit reports

Minimum:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, business discipline is preferred
  • A recognised certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, minimum
  • Significant experience of project leadership & successful on time delivery, in full across matrix / cross functional &/or multi territory global organisations
  • Demonstrated Change management experience and an ability to Influence stakeholders
  • Change Catalyst – challenge the status quo
  • Experience of training & coaching
  • Demonstrates a passion & enthusiasm for Lean Six Sigma / CI
  • Strong ability to engage others in CI at all levels of the organisation
  • Able to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels of the organisation, both verbally and in writing, in English
  • Hands on experienced, able to diagnose, consult as well as drive, lead & deliver – a ’do’er’
  • Ability to travel
  • Champion CI - act as a role model, truly ‘walk the talk’
  • Minitab, SharePoint & MS Office including Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Visio an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness, maturity, excellent analytical skills

Ideal:

  • Experience of operating in a Shared Services/Business Process Outsourcing environment
  • Financially astute with a good understanding of a P&L statement
  • Customer engagement
  • Strategic understanding
  • Thought leadership, a soundboard for Seniors
  • Working knowledge of Oracle, Hyperion, Essbase, Smartview, Plannisware Insight and other reporting tools
  • Experience with a diverse, multinational company

General:

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Equal opportunities

Cochlear is committed to providing equal opportunities to avoid unlawful discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion/belief or age.

In line with our corporate ethics and statutory obligations we strive to ensure that the work environment is free of harassment and bullying and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect - this is an important aspect of ensuring equal opportunities in employment.

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