Lean Operations Manager
Workplace: Warszawa

Predica is a place where you will never get bored or stand still. If you are looking for repeatable work 'nine-to-five', corporate atmosphere or individual work, it is not with us. Interesting people, innovative approach to IT projects, flexible work models - this is what distinguishes us. Our why is simple: accelerate the transition to self-managed organizations.

We transform organizations through relevant technology and we deliver projects on Microsoft technology.

Predica is an international IT consulting company that helps companies around the world to boost IT systems for better safety and productivity by implementing award-winning Microsoft technologies. We live and breathe delivering solutions for our customers. We are a highly-skilled and passionate team of 130+ experts, recognized in 12 categories as Microsoft Partner

We are currently looking for a Lean Practices Lead who will be responsible for managing and leading continuous improvement internal initiatives with high impact in the business by the implementation of lean principles into company value stream. Constantly improving quality, customer service, projects delivery, people management and internal operations through the application of lean practices into operational processes. Leading by example - bringing the company vision of self-managed organization into practice internally in Predica. It is a new role that will be introduced to our company reporting directly to Chief Operating Officer so it is the chance for you to build it from the scratch.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide overall Lean leadership and simplification to, areas of the value chain (sales/projects delivery/support) and supporting operational processes (finance, HR, administration, marketing).
  • Ownership of internal improvement objectives (OKRs).
  • Defining and documenting processes, quality metrics and control points enhancing Predica data-driven way of decision making.
  • Identifying gaps in the current processes and analyzing current processes to identify the improvement opportunities, improve efficiency, quality and reduce risks.
  • Introducing changes in the way of doing things in all applicable teams, monitoring the adoption and ensuring compliance with internal standards.
  • Working heavily with analytical tools making most decisions and conclusions based on data.
  • Experimenting with non-standard ways of doing things seeking to fulfill Predica WHY and to prove that 'only dead fish swim with the stream'.
  • Creating Policies in the employees' guidebook.
  • Preparing high-level specification of changes in the IT tools and supporting IT team in implementing them.
  • Participate in meetings and planning with the business leaders.
REQUIREMENTS

Experience and Abilities

  •  5 years' of professional experience in process improvement area; preferred in IT, manufacturing, financial services sector, SSC, BPO.
  • Considerable experience in processes modeling and setting quality metrics as process validation factors.
  • Proven experience in the implementation of Lean Tools: 5S, VSM, Visual Management, Kaizen and others.
  • Ease in an analytical analysis of complex issues and breaking down complex issues into smaller tasks.
  • Significant Lean, Six-Sigma or similar experience required.
  • Profound knowledge of Excel and strong analytical abilities.
  • Knowledge and experience in leading IT projects –  nice to have.
  • Ability to translate objectives into measurable KPIs.
  • Advanced English.
  • Leading change abilities.

Traits We're Seeking 

  • Extreme ownership (you don't know what it is about, read this book https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Ownership-U-S-Navy-SEALs-ebook/dp/B00VE4Y0Z2 ).
  • Self-managed, executor, highly organized.
  • Not afraid of challenges.
  • Challenger attitude not accepting status-quo.
  • Curiously investigate everything – an ability to solve problems analytically, creatively and collaboratively.
  • Good presentation and communication skills.
  • Decision making and issues solving skills.
  • Being honest, transparent and keep promises.
  • Commitment to step out of comfort zone and constantly works on improving soft and hard skills.
  • Task prioritization, get your hands dirty! In Predica "Everyone Delivers".
WE OFFER
  • Attractive salary.
  • 8k PLN self-development budget for trainings, international conferences, university courses.
  • Quarterly financial bonuses.
  • Clear, quantitative conditions for position promotion.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Medical care, Multisport card, additional life insurance.
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