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Business Process Consultant

Location: 

Buffalo, NY, US, 14203-2624

Req ID:  23671

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .

PURPOSE STATEMENT

Lead, drive and implement business process transformation and improvement programs/initiatives. Provide strategic and tactical support for multi-functional teams. Align Business & IS strategies. Collaborate with process owners and business unit(s) to identify and recommend process change and technology insertion opportunities that drive improvement linked to strategic imperatives.  Provide program & project planning, budgeting and oversight.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

  1. Process Design, Improvement, Measurement, & Implementation (70%)
  • Act as the authority on process across business competencies to help prioritize business requirements and identify areas of opportunity/improvement
  • Foster strong customer relations within areas of responsibility and ensure alignment with business process leaders, functional leaders, and customer journey owners
  • Plan and lead business process design activities, including working with executives to define required outcomes, scope initiatives, and design innovative business solutions that include people, process and technology components
  • Facilitate business case development
  • Establish metrics to effectively implement process change
  • Document and redesign business processes, using appropriate tools and methodologies
  • Facilitate organizational change
  • Promote and nurture the concept of Business Process Management
  • Develop a central “living” repository for business processes; Ensure integrity of process documentation
  • Help to ensure that the project/program/enhancement delivers the anticipated benefits
  1. Relationship Management (15%)
  • Ensure alignment with corporate strategies, objectives and initiatives through active participation in the business planning process. Maintain alignment with IT architecture strategies and support the implementation of common systems.
  • Plan and run projects/programs to drive business process improvement
  • Promote horizontal and vertical communications between project teams and the rest of the organization; Assist with team and organization interfaces
  1. Business Architecture (15%)
  • Create models that provide a common understanding of the enterprise and are used to align strategic objectives and operational demands
  • Use the above models to help business leaders navigate organization complexity, make more informed decisions and drive more effective strategy execution

All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

Knowledge

  • Business knowledge
    • Business process knowledge (outside industry) - required
    • Industry specific - preferred
    • Rich Products specific - optional
  • Knowledge of the Enterprise infrastructure and architecture.
  • Project/Program management
  • Relationship management
  • Organizational change management

 

Skills/Experience

  • Business process improvement experience
  • Working with Agile teams
  • Project management experience, including definition of project plans, management of project budget, and the supervision of project associates
  • Experience using process modeling tools and methodologies such as Six Sigma
  • Experience implementing and/or supporting application systems
  • Consulting skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Business change management and communication
  • Business case development: identifying the benefits” (e.g., Return on Investment) associated with strategic business initiatives.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills across all levels of the organization
  • Strong PC skills

 

Qualifications

  • Degree Requirements:
    • Bachelors Degree preferably in Business, MIS, Science, Math, Engineering or related field
    • MBA or equivalent experience
  • Relevant Work Experience:
    • Minimum seven (7) years Process Design and Improvement - experience in various core business processes (i.e., Market and Sell Products, Order-to-Cash, etc.) or comparable experience implementing and supporting information systems for the relevant business area
    • Minimum seven 7 years Project Management, preferred
  • Certifications
    • Business Process Management preferred
    • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification preferred
    • Project Management preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Ability to:
    • Lead projects;
    • Establish relationships with key managers;
    • Effectively influence and sell ideas, concepts and solutions;
    • Analyze and redesign business processes;
    • Effectively “multi-task” and prioritize;
    • Understand the strategic landscape and tactical/functional implications;
    • Move fluidly among business, behavioral and technology competencies and abilities;
    • Utilize problem/symptom reduction techniques to isolate requirements and value-added solutions;
  • Up to 25% of travel to support project requirements

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

 

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.


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