Lean IT Consultant

Cleveland, OH

Our direct, Fortune 100 client HQed in the Cleveland, OH area is looking for a REMOTE Lean IT Consultant. This long-term need would start as a 12 month, extendable contract. You would be responsible for coordinating, facilitating, implementing and enhancing broad and direct Lean activities that are independently identified or identified by management

Day to Day Responsibilities:

– Facilitates Lean improvement activities in IT engaging the business when needed.

– Provides coaching and mentoring to varying levels within the organization on the application of Lean in IT for management systems and improvements.

– Adjusts methods, tools, messaging and approaches so as to enable evolutionary adoption within the client s culture that meets the Lean Vision and Objectives within IT.

– Translates Lean concepts into practical business and IT language to ensure ongoing engagement and participation of stakeholders.

– Provides training using the client s Lean processes, rather than outside materials/processes. Develops and enhances materials and methods for the Lean education and training program.

– Assists IT Lean leadership in the planning and identification of approaches for implementing Lean broad and direct initiatives.

– Delivers the cultural and change management strategies required for successful implementation and sustained operation of the Lean culture.

– Actively participates in communication requirements and activities.

– Captures, records and tracks benefits of Lean improvement efforts; Articulates findings and outcomes of the Lean process.

– Maintains professional relationships and involvement within assigned business areas.

– Identifies and adopts new and innovative tools and technologies that enhance the value of Lean in IT.

Required:

– Strong experience coaching others including executive levels of leadership on Lean and Agile principles/practices/tools

– Experience facilitating process improvement initiatives using various techniques (PDCA, A3, DMAIC, etc.)

– Proven track record of leading others through significant change & experience with Organizational Change Management frameworks (e.g. ADKAR)

– Experience leading an organization in adoption of a new Management System (e.g., Visual Management, Stand-Ups/Huddles, Weekly Goal Setting, Problem Solving, Go-Sees, Leader Standard Work)

Plusses:

– Experience with IT Process Analysis (Agile Coaching), providing leadership and coaching on Enterprise IT Lean Agile practices

– Coaching on the execution of SAFe (scaled agile framework for enterprises), by applying Lean Agile principles to all processes, Scrum teams, and IT/Business partnerships.

– Adjustments of IT KPIs, speed of decisions, prioritized work and optimized investments.

– Facilitating voice of the customer, value stream maps, end user story mapping, MVP, vertical slicing, user stories, writing Gherkin statements, problem solving sessions, and retrospectives

To Apply, Send your resume to recruitZVW@precisionsystems.com. Please reference opening number 4517W