It’s a fact: Very few candidates who apply to become Loft9 Associates are accepted. But if you’re the type of person we’re looking for, you won’t let that stop you. People who succeed as Loft9 Associates combine energy, brainpower and effectiveness to give our clients greater bandwidth.
Energy: Loft9 Associates are excited about our culture and the opportunities we provide.
Brainpower: Can you apply specific skills across industries? Our Associates can.
Effectiveness: We want people who know how to adapt their knowledge, skills and experience to any situation.
Ideal Loft9 Associates also have the agility to work with a variety of clients, types of work and situations, along with the desire to keep learning, growing and pushing themselves. They’re the kind of people you can’t help but want to spend time with.
Process Improvement Consultant
Loft9 is looking for management consultants in the Puget Sound area with experience in process improvement, predicated on Total Quality Management (TQM), Toyota Management System (TMS) and Lean Six Sigma principles/methodologies. The successful incumbent will facilitate strategic and/or operational changes and process improvement initiatives designed to achieve significant results in the key areas of quality, cost effectiveness, service delivery, process redesign, outcomes measurement, risk avoidance/control and regulatory compliance. Working with a broad constituency at all organizational levels, a Loft9 Process Improvement Consultant will advocate the adoption and application of quality and process improvement concepts and principles aimed at improving value for various Loft9 clients.
At Loft9, Associates create great client experiences by bringing energy, intelligence, and effective problem-solving capabilities. We drive growth for top-tier clients throughout their business lifecycle from envisioning and planning through deployment and optimization.
Loft9 offers Associates a salary and bonus compensation package, full health benefits, yearly training stipend, paid time off, and more.
Key responsibilities for this position include:
Provide exceptional client delivery
Utilize extensive knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma, TQM and TMS arsenal of problem-solving processes, tools and methodologies to consult effectively on strategic initiatives/projects, improving client efficiency and effectiveness
Research and analyze organizational data to provide Loft9 clients with potential areas of opportunity for transformational change in business processes and/or services of broad significance to the organization
Keep abreast of current trends impacting Lean, Six Sigma, TQM and TMS concepts/methodologies/tools to ensure that best practices are utilized in process improvement efforts
Coordinate all aspects of process improvement initiatives/projects, including defining and measuring the problem, conducting detailed work analysis and developing and controlling outcomes-based process improvement and implementation work plans
Serve as a Loft9 process improvement advocate, with respect to the application of continuous quality improvement principles and practices
Utilize Project Management and/or Business Analysis frameworks and methods to measurably connect with consumers, influencers, and stakeholders
Support the growth of Loft9 – contribute to internal areas such as business development, people development, recruiting, marketing, and more
Engage in activities dedicated to supporting Loft9’s culture
Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master’s Degree preferred
10+ years of quality/process improvement work experience, including a minimum of 5 years utilizing Lean, Six Sigma and/or TQM/TMS methodologies in a large organizational setting
Lean and or Six Sigma certification required
Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on effectively delivering data-driven insights to disparate stakeholders
** Must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future
A successful candidate for this position will demonstrate the following attributes and skills:
Aspiration to lead, promote growth, and develop others
Diplomacy, sensitivity, conflict resolution and consensus-building skills
Motivated by an entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable with ambiguity
Deep, demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Visio
Familiar with methods and tools for project planning and execution
Able to develop and evaluate methods to track and report metrics
Works effectively across disciplines and organizational boundaries to prioritize tasks and gain timely closure on decisions
Able to develop systems to monitor risks and issues
Anticipates changing conditions and takes appropriate preventative action
Proactively inspires others to take action on issues that could inhibit project success