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Owens & Minor, Inc.

Continuous Improvement Project Director (CEC)

Owens & Minor, Inc. - Mechanicsville, VA

Job Description
Description Job Title Continuous Improvement Project Director (CEC) Location Mechanicsville, VA, US Organization Name 01 Client Engagement Center Department Description Continuous Improvement Project Director Brief Description POSITION SUMMARY\r
Supports the Client Engagement Center (CEC) and corporate Program Management Office (PMO) by leading and directing project management activities of the CEC. Initiatives will include those that drive continuous improvement across all CEC operational processes, functions, tools and technologies as well as initiatives that fulfill on the strategic vision of the CEC and support the establishment of the Global CEC.  Works with CEC leadership and functional managers to implement projects that enhance performance and improve capabilities in order to deliver against business goals. Successfully initiates and executes all CEC projects, monitoring the status of work, and delivering regular updates to senior leadership. Drives evaluation and prioritization of project requests to ensure proper allocation of time and resources to execute on the strategic priorities of the CEC and in an effort to improve continuously the O&M customer experience while increasing total CEC effectiveness and efficiencies while reducing costs.   Collaborates cross functionally with core O&M Project Management Teams to ensure alignment across all corporate functional areas.  Leads and directs a team of project managers and analysts to ensure successful execution of CEC project portfolio.\r
Detailed Description ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  \r
1.       Leads the CEC Continuous Improvement team of project managers and analysts to deliver the strategic initiatives for the organization, and partners with the Operating VP CEC and Operating VP Program Management to ensure alignment of those initiatives with Owens &Minor corporate goals and objectives.  \r
2.       Leads and directs the planning, prioritization and execution of all CEC related initiatives for both process improvement and strategy fulfillment. Coaches and mentors CI Project Managers and CI Analysts in the planning and implementation of assigned projects. \r
3.       Develops Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics, in partnership with process leaders, to measure the operational performance of the CEC. Works directly with the CEC Leadership Team and Global/Domestic Process Leaders on identifying improvement opportunities in technology, organizational structure and processes that drive improvement.  \r
4.       Works across all the GPL & DPL functions to evaluate improvement opportunities holistically for the CEC and determine through prioritization with the Process Council and VP CEC which ones to pursue and when.\r
5.       Develops and delivers KPI and metrics reporting required to capture and report out operational performance within of the CEC to its leadership, to O&M leadership and to support customer QBRs and communications.\r
6.       Identifies opportunities for improvement and efficiencies through process automation and ensures successful implementation of those initiatives.\r
7.       Creates and presents business cases to secure resources and funding for initiatives. Develops project plans and assembles and manages cross-functional project teams to achieve project goals and objectives. \r
8.       Develops standard processes for intake and prioritization of work and ensures effective planning, scheduling, tracking and reporting of all CEC projects. \r
9.       Monitors status of the portfolio of all projects occurring across the CEC ensuring execution of standard CEC project governance, documentation, requirements, timelines, budgets and resources. \r
10.   Provides regular, ongoing reporting and communications to CEC leadership and PMO office leadership as well as key stakeholders regarding status of CEC project initiatives. Prepares and presents portfolio status reporting to the executive leadership.  \r
11.   Collaborates with other CEC, Home Office and Field Teammates to deliver CEC strategy and continuous improvement projects (i.e., CETs, Support/Transactions Desks, Technology, Finance, Operations, Sales, etc.).\r
12.   Manages, coaches and develops a team of CI project managers and analysts to ensure all improvement initiatives are backed by extensive data analysis and research. \r
1.       Performs additional duties as directed.\r
Job Requirements Qualifications\r
Four year university degree required; Master's Degree preferred\r
Twelve years in process improvement and/or project management related experience\r
Continuous improvement certification preferred (LEAN, Six Sigma, etc.)\r
Life Sciences / Healthcare experience a plus\r
PMP certification preferred\r
Key experience focus areas include: Shared Services, Global Business Services,  Change Management, Continuous Improvement, Process Optimization, Financial Operations, and Customer Service  \r
MS Excel and Access expertise\r experience preferred\r
Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing comprehensive continuous improvement programs to advance an organization's strategy and goals\r
Demonstrated ability and experience in writing, editing, and producing project plans identifying issues and risks\r
Demonstrated skill and confidence in proactively building relationships with top tier partners/leaders both internally and externally\r
Strong ability to make decisions in a changing environment\r
Strong ability to anticipate future needs of the organization\r
Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive team leader who welcomes challenges\r
Communicates effectively and persuasively, both verbally and in writing\r
Manages time and resources effectively through strong organization, multi-tasking, delegation, time management and project management skills\r
Works independently as a self-starter committed to delivering the highest in customer service, quality and results\r
Analyzes information to make sound business decisions taking prudent business risks as appropriate\r
Anticipates problems and works proactively to solve them through creative thinking\r
Negotiates skillfully, anticipating reactions and planning strategically to overcome objections\r
Strong analytical skills\r
Ability to work independently and as a part of a team to seek resolution to problems\r
Acts as an influential change agent\r
Minimal travel outside of Richmond anticipated\r
Ability to work various shifts or occasional overtime hours \r
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Owens & Minor, Inc.


Continuous Improvement Project Director (CEC) Owens & Minor, Inc. - Mechanicsville, VA, United States


Location: Mechanicsville, VA

Company Profile:
Owens & Minor, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a healthcare logistics company. The company offers supply chain assistance to the providers of healthcare services; and the manufacturers of healthcare products, supplies, and devices. Its service portfolio consists of procurement, inventory management, delivery, and sourcing for the healthcare market. The company also provides supplier management, analytics, outsourced resource management, clinical supply management, and business process consulting services; and warehousing and transportation solutions comprising storage, controlled-substance handling, cold-chain. The company delivers its services through fleet of trucks, common carrier, or parcel services. Owens & Minor, Inc. was founded in 1882 and headquartered in Mechanicsville, Virginia.