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Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist

Company: Indiana Public Retirement System
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAbout us?Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS') is among the largest 100 pension systems in the United States. INPRS' serves the needs of approximately 473,000 members and retirees representing approximately 1,244 employers, including public universities, school corporations, public safety, municipalities and state agencies. The Indiana Public Retirement System is a public pension fund who manages approximately over $40 billion in assets, making it one of the largest in the United States. We are located in the heart of the city, in downtown Indianapolis, near the circle & across the street from our monumental state house. This position will allow a flexible (hybrid) work arrangement. Why join?INPRS' believes that people are the foundation of our success. It takes people with different backgrounds, ideas, and strengths to be successful. Balance in life is important. We strive to have a flexible and supportive environment while not sacrificing service to our members. We pride ourselves by modeling a collaborative, diverse and inclusive environment for our employees. Our mission. "As fiduciaries, educate stakeholders, collect necessary contributions, and prudently manage member assets to deliver promised defined benefit and defined contribution benefits and services". Your Impact?A Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist serves as a consultant to the agency in training, leading and consulting on Improvement Projects. Identify opportunities to improve quality, increase efficiencies, reduce cost, mitigate risk, and/or enhance customer experience. Leading projects will require facilitating team discussion and use of tools through a standard problem-solving approach. As a senior position, this person will be expected to lead other team members in a program of improvement projects as well as mentor continuous improvement specialists new to the position or working toward a senior level.Essential Duties:Implementation of Quality Management System:

  • Leads small to large projects improving business processes from a process and technology standpoint with a goal of increasing quality, productivity, and customer satisfaction.
  • Lead other Continuous Improvement Specialist team members in a program of improvement projects.
  • Manages project solutions and meets needs in a timely, reliable, and cost-efficient manner.
  • Identifies problems/issues, leads the problem-solving process, and develops recommendations for program and/or process improvements.
  • Provides follow-up support on project recommendations to ensure countermeasures have been fully implemented.
  • Consults on Strategic Projects to facilitate the INPRS problem-solving framework and use of CI tools within the project.
  • Educates team members on core lean and problem-solving skills.
  • Teach, train, and mentor at all levels of the agency to imbed the Continuous Improvement Culture and promote engagement.
  • Develops and maintains training materials and curriculum for formal Continuous Improvement training designed for multiple departments.
  • Consults with the Manager of the Center of Excellence to define new business process opportunities and enhance existing business processes.
  • Prepares information for management to assist them with responses to strategic initiatives.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of department strategies and objectives.
  • Become knowledgeable in existing data warehouse structure, BI dashboards and use of Looker or another similar tool.
  • Execute Process Maturity Evaluations on critical business processes within the agency.Experience and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field required.
    • 3+ years of related work experience (Quality, Lean, BPM, Continuous Improvement) preferred.
    • Proficient on Word, PowerPoint, Minitab (or Sigma XL) and Visio preferred.
    • Advanced Excel skills preferred.
    • Six Sigma Black Belt required.
    • Lean, Business Process Management (BPM) or ASQ certification preferred.
    • Preferred experience with Looker, Power BI, Tableau, or similar tool.Comprehensive Benefits Package:
      • Competitive compensation
      • Flexible Work Arrangement (3 days in-person & 2 days remote)
      • Healthcare coverage (medical / dental / vision)
      • Health savings account with employer contribution
      • Prescription coverage
      • Employer funded retirement plan (pension plan)
      • Deferred compensation plan (employer and/or employee contribution plan)
      • Flexible spending account
      • Work/life balance (37.5 hours weekly)
      • 12 paid holidays; 14 during election year
      • Paid leave (personal, sick, vacation)
      • Tuition reimbursement
      • Group life insurance
      • Employer-paid downtown parkingIf you are interested in this position, please submit your application and resume for review. For more information about our organization, please visit our INPRS Careers Page: https://www.in.gov/inprs/careers.htm.This position is not eligible for H-1B or any other kind of temporary or permanent sponsorship for work authorization by the Indiana Public Retirement System. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship from us for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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