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General Electric Finance Lean Leader in Chicago, Illinois

We are the doers. The leaders. The makers. The change-bringers. We are all different, uniting to solve the world’s toughest challenges. Our teams are hungry to make history, acting with integrity to relentlessly improve people’s lives. With every weld, every sale, and every code we write we keep the world in motion. It’s time to stop dreaming about the future; let’s build it together.

We are accelerating our journey of improvement to develop a world-class finance org supporting a $17B global business serving patients/customers/suppliers/employees. We are investing/expanding Finance Lean capability to take accountability of, disrupt & enable its end state finance vision across master data governance, enterprise performance mgmt, process automation, ERP automation, one-day close, self-service reporting, op business intelligence& decision support.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities :

  • Lead cross-functional projects to drive standardization, stability and simplification in the GE Healthcare business key finance processes. This includes providing change leadership using Change Acceleration Process (CAP) methods and tools across assigned critical business initiatives.

  • Partner with key business and functional leaders to understand, define and drive the implementation of Lean strategies and processes across their process/regional finance teams.

  • Design and deliver a lean execution strategy across key horizontal finance processes (commercial finance, order-to-cash, source-to-pay, record-to-report, finance planning and analysis, product finance, employee related etc) and regions aligned with global finance’s goals and objectives.

  • Develop value stream maps for the finance organization and eliminate process waste through implementation of Lean techniques.

  • Connect broadly across the region to engage the finance organization at all levels to generate and implement potential solutions.

  • Facilitates value stream mapping sessions, action work outs, kaizens and develops model lines to show case results for the finance function.

  • Utilize Lean, Change and Project Management principles, methods, tools and techniques in combination with training, coaching and influencing skills to achieve specific project objectives/outcomes.

  • Establish appropriate operating rhythms with key stakeholders to communicate progress, providing coaching and plan action workouts.

  • Serve as a change agent by influencing, communicating and institutionalizing a culture of simplification and standardization.

  • Train the finance teams in the use of Lean tools to drive significant business impact.

  • Partner with other regional finance lean leaders to create a comprehensive Lean strategy for the Finance Value Stream, with targeted

  • Leverage a continuous learning mindset by seeking best practices from the external and internal communities.

Qualifications/Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and minimum of 10 years of experience in project management and initiatives/lean processes

  • Solid PC skills: experience with financial systems/applications (i.e.: Oracle, SAP, COGNOS, Business Objects, etc.), strong Excel skills in data compilation and aggregation (i.e. pivot tables, Vlookup and macros)

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Desired Characteristics :

  • Trained and/or certified in LEAN process improvement

  • Proven Lean experience: significantly experienced in successfully implementing Lean/Lean Projects in an operational and industrial business setting

  • Minimum foundational level of appreciation of the Finance function and it’s key activities

  • Strong analytical skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change, provides data driven insights

  • Clear thinking/problem solving: successfully led projects/process improvements within operations/finance functions involving process improvements; able to quickly grasp new ideas

  • Adaptable/Flexible: being open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or to work in ambiguous situations

  • Integrity: accepting and adhering to high moral, ethical, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions and when dealing with others

  • Confidence/Assertiveness: strong influencing skills across business functions, execute with a high sense of urgency, and ability to constructively challenge the status quo

  • Communication skills: articulate and fact based, comfortable with executive communications

  • Experience working in a matrixed environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex business issues in a clear/concise manner

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others and drive change while working across all levels, functions, and regions

  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to add value to operating teams

Additional Eligibility Qualifications :

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . at Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No