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General Electric Sr. Director, Lean Transformation, Grid Software in Remote,

Job Description Summary

In this role, you will partner with the General Manager of Grid Software and Executive Leadership to apply lean principles and methodologies to improve business results. You will play a critical role in high profile business improvement initiatives and problem solve our most important business challenges. The successful candidate will have substantial leadership runway and be passionate about the energy transition.

Job Description

This high-profile position relies on a person’s lean aptitude, business acumen and ability to drive change. The Lean Transformation Leader will focus on creating, supporting, and driving improvement efforts tied to the company’s most critical business processes, including innovation, engineering, operations, and commercial functions. The goal is to positively impact results and culture by leading change, establishing standards, institutionalizing daily management processes, and adopting consistent problem-solving methods.

A Lean Business System will be an integral part of the way we run our business for the long-term.

In addition to building our Lean culture and capabilities, one of the explicit goals of the Lean Transformation team is to identify and accelerate top talent by enabling our future leaders with Lean. As such, the successful candidate will have substantial leadership runway.

Responsibilities include:

  • Build Lean culture and capabilities to achieve business outcomes. Design, adoption and execution of the enterprise-wide Lean transformation of GE Digital Grid Software.

  • Implement the Lean Business System, including daily management, action planning, problem-solving and standard work.

  • Partner with Executive Leadership to establish Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and deploy strategy through Hoshin Kanri.

  • Establish a lean competency program, which ensures the establishment of globally recognized standards for Lean practices and principles.

  • Coach and develop team members at all levels of the organization to become Lean practitioners, with an emphasis not only on Lean tools, but also on key Lean principles and Leadership Behaviors.

  • Create and lead the roadmap of Lean priorities to improve the Lean maturity of the GE Digital Grid Software organization.

  • Attach to and support key initiatives as defined by GE Digital Grid Software and Lean Leadership.

  • Committed peer leadership and partnership.

  • Capture the essence of the Lean culture.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent required; Master’s Degree preferred.

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience leading in Manufacturing, Sourcing, Supply Chain, Services, Digital/Software, Commercial or P&L

Desired Skills:

  • Experience successfully driving change and transformation.

  • Demonstrated lean expertise and impact; understands and can articulate lean as an operating system, culture and tools.

  • Ability to assess business situations and take action from a General Manager's perspective. Proven ability to handle complex problems, bring structure and execute in ambiguous environments.

  • Strong management skills and demonstrated capability to influence. Proven track record with global cross-functional teams.

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills; strong business acumen.

  • Ability to effectively lead in a matrixed and virtual team environment, particularly working through the extended teams to accomplish objectives.

  • Problem-solver with a passion for innovation and developing creative solutions.

The salary range for this position is 144,000.00 - 259,000.00 USD Annual. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for [a performance bonus/variable incentive compensation/equity]. Available benefits include Medical, Dental, and Vision. *Please note, the benefits can be Health, Medical, 401K, Paid Leave

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . 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

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