Senior Finance Professional in Atlanta

Senior Finance Professional with demonstrated expertise in underwriting, credit and financial analysis, financial projections and reporting, and leadership seeking a finance position with a company that provides opportunities for professional growth and development. This professional has exceptional breadth and depth of financial expertise, along with a level of dedication and commitment that would benefit any company and drive the achievement of business objectives.  MBA and a veteran.

Senior Project Engineer with Exceptional Project Management Experience of Projects up to $20MM

A global project engineer leveraging expertise in design, construction, and production to drive complex, multibillion-dollar projects to completion. Background includes private and government contracts spanning North America, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. Delivers skill in chemical, oil & gas, nuclear, and pharmaceutical projects with top safety record.

Process Controls Engineer Seeking New Opportunities

Controls Engineer well-versed in the design, development, installation, testing and maintenance of devices and equipment used in the monitoring and control of mechanical engineering systems. Applies automatic control theory to design systems with desired behavior in control environments. Exceptional interpersonal skills when collaborating with fellow engineers, project management, and clients from concept, to design, to implementation. Adept at conveying concepts and philosophies when speaking publicly or educating in technical training classroom environments.

Credit & Financial Analysis Professional

Credit & Financial Analysis Professional Seeking Managerial Role

High Achieving Finance Professional with demonstrated expertise in credit and financial analysis, financial projections and reporting, underwriting, and leadership seeking a finance leadership position with a progressive company that provides opportunities to continue my professional growth and development. I bring an energetic and creative approach to strategy development and problem-solving, while leveraging resources and building collaborative relationships to provide solutions and develop effective teamwork. With my recent MBA completion combined with the breadth and depth of my finance and leadership expertise, I am well prepared to contribute to the bottom-line success of your organization. Prefer opportunities in the Northwest US and open to relocation.

Plant Manager

Dynamic Manufacturing Leader and Change Agent with 30 years of operations experience, including significant automotive manufacturing management experience. Proven track record of outstanding performance. High energy problem solver with strong leadership skills. Ability to strategically facilitate change, manage costs, and improve processes. MBA graduate and triple certified in Six Sigma, Lean and Kepner-Tregoe problem-solving methodology. Open to relocation.

Developing A Mindset Of Process Improvement

Technology, labor, distribution and consumer demographics have all dramatically changed in the last few years. As such, business processes need to be constantly evolving to adapt to these changes. Organizations are continually looking for leadership that can control the mechanics of a redesign project as well as align them with an overall business strategy.

It can seem overwhelming to disrupt the status quo at your company, but with the implementation of smart business process improvement strategies, you’ll be able to make changes as seamlessly as possible.

Before you can improve business process, you must first understand it. The business process is simply a series of tasks that you and your team perform repeatedly to create a product or service for your stakeholder, sponsor or customer.

A business process starts with an objective and ends with the achievement of that objective. A business process can often be broken down into smaller processes, allowing for divisions of labor.

Business process improvement (BPI) aims to reduce waste and/or variation in processes to achieve the desired outcome by using existing resources in a better way. The ultimate goal of BPI is to bring out a drastic change in an organization’s performance.

Some common challenges that commonly act as roadblocks for business process improvement are lengthy setups, resistance from teams, not measuring results and under communicating the BPI Initiative. It is important to develop a mindset of process improvement from the top down at your organization. Engaging your staff in the processes will make the transitions easier and help your team feel like they have a vital role because they do!

Business processes have one thing in common: they’re all designed to streamline the way that you and your team work. When everyone follows a well-tested set of steps, there are fewer errors and delays, there is less duplicated effort, and staff and customers feel more satisfied.

Processes that don’t work can lead to numerous problems. For example:

  • Customers may complain about poor product quality or bad service.
  • Colleagues get frustrated.
  • Work may be duplicated, or not done.
  • Costs increase.
  • Resources are wasted.
  • Bottlenecks can develop, causing you to miss deadlines.

 

Business process improvement implementation is a project that requires planning and management. This ensures well-organized improvement processes without any conflicts. Many companies struggle for years because they overlook the necessity of evaluating and improving processes. Business owners and team leaders in any company should have a mindset of process improvement, regularly evaluate structure and be ready to implement change where inefficiencies exist.

The Heart of Process Improvement

Organizations, like people, need to maintain fitness. This is where business process improvement (BPI) comes in. Many companies launch process improvement programs such as Total Quality Management, Business Reengineering, Lean, and Six Sigma. These processes can result in significant benefits, including lower costs, faster time-to-market, and better customer experiences. The problem, even for companies that do a round of BPI is that after the initial round, they give up and let their organization get flabby again. Maintaining a healthy business requires diligence and something that many business owners overlook, which is an engaged team.

Engaging employees is a vital part of improving any process within a business. Employees that are unhappy and underutilized can become the biggest roadblocks to success. One of the keys to an effective BPI is transforming the culture of the company, where leadership within the organization is focused on enabling the full potential in others. It’s about allowing employees to be their authentic selves so they can leverage their strengths and unique perspectives.

Allowing employees to become leaders and mature within new expansive roles and responsibilities creates an environment of efficiency. Employees want to feel valued and challenged; they want to be trusted and given the freedom to explore and learn within the job.   Employees that stretch themselves to grow and take on more advanced assignments should be given the opportunity to further accelerate their advancement. The bottom line is that leaders must continuously create new opportunities for their employees – or their workforce will not be innovative enough.

Today’s leaders must constantly focus on the growth of their teams and strengthening the capabilities of individuals that can make the team more effective. This creates an environment of continuous innovation and initiative. The people who work within an organization are at the heart of the company and need to be included in the processes for improvement. When employees hearts are engaged, they will engage their brains on their own and exceed expectations.