Aetna Sr Business Consultant / Change Agent in Houston, Texas
Req ID: 50583BR
ABX (Achieving Business eXcellence) Senior Business Consultant/Change Agent is responsible for deployment and implementation of the Lean Six Sigma (Lean Management Systems, LMS) operating system across the organization. Aetna has locations across the US, so travel is required typically most weeks flying out Monday morning, returning home on Thursday afternoon, work from home Fridays.
Responsible for assisting with development, facilitation and execution of complex initiatives. Work with managers to analyze, develop and implement solutions and provide coaching. Support, facilitate and/or sustain deployment of standard work and foundational Lean elements. Continuous Improvement initiatives, root cause problem solving, skill building within client area to meet minimum standards and communications with leadership to influence and drive change. May act as sustainability agent dedicated to driving sustainability of Continuous Improvements. Assist in development and execution of strategies to build and increase leadership support for change. Manage resistance to change with confidence and deliver compelling stories to illustrate the need for change. Execute change management tactics. Establish and implement diagnostic tools. Applies a variety of change management concepts, practices and procedures.
As part of Lean journey, the Lean business system team will partner closely with businesses of the company to facilitate a high quality deployment of Lean business system across the major deployment phases (preparation, diagnostic, design, implement, replication) leveraging the 5 lenses to drive diagnostic design and the 10 tools/4 loops to ensure business is working in Lean business system fashion in a sustainable manner at the completion of the implementation and replication phases before transitioning into sustainability.
As a member of the Lean business system/ABX (Achieving Business Excellence) team, this person will also be an advocate for Lean business system in their interactions with staff and leadership throughout the organization and be responsible for building interest and buy-in for the Lean business system transformation throughout the company.
3-5 years of related experience needed
Must have Continuous Improvement process improvement experience
Experience with Lean Management Systems highly desired
Lean and/or Six Sigma required
Demonstrates effective communication skills; tailor communication to audience and situation
Very strong written and verbal communication skills leading to ability to influence all frontline employees and leaders
Proficiency in Excel (e.g., pivot tables, etc.) and Powerpoint
Analytical (particularly analyzing data)
Ability to see connections and systems across process
Strong project management orientation - willing to drive change and adhere to a schedule to ensure broad-coordination across business areas.
TRAVEL: Must be willing to travel up to 4 days a week, 50-75% travel (within US). Efforts will be made to assign Change Agents to deployment in their local/home office when possible, and even if home-based, Change Agents may on occasion be required to travel weekly for periods of up to 6 months.
The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
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Job Function: Management