Six Sigma Master
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.Objective of Role / Role DescriptionThe six sigma manager has a key role in ensuring high quality process improvements and leading best practices are identified, designed and implemented into the current state processes. Scope of RoleThe role would entail supporting the design and deployment of the improvement activities across all processes within the ZFS scope. The six sigma manager is expected to understand the clients” needs and coordinate design and delivery of relevant finance processes in a seamless fashion by collaborating with the key Global Process Owners and with ZFS Leadership, through a six sigma discipline. Main Tasks/Important Responsibilities Essential Functions of the Job:Process Establishes baseline process performance and identifies areas for improvement Evaluates leading practices and benchmarks in quality assurance Responsible designing and implementing process improvement initiatives Challenges, suggests and initiates process improvement projects contributing relevant expertise to drive continuous improvement of service at a lower cost Technical Provides functional knowledge and requirements to IT and contractors to configure enablers to support the process Builds tolerances that support company policy and manages risk through system controls Provides capability for issue resolution Provides foundation for common process and scalability Considers new technologies and process optimization tools Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:Utilizes Six Sigma / Lean methodology to define, measure, analyse, improve and control / maintain improved record to report processes Benchmark performance Annual process efficiency gains Degree of process harmonization / number of process variances Percentage of documentation of process description and work instructions Level of quality of documentation Performance improvement metrics Knowledge and Skills Requirements:Ability to quickly absorb new concepts and ideas – including operating model and BU or location-specific needs Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) to connect and collaborate effectively with a diverse set of peers and stakeholders; constructive and solution oriented mindset Must be an analytical thinker, comfortable taking initiative in situations where thought leadership is either absent or unclear Open minded and culturally sensitive; well-structured and self-driven work approach; innovation driven Understanding of the Business:Understands ZFS strategy and applies constantly to analyze and advise on financial performance Knowledgeable of ZFS capabilities and services Education * Bachelor”s Degree or equivalent experience * LEAN / Six Sigma preferred Job Experience * 3-5+ years of professional experience with background Six Sigma (preferably black belt) in process improvement, Finance business processes (specifically record to report), program management, change management and/or ERP implementation and governance * Extensive experience with processes in Finance, Accounting or Controlling; comprehensive experience in process design and / or optimization; experience with SSCs with a finance background * Comprehensive experience with ERP and an affinity to support the development and harmonization of supporting IT tools / environments; Professional Knowledge * Extensive experience with processes in Finance, Accounting or Controlling; comprehensive experience in process design and / or optimization; experience with SSCs with a finance background Competencies / Skills * Proficiency in English and local languages, if required by market standards. * Excellent oral and written communication skills. * Proven ability to work in a team environment with strong Analytical and problem solving skills around accounting analytics and processes. * Demonstrated interpersonal skills, customer management skills, analytical, change management and communication skills. * Strong Managerial skills (people and workflow). * Basic computer skills (Word, PowerPoint). * Advanced Excel analytics capability, including pivot tables and data slicing.Apply for this job.