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Value Stream Lead

Company: ADM
Location: Decatur
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Value Stream Lead - Erlanger KY/Cincinnati OH and Decatur, ILThis is a full-time, exempt level position.Job SummaryThe goal of the Value Stream Management team is to support improvement of Business Process Management across the enterprise and drive performance improvement within Global Technology and across IT programs. To accomplish this goal, we are focused on: a) improving visibility to current state performance, b) applying structured problem solving to address process performance gaps, and c) developing people with skills to drive problem-solving and sustain improvements. The successful individual will be responsible for driving the improvement practice globally. The Value Stream Lead will lead and facilitate process definition and process management, as well as process performance improvement within Global Technology and programs. The ideal candidate possessesexpertise in Agile and / or Lean (Toyota) methodologies and is capable to provide training and coaching to the organization in the methodology, tools and templates used to improve work. The Value Stream Lead is also responsible for conducting the analysis of existing operations to propose fact-based opportunities and solutions while executing stakeholder communications and change plans within Global Technology and IT programs.Job ResponsibilitiesDevelop a culture of continuous improvement (CI) and process management within ADM.Lead problem-solving efforts using a fact-based approach.Lead team members in prioritizing and managing work requests via Kanban. This includes regular reviews and adjustments of existing backlog and work in progress.Coach and train senior leaders (Directors and Managers) on business process management and CI.Work closely with cross functional teams to identify and implement opportunities to drive improvements across 5 KPI categories (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Financials, People).Establish processes and procedures to deliver required service levels, and implement process optimization and remediation.Extensive and effective communication across End to End processes / functions including: Finance, Human Resources, IT, Shared Services, Supply Chain and operational colleagues.Partner with global counterparts to implement best practices (Yokoten) across the organization.Involves a significant amount of independent thinking, judgment and decision making along with strong project management skills and excellent management and mentoring of project teams.Provide administrative support to the Business Process Management foundation structure.Maintain the Enterprise Process Framework and Repository.Educate and train colleagues in Business Process Management.Support Process Ownership and Governance across End-to-End processes.Assess Process Health across the enterprise (performance and process maturity).Job RequirementsBachelor's Degree (Masters preferred) and 6 years experience in a process management / improvement-oriented role requiredKnowledge and demonstrable practical application of key CI / Agile methods a plus: Skills Matrix, Kanban, Value Stream Maps, Agile, A3 Problem Solving, Business Process Management, etc.Advanced English (Reading, Writing, And Speaking). Multilingual capability is a plus.Strong communication skills with the ability to work with cross-functional management (Commercial, Operations, Support, etc.)Commitment to delivering quality results and overcoming obstacles in a time-sensitive environmentBroad subject matter proficiency in multi-functional processes and understanding of their impacts on downstream processesSuccessfully engaged in multiple initiatives simultaneously while remaining calm and effective under pressureExperience challenging business units and other departments on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans with specific focus on end-to-end execution and impact on downstream processes/systemsPrepared detailed workflow charts and diagrams that describe input, output, and logical operation of various processes and programsWillingness and capability to learn, as well as teach. Practical experience applying concepts from: "Toyota Kata"; "The Toyota Way"; "Managing to Learn"; "Getting the Right Things Done"; "The Phoenix Project"; "Toyota Kata"; and "Learning to See" a plus.Effective presenter and facilitatorAble to travel (in region travel of up to 25% of workingtime).Experience with Microsoft ProductsExperience with virtual whiteboarding technology (Mural, Miro, etc.) a plusNotable AchievementsADM Named to FORTUNE Magazine's Most Admired Company List for 15th Consecutive Year ADM recognized as a "Diversity Leader 2023" by the Financial Times ADM Named to World's Most Ethical Companies List for Fourth Year in a RowExcited about this role but don't meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don't check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings. ADM requires the successful completion of a background check. "AJCIND" REF:84429BR

Keywords: ADM, Decatur , Value Stream Lead, Other , Decatur, Illinois

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