Expert, Business Process Optimization

| Detroit, MI, USA | Hybrid
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About us
We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That's why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.
Forward. For all.
Group Summary
Transforming mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, safer and lighter. That's what we're passionate about at Magna Powertrain, and we do it by creating world-class powertrain systems. We are a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in design, development, testing and manufacturing of complex powertrain systems. Our name stands for quality, environmental consciousness, and safety. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.
About the Role
The Expert, Business Process Optimization position will work with key stakeholders to conduct in-depth analysis of existing business processes and identify opportunities for improvement and optimization. The position will recommend, support and/or lead the design, development, and implementation of strategies to streamline processes and improve efficiency and will use data and metrics to measure the effectiveness of process improvements. This role may act as a work stream lead on key strategic projects and in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
Your Responsibilities
• Conduct operational and statistical studies to identify current states and potential areas for process simplification, standardization, and optimization.• Lead in planning and execution for business process optimization projects. These may include but are not limited to domains such as Quoting, EHS management, Expense management, Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE), front office digitalization, Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, logistics planning, Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), Engineering Change management, procure to pay process, and other similar projects.• Interview key stakeholders and develop detailed end-to-end process maps, identifying roles and resources required.• Utilize data to recommend and implement optimization strategies for business processes, enhancing productivity and reducing inefficiencies.• Expertly use software tools such as MS Office, MS Teams, BPMN2 Software, Visio or other visualization software, Power BI, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator to expedite these tasks.• Collaborate with various teams to facilitate the implementation of optimized processes, designing and implementing operational models to improve efficiency.• Monitor process effectiveness to ensure consistency, refining processes as required, and developing measurable metrics to evaluate improvements.• Prepare and present reports to management outlining findings and actionable recommendations based on data-driven insights.• Train staff on new processes, standards, and changes, ensure compliance through auditing.• Use visual, statistical methods or empirically founded decision-making tactics to conceptualize and execute experiments and demonstrate potential enhancement benefits.• Follow Magna's Code of Conduct and Ethics and related compliance policies.• Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Who we are looking for

  • Expertise in process mapping, data gathering and analysis, and business process optimization techniques.
  • Experience with methods such as Kaizen, Lean, 5S, and Six Sigma is an asset.
  • Experience in data mining, business intelligence tools (e.g. MS Power BI, Grafana, etc.) and cloud data frameworks.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in machine learning and operations research, along with strong mathematical abilities encompassing statistics and algebra.
  • Knowledge of programming languages including R, node.js, SQL, and Python. Familiarity with other programming languages is an asset
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies like Waterfall and Agile is an asset.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and project management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and driven, with the ability to identify high-value opportunities, gain information, develop understanding, and engage in the implementation.
  • Proficiency in using software tools like MS Office, MS Teams, BPMN2 Software, Visio or other visualization software, Power BI, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator.


Your preferred qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Business, Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant work experience as a Lean Practitioner, Process Analyst, Business Analyst, Project/Program Manager, or a similar role.


What we offer
At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.
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A detailed list of our benefits will be provided during the recruitment process.
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At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That's why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.
Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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An Insider's view of Magna International

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team's success begins with leaders who bring expertise and commitment to ensure project success. Additionally, a team culture where all members take ownership and work together fosters collaboration and investment in the project's success.

Leo

Senior Vehicle Test Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

In a large, global company there are many factors that can influence individual situations. As a leader, I take the time to listen and understand each person's perspective. The message I convey in all discussions is that leadership is there to support their growth and development and help resolve any blockages they might encounter.

Jim

Director - Research & Development

What makes someone successful on your team?

Having the willingness to take initiative, a positive attitude, and the ability to learn quickly while working well with others leads to success on our Magna Electronics Software team. We emphasize flexibility and adaptability to help reach our goals when evolving software requirements on a demanding project schedule.

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Senior Manager, Software Engineering

What are Magna International Perks + Benefits

Magna International Benefits Overview

At Magna, our employees are at the center of what we do. It’s a priority to protect the health of our people and our business and we do this in a variety of ways. We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, disability, life insurance, FSA, 401(k) with company match, profit sharing plan, Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP), pet insurance, auto/home insurance, wellness programs and much more!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Hybrid work model
Summer hours
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Professional Development Benefits
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