Sr. Enterprise Proc Optimization Manager-EDO at Fifth Third Bank (Cincinnati, OH)

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Leadership role responsible for executing transformational process improvement initiatives which support the Bank's strategic focus areas. Fosters strong partnership and collaboration with all line of business teams along with internal partners to achieve desired outcomes. Leverages Lean Six Sigma and business acumen to execute using a consistent, data-driven approach. This includes clarifying business objectives, building program structure, establishing program / project direction, providing counsel to senior management, directing cross-functional teams, building and maintaining high performing teams, influencing change as well as developing future leaders. This role will oversee the successful execution of one or many simultaneous strategic initiatives.

Responsible and accountable for risk by openly exchanging ideas and opinions, elevating concerns, and personally following policies and procedures as defined. Accountable for doing the right thing for customers and colleagues, and ensures that actions and behaviors drive a positive customer experience. While operating within the Bank's risk appetite, achieves results by consistently identifying, assessing, managing, monitoring, and reporting risks of all types.

  • Transition strategies from concepts to execution while integrating into financial plans, information technology delivery schedules, project management methods, inter-related business project schedules, and other partner requirements such as risk and compliance.
  • Develop and implement a portfolio of process improvement initiatives of various size and complexity aligned to key corporate strategies.
  • Work with the LOB, leaders of key partner teams, to determine priorities for process optimization team and manage to the agreed-upon strategic focus areas.
  • Analyze existing operational processes and developments and implement a proactive solution for process innovation, including expense reductions, service improvement and continuous quality improvement.
  • Design business processes that strive toward the goal of predictable and reliable process performance that improve customer experience.
  • Develop the framework and process to create end to end process maps that document business critical operational processes and identify opportunities for improvements.
  • Ensure target process improvement opportunities are supported by valid and achievable business cases.
  • Set direction and priorities for the team aligned with the overall goals for the function.
  • Set aggressive targets for process improvement efforts, provide direction and priorities to meet or exceed set targets while ensuring all changes are in line with established risk appetite.
  • Track and report on impacts of initiatives in terms of cost saves, cost avoidance as a result of Lean Six Sigma initiatives.
  • Remove obstacles and demonstrate a bias for action.
  • Manage multiple, concurrent and complex priorities.
  • Lead or influence a team of Lean Six Sigma certified analysts to execute projects which deliver process improvements, with measureable impact that is financial (hard or soft savings, revenue) or strategic.
  • Champion Lean Six Sigma and process excellence methods across the Bank.
  • Ability to motivate the team with integrity and a passion for winning.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Responsible for providing employees timely, candid, and constructive performance feedback; developing employees to their fullest potential and provide challenging opportunities that enhance employee career growth; developing the appropriate talent pool to ensure adequate bench strength and succession planning; recognizing and rewarding employees for accomplishments.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering required. Master's degree highly desirable.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience leading process improvement efforts with proven ability to drive continuous process improvement of product design, program management, and business processes in the financial services industry.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Lean tools/methods.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Visio, SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Knowledge of Business Process management tools preferred.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to build consensus with all business partners.
  • Proven track record of leading successful change across functional and geographic boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and document processes at varying degrees of detail.
  • Demonstrated experience in initiating, managing and implementing complex business Transformation projects / programs.

  • Ability to converse effectively and convincingly with senior management (Enterprise level) about strategic business imperatives.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to manage senior stakeholders and multiple engagement teams.
  • High level of professional and intellectual curiosity
  • Strong facilitation, conflict resolution, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Self-confident, results-oriented, persuasive and influential.
  • Understanding of the Banking Industry, its financial components, and the issues facing it.
  • Team-oriented, flexible, able to motivate people. Highly collaborative.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Possesses the conceptual/analytical skills, global perspective, understanding of the risk, regulatory and competitive aspects of the global banking and financial services industry is required.
  • Possesses a reputation of having high ethical standards.
  • Strong commitment to growing and developing the community of practice including training, coaching and mentoring.
  • Strong banking business acumen, understanding the financial components, and regulatory and compliance requirements impacting the financial industry.


Sr. Enterprise Proc Optimization Manager-EDO

LOCATION -- Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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Fifth Third Bank operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Cincinnati, OH. It has 20258 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 59 open jobs at Fifth Third Bank, click here.
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