Lean Project Manager (3 positions available) at Informa (Remote)

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Company Description

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

Taylor & Francis Group produces high quality, peer reviewed books and journals. We produce unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery globally. We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding, providing academics and professionals with a platform to share ideas and realise their individual potential.

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for three Lean Project Managers to join our Continuous Improvement Team on a fixed term contract basis, with two roles for 12 months and one role for 18 months. These roles are all open to external candidates on the East Coast of the US and internally to all colleagues globally.

In the 12-month fixed term roles, you'll be running DMAIC cycle projects or kaizen activities within a wider program of work to improve an area of business processes. In the 18-month fixed term role, you'll be project managing the roll-out of Digital Business Process Management (DBPM) as a foundational piece of process quality infrastructure, working especially closely with the DBPM Program Manager and DBPM Business Process Manager. In all the roles, you'll be collaborating with colleagues and communicating with stakeholders at different levels across T&F.

A Green Belt level specialist in Lean Six Sigma, you will be responsible for managing projects that deliver measurable business outcomes such as efficiency and direct cost savings, increased quality and customer value, increased or protected revenue, through the successful conception, development, and deployment of improved, reengineered or new processes, or process support for new products and services, internal or external systems and policies.

You will build good relationships with key stakeholders to ensure clear understanding of requirements, transparent communication, and effective change management as well as tracking and reporting on progress and project impacts.

Closing date for applications: June 5, 2022.

What you will be doing?

  • Work with the business on the initial scope of projects, and to identify the expected outcomes of proposed improvement opportunities.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with project sponsors and other key stakeholders to ensure requirements are clearly understood and progress is aligned with business expectations.
  • Manage and deliver effective process improvement projects, working with colleagues across the business.
  • Report clearly and consistently on project progress using agreed and accessible project management tools.
  • Lead and motivate project teams, ensuring tasks are allocated and completed, driving projects quickly and thoroughly through Lean Six Sigma project methodologies.
  • Advise on best practice and support delivery of creation, dissemination and maintenance of relevant documentation, process standards and change management processes.
  • Manage and advise on documentation of lessons learnt and feedback loops to ensure continuous improvement and best practice.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders, using multiple channels and formats, based on a clear communication plan
  • Maintain, use, and share up-to-date knowledge of project delivery and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to deliver to relevant departmental strategy and targets 

Qualifications

What are we looking for?

  • Ideally you will be Lean Six Sigma Green Belt qualified (especially for the 12 month contract positions), although training can be provided
  • Demonstrated delivery of projects including appropriate use of technology to share progress
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data analysis
  • Knowledge of relevant tools and methodologies
  • Understanding of publishing process and systems
  • Tools and techniques for change management
  • Techniques for eliciting and analyzing feedback
  • Experience of creating process documentation and version control standards
  • Strong team working and interpersonal skills, able to collaborate to achieve as a team
  • Self-starter, able to use own initiative, able to self-organise
  • Good influencing skills and stakeholder management
  • Adaptable; responding quickly to change
  • Collaborative approach to analysis and identifying solutions
  • Drive to achieve and deliver quantifiable results
  • Proven ability to network and build relationships
  • Positive approach to problem solving, resolving conflicts and overcoming obstacles
  • Strong numerical and verbal reasoning skills, as well as attention to detail
  • Commercial awareness and customer focus; prioritizing improvements in line with business objectives and customer requirements
  • Strong Excel skills, comfortable using data
  • Comfortable using Kanban boards and project management software

Additional Information

What we offer in return:

  • Salary of circa $60-65k plus bonus 
  • Ample paid time off
  • Sick time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Life events leave; i.e. moving or wedding
  • Medical & vision benefits
  • 4 volunteering days per year
  • Day off for your birthday
  • 401(k) match
  • Flexible working schedule
  • Seasonal social and charitable events
  • Training and development

These roles are all open to external candidates located on the East Coast of the US (in order to provide a sufficient overlap in working hours with our UK-based colleagues) and internally to all colleagues globally. External candidates must have the right to live and work in the US.

At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about.

 Taylor & Francis Group an Informa Business

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed. As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under local law. This role may also be available on a flexible working or part time basis – please ask the Talent Acquisition team for more information. 

To find out more about our business and the great career opportunities please go to our Careers Site: http://www.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/careers

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Informa operates in the Artificial Intelligence industry. Informa was founded in 1998. It has 3741 total employees. To see all 362 open jobs at Informa, click here.
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