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Six Sigma Engineer (2 positions)

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Bridge International Academies
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Last Date: March 1, 2011
 

Position: Six Sigma Engineer (2 positions)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is a startup company revolutionizing education across Africa with a truly unique business model. The company has launched a large-scale franchise-like network of ultra low-cost for-profit private primary schools across Africa. Our schools profitably deliver high-quality education for less than $4 per child per month, enabling local school managers to operate their school businesses profitably, while creating a highly successful business at the central level. We now have 25 schools in Kenya, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million students.

About this position

Bridge is looking for at least two Six Sigma Process Engineers who will process map current-state business processes, evaluate those processes for continuous improvement, mitigate failure modes, design future-state processes, and work with a cross-functional team at headquarters to implement those new and improved processes. The two focus areas will be the processes for 1) day-to-day operating of schools and 2) launching of new schools. The holders of these positions will be sharp systems-oriented individuals who are comfortable with processes and numbers, think about the details and corner cases, and can come up with ideas to solve problems. Ability to think systemically, stay organized and mind the details will be key to success in this position. These engineers will report to the Manager of Operations Systems & Analysis.

More specifically: Responsibilities of the Six Sigma Process Engineer

Bridge is looking for at least two Six Sigma Process Engineers who will process map current-state business processes, evaluate those processes for continuous improvement, mitigate failure modes, design future-state processes, and work with a cross-functional team at headquarters to implement those new and improved processes. The two focus areas will be the processes for 1) day-to-day operating of schools and 2) launching of new schools. The holders of these positions will be sharp systems-oriented individuals who are comfortable with processes and numbers, think about the details and corner cases, and can come up with ideas to solve problems. Ability to think systemically, stay organized and mind the details will be key to success in this position. These engineers will report to the Manager of Operations Systems & Analysis.

About You
Minimum of 3 years experience and proven background in:

• Continuous Improvement methodologies (Six Sigma)
• Business Analysis
• Data Process Analysis
• Quality Assurance & Testing
• Business process modeling/re-engineering
• Standard operation procedures (SOP)
• Failure Modes & Effects Analysis
• Workflow Design tools
• Using existing documentation, site visits, interviews, business process descriptions, and policy manual, create business process models that represent current-state processes.
• Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
• Implement and lead a change control team to approve user-driven change requests and modify current-state models and documentation.
• Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans.
• Elicit and anticipate future-state process requirements of the business at scale and make modifications to the existing documentation, tools, model, and policy manual as required.
• Determine appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and manage the accompanying process/tools for collecting the requisite data.
• Assist in institutionalizing the business processes across the organization and in communicating complex concepts and processes to a variety of audiences using multiple channels—written policy and guidelines, graphical representations, process diagrams, live presentations and other appropriate means.
Qualifications:
• Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment with changing priorities
• Ability to prioritize multiple tasks efficiently and effectively according to deadlines.
• A Bachelors degree in Systems Engineering or Operations Engineering.
• Very strong written and verbal communications skills
• Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project)
• Experience and proficiency in iGrafx Flowcharter process mapping and FMEA charting
• Demonstrated ability to be adaptive and responsive
• Ability to offer recommendations and provide finished work products/analysis
• Excellent organizational skills
• Analytical and process management skills with a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements

Deadline for applications: 1st March 2011

To apply, Applicants should go to http://www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com  – job postings


 

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