Finance Contins Improvement Mgr

The Company

Jabil works with some of the world s best-known brands, manufacturing products that you use every day. It s the people that work for Jabil make it all possible. At over 60 plants in 33 countries, our team develops and manufactures products that help to connect people, advance technology, and improve the world we share.

Built on a foundation of empowered employees, Jabil strives to be the world's leading global manufacturing solutions partner. We help companies design, build and take their products to market quickly, affordable and efficiently. Jabil's unique combination of global expertise, ingenuity, analytics and financial performance have contributed to the success of the world's most well-known brands.

In joining our Healthcare team, you will be working to support the expansion of our business by partnering with our leaders and building the organization through high performance, innovation, creativity, and delivering commitments to our customers.

Job Summary
The Continuous Improvement Manager role with Finance exists to implement a continuous improvement mentality within Finance.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- This role has to provide: 1: Training of Lean Six Sigma techniques. 2: Facilitation of improvement initiatives. 3: Partnering with BU and Ops on validation of projects and training. 4: Roll out of global and regional projects
- Aligning with the global requirements of Jabil and ensuring the CI group speak with one voice
- Mentor Plants and regional finance personnel through the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) training program at the certification and the project stages. Post certification - ensure the tools learned are used and track the benefit gained
- Train plant and regional based individuals on new processes or LSS techniques
- Act as a catalyst to drive Continuous Improvement mentality into the overall team
- Contribute to the ongoing development of Continuous Improvement tools, strategy and planning
- Ensure that all Continuous Improvement activities align with Jabil's line of sight initiatives and with the other regional development managers through involvement with the finance transformation team
- Facilitate Continuous Improvement activity in all areas of responsibility and help implement global baselines in all areas of finance
- Work hand in hand with Plant Lean Managers to bring Jabil's lean program into the financial processes and systems (for example validating that the financial benefit from projects is correctly accounted for built into both the forecast process and variance analysis process)
- Provide leadership and support to ensure that Plant based Improvement teams are productive
- Work with the other regional CI Managers to implement global improvement projects as directed by the CI steering committee. This may involve taking the lead for certain global projects or implementing in one or more plants within the CI managers region. The goal of these employees is to facilitate the improvement of the service finance offers its internal customers to enable:
1. Margin Improvements through ensuring the plants have baseline process in place and sharing any new best practice across all Jabil sites to enable the best process and systems use aiding in data accuracy and providing insight into margin for the business
2. Cost Competitiveness - Align costs through standard processes and define regional dashboard and league tables between sites - take part in multi-functional lean activities
3. ROIC Optimization - Work with the sites to aid in improvements to free cash flow and bring processes into best practice and limit Jabil's potential liabilities
- Facilitate plant process improvements for plant specific issues and feedback improvements through the CI managers to implement improvements in other sites updating baseline processes. Providing a communication portal between the plants and the global lean initiative
- Assess new product or process requests put forward by the plants to the FTT for appropriateness (i. e. does a solution already exist in another location)
- The CI Manager will work as guided by a steering committee and needs to ensure that efforts in the region are aligned with the finance VP's line of sight and communicate that same line of sight to all employees within their region
Education & Experience Requirements
- Bachelor's Degree preferred
- Professional Accounting Qualification preferred
- Plus 4 - 6 years work-related experience
- Would ideally be familiar with Jabil's internal processes having worked across multiple roles within a finance office
- Experience in a Continuous Improvement, Lean or a Six Sigma Finance environment
- Or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training

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