Process Improvement Manager

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Process Improvement Manager

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
Some travel may be required

Columbus Technologies and Services Inc. is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers.  Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Columbus offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world.  We are currently seeking Process Improvement Manager to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
 - Competitive salary 
 - Tremendous growth opportunity
 - Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
 - Learn more about what Columbus can do for you at

Job Description:
•Provide leadership and direction to cross-functional teams empowered to create and execute a Lean Six Sigma strategy for clinical and operational process improvement, productivity improvement and cost reduction.
      o Facilitate level process improvement initiatives across the organization.
      o Facilitate, train and coach team members in the use of Lean Six Sigma tools.
      o Work with operating leaders and teams to identify, assess and prioritize Lean Six Sigma opportunities for the hospital and its Institute partners.
•Collaborate with CC leadership to develop the framework for a new office focused on process improvement efforts across the hospital; flesh out the functions and staffing required to achieve a strong centralized presence that can facilitate projects, provide training and mentoring, and ensure that momentum is maintained for all improvement efforts.
      o Utilize Systems Engineering knowledge, approaches and best practices to serve as a foundation for developing the framework for improvement efforts.

Required Skills:
•Master’s degree in a Health Care or related discipline; two (2) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.
•Minimum of fifteen (15) years of related experience.
•Six Sigma Black Belt certification with a minimum of 5 full-cycle Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma and/or Lean projects.
•Minimum of eight (8) years of experience conducting process improvement efforts in a hospital setting.
•Previous experience successfully working in a highly matrixed work environment.
•Training and/or experience in process improvement facilitation and techniques.
•Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
•Excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.

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