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Simplification Project Manager (Black Belt) / Lean Leader

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 4:14:28 AM
  • 2780105
  • Job Function: Business Management
  • Business Segment: Global Operations EUR & RCIS
Location(s): Hungary ; Budapest

About Us:
GE Global Operations is GE’s multi-functional shared services organizations focused on delivering better outcomes at lower cost for our businesses and our customers. The strong partnership between Global Operations and GE Businesses creates a collaborative work culture and broadens best practice and industry knowledge sharing across the enabling functions. We believe that by keeping GE customers at the heart of everything we do, we will help GE work smarter, better and faster, allowing GE businesses to be more competitive in the global marketplace.
We are teams of functional process and domain experts, focused on the solutions that deliver results for the company. We think Big, we act as One, We deliver with Speed … so GE Works.

Role Summary:
Are you a skilled Black Belt or Lean Leader with significant experience in process simplification and project execution? Are you passionate and skilled to drive and catalyze a culture change of continuous improvement? If so, join our Simplification team and provide leadership for simplification initiatives in our fast growing Global Operations Center related to your primary functional focus area.

Essential Responsibilities:
You will work in close partnership with Operation Leaders, Global Process Leaders, businesses, as well as subject matter experts in Operations to ensure simpler and more effective processes.

  • Manages complex projects. Leads critical projects related to service quality, productivity, process simplification, digitization and harmonization as required achieving business level cycle-time reduction and quality improvement with significant business impact.
  • Drives Quality, simplicity and continuous improvement culture in the Center. Develops knowledge sharing strategy. Delivers Lean/Six-sigma/Fastworks trainings and coach project managers.
  • Partners with key Business/ GO stakeholders to identify and define strategic change opportunities, and provides leadership in the application of Lean Six Sigma methodology to drive simplification across GO processes.
  • Builds and drives relationship with Business Process Leaders and Global Process Leaders. Effectively works and communicates in a matrix organization.
  • Provides change leadership using Change Acceleration Process (CAP) methods and tools across assigned critical business initiatives.
  • Presents ideas, thoughts, and projects to senior management; Project manages and develops rigorous control plans for project execution.
  • Works closely with Process Owners to develop a strategic and tactical plan for process simplification aligned with the integrated migration schedule.
  • Facilitates workouts, value stream mapping sessions and activities to achieve project objectives.


  • Written and verbal fluency in English
  • Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience managing complex, multi-faceted projects; Solid understanding of project methodologies and project execution framework
  • Black Belt certification and experience in managing Lean and process improvement projects in a transactional environment. Candidates without BB certification will be considered if Lean experience is significant.
  • Experience in delivering Lean/Six-sigma trainings
  • Excellent influencing and relationship management skills
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills, including fluency in English
  • Strong ownership & accountability, with a proven track record of execution
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Effectively evaluates information/data to make decisions.
  • Ability to drive process excellence and standardization
  • Ability to manage people effectively in a matrix
  • Cultural awareness & sensitivity: ability to flex style to suit differing cultural norms and experience of leading a culturally diverse team

Desired Characteristics:


Locations: Hungary ; Budapest

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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