Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – Continuous Improvement

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Hawaiian Airlines
April 22, 2021
Honolulu, HI
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LSSBB will assist the business units within assigned Divisions to achieve success by increasing productivity, reducing costs, and improving processes for the goal of increasing internal and external customer satisfaction. LSSBB will focus on identifying and removing process inefficiencies using key Continuous Improvement tools and a defined methodology for solving problems down to root cause. As a change agent, they will support the business units by engaging employees in process improvement which will ultimately build morale and ensure sustainment of improvements through ownership.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Director of Continuous Improvement to deploy Lean Six Sigma across organization and within assigned area of focus
  • Work with department leaders to identify and prioritize improvement opportunities, scope out improvement projects and translate functional goals into Six Sigma strategies/projects with measurable objectives
  • Lead process improvement initiatives with quantifiable results
  • Facilitate Kaizen or quick improvement events that deliver quantifiable results
  • Coach, train, and develop Green Belts, and trained Champions in Lean Six Sigma methodology
  • Provide expert guidance to multiple Lean Six Sigma project and Kaizen teams
  • Disseminate process improvement methodologies and toolkits throughout the organization via formal and informal training and community of practice leadership
  • Institutionalize and champion Lean Six Sigma thinking and principles throughout the organization. Advocate and demonstrate the benefits of applying Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to achieving business objectives and financial performance targets
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable
  • At least 5 years continuous improvement experience in DMAIC, DFSS, Kaizen or other relevant methodologies
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification
  • Experience implementing large scale initiatives and tracking results
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required; ability to recommend alternative solutions and translate complex concepts into simplified and understandable examples
  • Ability to work across all levels to lead and influence key stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to interact professionally with a diverse group – executives, managers, and subject matter experts
  • Desire to learn new skills, tools and techniques
  • Energetic self-starter with strong leadership skills
  • Deliver on commitments: proven track record of sustainable performance

**All applicants are advised that post-offer and/or pre-employment drug testing will be conducted, and they must successfully pass the drug test. Failure to submit to testing or positive indications of drug use will render the applicant ineligible for employment with Hawaiian Airlines and any employment offer will be withdrawn.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Airline or related industry experience
  • Training and support material design/development experience
  • Advanced degree
  • PMP certified
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