Operational Excellence Consultant

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eBay Inc.
March 1, 2021
Austin, TX
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This newly created Operational Excellence Consultant position is based in Austin and will be a member of the newly created Operational Excellence team within Global Payment Operations.

eBay’s Managed Payments initiative is rapidly transforming Billing, Payment, Reconciliation, and Compliance operations. This individual will partner closely with our various operation teams to implement quantifiable projects and ideas that drive operational excellence. The expected result of any given project is an increase in productivity, availability, automation or any other relevant critical metrics. This person must have the curiosity and skill to ‘hunt’ for opportunities, quantify the impact and develop, track, and implement projects.

A successful candidate is expected to have strong process improvement and project management skills; as process mapping, process time studies, and other Lean methods are required. Experience in operations, ideally payments, financial services, eCommerce or compliance, is essential for hitting the ground running. It is also expected that this person will be proactive, collaborative with partners, possess strong communication skills and have a tenacious curiosity for improving the way things are done. In short: understand processes as they are today, deconstruct and redesign so it can be optimized, make the complex simple, use numbers and facts, and lead a project team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Partner closely with all operation teams to identify, scope, prioritize and deliver Operational Excellence projects.
  • Execute projects that achieve quantifiable outcomes, resulting in improved productivity, availability, or automation.
  • Data and hypothesis driven analysis to identify incremental process improvements to existing workflows.
  • Infuse Lean Six Sigma, and other best practices and methodologies, into project execution.
  • Develop and maintain a project dashboard, capturing RAG status, issues, breakthroughs, etc. as well as proactively track and measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques.
  • Ensure that all optimization projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  • Process mapping and process flow time studies.
  • Effectively align with, and collaborate with, partners across a global matrixed organization.
  • Be curious. Be inquisitive. Be ready to unlock hidden value.

Basic Requirements:

  • ~5-7 years of process design, process reengineering and project management experience with trackable success records.
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification; Green required, Black Belt preferred.
  • Demonstrated success leading complex implementations; with outstanding planning and organizational skills.
  • Experience in Payments, Financial Services, or eCommerce required.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Organizational knowledge and proven ability to work effectively in a cross-functional environment is highly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and superior judgment.
  • Consulting experience preferred.
  • Industrial Engineer preferred.

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