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Bringing in Lean Six Sigma leading to higher salary?

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    Ferdinand
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    Hello,
    I’m working in the european department of a fortune 500 company. In the US department Six Sigma is well known and implemented, but in our european department not.
    I’m growing into the role of the europe based Lean Six Sigma specialist making the connection with our American part. In the mean time I’m following the ASQ Black Belt training and I am working on taking and keeping the lead in this process of transforming the company into a Lean Six Sigma company.
    Out of this I have the following question;
    This Black Belt role is for now growing beside my current position as Operations managers for a service support team, should I ask for more salary or better ask/work into a new job description to fully roll into the Six Sigma expert?
    As I would like a full time appointment in Lean Six Sigma projects, can anybody advize on how to take these steps?
     
    Thanks,
    Ferdinand
     
     
     
     

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    #161737

    Sloan
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    In most companies you get paid for what you do, not for what you know. So just getting a BB doesn’t necessarily entitle you to a higher salary. It’s what you DO with your BB skills that should persuade your company to pay you a higher salary.
    If you want to be a “quality engineer” full time, I would advise you to practice your craft in your current role if that is possible. Most companies want a BB to have some experience if they are going into a quality engineer role full time.

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    #161739

    Brandon
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    I agree with Outlier. In the macro sense, we are worth the value we deliver. Use SS to become more valuable at what you do and you should be compensated accordingly.

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    #161756

    Ferdinand
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    Thanks for your reply, but to clarify my question;
    The thing is that on one side I’m developing my BB skills, but inside my part of the company (the european part) there’s nobody with these skills.
    Right now we’re in the process of implenting the Lean Six Sigma approach and I am going to lead this. In my point of view, the use of my skills in this area should be seen in my salary. It can not be that they encourage to lead this project and save a lot of cost, without bringing my position and salary in the correct range for this position. 
    Lean Six Sigma is not something you can implement “just on the side”, or am I wrong? How can I convince my managers to change/adjust my position and salary to a correct level for these specific skills?
    Ferdinand

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    #161759

    Savage
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    How can you convince your managers to pay you more?  RESULTS.  Stop flapping- start doing.

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    #161765

    Brandon
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    Ferdinand, you will have to educate the decision makers in your firm as to the power of SS. Use the tools offered on this site to do that. There is a significant amount of information available to support your belief in SS.
    Go to eBooks on this site and you will find a number of position papers on SS. Look for other info to help. Keep up the fight – it’s worth it.

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