Job description / Role
A leading regional bank in the Middle East is looking to recruit an AVP Lean Transformation for their office in Dubai. This role will be responsible for running and ensuring the success of process improvement initiatives with a focus on customer orientation, service and quality across business and support divisions within the bank. The incumbent will also be responsible for providing expertise on Lean/Six Sigma/Change Management standards and methodology within the bank.
This role will report to the VP IT Governance and work closely with senior IT leaders to guide the Lean transformation program within Group IT. The role must provide expertise on Lean principles and how to apply them into information technology, provide required training and coaching to up-skill management, IT subject matter experts and the wider IT staff. The role will project manage the transformation. Once the consulting engagement is then over, this role will maintain the momentum and activities to continue with the transformation activity across Group IT. Once each unit has been transformed, the continuous improvement structures needs to be set up to ensure change is sustainable.
- IT based degree, university degree, or equivalent work experience required and banking qualifications.
- Experience of at least 4 successful implementations of Lean.
- 3+ years experience in IT.
- 2 - 4 years of Management consulting experience.
- Lean Black Belt Certification (desirable but not essential).
- Operational and project management experience including the lead of large company-wide program deployments.
- Demonstrated track record using Six Sigma Methodology principles and practices across an entire value stream.
- Ability to use systematic and data-driven methods in order to solve problems, analyse and improve processes.
- Strong knowledge of financial services from an operational and support perspective.
About the Company
New Sourcing International (NSI) / Bluefin Talent have partnered so to offer a specialized recruitment solution within the Consulting and Financial services domains.
Working together as a specialist search and selection agency, we concentrate on blue chip financial services and strategy / technology consulting organizations across Europe and the Middle East; focusing exclusively on Financial Services, IT and Risk. Being niche allows us to offer a premium search service, tailored to overcome the technically challenging nature of recruitment for the specialist functions that we work.
We are dedicated to representing best of breed candidates in the region in our dedicated fields of employment. As such we are a leading outfit for placing ex-pats and internationally educated students in the region.
Our biggest unique selling point, is that we are steered by a dedicated team of ex-financial services and industry professionals. This allows us to offer a level of candidate pre-screening for roles, which is largely anomalous to the recruitment profession. Our ability to bridge the technical knowledge gap typical recruiters encounter, coupled with a thorough delivery process allows us to drive consistently superior results for our clients sourcing requirements. Designed to provide a fast and efficient turnaround, we minimize the use of internal resources our clients spend vetting inadequate profiles, allowing them to quickly get back to focusing on their strategic goals.
Our strength lies not only in the specialist nature of our firm, but also in the commitment we show towards our clients and candidates. We endeavour to build long-term relationships and recognise the crucial nature of communication throughout the recruitment process. Excellence, integrity, respect and transparency are cornerstone to the culture we promote.