Ohio State is seeking a Continuous Improvement/Six Sigma Specialist to support the Technology Commercialization unit in delivering operational excellence in the areas of licensing, compliance, and contract management. This role will provide subject matter expertise to drive continuous improvements in quality, efficiency, effectiveness and scalability of our operations through the use of structured problem-solving methodologies. The successful candidate will partner closely with the Director of Technology Commercialization to deliver the conception, scoping, development, deployment, and validation of operations improvement projects.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience; Lean Six Sigma Certification; at least four years of experience instituting operational excellence or quality control programs; experience in project management; drive to get things done; possesses a bias for action; attentive to detail with strong analytical and critical thinking skills as well as a consultative mindset, to solve complex problems; strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively convey ideas, issues, and status in both technical and non-technical terms to stakeholders and leadership; ability to thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
More than four years of experience instituting operational excellence or quality control programs; experience in corporate, service industry, law firm, or technology field; ability to drive results through implementation; demonstrated experience and capacity to affect significant organizational changes and improvements through influence, demonstrating high emotional intelligence; proven ability to quickly learn new applications, processes, and procedures; strong leadership and relationship skills and ability to influence.
Target Salary: $65,000.00 - $85,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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