Associate Director SSA & Company
Employee Type: Full time
We are looking for outstanding candidates to help support the growth of our firm. We seek professionals who have demonstrated high academic/professional achievement, leadership, communication skills, and have a strong interest in consulting.
From a cultural perspective, we look for individuals who possess the following qualities that will contribute to our success and the success of our clients:
Entrepreneurial spirit: We seek individuals who enjoy contributing to the growth of an organization and who show commitment to the success of their team.
Problem solving skills: Individuals at SSA have well honed analytical skills coupled with business acumen to structure problems, deliver solutions and communicate insights.
Drive: SSA?s team sets ambitious goals and seeks professionals who are energetic, enjoy a fast pace environment and thrive in taking on responsibility.
If this sounds like you, SSA might be a great fit for your career.
This role will provide support for and potentially lead execution efforts on various client engagements with a focus on achieving measurable results. Secondary responsibilities include supporting firm activity in new business, developing Intellectual Property, and other internal initiatives.
Develop and support client project plans
Facilitate client events which may include project scoping and discovery sessions, kaizen and BRM events.
Work on client project teams to analyze both their operational processes and financial metrics in order to identify project opportunities that positively impact the client?s financial performance
Work on the client project team to develop a roadmap to meet their needs and assist in executing the plan to achieve significant results
Mentor and coach others in the use of Lean and Six Sigma tools on assessments, operational analysis and implementation of lean and Six Sigma methods to drive operational improvements
Support the firm?s activity by assisting in developing new business opportunities and developing intellectual property.
Extensive travel to client locations; international travel possible
5-8 years of prior business experience required, 2-3 years of prior consulting experience at a tier 1 firm preferred
Minimum of 2-3 years of hands on project experience in Six Sigma, Lean and/or DFSS area.
Experience facilitating Kaizen events preferred
1-2 years of prior operational experience in a large manufacturing or transactional corporation preferred.
Black Belt level certification and/or Lean equivalent preferred
BS/BA degree required; Masters preferred.
Comfortable with extensive travel
Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral), project management and interpersonal skills
About SSA & Company
SSA & Company is a leading innovator in operations consulting ? helping organizations transform their performance quickly. Our work allows business leaders to achieve measurable, enduring results through more efficient, effective execution. We bring the front line closer to the C-suite by combining deep process operations expertise with financial and management insights. As a result, everyone in the company comes away with a better understanding of how process impacts the bottom line and how their own actions lead to results. Since 1994, we have delivered fast-cycle improvements that have led to increased profits for hundreds of companies. For many of our clients, gains from initial quick wins have provided the capital to fund larger improvement efforts, leading to a self-funding transformation model. We typically do this by focusing on critical business objectives, such as driving organic revenue growth, reducing working capital and risk, enhancing margins and efficiency, and building a stronger talent pool. In addition, through our sister companies ? the G100 Network, High Lantern Group and The Miles Group ? we enjoy exclusive access to insights on what matters most to CEOs and those senior-most executives who work for them.
We work with the world?s leading organizations, including small and medium F500 companies and venture/PE-backed, high-growth companies. Through this experience, we bring the innovation of high-growth startups to small and medium F500 companies; and the best practices of F500 to startups. We service clients that Our expertise spans across a wide variety of industries including Automotive and Industrial Products, Energy and Utilities, Financial Services, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Professional Services, and Retail and Consumer Products.
We?ve built a different kind of consulting firm, and that?s reflected in our people. Our owners, former F500 CEOs and top executives, understand what CEOs need. And our management team, seasoned professionals each with 20+ years of experience, understands what it takes to get things done. We hire talented individuals who are eager to learn and stretch themselves in their careers. It?s We are a team of hard working, fun people who are laser focused on making an impact with their clients and the SSA team overall.