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PPD

Sr Optimization Specialist

Proactively collaborates with initiative leads and senior management to prepare, organize, coordinate, document and/or provide the development and delivery of department products and services to a globally dispersed, cross-functional audience in support of business outcomes and industry compliance requirements.

  • Provides guidance and reviews or creates varied support materials, presentations, and/or tools to support department's remit and strategies.
  • Proactively collaborates with initiative leads and senior management to develop, optimize and improve processes, associated systems/applications, training and communications.
  • Leads large scale, complex process improvement initiatives.
  • Skillfully develops process improvement processes and solutions.
  • Proactively identifies and collates information required to assess compliance with processes and to prioritize business process improvement needs.
  • May review, assess and update procedural documents for overall compliance with current processes.
  • Performs special projects, assignments and administrative tasks per business needs.
  • Mentors, coaches, and supports team members in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives. 
  • Proactively collaborates with initiative leads and senior management to prepare, organize, coordinate, document and/or provide the development and delivery of department products and services to a globally dispersed, cross-functional audience in support of business outcomes and industry compliance requirements.
  • Provides guidance and reviews or creates varied support materials, presentations, and/or tools to support department's remit and strategies.
  • Proactively collaborates with initiative leads and senior management to develop, optimize and improve processes, associated systems/applications, training and communications.
  • Leads large scale, complex process improvement initiatives.
  • Skillfully develops process improvement processes and solutions.
  • Proactively identifies and collates information required to assess compliance with processes and to prioritize business process improvement needs.
  • May review, assess and update procedural documents for overall compliance with current processes.
  • Performs special projects, assignments and administrative tasks per business needs.
  • Mentors, coaches, and supports team members in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives. 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5 years).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of PV regulations, systems and processes (OBIE, Cognos, Spotfire and Argus highly preferred).
  • Proven PV operations expertise (Running KPIs, PBRERs etc.), particularly in understanding PV QMS needs related to safety reporting and regulations to balance the existing expertise in the group
  • Ability to translate business needs and priorities into processes and systems requirements
  • Good Project management skills to support/lead process improvement initiatives
  • Experience with root cause analysis, process optimization and change management
  • Computer literate with the ability to work within multiple databases
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (including Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • Thorough understanding of the global regulatory requirements and the importance of and compliance with procedural documents and regulations
  • Ability to manage and prioritize a variety of tasks and meet strict deadlines with limited supervision
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional demeanor in challenging circumstances
  • Ability to work effectively within a team to attain a shared goal

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