Shell Continuous Improvement Project Lead in TN, India
Auto req ID 47668BR
Job Title Continuous Improvement Project Lead
Country of Work Location India
City, State (if applicable) TN
Company Description The aim of the Shell Business Operations, Chennai is to provide the Group with operational excellence through highlighting and utilizing process improvements and functional efficiencies as well as by leveraging economies of scale. Currently, the Chennai centre provides a wide range of finance, accounting and business services to Shell operating companies across several business sectors globally.
Set up in September 2007, the Chennai centre has grown rapidly and now , in its fourth year of operations , it has crossed the 1600 staff mark. The centre is located in the RMZ Millennia Business Park, where the Shell campus is a LEED Platinum building with world class infrastructure. The business is expected to grow further over the next two years and infrastructural additions to support this have been planned.
The main focus in Chennai is on Finance Operations which supports delivery of the global Finance functional plan. There is also a ‘Downstream India’ - Customer Services Team that handles lubricant depot ordering within the country. The Shell Business Operations (SBO Team) manages the centre facilities and supports business partners’ operations on site. There is a strong focus at SBO on safety & well being of staff and on its three core values: Compliance, Intervention & Respect.
Equipping Finance staff with the right behaviors & skills to solve problems on their own
Train & Coach on improvement project delivery
Train & Coach on Royal Duch Shell (RDS) CI Ways of Working to leaders
Build a working understanding of CI through training of staff at all levels
Embed CI Standard Ways of Working (CI SWoW) as a key component of the Finance Operations Management System
Leading Complex Change - Finance CI staff as Change Agent
Help sponsors develop & implement an effective CI deployment strategy including Low Cost Automation (“LCA”) opportunities aligned with business strategy.
Lead complex change initiatives that require greater change management experience & skills
Role model RDS CI Ways of Working
Integrating the Components of Operational Excellence - Finance CI staff as Integrator
Share best practice & enable replication
Connect interdependent processes systems, data & people to deliver End-to-End improvement
Promote coordinated CI deployments in RDS by leveraging on CI networks
Facilitate development of a common agenda (including digitization) through Integrated Process Plans
Subject Matter Expert on Lean Sigma methodology, able to coach
and train Finance staff, at all levels, on the use of this
methodology to deliver CI projects and to cultivate a
continuous improvement mindset.
Develop credible trust based relationships and work closely
with senior stakeholders across the Supply and Trading
processes to define process improvement priorities and to
create a strong continuous improvement culture within Hydrocarbon Management (HM).
Work with the operation to identify the improvement needs
and take the initiative whilst ensuring the usage of the correct
approach and selection / prioritization criteria in the project pipeline.
Ensure that effective quality processes are adhered to and
that appropriate tools and processes (e.g. Lean Sigma) are
being used to drive Continuous Improvement.
Manage and mentor CI Practitioners
Define, scope and lead process improvement projects in
alignment with overall CI Finance strategy and business
Own the outcome of rigorous, auditable outcomes and
measurements to drive sustained process improvements (for the projects under her/his supervision).
No. of Positions 1
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