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Senior Manager Continuous Improvement Featured

Purchase, New York
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Position Title: Senior Manager Continuous Improvement

Location:Purchase, NY

Department:Continuous Improvement

Reports To: Senior Director Continuous Improvement

Position Summary: Work with the business to identify approaches to reduce costs or generate incremental revenue by reviewing decision frameworks and by improving processes. Identify and/or validate cost reduction and revenue enhancement opportunities. Lead cross-functional teams to realize these opportunities by applying process improvement, program management and change management methodologies. Implement and support cost oversight committees and task forces focused on key spend categories to raise visibility to and optimize costs as the business model evolves. Support on-going management of processes through the development of division specific metrics.

Major Job Responsibilities:
Identify, independently or jointly with the business, cost reduction, revenue enhancement and process improvement opportunities throughout the company to improve service levels, unit cost, safety and compliance
Analyze business data, action reviews findings, better practices and recommendations gathered from Atlas personnel and other sources for the potential to improve efficiencies
Support the internal customers through program or project management of prioritized projects
Provide oversight and direction to, facilitate and lead cross-functional and function specific process improvement and business initiative project teams
Provide subject matter expertise on process improvement methodologies to project teams
Lead projects using process improvement methodologies, tools and techniques
Take an active leadership role in helping the business to monitor, control and manage key processes
Development of division specific metrics to allow for efficient management of process performance.
Monitor process performance and drive process change to improve profitability.
Communicate results and issues to various audiences, including stakeholders, process owners and project teams
Research, identify and implement best practices
Recommend approaches and practices to incorporate in the Continuous Improvement Program

Utilize change management skills and techniques in support of key company initiatives.

Required Experience:
7 + years of business experience
Preferred: 2 + years in Operations / Logistics
Preferred: Certified in Quality Methodologies
Preferred: Quality Consultant or Black Belt
Preferred: Minimum of 12 months in current position (if internal)
College Degree (BA/BS), preferably with concentrations in Business Administration or Industrial Engineering
Advanced Degree (Preferred)
Proven track record of analyzing workflows and data, with a bias to eliminating waste
Strong analytical skills
Strong Computer Skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, MS Project)
Proven track record of successfully leading teams
Proven ability to lead projects to successful and timely conclusions
Proven track record of change and innovation in current role
Proven ability to think strategically and act tactically
Strong leadership and facilitation skills
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and lead multiple projects at the same time
Poised, self-confident, tenacious and flexible

We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package including health coverage, life insurance and 401k savings plan with company match. Visit our website at

The Company is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. It is the Companys policy not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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Atlas Air Inc. is the largest provider of ACMI freighters for lease and plays a critical role in global air cargo. Atlas Airs highly efficient and reliable fleet is led by the Boeing 747-400 freighter the industry benchmark for operating performance due to its cost and capacity advantage over other freighters. Atlas Airs future operating platform is built upon the new-technology best-in-class Boeing 747-8 freighter. Atlas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Atlas to afford equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race color religion sex sexual orientation national origin citizenship place of birth age or disability in accordance with federal state and local laws.

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