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Reference Number: PR 0003765

Sr Business Partner– Continuous Improvement

1 Dave Thomas Blvd.
DUBLIN, OH 43017

What you'll do

Overview

As a member of the Continuous Improvement (CI) team, we want you to be energized by the opportunity to lead culture change at Wendy’s. This position will require you to be comfortable:

a. Leveraging lean-thinking to achieve process improvements, cost savings, and productivity goals

b. Coaching project teams of all sizes

c. Facilitating large, complex meetings including those with senior leadership

d. Driving cost and productivity savings by building team capability and CI skills at all levels across the enterprise

e. Building connections between individuals, teams, processes, and systems

Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Maintain functional CI project portfolio in partnership with “CI Leads” or equivalent. This includes providing monthly status updates to functional leadership and communicating project risks and results 
  • Provide project consulting and coaching, utilizing continuous improvement tools to ensure project success in partnership with assigned project managers. This includes partnering with project managers to define project goals and desired outcomes, track project benefits, and provide change management guidance.
  • Develop and provide CI training to help build team capability while ensuring consistency in training content and approach across the enterprise
  • Provide ad-hoc subject matter expertise to help drive process improvement, support problem solving, etc.
  • Partner with functional leaders to identify their CI goals by evaluating existing functional objectives and long-range plans, processes and outputs, and team project portfolios. This includes partnering with functional and team leadership to identify KPIs to track, measure, and improve team performance.
  • Support project prioritization and team capacity planning in partnership with functional leadership

This position will be based at The Wendy's Company headquarters in Dublin, a suburb of Columbus, OH. Wendy’s is the world's second largest quick-service hamburger company and was built on the premise, "Quality is our Recipe®," which remains the guidepost of the Wendy's system. Today, Wendy's and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across more than 6,700 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world's most thriving and beloved restaurant brand.

What we expect from you

Education / Experience

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 3-5 years of experience leading Continuous Improvement projects and culture change within large, complex organizations (with Bachelor’s Degree)5-7 years of experience leading Continuous Improvement projects and culture change within large, complex organizations (without Bachelor’s Degree)
  • Competencies• Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with a variety of individuals, including internal and external customers.• Experience influencing others, including senior leaders• Skilled at developing and delivering training content and leading large workshops • Excellent verbal and written communication.• Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task and shift priorities.• Ability to interpret and analyze data and make recommendations based on findings.• Detail oriented with strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills• Well-rounded lean and project management experience 
  • Must have excellent Microsoft Office skills (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)

Wendy's is an equal employment opportunity employer who may provide reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Please note that the Wendy’s Company does not accept unsolicited résumé’s from recruiters or employment agencies.  In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit résumé’s to an approved requisition, the Wendy’s company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

Wendy's is an equal employment opportunity employer who may provide reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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1 Dave Thomas Blvd.
DUBLIN, OH 43017

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