The VP Global Operational Effectiveness will work with multiple constituents across Clinical Solutions and global functional teams in the identification and prioritization of transformational opportunities, helping to impact our margins, and changing the nature of the business by better leveraging global scale. The ability to challenge \"how we do things around here\" in a meaningful, quantifiable way will make this a success.. The Vice President Global Operational Effectiveness will establish a program to improve the efficiency of the Clinical Solutions global business. This individual will be responsible for the planning and implementation of major and complex assignments, that contribute to the overall Clinical Solutions global strategic priorities of operational efficiency and cost reduction / margin expansion.. We are looking for an innovative, results-oriented thought leader with the requisite experience and the ambition to progress their career into broader and more senior operations leadership. The successful candidate must have experience with the planning and implementation of transformational initiatives within global business operations. Experience with Lean Six Sigma and/or other process improvement methodologies is desirable. They will be self-motivated, creative and able to independently lead major strategic initiatives.. Primary areas of focus will include:. Driving process improvement and automation: Identifying and pursuing opportunities across the business where continuous improvement methodologies and automation can be applied to improve process flow and effectiveness and eliminate redundant or unnecessary processes.. Identifying organization alignment opportunities: Assessing areas of potential overlap between Clinical Solutions and global functional teams and recommending streamlined organization structures and workflows.. Expanding the business' offshoring capabilities: Partnering with Clinical Solutions leadership in the identification and implementation of work product / processes into the broader RELX/ELS businesses.. Optimizing our physical footprint: partner with business leaders to refine and execute on footprint strategy that enables business strategy.. Establishing metrics: Developing a set of metrics to track the operational effectiveness of the business and progress against key targets.. This individual will drive change using Lean and Six Sigma methodologies and provide process and organizational analysis, design and improvement services to the business. He or she will also be responsible for building these capabilities out across the organization - both by training, mentoring and coaching select staff and by rolling-out training programs to a broader audience.. Acquisition Integration: lead operational integration efforts as needed.. Responsibilities:. Lead cost innovation program that will enable funding of CS strategic projects/priorities. Support the implementation of key Clinical Solutions strategic initiatives, improving our ability to deliver on strategic priorities and improving operational effectiveness. Lead cross functional teams that gather information to evaluate current work processes and identify improvement strategies, leveraging Lean and Six Sigma standards including process mapping, root cause analysis and benchmarking of processes.. Partner closely with the Operations and functional teams across the company to deliver a clear road map and plan to deliver annual efficiency goals. Support the development of an approach and framework for building continuous improvement capabilities across Clinical Solutions. Educate and coach others on Lean, Six Sigma philosophy and application. Serve as change agent by stimulating, communicating, and institutionalizing Lean Six Sigma methodologies and the benefits these capabilities provide. Coach, mentor and assist in accreditation of individuals in Green and Black Belt training. Provide leadership and direction to Black Belts in executing the Lean Six Sigma strategy for breakthrough levels of improvement in customer experience, process capability, quality and efficiency. Communicate project progress to Senior Leaders. Seek, share, and institutionalize best practices and promote industry standards and the use of the latest/most effective methodologies for cost measurement and productivity. Ensure that all delivered solutions are operational, have clear documentation, and adhere to agreed standards.. Qualifications:. Experience driving large scale complex programs to drive operational effectiveness, experience at RELX a plus.. Ability to work in a complex and matrixed environment, deliver quickly and adapt to changing demands. Excellent interpersonal, communication (both written and verbal), influencing and mentoring skills. Ability to cultivate strong collaborative working relationships and contacts within work group, across other company functions and with external organizations. Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization, including executive leadership. Proven ability to influence others, drive meaningful change results and develop/execute formal change management programs. Experience with change management techniques. Master Black Belt (Certified) preferred. Strong analytic and project management experience leading large cross functional projects. PMI or other relevant professional certification preferred. MBA or equivalent education and experience. Minimum 7 years of experience in implementing Lean, Six Sigma and continuous improvement initiatives. High Level of technical skills including advanced MS Office and Visio skills. Knowledge of information industry and technology preferred. Preferred experience in a leadership role of training and education of an organization on Lean Six Sigma and continuous improvement capabilities. Must be willing to travel. Upon acceptance of this role, the selected internal candidate will be required to sign a Restrictive Covenants Agreement which includes Non-Solicitation, Non-Disclosure and for certain roles a Non-Competition Agreement as a condition of placement into the ro. Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers.. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries.. Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. 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