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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Background
    Finance and Economics
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  • Languages
    English
  • Experience Required
    3 - 5 Years
  • Degree Required
    Bachelor
    • Province
      Amsterdam
    • Date Posted
      November 20,2020
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    Operational Excellence Lead

    At Booking.com our mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. With more than 1,000,000 room nights reserved daily across 29 million reported listings, it’s critical that our Finance teams continuously innovate to make this mission a reality. The primary role of our Operational Excellence team is to provide Finance teams with deep expertise in the areas of process innovation, change management, & project management to reach even greater success.

    As an Operational Excellence Lead in the Finance OPEX team you will work closely with the Operational Excellence Manager and other senior stakeholders to execute the team’s strategy. You will be responsible for a team of 5-6 specialists to drive, execute and consult on improvement and innovation projects (both small and large) that deliver on Finance department priorities.

    You will accomplish this through a combination of strong stakeholder management, communication, and leadership skills as well as by applying Lean/Six Sigma and Design Thinking techniques. You’ll work closely with teams from across the department, including Collections, Accounting, Financial Systems, etc., to deliver tangible results for our Customers, Partners, and Booking.com.

    We are looking for someone with the right skill set that aligns with our Booking.com values as we continue to grow our team. This means that you’re someone that enjoys a challenge, has a growth mindset, and believes collaboration brings about the greatest success.

    B.responsible

    • Use creative, innovative and strategic thinking to identify different ways of working to build a culture of continuous improvement
    • Develop your team through coaching, objective setting, hands-on support, and creating clear goals aligned to company priorities
    • Be an effective leader, steering the team through periods of change, displaying motivating and encouraging behaviors
    • Organize team structure to achieve strategic business priorities
    • Analyze process performance and research the needs within Finance to identify and advise on improvement areas
    • Use your Lean Six Sigma and/or Design Thinking experience and tools in a pragmatic way to identify root causes and select the best solutions
    • Initiate and drive process & technical changes in a diverse stakeholder field with teams across Finance and Booking.com
    • Prepare successful changes for delivery to the Implementation & Change team for global execution
    • Serve as liaison between various support functions and operational leaders, translate requirements, performance recommendations and strategies
    • Assure and safeguard improvements for the long-term by installing the appropriate control measures
    • Professionalize the team by contributing to the development of a standard way of working in process management and process improvement

    B.skilled

    • 3+ years management, mentoring and coaching experience within an international company
    • We are looking for candidates with a proven track record in Lean Six Sigma, Design Thinking, Operations Management, Process Improvement, advisory work or project management, leading large projects within a diverse stakeholder field
    • Demonstrated track record of defining and executing operational performance and process improvement initiatives, leading them from start to finish
    • Visionary, focused on business impact and actionable recommendations
    • Very high problem solving and structuring skills, with the ability to simplify complex areas
    • Proactive and positive attitude
    • Good communicator (on several levels) and ability to work with, influence and align with multiple stakeholders
    • Flexible and capable to find the right balance between structured problem analysis and project management and agility to deal with B.com fast-pacing change environment
    • Willingness to travel, expected 15% of time

     
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