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Director, Process Excellence

asset-management, financial-services, project-management, consultancy, Private Equity, Management Consulting

My client has 40 years of experience and managing over $112 billion in assets as of mid-2023, this independent global private markets firm offers clients access to primary funds, secondary transactions, direct co-investments, real assets, infrastructure, and private credit.

Supported by a team of over 1,150 employees, including more than 220 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the firm has committed over $58 billion to new funds, completed $49 billion in secondary purchases, and invested $35 billion directly into operating companies.

Job Description Summary

This position offers a hybrid work arrangement, requiring a minimum of 2-3 days per week in the office.

What We Are Looking For

We seek a candidate with significant experience leading Continuous Improvement and Organizational Change at both the firm and business functional levels. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of managing multiple projects within a program, effectively partnering with executive stakeholders to deliver impactful results.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic Partnership: Collaborate with Business Functional areas to translate strategy into actionable project initiatives.
  • Cross-functional Connectivity: Work closely with the team to ensure goal alignment and metric integration across management routines.
  • Project Management: Define project priorities, scope, approach, resource requirements, and timelines. Identify issues and risks, and develop resolution plans.
  • Leadership Influence: Build and maintain positive relationships, influencing senior leadership to drive change.
  • Facilitation: Ensure productive discussions and outcomes by setting clear agendas, objectives, and facilitating executive-level collaboration sessions.
  • Executive Communication: Develop content for executive steering committee materials, dashboards, key performance indicators, and lead sessions related to continuous improvement.

What You Bring

  • Continuous Improvement Expertise: Significant experience in developing and executing Continuous Improvement programs, including Six Sigma DMAIC and Lean methodologies.
  • Organizational Change Management: Skilled in communicating ideas and gaining agreement for recommended actions.
  • Leadership: Self-starter capable of leading independently in a dynamic environment with multifunctional teams and tight project timelines.
  • Project Management: High attention to detail with excellent project management, facilitation, verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Data Analytics: Strong experience in data analysis and performance tracking.
  • KPI Management: Experience in establishing, measuring, and tracking key performance indicators at an enterprise level, including executive routines and action plans.
  • Adaptability: Ability to balance Lean principles while adapting to specific organizational needs.

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Six Sigma Blackbelt/Greenbelt Certification required.
  • PMI Certification and Change Management Certification are preferred.


  • 8+ years of experience in Lean, Continuous Improvement, and Operational Excellence.
  • Preferred experience in Enterprise-wide Strategy & Execution, Office of the COO, or Transformation functions.
  • Industry experience in Investment Management or Financial Services is preferred, with Private Markets experience being a plus.

If you are a strategic leader capable of driving cross-functional teams, making an impact at the C-suite level, and implementing transformative change across the business, we encourage you to apply for this role.

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asset-management, financial-services, project-management, consultancy, Private Equity, Management Consulting