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Director, Process Excellence

Private Equity

Join a global private markets firm with over 40 years of experience and more than $110 billion in assets under management. They’re looking for someone who can lead Continuous Improvement and Organizational Change efforts at both the firm and business functional levels.

What You’ll Do:

  • Mentor executive sponsors and business owners to lead
  • Translate strategy into project initiatives and actions in partnership with Business Functional areas
  • Ensure connectivity across management routines and cascading of goals and critical metrics by collaborating
  • Define project priorities, scope, approach, resource requirements, and timelines, identifying and addressing issues and risks
  • Cultivate positive relationships and influence senior leadership
  • Facilitate executive level collaboration sessions by defining agendas and outlining objectives
  • Create content for executive steering committee materials, dashboards, key performance indicators, and lead executive level sessions related to continuous improvement

What You Bring:

  • Significant experience in developing Continuous Improvement programs and execution methodologies, including Six Sigma DMAIC and Lean
  • Proficiency in organizational change, communication, and acquiring agreement for recommended actions
  • Self-starter with the ability to lead independently in a dynamic environment
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent project management, verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Experience in data and analytics
  • Ability to establish, measure, and track key performance indicators at an enterprise level
  • A balanced approach that aligns Lean principles with the needs of HarbourVest

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Six Sigma Blackbelt Certification
  • PMI Certification and Change Management Certification (preferred)


  • 10+ years of experience in Lean, Continuous Improvement, and Operational Excellence
  • Preferred experience within an Enterprise-wide Strategy & Execution, Office of the COO, or Transformation Function
  • Experience in the Investment Management or Financial Services industry (Private Markets experience is a plus)

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