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Senior Analyst (Operational Excellence) in New York, NY at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 7/7/2018

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Job Description

Veolia is the world's leading environmental services company with ~165,000 employees globally and a 160-year history. We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients’ energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for cities, governments, campuses, businesses, and industries.

An exciting leadership opportunity is available immediately on our Technical and Performance Team in North America. Our team is focused driving efficiency and growth initiatives across all our corporate functions and services. We work hand-in-hand with our operations teams to identify and implement opportunities for performance improvements. The key to our success is the combination of strong analytics, a comprehensive approach to performance transformation and regular application of change management principles.

Job Summary:
As a member of our team, you will be working on a wide range of operational and technical issues across municipal and industrial water utility operations, hazardous waste management, district energy and building energy services, business support functions and more. Senior Analysts receive mentoring from all levels of the organization and have many opportunities to learn broader business and consulting skills such as large-scale program management, change management, and performance transformation.

You will be working from one of the Performance team’s main locations in either New York City or Houston.

The following are specific responsibilities for the role:
●Conduct efficient and effective analyses to solve complex problems through the use of innovative frameworks.
●Identify major areas of opportunities using tools/techniques such as benchmarks, ride-alongs, interviews and site visits.
●Analyze datasets to identify and quantify performance improvements.
●Structure and develop sections or chapters of client documents with a clear storyline adapted to the audience (e.g., C-level or frontline staff).
●Synthesize information across a variety of sources to drive meaningful insights and make actionable recommendations.
●Deliver prepared oral presentations with confidence, even in challenging environments.
●Establish initiatives and structure work-plans to deliver business impact on high-priority issues in a timely manner.
●Establish performance measures (both financial and operational), monitor and analyze performance metrics to identify and implement performance-based improvements.
●Develop forecasting models of project/program activity to support project/program management and budget control.
●Develop appropriate communication strategies to match to client context and audience / forum, determining what to put on paper and what messages to verbalize.
●Manage client team members efficiently and build strong mutual respect even in challenging situations.

Job Requirements

●Bachelor’s degree or higher is required; engineering or business is preferred.
●At least 3 years of work experience at a top-tier management/strategy consulting firm or company focused on manufacturing/operations.
●Strong problem-solving and analytical skills are required. Must be comfortable manipulating complex data, evaluating complex issues such as large operational and financial datasets and pragmatic structuring and solving of ambiguous problems.● Experience assisting with the management of transformation programs including progress tracking, schedule development, monitoring and quantifying impact, communications, interdependency and risk management. Also includes developing and deploying the necessary processes and tools
●Able to facilitate group meetings and workshops effectively and within all levels of an organization.
●Demonstrated ability to understand operational processes and drive continuous improvement.
●Able to communicate complex ideas clearly both in written and verbal formats.
●Strong PC skills are essential with high proficiency in MS Office Suite/Google Suite.
●Knowledge of lean management and/or six sigma is beneficial but not required.
●Must be comfortable working in a fast pace, ambiguous, and constantly evolving environment.
●Must possess strong time management skills and have a demonstrated ability to work in both team and independent settings.
●Experience in mid/large scale transformations is a plus.
●Mobility and ability to travel in excess of 50% required.

Personal Characteristics:
●An analytical person who is open-minded and able to take a non-conventional approach to problem solving where precedent may not exist.
●Intellectual curiosity and drive to succeed.
●Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to develop rapport and credibility with people at all organizational levels, and form strong relationships, internally with colleagues, and externally with stakeholders.
●Able to work in a fast-paced environment where teamwork and collaboration are critical components of success.