Have you considered training in Lean or Six Sigma? There are increasing numbers of opportunities available within banks working on a diverse range of projects – from infrastructure transformation to global workforce strategy or process excellence.
Now could be a fantastic time to train in Lean or Six Sigma and consider your next change management role.
“Lean and Six Sigma are the two increasingly valued predominant methodologies that work both separately and together to deliver real, measurable, operational and financial improvements,” says James Murray, Associate Director at Robert Walters.
“As these process-improvement measures are increasingly seen as the mark of quality and trust within an organisation there is now high demand for re-engineering staff within banks.”
Higher rates available
As a result, Lean Six Sigma Green, Black and Master Black Belt contractors are most in demand for these teams, and can command substantially higher daily rates. There are increasing numbers of contractors taking time out between contracts to begin this training, and to seek out change contracts and permanent roles where they can complete the practical hours that are required for accreditation. Industry backgrounds within qualified accountancy, procurement & supply chain, or offshore & outsourcing experience are also desirable.
Is training right for me?
Lean and Six Sigma are the two increasingly valued predominant methodologies that work both separately and together to deliver real, measurable, operational and financial improvements.
Once accredited, Lean and Six Sigma Master Black Belt consultants can move between banking, financial services or commerce firms, leveraging the organisational design and re-engineering skills that they have and applying them in an adaptable manner to each organisation. Organisations’ core re-engineering teams are currently analysing where duplications and fragmentations exist and how broken processes can be remedied. Trained consultants are key in recognising opportunities for improvement and reducing risk and this is why they are sought after.
What other accreditations are in demand?
Other methodologies specifically demanded by leading organisations include Agile and Waterfall. In 2015, Target Operating Model redesign will mean increasing jobs are available to change specialists.