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Process Improvement Analyst

Company: Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

As employees of a farmer-owned cooperative, we come to work every day trying to honor the tireless effort and care these farming families put in every day, all day, 365 days a year. Our farmer-owners tend to think in generations, with some of our farms being run by the same families for over a century. We carry this approach into our business, knowing that each and every one of us makes a difference in allowing these generational traditions to continue, taking pride in knowing that we nourish our friends, neighbors, nation, and even the world with healthy and delicious dairy products. Our products include milk, flavored milk, yogurt, dip, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian cheese, and ice cream mix marketed under the Upstate Farms -- , Bison -- , Milk for Life -- , and Intense Milk -- brands. Position Summary: As a Process Improvement Analyst, your primary responsibilities will be to support the Continuous Improvement team through establishing accurate information sets and completing operational data analysis to identify opportunities for improvement.Duties and Responsibilities:
Data creation, collection, and organization: Creating comprehensive and accurate data sets to support effective and insightful analysis, which in some cases may not exist. Completing data collection plans with stakeholders to ensure all process-related variables are captured and organized in a way that data can be turned into information.
Data analysis and statistical modeling: Analyzing data from various sources to understand and draw inferences about the factors impacting process performance - this includes both quantitative and qualitative data. Applying statistical modeling techniques such as regression analysis and experimental design to identify and measure the significance of different factors on process outcomes.
Stakeholder communication: Interpreting and communicating the results of statistical analyses to stakeholders in a way that can be easily understood. Information should be summarized so that it can be used to make informed decisions and direct process improvement initiatives.
Training and mentoring: Providing training and mentoring to team members and other stakeholders on statistical tools and techniques. This may include conducting workshops and providing guidance on efficient and effective data collection and analysis, and best practices.
Continuous Improvement Team Support: Support project coaches on management of process improvement teams through providing analytical expertise to help acquire, clean, and analyze large data sets. This will also involve working with the finance team to estimate the savings opportunities for new projects and validate savings achievements upon project close. Qualifications: Execution:
Self-starter and quick-learner with superior problem-solving, analytical, and organizational skills, as well as a track record for high performance and superior delivery Strong quantitative and qualitative skills; detail-oriented with ability to see the big picture Outstanding oral and written communication ability across all levels of an organization Proficient in MS Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point as well as the ability to quickly learn new software Be flexible and able to meet tight deadlines and work in multidisciplinary teams Have a methodical approach with attention to detail, be able to quickly assess and act on changing priorities
Interpersonal:
Effective team player with a team-first spirit, enthusiasm, and ability to motivate others coupled with strong presentation, facilitation, and communication skills Ability to foster positive relationships, work with, and influence others with different priorities across varying levels in the organization
Leadership:
Passion to enable others to succeed Results-focused with a bias for action Encourages open and constructive discussion of issues and challenges
Travel:
Ability to travel for training and company business required
Education/Certifications:
A Bachelor's degree is required. An advanced degree in business, engineering, or other technical fields are a plus. Experience with Power BI a plus.
Salary Band: $93,200 - $130,500*
*The salary range indicated in this posting represents the minimum and maximum of the salary range for this position. Actual salary will vary depending on factors including, but not limited to, budget available, prior experience, knowledge, skill and education as they relate to the position's qualifications, in addition to internal equity. The posted salary range reflects just one component of our total rewards package. Other components of the total rewards package may include participation in group health and/or dental insurance, retirement plan, wellness program, paid time away from work, and paid holidays. Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.

Keywords: Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc., Cheektowaga , Process Improvement Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Lancaster, New York

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