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Director, Global Head of Business Excellence/Continuous Measurable Improvement

Company: Pure Storage
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:


What do NASA and emerging space companies have in common with COVID vaccine R&D teams or with Roblox and the Metaverse?

The answer is data, -- all fast moving, fast growing industries rely on data for a competitive edge in their industries. And the most advanced companies are realizing the full data advantage by partnering with Pure Storage. Pure's vision is to redefine the storage experience and empower innovators by simplifying how people consume and interact with data. With 9,000 customers including 50% of the Fortune 500, we've only scratched the surface of our ambitions .

Pure Is Blazing Trails And Setting Records

  • For eight straight years, Gartner has named Pure a leader in the Magic Quadrant
  • Our customer-first culture and unwavering commitment to innovation have earned us a certified Net Promoter Score in the top 1% of B2B companies globally
  • Industry analysts and press applaud Pure's leadership across these dimensions
  • And, our 4,000+ employees are emboldened to make Pure a faster, stronger, smarter company as we go
    If you, like us, say "bring it on" to exciting challenges that change the world, we have endless opportunities where you can make your mark.

    The Opportunity

    Pure has an exciting opportunity for a Director, Lean Master/Master Black Belt (MBB) Global Head of Continuous Measurable Improvement to develop and drive a company-wide, transformational business excellence program that leverages Lean Six Sigma and other approaches to enhance our organizational capabilities in service of business growth.

    The position will be responsible for creating and disseminating the business excellence/Lean Six Sigma vision for the company and to drive programmatic approaches that are sustained and expanded over time. Consequently, its holder will champion a continuous measurable improvement mindset that enables business effectiveness and efficiency, role modeled by leaders, and enabled by all 4,200+ Puritans around the globe.

    The Director of Business Excellence/Continuous Measurable Improvement (CMI) will work closely with the senior leadership team to translate our business strategy and priorities into a meaningful portfolio of cross-functional improvement projects as well as create the conditions for bottoms up projects to be evaluated and executed. This role will ensure that proper program execution governance is in place and that the suitable business excellence training curriculum and coaching are available and utilized throughout Pure Storage.

    Your Impact
    • Develops the CMI vision and programmatic approach & governance that best suits Pure Storage's business strategy and culture
    • Responsible for the creation of governance body (i.e. CMI/LSS council) that drives a business management system designed to facilitate rapid, radical and revolutionary transformation activities across the Pure enterprise
    • Assists business teams in managing, coordinating and prioritizing their business excellence project portfolio in ways that enable Pure to achieve productivity gains
    • Work in coordination with other functional areas such as Strategy, Finance, and HR to position business excellence as a key enabler of business transformation, productivity gains, talent development and culture change
    • Promotes Lean Six Sigma methodology and culture transformation by conducting Black Belt, Green Belt, Kaizen Leader, Project Sponsor and Yellow Belt awareness sessions throughout Pure
    • Supports recruitment and evaluation of Black Belt, Green Belt, and Lean Expert candidates
    • Develops, maintains, and revises business excellence/CMI training curriculum and serves as the liaison with external agencies for training delivery
    • Coaches Black Belts, Green Belts, Kaizen Lead and Project Sponsors through DMAIC and Kaizen activities to accelerate execution and completion leveraging data and problem solving techniques with rigor
    • Ensures rigor in the CMI/Lean Six Sigma process is maintained across Pure Storage Conducts periodic performance reviews of the Business Excellence/CMI program itself and continuously improves own approach
      Candidate Profile
      • Bachelor's Degree required in Engineering and/or Business Administration
      • Vast experience developing and leading corporate level CMI or Lean Six Sigma programs and their corresponding governance process.
      • Broad knowledge and application experience in leading Lean Six Sigma initiatives, continuous process improvement, structured problem solving, TQM tools and methodologies.
      • 10+ years of experience in industries known for their advanced capabilities in business excellence
      • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Master, with experience as a corporate Master Black Belt
      • Excellent influence, team building and change management competencies
      • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to acquire, assimilate, and analyze data from multiple systems and data sources using a variety of business intelligence and reporting tools
      • Strong communication and presentation skills adaptable for engaging with multiple levels across the organization
      • Ability to operate and take initiative in an environment of ambiguity; holds themselves and team members accountable for a high level of performance
      • Project management experience, team facilitation, data analysis, change management, best practice translation, and process improvement experience
      • Domain expertise in software tools required for proper statistical analysis and simulation studies as needed

        Pure is where you ask big questions, think differently, and make an impact. This is not just a job, but a place where you have a voice and can accelerate your career. We value unique thoughts and celebrate individuality, and with ample opportunity to learn, develop yourself, and expand into different roles, joining Pure is an investment in your career journey.

        Through our Pure Equality program, which supports a flourishing field of employee resource groups, we nourish the personal and professional lives of our team members. And our Pure Good Foundation gives back to local and global communities through volunteering and grants.

        And because we understand the value of bringing your full and best self to work, we offer a variety of perks to manage a healthy balance, including flexible time off, wellness resources, and company-sponsored team events.


        Research shows that in order to apply for a job, women feel they need to meet 100% of the criteria while men usually apply after meeting about 60%. Regardless of how you identify, if you believe you can do the job and are a good match, we encourage you to apply.

        Pure is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other characteristic legally protected by the laws of the jurisdiction in which you are being considered for hire.

        If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at .


        If you're wondering how or why Pure collects or uses information you provide, we invite you to check out our Applicant & Candidate Personal Information Protection Notice .


        Some positions may require a deemed export license for compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Please note: Pure does not currently sponsor deemed export license applications so we are unable to proceed with applicants requiring stated sponsorship.


        In accordance with Pure's policies, current and anticipated federal regulations, and our ongoing commitment to prioritizing the health and well-being of our employees, partners, and customers, and the community at large, where permitted by law, all Pure employees and contractors working in the United States are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date. Should you require an exemption for medical or religious reasons, you must initiate Pure's exemption request process which will determine if an exemption can be granted in accordance with applicable local, state, and/or federal law.

Keywords: Pure Storage, Mountain View , Director, Global Head of Business Excellence/Continuous Measurable Improvement, Executive , Mountain View, California

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