Centrica is going through a fascinating period of change. We’re evolving to become a truly purpose-led organisation, helping millions of customers to live more sustainably, simply, and affordably. We truly believe that we have a huge role to play in helping the nation to cut carbon emissions and prepare for a net zero future, and it’s a role we are immensely proud of.
An opportunity to play your part...
This role within the Group Business Services (GBS) team is responsible for identifying, planning, and implementing changes or projects to improve quality, reduce costs, increase productivity, and improve cycle time by reducing wasted time and rework across the functions it supports (currently HR, Procurement & Finance). The role will work to foster a culture of Solution Excellence through process improvement linked to high-tech solutions that improve both manual and IT processes whilst creating efficiencies.
In addition, the role balances these Process Excellence activities which will form the majority of the role with supporting the Policy/Process Management, Risk Management and Audit/Assurance activities the team provides as a service to the functions GBS supports to improve their governance, control and information quality.
Location: UK flexible with travel as required
Salary: Competitive + bonus + generous company flexible benefits
Execution of activities to support the GBS strategy for Process and Solution Excellence
Collaborating with cross-functional teams to identify process improvement and automation opportunities to streamline business processes including:
Meeting with colleagues (1-to-1 and through workshops) to discuss areas of focus and improvement within their business areas
Gathering and processing data to identify process performance areas
Producing analytics, reports and recommendations to summarise findings
Assessing improvement areas identified to determine which opportunities to follow to realise the greatest value
Execution of activities to realise the benefits identified through process analysis activities including:
Designing workflow and process strategies to improve business performance
Building and/or overseeing the implementation of revised processes and workflows
Monitoring the efficacy of updated processes and workflows to ensure benefits are realised
Creating process documentation/workflows, knowledge articles, and self-service guidance for services in the functions supported
Communication and translation of process improvements and risk mitigations to stakeholders
Provision of ongoing coordination and support activities to facilitate the effective governance of new processes, policies and automated solutions
Build and maintain relationships with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure Governance and Process Excellence activities provided run as smoothly as possible
Required Knowledge, skills & Experience
Good knowledge and experience working in a systems, process, or operational compliance environment, ideally within a Shared Service/GBS environment
Experience working in a process improvement or risk management environment
Understanding of Six Sigma Methodologies
Strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem resolution skills
Experience managing governance requirements and activities
Proven experience of executing audit and/or assurance activities
Proven experience of process management and document governance
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and reporting tools (such as Power BI)
Able to plan and organize their work to ensure the achievement of targets and outcomes
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to confidently engage with others
Strong written and verbal skills
Possess good creative skills and make suggestions for improvement
Must be able to work under pressure and to constantly changing deadlines
Must be pro-active and self-motivated
Experience of organising and facilitating meetings
Experience of presenting to senior stakeholders
At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!
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