Business Process Manager - Project Management

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Jul 07, 2022
Closes
Aug 16, 2022
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Westat has a new opportunity available for a Business Process Manager - Project Management, reporting to the Finance Implementation Project Manager. You are a service-oriented individual with a proven track record of success in supporting projects or corporate initiatives and will use your knowledge of process and continuous improvement in this role. Your responsibilities will include assisting in the implementation and integration of corporate finance initiatives to help improve financial operating processes across the organization.

This position is remote eligible within the United States. We do ask that you align with our core east coast hours of 10 am-4pm EST.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Supports multiple projects and/or corporate financial or service area initiatives
•    Serves as point of contact and process mentor to financial operations teams
•    Tracks and monitors tasks and activities, identifies improvement opportunities, anticipates potential obstacles, and finds solutions 
•    Works collaboratively to document business rules and process workflows across the finance organization
•    Analyzes, evaluates, and proposes recommendations to improve business processes
•    Develops and manages timelines and implementation activities to ensure implementations are completed on time, within budget and meet expectations
•    Sets and resets expectations with internal and external stakeholders

Basic Qualifications:
•    Bachelor's Degree and 5-8 years of experience in project management or process improvement 
•    Experience working in a large organization with multiple autonomous service groups and functional areas

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Prior experience in project management and process improvement and/or PMP certification
•    Financial operations experience
•    Mid-to-large size organizational experience
•    Government contracting experience
•    Experience influencing cross organizational teams and managing change efforts

Minimum Qualifications:  
•    Demonstrated communication skills 
•    Knowledge and background in project management and process improvement methodologies
•    Attention to detail with excellent organizational and time management skills
•    Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite especially Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio
 

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

 

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.