Anixter Business Process Management COE Lead in Glenview, Illinois

Business Process Management COE Lead

Date Posted4/17/2018

LocationGlenview, IL

CountryUnited States of America

Job TypeFull-Time Regular

Position IdEB-1238707957

Job Description

Business Process Management COE Lead


The BPM COE Lead is the leader of a newly established

Business Process Management Center of Excellence(BPM COE) and will be our thought-leader

in growing the Process Excellence capability and at Anixter. The BPM COE Lead

is responsible for providing guidance/coaching to company leadership regarding

Business Process Management, including cross-process integration principles. The BPM COE Lead is tasked with developing a

process mindset within Anixter and developing the internal team to support the

development of the Process Excellence capability, while simultaneously

supporting a multi-year Business Process Transformation effort. After the

multi-year Business Process Transformation is complete, the BPM COE Lead will

be responsible for driving on-going continuous improvement across our global



Major Action and Support Actions

  • Collaborate with the Business TransformationLead to drive transition from a functional to a process-based organization andensure recognition of desired business value.

  • Collaborate with Global Process Owners(GPOs)and Process Architects to educate and align on cross-process integrationprinciples and challenges.

  • Collaborate with Process Architects and theChange Management Organization(CMO) Lead in designing and deliveringprocess-based training and capability development modules.

  • Develop an enterprise-wide BPM maturity roadmapand drives BPM maturity globally.

  • Define and manage all BPM related methods,tools, and techniques.

  • Manage BPM COE resources and deliver onBPM-related initiatives across the enterprise.

  • Mentor Process Architects, Process Specialists,and other individuals throughout the organization.

  • Serve as a leading advocate for embedding BPMthinking, practices, and actions enterprise-wide to improve overall, end-to-endcustomer experience.

  • Operate as a steward of our business to maintainprocess excellence focus and drive continuous improvement.

  • Serve as an expert on Anixter’s ProcessClassification Framework.

  • Operate as a Process Architect when necessary.

  • Provide process lens in process integrationM&A related initiatives or operation model changes.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Preferred Degree: Bachelor's and/or Master’s degree inbusiness administration and/or engineering

  • Certificate(s): Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt preferredbut not required

  • Experience: Ten to twenty(10-20) years related experienceacross multiple consulting and corporate environments. Experiencebuilding/growing a BPM/Process Excellence capability at a prior organization.

  • Multiple years of experience across the full businessprocess lifecycle(Finance, Procurement, Order Management, Manufacturing andPlanning, etc.)

  • Involvement in at least one large scale ERP(Oracle, SAP,etc.) implementation

  • Distribution industry experience preferred but not required


Knowledgeable in:

  • Business process management

  • Continuous improvement methods, tools, andtechniques(e.g., Lean/Six Sigma)

  • Industry-leading BPM(or BPM related)methodologies/frameworks

  • Anixter’s organization/business units/productlines, etc.

  • Process Classification Frameworks(PCF)

  • Leading teams, mentoring and coaching teammembers

  • Capability building for a Fortune 300 company

Skills include:

  • End-to-end business process managementdevelopment

  • Strong leadership, diplomacy, and negotiationskills

  • Strong communication abilities, written and spoken

  • Workshop design and facilitation

  • Process mapping, analysis, and improvementactivities

  • Expertise in Change Management andProgram/Project Management

  • Strong business acumen

Capabilities include:

  • Adapting strategy and approach based on changingbusiness conditions

  • Resolving conflicts and/or neutralizingorganizational resistance to change

  • Collaborating and partnering with all levelsacross the Anixter organization

  • Sharing a vision and coalition building to drivechange

Anixter is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran. We require all of our employees to perform work in an ethical manner and uphold a culture of honesty and ethics at all times.

Job GroupInformation Technology