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Entergy Continuous Improvement Analyst, Sr. Staff (Strategy) in New Orleans, Louisiana

Continuous Improvement Analyst, Sr. Staff (Strategy)

Date: Jun 18, 2021

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC

Description:

*The official title of this position will be Analyst, Sr Staff (CI)*

This position may be filled at any of Entergy’s corporate / regional office facilities.

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 8,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Tracing its history to 1913 and headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.

The company’s utility business provides electric retail and wholesale power to customers in four states through five utility operating companies: Entergy Arkansas, LLC; Entergy Louisiana, LLC; Entergy Mississippi, LLC; Entergy New Orleans, LLC; and Entergy Texas, Inc. Entergy also delivers natural gas services to 200,000 customers in New Orleans and parts of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entergy is winding down its wholesale generation business, which provides power to wholesale customers primarily from our two remaining nuclear facilities located in the northern United States.

The electric utility industry is rapidly changing, and Entergy is entering an exciting period of growth as we prepare for the future. We are building the premier utility, a utility that delivers sustainable value to all its stakeholders – our customers, employees, communities, and owners – as measured by strong net promoter scores, high levels of service, superior and affordable products and services, highly skilled and engaged employees, and industry-leading financial performance. We are focusing our sights on three key priorities – customer centricity, continuous improvement, and creating a culture of belonging for our employees. Join us as we take the next step on our journey to building the premier utility.

Job Summary

Continuous Improvement (CI) is a key priority in our journey to becoming the Premier Utility. In 2020, a centralized CI function was established, responsible for increasing adoption of continuous improvement practices at Entergy to maximize sustainable value for our stakeholders.

The CI business model consists of the Office of Strategy Management (OSM), CI Deployment, Intelligent Automation and a CI Business Partner (CIBP) focus to enable opportunities to maximize end-to-end value across the company’s business functions.

The Analyst, Sr. Staff (CI) reports to the Manager, CI Strategy. The position’s primary objective is to help evolve and refine the CI enterprise strategies. The key focus areas of this role are to develop and continually improve program governance, benchmark to enable strategic insights and CI opportunities, and manage best practice sharing processes to support the organization in achieving its outcomes.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and monitor the CI enterprise strategy and related work and deliverables in the responsibility area of the OSM

  • Develop and manage a benchmarking process and tools

  • Create and facilitate a best practice sharing process across Entergy business units, with utility peers, and top performers outside the utility industry

  • Build partnerships and continuously engage CI counterparts to ensure a seamless delivery of CI services to the enterprise

  • Other duties, as assigned or required

Minimum Requirements

Minimum education and experience required of the position

  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical or business-related field and minimum 10+ years of professional experience is required OR in lieu of degree minimum 14+ years of professional experience is required.

  • The preferred candidate has experience in strategy development, strategy consulting or strategic planning.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

  • Customer-focused mindset and strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact, communicate and work with diverse groups of people to build strong relationships and influence successful outcomes

  • Self-starter who is able to work independently, manage time effectively and take ownership of results

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to identify data trends and convert data analysis into a meaningful summary from which to draw conclusions and provide guidance

  • Continuously look for ways to improve performance and enhance skills through development

Desired knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt or higher certification a plus

  • Experience in using data analytic tools such as Power BI to create useful reports, visualizations, and interactive dashboards

  • Knowledge of project management tools and techniques

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Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans

Job Function : Professional

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: Level II

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 102531

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere (https://jobs.entergy.com/content/EEO/?locale=en_US) to view the full statement.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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