Continuous Improvement Specialist (Remote)

Basis:

Permanent - Full Time

Area of Interest:

Technical Operations

Location:

Toronto, ON, Canada

Who we are

Geotab ® is a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and certified “Great Place to Work™.” We are a company of diverse and talented individuals who work together to help businesses grow and succeed, and increase the safety and sustainability of our communities.

Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Geotab Marketplace ®, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes.

Our team is growing and we’re looking for people who follow their passion, think differently and want to make an impact. Ours is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Geotabbers accept that challenge and are willing to take on new tasks and activities - ones that may not always be described in the initial job description. Join us for a fulfilling career with opportunities to innovate, great benefits, and our fun and inclusive work culture. Reach your full potential with Geotab. To see what it’s like to be a Geotabber, check out our blog and follow us @InsideGeotab on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Join our talent network to learn more about job opportunities and company news.

Geotab cares about your safety. You may be required to be vaccinated based on the nature of your work (ex: travel requirements) or due to changing local governmental health requirements.

Who you are

We are always looking for amazing talent who can contribute to our growth and deliver results! Geotab is seeking a Continuous Improvement Specialist who will be responsible for scoping, leading and implementing continuous improvement projects to improve productivity, reduce waste and deliver cost savings. If you love technology, and are keen to join an industry leader — we would love to hear from you!

What you'll do

As a Continuous Improvement Specialist your key area of responsibility will be facilitating process changes and development, performing assessments and root cause analysis, lessons learned capture, and the application of lean principles. To be successful in this role you will be a self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and have the ability to quickly understand complex, technical concepts.

How you’ll make an impact
  • Leads and delivers improvement projects as assigned including collaboration with relevant partners, communication of progress and results, monitoring effectiveness, and ensuring sustainability.

  • Performs assessments, root cause analysis, strategic business analysis, and project planning to prioritize and initiate improvement projects, both internally and in support of other departments.

  • Supports the delivery of initiatives led by other departments, in particular high priority projects requiring cross-departmental support.

  • Shares and promotes operational performance improvement methodologies with other employees and managers to develop skillsets and facilitate a continuous improvement culture.

  • Supports the development, implementation, and sustainment of the company's improvement processes and systems.

  • Researches, evaluates, and implements current industry standard methods, procedures, and technology, as relevant to assigned projects.

  • Mentors others in the use of process improvement tools and techniques.

  • Writes executive summaries, trending cost savings, cost avoidance and capacity increase initiatives.

  • Coordinates and owns the implementation of operational performance improvement activities, integrating continuous improvement subject areas and principles across departments, through close collaboration with all employees.

  • Collects and analyzes data for determining path forward improvement strategy.

What you’ll bring to this role
  • Post-Secondary Degree/Diploma in Engineering or equivalent technical background and/or experience

  • Continuous improvement certification (e.g.Lean or Lean Six Sigma to the Green or Black Belt level).

  • 3-5 years experience working in a continuous improvement role.

  • Experience working within a technical or engineering organization/knowledge of a high-technology industry.

  • Knowledge of process improvement techniques.

  • Predictive analytics skills using statistical software and data mining.

  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and facilitation skills.

  • High degree of tenacity, self-motivation, and innovation.

  • Ability to work independently to develop solutions to complex technical problems.

  • Excellent analytical skills to gather and analyze/synthesize data, confirming its accuracy and adequacy.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills including the ability to produce and present clear technical specifications, presentations, procedures, and reports.

  • Experience working in an agile environment is an asset.

  • Good understanding of organizational change management.

  • Good understanding of project management techniques.

  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to maintain organization in a changing environment, multi-task and establish priorities.

  • A strong team-player with the ability to engage with all levels of the organization.

  • Technical competence using software programs, including, but not limited to, Google Suite for business (Sheets, Docs, Slides).

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable in a flat organization.

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed above, we still encourage you to apply.

Why job seekers choose Geotab

Work from home and flex work arrangements

Baby bonus & parental leave top up program

Home office reimbursement program

Online learning and networking opportunities

Electric vehicle purchase incentive program

Competitive medical and dental benefits

Retirement savings program

*The above are offered to full-time permanent employees only

How we work

At Geotab, we have adopted a flexible first working model in that we have systems, functions, programs and policies in place to support both in-person and virtual work. However, you are welcomed and encouraged to come into our beautiful, safe, clean offices as often as you like. When working from home, you are required to have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Virtual work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Geotab culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. Join us and help reshape the future of technology!

We believe that ensuring diversity is fundamental to our future growth and progress and is an integral part of our business. We believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish – in an environment that is rich in diversity and a place where people from various backgrounds can work together. Geotab encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. We will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of performance management, career development, training and redeployment processes. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our diversity and inclusion as well as accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at careers@geotab.com. Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.

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