KINDUZ, Global CEO
Mr. Pavan Kishore Kota Subramanya
provides a brief overview of the ‘Portfolio Director and Breakthrough Improvement Consultant‘ role.

Role FamilyDelivery Leader
RolePortfolio Director and BIP Consultant
Role OverviewIf you dream of making a million dollars and more ethically, we have the right partnership model for you. The model provides a direct correlation between ROI to our customers, cash generated by you for the organization, and your take-home.

In the role of a Portfolio Director and Breakthrough Improvement Consultant, KINDUZ is looking for leaders who can work full-time at Client Locations, for extended periods of time (up to 26 months per customer or more), to support Customers and their teams to deliver ‘Unmatched Outcomes with True Intent’, through Strategy Creation, Strategic Improvements (Breakthrough Improvement Projects, Continuous Improvement Projects and others) on the ground.

In this role, you will be involved right from Strategy Creation for the organization, selection of the initiatives to focus on, assisting the team in collecting data, drawing inferences, identifying the solutions and control mechanisms and ultimately delivering ROI for the Customers. You will be accountable and responsible for ensuring projects are successfully implemented and deliver the ROI.

At the end, the success of the Initiative will be measured by the amount of ROI that the customer has achieved and the leadership capability we have been able to build within the Customer’s organization to ensure sustenance into the future. KINDUZ defines ROI as:

  • Hard Benefits obtained via improving:
    • Cash Flows
    • Profitability
    • Sales growth
    • Market Valuation
  • Soft Benefits by improving
    • Health, Safety, Security, Environment
    • Customer Satisfaction
    • Employee Satisfaction

KINDUZ measures success of an individual basis the outcomes that have been achieved against the set targeted outcomes for that role.

Primary Ownership, Accountabilities and Responsibilities
  • Deliver the committed ROI to the customer in a measurable, sustainable and ethical manner
  • Strategy Formulation and Review:
    1. Lead review and formulation of customer’s business strategies
    2. Act as sounding board to business leaders
    3. Champion the use of strategic tools: scenario planning, portfolio optimization, stress test, etc.
    4. Identify initiatives that enable the highest possible returns with the least amount of investments
    5. Carefully identify capable Change Agents within the organization to spearhead these initiatives, engage them and challenge them
  • Strategic and Breakthrough Projects: Lead or support customer’s strategic projects in areas such as:
    1. Performance improvement
    2. Productivity improvement
    3. Cost optimization
    4. Market expansion
    5. Restructuring
    6. Post-merger integration (PMI), etc.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting according to needs and expectations, keep Executive Team informed, and demonstrate commitment to open communication to fully participate in organizational problem-solving, decision making and strategic planning
  • Provide sense of urgency for results through program and project reviews and metrics (Formal project review process)
  • Track and report ROI on continuous basis
  • Mentor customer’s leadership level, Project Sponsors, Process Owners, Project Change Agents in the use of breakthrough improvement methodologies, continuous improvement methodologies, and remove barriers for projects as well as assisting in the evaluation of all Stakeholders
  • Develop and conduct trainings and other activities with the as required
  • Successfully manage cross functional stretch projects across organizational boundaries
  • Undertake Sales and Solutioning with potential customers; leverage the current customers of KINDUZ among other marketing activities
Self Performance Tracking
  • Specific Lead Metrics and Lag Metrics will be defined for each role in discussion with the Leadership team, to ensure alignment of work with the Organization Goals
  • These need to be tracked by one-self and the status reported against each Lead and Lag Metric, in the monthly Self Development Report (SDR) that is created, reviewed, finalized and filed on a monthly basis
Tool Skills
  • Should have advanced skills of Statistical Skills tools such as:
    • Minitab
    • Statistica
  • Should have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Behavioral Skills
  • Visionary and Strategic thinking skills – great at seeing patterns and connecting the dots
  • Business acumen – quick to grasp underlying revenue, cost and profit drivers
  • Sound judgement based on a combination of observation, analysis and experience
  • Proactive and constructive style of engagement with business leaders
  • Communication (especially listening), influencing, and relationship building skills
  • High energy levels, Optimism, Open to 100% Travel
  • Very Passionate towards delivering ROI and Outcomes
  • Delivery focussed and result oriented, transfers knowledge
  • Demonstrated success delivering complex projects; expert in project management and execution
  • Commanding executive presence and leadership skills; ability to hold attention, exude confidence and lead
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with all levels of an organization
Base Location of Work and Travel Requirements
  • Ability to relocate immediately to anywhere in the world
  • Open to travel 100% of the time
  • Travel to other countries as required
Work Permit
  • Legal authorization to work in India is required
  • KINDUZ will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in India for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screening
Education
  • A Master’s degree in Business Management from an authorized institution of the country of certification
  • A Bachelor’s Engineering degree
Certification
  • The following certifications are mandatory:
    • Master Black Belt from an internationally recognized body
    • Project Management Certification
    • TRIZ / Innovation
  • The following certifications will add value
    • Program Management Certification
    • Portfolio Management Certification
Work Experience
  • Mandatory
    • 15+ Experience in Strategy, Sales and Business Development, Consulting, Planning and Operations with P&L accountability and responsibility
  • Preferred
    • International Work Exposure
    • International Education
Reporting to
  • Direct line report into the Head – Value Delivery Unit (EMEA)
  • Dotted line reporting to Regional CEO of KINDUZ (EMEA)
Additional notesNone
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