Continuous Improvement Manager, CS&S

Location: San Diego, California US


Requisition Number: 208209

Position Title: Program Management Specialist (IV)

External Description:

Continuous Improvement Manager - Customer Support & Services
Location: Remote, US (San Diego Preferred)

Organization: CS&S - Services Operational Excellence/Offer Engineering
Level: Manager-level, Individual Contributor

The Services Operational Excellence - Offer Engineering team translates Teradata service offers into implementable, effective, and efficient plans for delivery. As the Continuous Improvement Manager, you will be responsible for partnering with cross-functional operations and business teams to identify opportunities for improvement, gathering & analyzing data, and developing plans for streamlined, modernized processes and tools.

You will create, operationalize, and enhance Teradata’s CS&S service offers including delivery methodology, processes, and workflows, roles and responsibilities, tools, training, and customer-facing materials needed to deliver a service in a way that exceeds customer value expectations.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Services Delivery Methodology – Follow the defined methodology for documenting the delivery requirements for each Service Offer
    • Create plans to build the required delivery assets in partnership with global project teams to enable CS&S for measurable efficiency and value gains
    • Gather business functional requirements for the development of streamlined tools and processes
  • Apply Lean and/or Six Sigma principles (Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Standard Work Cellular Flow, Pull Replenishment, Demand and Production smoothing, Mistake-Proofing, Total Productive Maintenance) to process improvement
  • Services Enablement for the Delivery Organizations – Design and deployment of formal/informal training on Service Offers for the global and regional delivery resources, Service Experience Managers and Services Account Manager/CFL team
  • Services Measurement – Define requirements for measuring success through key performance measurements and reporting of each Service Offer, Tool, and Process to enable a data-driven approach to continuous improvement
  • Manage multiple projects to meet aggressive deadlines with multiple stakeholders using an in-depth understanding of key technologies such as as-a-Service, Cloud, and delivery methodologies like ITIL/DevOps/CICD
  • Develops presentations for senior management to facilitate discussions on project or program progress, results, and assistance needed
  • Manages day-to-day progress of the project, ensuring continued alignment with the project's vision and direction towards achieving the project's ultimate objectives
    • Manages monitors and evaluates all project activities
    • Ensures valid project estimates are prepared
    • Interact with key stakeholders to define the metrics, measurements, and tools to quantify business goals
  • Champion on behalf of Teradata and our Customers and help uncover issues currently impacting our Customer Experience


  • Experience taking a service/product from concept to deployment
  • Customer, Cloud, aaS, and/or Managed Services delivery experience
  • Experience working with a broad internal supply chain including engineering, marketing, training, etc.
  • Experience working with resources in an offshore delivery center
  • Experience creating customer-facing materials (marketing, training, PowerPoint decks, announcements, etc.)
  • Strong client interfacing, relationship building, and consulting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to dive deep into data, existing processes, people, and systems in order to simplify and improve inefficient or unnecessarily complex processes
  • Proven ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner to executives

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Practical knowledge of analytics and data warehousing 
  • Services Product Management experience
  • Process documentation and requirements gathering experience
  • Lean Certification
  • Agile/Scrum Certification
  • Proven ability to self-manage work and move forward in the face of ambiguity
  • Exceptional attention to detail, problem-solving, analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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City: San Diego

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Continuous Improvement Manager, CS&S

Job Category: Customer Support

Company Profile:

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