Process Improvement Director Salary
Average pay for a Process Improvement Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $107K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. More than half of Process Improvement Directors (66 percent) survey respondents are men. For the most part, Process Improvement Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$65,634 - $148,749|
|Bonus||$2,500 - $30,521|
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|$62,508 - $167,254|
|Bonus||$2,500 - $30,521|
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Job Description for Process Improvement Director
Process improvement directors hold an executive-level position in which they supervise all areas of process improvement within a company. Typically, companies which have multiple departments that must work together will employ process improvement personnel to help make operations more efficient. These directors will direct the departments' efforts, analyze areas which require attention, and analyze the results of their initiatives by studying data and reports and making changes as necessary.Read More...
Typically, process improvement directors review data and suggestions from their staff or department regarding company-efficiencies and areas of opportunity. They may also work with analysts to ensure they have identified areas of inefficiency and mapped out plans to address the situation. This may include personnel changes, training adjustments, new hardware or software, or simple adjustments to existing procedures.
Process improvement generally occurs in stages, and analysts in a department will send measurable before-and-after data and implementation reports to the director. The director then makes any adjustments to the improvement plan and approves any future stages.
Process improvement directors must see the big picture, especially regarding the company's ongoing strategic initiatives and overall branding and placement. As such, they also direct their analysts in finding efficiencies which bring the company's internal operations in-line with the direction desired by its strategic analysts and board of directors. As executives in charge of this area of the company, they may also have responsibilities pertaining to budgeting, hiring, and personnel management.
Applicants for this position should have a university degree in a business-related discipline. Many employers prefer candidates who have post-graduate degrees in management/administration and prior work experience in process-management and improvement. Because familiarity with the organization's operations is a key part of this job, many companies may prefer to promote employers from within. Those in this position generally work traditional business hours in an office environment.
Process Improvement Director Tasks
- Recruit, hire, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the department.
- Utilize internal performance data and customer feedback to identify opportunities to improve quality, service, and cost within the company.
- Lead process Improvement projects directly related to achievement of company goals and financial objectives.
- Develop long-term process quality plans and monitor their execution.
Popular Skills for Process Improvement Director
Process Improvement Directors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Strategic Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, and Lean Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 50 percent, 36 percent, and 33 percent, respectively. Those educated in Process Improvement tend to be well versed in Lean Process Engineering.
Pay by Experience Level for Process Improvement Director
Pay by Experience for a Process Improvement Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Process Improvement Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Process Improvement Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Process Improvement Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $134,000 based on 55 salaries. A Process Improvement Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $153,000 based on 24 salaries.
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