Omnicell, Inc. Director, Strategic Initiatives in New York, New York

Director, Strategic Initiatives


Director, Strategic Initiatives

Will oversee strategic business initiatives from development through successful execution under the guidance of the CCO. Communicate with CCO and key stakeholders in decision-making, program management, process improvement, and initiative implementation. This is not an administrative role; it is highly strategic and facilitative one that requires a combination of focus and flexibility, as well as a willingness to play an active, behind-the-scenes role. The role requires a highly resourceful individual with strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, and strong analytical skills.


Direct Support of the CCO:

  • Assist with setting strategic priorities: Helping identify the areas where focus needs to be directed and identifying metrics for success. Revisiting regularly and evaluating progress

  • Strategically managing a leader’s time: working with assistant, looking at long term travel calendar, evaluating opportunities and determining fit with priorities

  • Meeting preparation and follow up: reviewing upcoming meetings for the week to ensure the leader has all of the information needed to be as productive as possible and sending out agendas or documents to meeting attendees as necessary in collaboration with assistant

  • Reviewing Internal and External Communications: reports or presentations

  • Monitoring information flow: Sometimes acting as a gatekeeper, ensuring a CCO’s involvement in a project or decision-making process at the right moment

Process Improvement/Change Management:

  • The driving force for managing improvement initiatives across teams to deliver business benefits

  • Perform project management, analytics, and measure to ensure milestones are met and deliverables achieved

  • Coordinate with various teams to analyze project results and performance

  • Creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximize employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance

  • Leading of processes connected to change management. Preparation of forecasts, and evaluation of the actual impact of changes. Cooperation with respective project teams andmanagers involved in the organizational change

Meeting & Event Preparation:

  • Managing the overall management meeting cadence for CCO, ensuring materials are sent in advance, time is well spent, and objectives are achieved

  • Assist with planning and leading company off-sites or other special events

  • Help ensure participants are aware of and prepared for the meeting

  • Attend meetings, capture major take-aways, and ensure follow-up

  • Monitor progress/achievement of next steps

Project Management:

  • Develop and maintain an inventory of critical path projects

  • Overseeing large, often cross-functional organization-wide projects or initiatives

  • Bring together multiple stakeholders and help drive decisions

  • Researching, benchmarking, analyzing data, and making recommendations

Leadership of Special Projects:

  • Scope, plan and execute multiple, often quick-turnaround projects with minimal outside assistance

  • Present ideas for special projects that might facilitate CCO’s objectives

  • Work with appropriate stakeholders, including outside parties, to undertake analysis

  • Present findings to Executive staff or Board, as appropriate

  • If necessary, oversee transfer of the project to other stakeholders within the organization

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree

  • Minimum of 10+ years senior level program management, management consulting, and/or process improvement experience with leading companies, including experience with organization-wide continuous improvement programs (like Change Management, Baldrige, Six Sigma, etc.).

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, influence and gain commitment at all levels of the organization and successfully work in a matrixed environment.

  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills, able to plan and lead structured meetings.

  • Strong working knowledge of continuous improvement tools (e.g. Six Sigma, Lean, Change Management, Workout, etc.), problem solving / root cause analysis and process management.

  • Travel Required: 50%

Preferred Requirements:

  • MBA or relevant graduate degree.

  • Lean/Six Sigma certification (Green Belt or Black Belt).

  • Facilitation certification (Effective/Master Facilitator).

  • Project Management Institute (PMP) certification.

  • Experience in a health care services (technology, services, or distribution) environment

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Omnicell will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.