Senior Innovation Specialist

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Minneapolis, USA
Feb 04, 2023
Mar 06, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Facilitate project management activities for organizational initiatives with defined scope and responsibility. Identify and drive process improvement opportunities and develop process solutions through effective project management techniques. Leverage tools and methodologies that support project management including analysis, requirements writing, collaboration with business and technology partners, and implementation support.


  • Lead out larger, more sophisticated process improvement initiatives which may include scheduling & facilitating project meetings, gathering requirements, developing project plans, summarizing and communicating project status. Act as liaison between business & technology partners which may include participation in design solution meetings. Present recommendations based on reporting & in-depth analysis that best meet business objectives. Champion innovation & toolset capabilities across organization to increase efficiencies & encourage continuous improvement.
  • Employ structured methodology and analytics for problem identification and solution; apply data analysis techniques to identify process improvement opportunities and develop solutions for the business. Demonstrate proficiency in available reporting tools and solution types for initiatives being led and recommend tools and solutions.
  • Assess criteria for prioritization, benefits, and type of effort. Understand business objectives and support implementations, always ensuring alignment with organizational strategy and objectives. Lead process change within the respective business areas.
  • Adhere to governance policies and standard work processes which include maintaining accurate and timely metrics to measure success. Monitor costs and progress in project outcomes as needed in coordination with the business or the PMO. Track project outcomes relative to financial saves; ensure documentation to project planning system and incorporation of financial saves to departmental budgets.

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent (4 years).
  • 5 to 7 years relevant experience *Post-secondary education and relevant work experience may be interchanged to meet the combined total years of minimum required qualifications for education and experience.
  • Proven ability to gather and analyze data, identify opportunities for efficiencies, write requirements, and develop fact-based conclusions and recommendations.
  • Drive and perform end-to-end analysis to include producing journey mapping/process mapping of As-is (POD) and To-Be (POA) recommendations.
  • Performing Cost Benefit Analysis.
  • Facilitate design solution discussions and be liaison between business and technology.
  • Strong project management experience to successful drive initiatives across their entire life cycle from opportunity identification to execution management and change management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills to effectively gather information and disseminate facts and recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications in Six Sigma, Agile and/or Lean methodologies
  • Experience in establishing and/or training on process standards

About Our Company

At Ameriprise Financial, we're not just in the business of helping clients with their financial goals - we also help our advisors and employees reach their true potential by embracing an inclusive and collaborative culture. We celebrate the unique qualities and reward the contributions of our talented, passionate employees. If you're motivated and want to work for a strong, ethical company that cares about you and your community, take the next step with Ameriprise Financial.

Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, gender identity, disability, veteran status, marital status, family status or any other basis prohibited by law.
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