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Irvine, CA, USA Strategy, FinTech
15 years experience
  • Operational Excellence
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • +26
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Münster, Germany Strategy, M&A
10 years experience
  • Operational Excellence
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +20
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İstanbul, Turkey Strategy
2 years experience
  • Operational Excellence
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • +16
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Zürich, Switzerland Strategy, FinTech
4 years experience
  • Operational Excellence
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • +6
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Madrid, Spain Strategy, M&A
6 years experience
  • Operational Excellence
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +7
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Cologne, Germany Strategy, FinTech
2 years experience
  • Operational Excellence
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Financial Analysis
  • +3
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New York, NY, USA M&A, Private Equity
6 years experience
  • Operational Excellence
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +7
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Milan, Lombardy, Italy M&A
12 years experience
  • Operational Excellence
  • M&A
  • Due Diligence
  • Valuation
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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Operational Excellence Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of Operational Excellence talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class Operational Excellence professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Operational Excellence talent and are able to provide clients with Operational Excellence professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted Operational Excellence professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Operational Excellence consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our Operational Excellence consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Operational Excellence talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your Operational Excellence talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my Operational Excellence consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

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Everything you need to know about Operational Excellence

What is Operational Excellence and how Fintalent can help you hire the best Operational Excellence Consultants

Operational excellence is the ability of an organization to deliver its services successfully and efficiently at all times. It is nothing new. However, the only problem is that most organizations don’t know how to achieve it or they become too complacent in their current performance cycle. For them, operational excellence means an efficiency in processes and systems while at the same time providing a good customer service. A good operational excellence department will cause the organization to be more competitive and will improve efficiency and effectiveness while ensuring quality of service (QoS) for customers.

Fintalent, the hiring and collaboration platform for tier-1 Strategy and M&A consultants has a large pool of business development experts including Operational Excellence Consultants available for hire. Fintalent’s invite-only platform ensures the best consultants are made ready and available for hiring managers. Fintalent’s Operational excellence Consultants are vastly experienced with years of experience drawn from top companies across the world.

Operational excellence is also defined as managing a business so that it can deliver its strategic objectives in the most efficient and effective way possible. This means that the company will identify its unique performance indicators before executing its strategy, then monitor and continually improve operations. To do this, operational excellence requires an integrated approach to business management which provides leadership with the key insights required to understand how their company operates within their industry.

Thinking critically about customers’ needs is the only way to be in a competitive position in the healthcare industry today. The healthcare industry needs to do more than just provide services, it needs to provide them at the right time with the right care and in an efficient manner. Therefore, Operational Excellence is essential in all aspects of healthcare delivery models.

Operational Excellence and Lean Principles

A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that lean principles improve productivity by 24%. This is because lean principles help businesses identify what is important and their core activities. Once these activities are determined, they can then focus on them while eliminating non-essentials which cause or increase waste and delay while minimising or eliminating production errors and vehicle breakdowns to increase customer satisfaction and decrease costs.

Another benefit of lean principles is that they help businesses cope in a changing environment by providing flexibility and improving their responsiveness to customer demand. Lean principles allow businesses to provide a better service to their customers and in turn, this will improve customer loyalty and strengthen the business’ reputation in the market.

There are a number of methods that can be used to implement lean principles into businesses. The implementation method that best suits a particular business depends on the industry, its history and its level of complexity. In manufacturing industries, lean implementation can be done through kaizen strategy by having continuous improvement workshops. In service industries, implementation can be done through value stream mapping where processes are analysed to see how they add value for customers..

Why you need for a lean approach

Successful organisations have been applying the Lean approach, which is a continuous improvement philosophy that involves standardising products and services into repeatable processes. This involves eliminating waste throughout all phases of the process to ensure quality and efficiency. In doing so, they have been able to produce more products with fewer resources, improve employee morale and reduce costs at the same time – this leads to higher profits being made from revenue growth rather than from cost reductions. Achieving operational excellence indicates that an organisation has reached continuous improvement by consistently providing high value products or services at the right time at lower cost.

Innovations in the way that customers, suppliers and employees interact with one another has resulted in a continuous change of business processes. In addition, the economy is becoming more competitive and volatile – it is becoming more difficult to bring in new customers and to maintain existing ones. There is less economic stability for businesses today. As a result, it becomes even more important to maintain a lean operation so they can stabilise their profits by maintaining or increasing sales while at the same time reducing costs.

Existing lean organisations have been able to improve upon their performance by applying new lean techniques such as A3 management – a form of problem solving developed by Toyota which breaks down challenges into smaller goals that are easier to achieve. The company then focuses on the critical few tasks that they need to complete, eliminating all other tasks from their operation until they reach their desired goal.
In addition, continuous improvement has been occurring throughout the US economy in a variety of industries to allow companies to compete in a competitive economy.
The biggest problem facing a business in a highly competitive environment is achieving operational excellence. Well-known companies such as Amazon have been able to achieve great success by applying lean principles in their daily operations by using visual management systems and using A3 management methodologies. Amazon is able to keep up with customer demands by consistently increasing sales while improving efficiency at the same time. Lean principles have allowed online shopping platforms to stay ahead of the competition by providing customers with the information that they need when they need it.

Lean thinking can be applied in different industries, not just by large companies. People are able to apply lean in their everyday lives in order to overcome problems that would otherwise be difficult to resolve. For example, in a small business setting lean is used for process improvement when creating new products or services. Lean is also used in human resources for workforce planning and maintaining an optimum staff level by using job descriptions and performance reviews.
Using lean techniques allows organisations to see the “bigger picture” by getting rid of unnecessary tasks which lead towards achieving operational excellence.

Getting started with a lean approach

There are a number of tools and methods that can be used to successfully implement lean in an organisation. For example, visual management techniques help businesses understand what is happening in their processes and how to reduce cost while improving quality.
It is important to use lean in order to achieve continuous improvement in order to become more efficient and effective in the current economic environment.
Another example of a few tools that can be applied is when A3 Management methodologies are used when creating new products or services. Value Stream Mapping is also used when determining the steps involved in the process of creating a product to gain visibility of how long it takes to make a product and where opportunities for improvement exist.

To implement lean, organisations must first examine their current processes in order to find areas that are not performing optimally. To do this, companies should apply statistical process control (SPC) where they can determine if their current processes are under control by using data collection methods. They should then conduct waste analyses to determine what work can be eliminated while maintaining quality. By eliminating waste, companies can increase their profits by focusing on the most important tasks while engaging employees who will feel valued through participation in continuous improvement activities. Through continuous improvement, companies are able to maintain an efficient operation that has high quality standards.

Lean also requires the use of visual management methodologies. A visual management system helps individuals understand what is happening in their processes through using diagrams that show how work flows and decision points occur during a process. This system allows people to see relationships between each other and gain a deeper understanding of how their work contributes to the overall production process. It is important to use visual management systems, because it allows people to effectively communicate with one another and help them identify areas where improvements can be made.

Value Stream Mapping

Another tool that is used to implement lean principles is a value stream map, a visual representation of a process. A value stream map shows all the steps involved in creating a product or service, from materials being purchased to the distribution of the completed product or service. In order to use SPC and waste analysis techniques, it is necessary to have as much clarity as possible as to where value exists and where waste occurs. Having these two tools combined with lean principles helps companies create an efficient operation that has high quality standards.

There are several things that companies must continue to work on when following lean principles. One of the most important aspects of implementing lean is training employees so they can become experts at process improvement. When people are trained in using these methods they will be able to identify areas where waste exists so they can help reduce costs and improve efficiency. The process should be continuously improved so employees learn new ways to handle situations quickly and efficiently.

Why you need Fintalent’s Operational Excellence Consultants

Operational excellence is the fulcrum of business sustainability. Firms that are unable or incapable of building their operations around excellence would eventually fall down the pecking order not just in terms of service delivery but also with regards to firm profitability as the absence of excellence would in time impair on profitability. Hiring an experienced Operational excellence consultant could be the saving grace for firms determined to satay on the path of profitability or eager to turn the tide and move towards sustainable growth. Fintalent offers hiring managers the platform to hire the best operational excellence consultants with relative ease. Fintalent’s world class operational excellence consultants are available for vastly experienced and available for hire on the platform.

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