Aetna Lead Business Consultant/Change Agent in Atlanta, Georgia

Req ID: 50582BR


As part of the Lean journey, the Lean business system team will partner closely with the businesses of the Company to facilitate a high quality deployment of the Lean Management business system (LMS) across the major deployment phases (preparation, diagnostic, design, implement, and replication) leveraging the 5 lenses to drive the diagnostic design and the 10 tools/4 loops to ensure the business is working in a Lean business system fashion in a sustainable manner at the completion of the implementation and replication phases before transitioning into sustainability. The Change Agent will be an active member of the Change Team responsible for coordination and execution of Lean business system deployments across the Enterprise.

As a member of the Lean business system/ABX (Achieving Business Excellence) team, this person will also be an advocate for Lean business system in their interactions with staff and leadership throughout the organization and be responsible for building interest and buy-in for the Lean business system transformation throughout the Company. Aetna has locations across the U.S., travel is required, typically most weeks flying out Monday morning, returning home Thursday afternoon, work from home Fridays.

Fundamental Components:

Responsible for assisting with the development, facilitation and execution of complex initiatives. Work with managers to analyze, develop and implement solutions and provide coaching. Support, facilitate and/or sustain deployment of standard work and foundational Lean elements. Continuous Improvement initiatives, root cause problem solving, skill building within client area to meet minimum standards and communications with leadership to influence and drive change. May act as sustainability agent dedicated to driving sustainability of Continuous Improvements. Assist in development and execution of strategies to build and increase leadership support for change. Manage resistance to change with confidence and deliver compelling stories to illustrate the need for change. Execute change management tactics. Establish and implement diagnostic tools. Applies a variety of change management concepts, practices and procedures.


Must have Lean Management System (LMS) experience, worked on Lean deployments, transformation

  • Very strong written or oral communication skills leading to the ability to influence all frontline employees and leaders.

  • Proficiency in Excel (e.g. pivot tables, etc.) and Powerpoint

  • Coaching capabilities

  • Clear influencing skills

  • Impact driven

  • Analytical (particularly analyzing data)

  • Ability to see connections and systems across process

  • Strong project management orientation - willing to drive change and adhere to a schedule to ensure broad-coordination across business areas.

Role Characteristics:

  • Experienced individual capable of handling broad scope projects that have short to medium-term focus

  • Works with guidance on more complex projects

  • Capable of applying knowledge to handle all but the most complex problems independently

  • Anticipates change and directs or redirects efforts

  • Looks for and find ways to improve operations.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


75% travel commitment needed to travel in the U.S. for deployments Must be willing to travel 4 days a weeks. Efforts will be made to assign Change Agents to deployments in their local/home office when possible, and even if home based.

Locations: Open

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Job Function: Management

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