Director: Continuous Process Improvement




Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.


We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.


Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.


When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger – a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other’s successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.


Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course.


Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



The Director of Continous Process Improvement leads and directs process improvement initiatives utilizing process improvement methodologies in the analysis of current operations and design of improvement projects across all areas of the Finance department function that reports to CFO.  This position works closely with various functional leaders to drive prioritization of improvement opportunities and alignment across various functional areas.   Responsibilities include the execution of strategic process initiatives across the organization leveraging best practices and technology to further improve processes where appropriate, including incorporating automation.


The Director of Process Improvement should

  • Develop process-focused capabilities to increase organizational agility and responsiveness to change
  • Serve as a primary process improvement resource across assigned transformation workstream(s)
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews and independent research to fully understand current process and identify gaps to fill
  • Identify process breakdowns and offer improvement suggestions to drive efficiency and effectiveness
  • Identify appropriate technology options to automate or digitize existing work streams if applicable.
  • Leverage best practices, industry standards, methodologies, and frameworks to define and execute on the transformation vision and strategy
  • Facilitate a network to share best practices and develop talent


Roles & Responsibilities



  • Works closely with the organization's functional leaders to help identify the organization's toughest issues and provides internal consulting support for evaluation and implementation of streamlined solutions across the organization.
  • Provides tactical business transformational support for functional owners in the identification, development and execution of strategic actions.
  • Develops new business operational tools and processes and trains team members across the organization to drive adaptation and use.
  • Leads critical initiatives requiring analytical and decision support to frame key issues, develop hypotheses, assess risks, conduct analyses, and test potential solutions prior to mobilizing commitment and designing broader implementation and engagement plans.
  • Collates improvement initiatives and equates improvements in terms of Productivity and Efficiency metrics with detailed analytics to support business transformation results.
  • Utilizes change management principles, processes, tools, and identifies change strategies, assesses stakeholder impacts and organizational readiness, communicates with and trains facility participants, provides appropriate levels of support and supervision, and measures project effectiveness.




Experience & Education



  • Bachelors degree or Masters Degree in Finance or related financial field
  • 10+ years experience in leading enterprise-wide continuous improvement projects and developing best practices to drive process quality and efficiency.  (15 + years experience preferred)
  • Experience in coordinating project activities and develop work assignments for self and others, and working across multiple functions (ex. manufacturing, engineering, operations, finance and human resources) to help solve important process challenges.
  • Understanding of Lean / Six Sigma methodologies


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities



  • Good negotiation skills
  • Proficiency in English
  • Experience in process evaluation and design
  • Understanding of lean principles with the ability to implement rapid continuous improvement
  • Hands-on, results-oriented and pragmatic.
  • Creative, flexible, strategic thinker, able to work in a fast-paced, complex, and dynamic work environment.