Kaizen Institute North America
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Find your place at Kaizen Institute

With fresh challenges every week, working at Kaizen Institute will be a learning, inspiring journey. You will get the chance to work side-by-side with expert consultants and world-class client companies. If you are a curious problem-solver eager for a hands-on challenge, Kaizen Institute is your match.

800+

Employees Worldwide

6

Employees in the US

28

Median Employee Age

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KAIZENers learn by doing! As part of our team, you’ll be fully immersed in day-to-day client projects and responsible for supporting the successful delivery of results. We strive to be the best-in-class consultants, ensuring that every project exceeds client expectations through dedication and expertise.

What we are looking for

We seek enthusiastic and high-flyer talent, determined to elevate our client’s productivity, profitability, and strategic direction while enriching their organizational culture. Though our team’s expertise varies, a common thread of shared values and a pursuit of excellence binds us. We value strong academic credentials and outstanding interpersonal skills as fundamental attributes of our team members.

Diverse Thinking

We value individuals from diverse backgrounds who bring unique perspectives and skill sets to the table. This diversity fuels our ability to craft innovative and effective solutions for our clients.

Fuel Your Curiosity

Demonstrate your endless curiosity. We want to see your passion for exploring every possibility, leaving no stone unturned in your quest to generate creative ideas and enhance your skills.

Confidence, Respect, Empathy

Effective consulting hinges on solid teamwork and communication with clients and teams. We believe in collaboration and nurturing meaningful relationships.

Problem Solving and Data-Driven

You are a natural problem solver and can translate complex problems into actionable line items. Regardless of your academic background, you have a knack for extracting meaningful insights from data.

Positive Attitude

Seeing the opportunities where most see challenges is a highly valuable attitude and will set the right mindset for you to succeed in your projects.

Unyielding Determination

Showcase your unwavering determination to overcome challenges and accomplish goals. We thrive on tackling complex, time-sensitive problems, and we want to know how you’ve demonstrated your persistence in the past.

Adaptative and Flexible

From on-site to office work, from local to abroad, projects can take many formats, and our consultants should be energized by change and eager for a diverse day-to-day away from the common work routine.

Global Mindset

Proficiency in the local language and a comfortable level of English are a must. Additional languages are a plus.

We value individuals from diverse backgrounds who bring unique perspectives and skill sets to the table. This diversity fuels our ability to craft innovative and effective solutions for our clients.

Demonstrate your endless curiosity. We want to see your passion for exploring every possibility, leaving no stone unturned in your quest to generate creative ideas and enhance your skills.

Effective consulting hinges on solid teamwork and communication with clients and teams. We believe in collaboration and nurturing meaningful relationships.

You are a natural problem solver and can translate complex problems into actionable line items. Regardless of your academic background, you have a knack for extracting meaningful insights from data.

Seeing the opportunities where most see challenges is a highly valuable attitude and will set the right mindset for you to succeed in your projects.

Showcase your unwavering determination to overcome challenges and accomplish goals. We thrive on tackling complex, time-sensitive problems, and we want to know how you’ve demonstrated your persistence in the past.

From on-site to office work, from local to abroad, projects can take many formats, and our consultants should be energized by change and eager for a diverse day-to-day away from the common work routine.

Proficiency in the local language and a comfortable level of English are a must. Additional languages are a plus.

Accelerating your growth

Nurturing our team’s professional growth is a priority. We provide a dedicated tutor from day one and offer extensive training programs covering a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge areas to ensure every member learns, grows, and excels in their career journey.

Growth Opportunities

Onboarding
Intensive training led by a highly experienced partner or director, covering lean models and tools.

In-person training – twice a month  
A specific topic, from lean/kaizen models to technological tools or soft skills, is explored and covered.

Case studies discussion – twice a month  
Organized sessions where consultants can share a specific case study/problem they are facing to get insights and promote a discussion.

Global boot camp week – twice a year
Global training, with all the consultants in a speed training model.

Online self-paced training – all year round with certification

Japan Insight tour – after completing 5 years as a consultant
Discover the fantastic country of Japan and learn how Kaizen is part of personal and professional lives.


Hands-on Solutions

Including but not limited to:

Kaizen Energy training 
A lot of energy and motivation is needed to be successful, both professionally and personally. This training can help you be more resilient, effective, and happy by easily accessing a flow state – being fully immersed in what they are doing.

Communication and presentation skills
This course aims to develop your skills for delivering captivating public presentations, mastering leadership communication, and fostering a deeper connection with your audience.

Leadership
This course aims to train your leadership skills. You will dive into the principles of effective leadership and hone your skills and strategies to inspire, guide, and drive positive change within your team.

Be part of the KAIZEN™ team

At Kaizen Institute, we provide a dynamic workplace environment where young KAIZENers will get the chance to participate in hands-on projects and contact directly with our clients from day one.

We take great pride in our founding principles – Trust, Knowledge, People, Clients, and the Kaizen Way. Our thriving collaborative culture is the foundation of these principles, uniting intellectually curious minds to achieve greater heights collectively. Together, we are dedicated to making a tangible impact for our clients while nurturing our own continuous personal development.

Novelty, challenge, and growth

With the diversity of sectors, areas, and tools we work with, you will constantly feel challenged, encouraged to grow, and will never have a dull day.


Work-life balance

We make an effort to plan our workload for a 4-day week leaving Friday to solve any pending issues, to clear our backlog, or to enjoy a long weekend every now and then!


Fresh energy

In a vibrant and dynamic team, you can expect high energy, companionship, and fun. We focus on creating fun, enjoyable leisure moments for our team to relax!


Flat hierarchy and walls-down

Our offices have an open-door policy, reflecting our corporate culture. You will have direct access to anyone in the company, from entry-level to senior partners; everyone is one phone call away.


Yearly global get-together

Our yearly team building is a week-long abroad packed with activities, training, team dinners, team building events, and a big dinner party. This is when we reflect and set the goals for the year ahead!


Carrer recognition milestones

To celebrate important milestones of working with Kaizen Institute: Japan Study Tour (5 years), External Training, and a reward for your Kaizen Journey (10 years).


Career Progression at Kaizen Institute

We ensure your skills and contributions are in step with your career advancement. Our well-defined milestones and objectives are tailored to each team member’s performance and assessed by both qualitative and quantitative metrics. These benchmarks for progress and excellence in career development are transparent and accessible to all at any time.

  • Supports the consultant in data collection and analysis and the preparation of lean workshops.

  • Acquires specialized expertise while engaging in increasingly complex projects.
  • Fosters close partnerships with clients, comprehends their issues, presents recommendations, and collaborates effectively to attain exceptional outcomes.

  • Demonstrates and fosters high-performance levels within both internal and external project teams.
  • Oversees analyses, constructs the framework to achieve results, and plays a pivotal role in delivering client solutions.

  • Leads multiple consulting teams.
  • Assists these teams in their growth, guiding their efforts, harnessing their skills, and enhancing their knowledge to provide strategic solutions to clients.
  • Promotes high-performance levels and identifies potential opportunities with a strong customer focus and a commitment to business development.

  • Leads multiple project teams, maintains relationships with numerous clients, and develops expertise in specific sectors, ensuring successful project management.
  • Takes the helm on international and large-scale projects, serving as a mentor across various business areas.
  • Holds responsibility for the company’s revenue through project sales and budget management.

  • Assumes a growing leadership role in projects, team mentoring, and business development.
  • Fosters strong client relationships, offering strategic guidance and driving business success.
  • Focuses on decision-making for budget management, meeting deadlines, ensuring quality, and achieving targets.
  • Plays a pivotal role in the company’s leadership, overseeing a specific business domain, forging high-level relationships, and contributing significantly to projects.

  • Oversees complex, large-scale project management with accountability for resource and budget allocation.
  • Has been consistently securing new projects, particularly by expanding existing client relationships.
  • Proficient in leading teams and generating business ideas.
  • Actively contributes to business development and company growth by fostering the acquisition of new skills within teams.

Where we work

We work as one united team across our global offices. Where can you see yourself?

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Kaizen Institute USA

Suite 312, 14500 N Northsight Blvd
Scottsdale AZ 85260
USA

Tel:+1 888 464 3622
us@kaizen.com