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Julia Novik - Senior Consultant - Lean Strategist and Project Management and Facilitation

Education & Certifications

  • Master of Business Administration, Schulich School of Business, York University 2007
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, 2017
  • Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA Ontario Institute, 1999
  • Coach, LMI Canada, 2016

Professional Experience Highlights

Areas of expertise over 20 years of in-depth experience in business development, stakeholder relations, lean process improvements, project leadership, lean startup, capital & finance planning projects and contract development. Industry specialties: Pharmaceutical, Healthcare (both public and private sector), Government, Manufacturing & Financial sectors.

  • Initiated development of lean business management practices in healthcare sector leveraging lean expertise from other industries.

  • Brought lean expertise to 20+ healthcare organizations from Hospitals to clinics, senior homes and other publicly run healthcare facilities.

  • Embedded Lean Best management practices in Hospitals, clinics, other healthcare facilities: providing strategic planning support, training & development and lean process improvements workshops and consulting.

  • Built and managed operations, managing staff, overseeing projects and client relationships.

Julia’s passion has always been supporting client’s strategy development and alignment of stakeholders around shared goal, providing sound business advice, resource planning and expertise to fill the gaps and needs of clients at all different levels of lean journey development.

Project Experience

Ontario Power Generation, Director Customer Service and Lean Projects OPG
Nov 2019 – Current

Darlington, ON

  • Director, Customer Service and Program Management overseeing multiple Lean Projects across Refurbishment, HR, Project Management, Security Clearance, Tool Management, and Work Authorization processes for the Darlington Nuclear Station.

  • Organized project scope, developing budget and timelines, coordinating teams internally at the client. Supported strategic direction and alignment between multiple stakeholder groups.

 

Director Strategy & Operations, Lean Advisors/Canada Health Net
Jan 2016 – Current

Toronto, ON

  • Establishing strategic relationships and high client satisfaction performance, meeting expectations of key stakeholders.

  • Understanding business requirements and monitoring supplier and third party relationships to meet contractual commitments.

  • Successful track record in leading and managing lean projects delivery from initial business requirements understanding and financial feasibility through to project completion.

Facilitation Experience

Director, Business Development, Mackenzie Health Hospital
2008- 2009

  • Assisted in capital planning for a hospital new expansion, developing strategic plan for patient programs.

  • Led stakeholder workshops including community focus groups assessing community needs for capital planning strategic roadmap.

 

Kaizen Facilitation & Lean Facilitation
2008 - Present

Ontario Power Generation

  • Planned and Facilitated Stakeholder planning meetings, Kaizen support and needs assessment.

Pharmaceutical Organizations (GlaxoSmithKline)

  • Planned and Facilitated Innovation workshops brainstorming innovative approaches to streamlining drug development processes.

Mackenzie Health Hospital

  • Facilitated several Kaizens and lean sessions focusing on patient workflows review for in-patient registration and discharge processes.

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