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Continuous Improvement Manager

Chaska, MN
Danaher
Posted 05/21/2024
$70,000.00-$95,000.00 per year

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At first glance, you'll see that for more than 80 years we've been dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and healthcare forward. Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. We're building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. Look again and you'll see we are invested in you, providing the ability to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful.

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we're working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world's biggest health challenges. At Beckman Coulter, our vision is to relentlessly reimagine healthcare, one diagnosis at a time.

The Manager, Danaher Business System for our Global Value Engineering team is responsible for driving the organization to targeted, measurable, and sustainable improvements in QDCI (Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Innovation) across all operations and support functions. They will support or own the strategy development and execution for group and site initiatives. They will be responsible for coaching and developing lean capabilities within the organization.

At Beckman Coulter and Danaher, the Danaher Business System (DBS) is the culture and toolset that we use to continually drive value and improvements for our internal and external partners.

This position is an integral part of the Global Value Engineering organization and will be onsite/hybrid at one of our primary Manufacturing and Development Center sites, including Chaska, MN, and Miami, FL. It will require periodic travel between facility locations, including Clare, Ireland

This role will report directly to the Sr. Director of Value Engineering and will be required to work in an indirect leadership capacity across the entire organization. The role at Danaher is highly visible and is essential to the successful development of the Danaher Business System culture within the organization.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Assist site/company leadership in the development of a strategic Lean roadmap (i.e., how to use the DBS tools to drive sustainable improvement in results).
  • Directly provide formal and informal DBS training and coaching to functional leads.
  • Facilitate DBS training sessions and kaizen events
  • Manage and continuously improve DBS process (Kaizen Event Process/Funnel, Certified Practitioner Funnel)
  • Support the creation or improvement of processes to ensure proper utilization DBS principles across the site
  • Communicate across all levels to develop followership and consensus for site initiatives
  • Facilitate site key performance indicator bowler reviews

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • BS or BA degree in Science, Engineering, or related field with 9+ years of Innovation and/or project management experience, or 7+ years experience with Master's degree, or a Doctorate with 4+ years experience
  • Hands-on experience implementing/leading Continuous Improvement programs, TPS, Kaizen, and/or Lean
  • Proven experience coaching/influencing others
  • Project management skills, with experience driving and delivering results
  • Strong computer / MS Office skills

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Experience working in regulated (FDA preferred) company environments
  • Mastery of a variety of Lean tools

At Beckman Coulter Diagnostics we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part of the time at the Company location identified above and part of the time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics can provide.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow's science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what's next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit www.danaher.com.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

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