Danaher Corporation Operations Seed Hire in Ames, Iowa
A minimum of 10 years of experience in a global, networked, Lean manufacturing environment of a top company with world class manufacturing capabilities.
Experience leading manufacturing, supply chain and supporting new product development of integrated technology products (e.g., mechanical, electrical, software-driven devices with imbedded fluidics). Ideally, experience working in a regulated business (e.g., FDA) desirable.
A demonstrated track record of achieving stretch goals within a global manufacturing network for safety, quality, on-time delivery, inventory turns improvement and cost reduction, as well as leadership of a multi-site manufacturing operation.
Proven hands-on Lean conversion experience. Due diligence and acquisition integration experience will be a plus.
Experience with process development for new products and applying advanced Manufacturing techniques.
Strong track record of organization and team development including succession planning, developing future leaders and top-grading. Positively drives team engagement, collaboration and teamwork.
Strong written and verbal communication skills including effective use of presentations and spreadsheet analysis.
A bachelor’s degree in business management, operations management or engineering. An M.B.A. or other advanced degree is strongly preferred.
Key Personal Attributes
Leads global teams with cultural sensitivity and awareness of the appropriate leadership style for a given geography.
Proven, humble and pragmatic leader who is action oriented and driven to create value and make an impact.
Is passionate about driving improvements and deploying best practices within an evolving, performance-based environment; a self-starter requiring little oversight or direction.
Is entrepreneurial and able to work with limited resources. Possesses the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, growing environment.
Works collaboratively across a complex organization with track history of building Followership. Can scale his/her leadership to work effectively with senior management and line-level employees.
Maintains the highest levels of personal and professional integrity, ethics and unquestioned integrity in each of his/her initiatives.
Critical Competencies for Success
Gemba Leadership - the distinguishing Competency that makes a Danaher Operations & Supply Leader unique from other Companies and continues the legacy of differentiated Danaher Performance.
Gemba Bias: bias to Lead and spend time at the “Real Place” (where value happens)
Lives and Leads Continuous Improvement: holds themselves and their Team accountable to live Danaher’s core value of kaizen
Relentlessly Drives Inclusion, Talent & Engagement: proven experience building talent and engagement through creation of an inclusive environment
Make - includes the Organization, Structure and Processes to support the Manufacturing of Products and Services for Danaher Customers, while continually improving the Key Performance Indicators of; OTD, External Quality, WCT and OMX and Other important KPIs (e.g., Safety and EHS KPIs).
Lean Conversion & Daily Management: processes Danaher Operations and Supply Chain Leader’s drive to deliver sustainable performance
KPI and PD Support: deliver on Key Performance Indicator and Policy Deployment requirements
New Product Introduction: cross-functional leadership to bring new products to market through Manufacturing & Supply Chain
Footprint Strategy and Acquisition Support: global Manufacturing & Supply Chain footprint evolution and experience with acquisition integration
Source - includes the Organization, Structure and Processes to Procure all Direct, Indirect Materials, Freight and Services while continually improving the CVDs of; OMX and WCT.
Danaher Materials System (DMS): Danaher’s framework and processes to drive continuous improvement in, on-time delivery, inventory and linked costs forever
Global Business Experience: understand macro trends and internal strategies to proactively develop supply chain networks and/or react to global events; optimizing total costs, lead time and inventory
Cost Performance: sustained savings performance to drive operating margin expansion through deployment of stretch targets; development and use of best practices to achieve year-over-year results across all cost elements in a large Global OpCo / Platform
Supplier Base Management and Regulatory Compliance: global supply base strategy and processes experiences to support Global footprint strategy
Danaher Materials System (DMS): Utilizes DMS to drive on-time delivery, inventory and linked costs to optimize performance with current footprint and structure
Footprint: Breakthrough DMS performance KPIs through Global footprint and structure changes (location of plants, DCs, Supply Base and Organization)
Logistics: develop and implement logistics strategies and distribution networks that align with business strategies to optimize total freight costs and lead time in support of customer needs across a Global Supply Chain
Quality & Regulatory: influence & lead regulatory, quality and Environmental, health and safety to be "competitively-compliant"
Danaher Cultural Alignment
Our culture is values-based, customer-centric, process-oriented, and results-driven. At Danaher, all associates must act with integrity and conduct business honestly and fairly. On this point, there is no negotiation. We have five core values that continuously guide our work:
The Best Team Wins: Exceptional people thrive in Danaher's fast-paced, results-oriented work environment.
Innovation Defines Our Future: We are empowered and encouraged to challenge ourselves and each other, and to take balanced risks to advance innovation.
Customers Talk, We Listen: Our customer-centric focus drives us to create innovative solutions that directly address customer needs.
Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) is Our Way of Life: We constantly strive to do better, setting the bar high for ourselves and each other.
We Compete for Shareholders: Our track record of financial success enables us to continually invest back into our businesses and our team.
When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.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.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .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 202.419.7762 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.