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Danaher Corporation DBS Leader Berlin (m/w/d) in Berlin, Germany

Continuous Improvement (DBS) Leader – Operations Berlin


The primary purpose of this position is to drive continuous improvement in operations by leveraging Danaher Business Systems (DBS) and working with DBS-Leaders (DBSL) at the EU operation sites to identify improvement opportunities and implement countermeasure to drive reduction in waste, cost and improve on time delivery. Provide coaching, guidance, support and consolidate DBS activities across all Hach EU operation sites. Focus on best practice sharing, DBS knowledge management across sites and engage associates to drive lean manufacturing processes.


  • Be driver of strategic improvement to support Policy Deployment and KPI goals for long term success

  • Focus on systemic approach and sustainability of achievements

  • Work with site DBSLs consolidated Kaizen and Problem Solving funnel across all operations, with focus on consolidating effort, best practice sharing and achieve 90%+ sustainment

  • Work with site DBSLs a consolidated funnel of Certified Practitioners (CPs) to ensure we have the necessary number of CPs in the critical tools for operations for Berlin site

  • Audit existing processes and systems to assess/determine actions required for improvements.

  • Analyze data and processes to evaluate improvement opportunities and provide input the identification and selection of improvement projects.

  • Participates in daily management, KPI and Policy Deployment reviews to provide support and consolidate DBS activities.

  • Communicate and drive “Best Practices” and facilitate Danaher leadership benchmarking sessions.

  • Support New Product Introduction and open innovation activities

  • Work with the DBSO (Danaher Business System Office) to schedule events, align on new Lean tools and advance DBS in operations.


  • degree in a technical discipline preferred (Physical Sciences or Engineering).

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in various lean manufacturing processes with exposure to Toyota Production Systems.

  • In depth knowledge of quality principles and technical tools (problem analysis, statistical tools, design of experiments, variation reduction, design for six sigma, control charts) with proven outcomes.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and solve problems.

  • Mechanical aptitude – ability to work in operations cells and partner with production engineers to create tools, jigs and fixtures to eliminate variation.

  • Experience and working knowledge/application of LEAN tools and concepts preferred.

  • Great computer skills (data analysis, word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, statistical tools).

  • German and English fluency required

  • Travel requirement is approximately 25%

What we offer:

  • Remuneration according to the collective agreement

  • 30 days vacation per calendar year

  • Subsidy for the BVG ticket

  • Flexible working hours with an electronic time recording system

  • Company-financed pension plan

  • Professional induction and training as well as a team that looks forward to seeing you

  • Insights into our Lean Management System (Danaher Business System)

  • Extensive employer benefits, discounts via our employee portal

  • Annual Christmas party and summer party

  • Discounted canteen food

  • Personal working clothes

  • Annual flu shots

    ​ As an employer, we not only offer all the advantages of a large corporation, such as long-term security and good career opportunities, but also the social skills of a family business. Individual development opportunities, recognition of good performance and a very good working atmosphere are not just empty words for us. Would you like to become part of our successful team and continue to grow with us? Then we look forward to getting to know you personally! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the personnel office on 030/80986183. Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and sale of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing water quality, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are specifically designed for quality, accuracy and simplicity. Supported by our worldwide subsidiaries in the environmental industry, our goal for the future is to continue to supply our customers with reliable instruments, ready-to-use, high-quality reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer a team-oriented, client-centric environment with a focus on quality and growth. As an employer, Hach offers you the opportunity for solid career development. OUR MISSION: Safeguarding water quality for people all over the world. OUR VISION: We make water analysis better - faster, easier, greener and more meaningful - through unmatched partnership with customers, knowledgeable experts and reliable, easy-to-use products.

    Danaher is a world leader in science and technology. Our task is to solve complex problems for our customers and to improve the quality of life worldwide. Our world-class brands have clear leadership positions in the following most challenging and attractive industry sectors: Life Science, Medical Diagnostics, Dental, Environmental and Industrial Solutions. Our 59,000 employees worldwide work with the Danaher Business System, which serves as a key competitive advantage for us. Revenue of $16.5 billion was generated last year. We are ranked 133rd on the list of Fortune 500 companies. In the last 20 years, our stock has increased in value by more than 2000%. We pave the way for a fast-paced career in various industries. We are innovative and result-oriented. We seek talent to attract and grow. With the help of DBS we develop strategies, focus on what is important, bring the right people together to create more value for our customers and shareholders. Become part of our successful team! Visit www.danaher.com for more information

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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.At Danaher, 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.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.