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Danaher Corporation Senior Continuous Improvement Laboratory Specialist in Brea, California

Wondering what’s within Beckman Coulter? Take a closer look.

Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. At Beckman Coulter, a Danaher company, we’re building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. At first glance, you’ll see we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and health care forward for more than 80 years. Look again and you’ll see we are invested in you and you’ll have the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful. You’ll find the Danaher Business System, which makes everything possible. You’ll also see a company that investors trust—our culture of continuous improvement has helped us outperform the S&P 500 by more than 5,000% over the past 25 years.

And no matter where you look at Beckman Coulter, at the heart of what we do, you’ll witness our shared purpose—helping realize life’s potential—in action. Our work helps improve millions of lives.

We hope you’ll see yourself here, too.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Partner with sales, service partners and customers to develop an action plan to support efficient ordering and management of consignment inventory

  • Provide troubleshooting support as it is related to Beckman’s Chemistry Metering Business

  • Perform in depth analysis of customer’s menu, volume and workload balancing efficiency and recommends appropriate countermeasures to promote performance and Metering optimization.

  • Analyzes instrument usage data to better understand current state and make informed recommendations

  • Leads ongoing best practices with customers and operational improvement efforts by problem solving and supporting efficient use of reagents and on hand inventory management

  • Establishes effective communication with customers and field partners on reducing reagent waste

  • Responsible for building new capabilities within Client Services to support administrating Metering Compliance by identifying best practices and standardization across Client Services teams and strong ability to work in a highly ambiguous environment (evolving process)

  • Analyzes Metering compliance for reagents comparing actual billings/invoices resulting from patient testing versus product shipped using estimate inventory levels desired by the Customer

  • Willingness and ability to learn business operations within specific customer laboratories as needed to provide helpful insight to reduce wasted product

  • Provide analysis of data, tracking of key initiatives and metrics, and apply basic problem-solving skills to situations

  • Provide decision support and analytical support to management by developing and interpreting sophisticated data

The essential qualifications for the job include:

  • Bachelor Degree with 5+ years work experience OR Master Degree with 3+ years work experience OR Doctoral Degree with 0-2 years work experience in the following fields: Chemistry hospital/reference laboratory setting, hospital sales, diagnostics contracting, customer support, finance, and/or related field.

  • Strong understanding of laboratory leadership structure with an ability to navigate through the political nuances of that structure AND hospital laboratory workflow, instrumentation, infrastructure and organizational culture

  • Proficiency in MS Excel including pivot tables, Vlookups, and standard functions, Oracle (ERP Systems), Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) and/or Sharepoint.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand terms and conditions of a contract and overall contracting process required.

  • Proven followership with strong ability to influence sales teams and customers

  • Proven track record to have crucial conversations with peers, leadership and customers required

Beckman Coulter, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates’ and their families’ lives. Whether it’s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com. We believe you’ll like what you see.

At Beckman Coulter, we’re driven by a sense of wonder for what we can create—and what we can become. Here, you’ll accelerate your career while driving innovation that improves lives. You’ll work hard and try new things, with guidance from committed leaders, powerful DBS tools, and the support of a global organization. As part of the Danaher family of 67,000 associates across the globe, your possibilities for growth and development are unparalleled.

We believe that creativity and innovation thrive when the most diverse set of voices are heard, and that’s why we’re taking concrete steps to ensure that we’re fostering an inclusive and engaging workplace for our team. If you’d like to learn more, read stories from our associates on our Careers Blog or contact one of our recruiters.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.

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

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.

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