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Danaher Corporation Senior DBS Leader, Global R&D in Bronshoj, Denmark

Senior Global R&D LEAN/DBS Leader

Are you passionate about coaching and instructing leaders in LEAN and Agile principles?Would you be excited to join a leading science and technology innovator that is globally recognized for its successful LEAN based business system? Then Radiometer – a Danaher operating company and a leading provider of medical diagnostics equipment for point of care - is looking for a Senior LEAN/DBS Leader for our Global R&D organization based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In the mid-1980s - Danaher Corporation faced with intensifying competition - launched an improvement effort based on the then-new principles of LEAN manufacturing inspired by the Japanese automotive industry. The improvement effort succeeded beyond anyone's expectations—reinforcing the company's industry leadership and bringing forth the Danaher Business System (DBS) which today is guiding our organization at all levels.

In the LEAN/DBS leader role, you interact directly with Senior Leadership in Radiometer and you will drive the continued development of our LEAN culture within Global R&D. You get to learn from the best LEAN/DBS practitioners - working with Danaher peers and you will be part of a culture where DBS is the way we work.

The role will focus on instructing and coaching leaders to develop and cultivate a LEAN culture through Teamwork and Kaizens (Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices, personal efficiency and more). Moreover, you will be responsible for driving a successful implementation/maturing of LEAN/DBS within Radiometer Global R&D.

In doing so, you will benefit from close collaboration with Danaher’s global DBS/LEAN Office, with tool practitioners anchored in functional areas or sites, and with peers in the Global R&D senior leadership team.


This position reports directly to VP, Global R&D, and plays a key role in our global R&D organization.

The main challenges ahead for the LEAN/DBS Leader will among other include:

  • Implementing and maturing of Danaher Business System at Radiometer’s R&D entities worldwide (US, Switzerland, Poland, India, and Denmark) with a special focus on innovation and fundamental tools.

  • Formulating and executing a DBS strategy for Global R&D that enables the organization to build the right processes and proficiencies to stay ahead in the innovation race.

  • Serving as a change facilitator, and at times as hands-on Kaizen facilitator to walk the walk and encourage the organization, while at the same time build a strong DBS talent funnel.

  • Facilitating and/or conducting innovation- and fundamental tools training programs and Kaizen events.


  • Master or Ph.D. in Technical area, e.g., Engineering, Science, Pharmacy or similar.

  • 10+ years practitioner experience with product development, technology development, or product maintenance – preferably within the medical devices industry

  • 5+ years of validated experience of Toyota Productions System and methodologies such as problem-solving process, daily management, policy deployment, standard work, 3P, and Kaizens.

  • 3+ years of 10+ persons project management experience.

  • Strong communication skills on all levels in the organization

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams globally and build followership

  • Naturally works with- and influence all levels of the organization

We offer

An outstanding opportunity to work in the field of medical technologies, where knowledge sharing and professional respect combine to make it both fun and meaningful to go to work. Both in Denmark and abroad we have hardworking colleagues who take pride in making a difference in a company whose products can truly impact people's lives. We offer 'freedom with responsibility', flexibility, opportunities for training and career development, and a plethora of staff benefits.


We continuously assess candidates and invite them for interviews, so please don’t hesitate to send in your application. Start the application process by pressing "Apply Online" and follow the guidelines on our corporate career site. Please attach your CV and other relevant documents. We are eagerly awaiting your application.


In our line of work, life isn’t a given - it’s the ultimate goal!

At Radiometer, we acknowledge that the information our products provide is often the difference between life and death; an acknowledgment that drives and unites us as a company. From biotech and software specialists to financial controllers and engineers, all +4100 colleagues across 37 countries are committed and dedicated to help realize life’s potential. Developing on a personal and professional level is of high importance for everyone here and that is why we have many employees building and developing their careers for many years in Radiometer and Danaher.

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.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.