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Danaher Corporation Continuous Improvement Leader in Chicago, Illinois

At ChemTreat, we understand and respect the awe-inspiring power of water to impact industries, and to sustain and enhance lives. Our 2,000 associates across North and South America maximize this power for our customers—from power producers to food and beverage companies to the automotive industry.

When you join the nation's largest and fastest growing specialty chemical company dedicated solely to industrial water treatment, you’ll work side-by-side with those customers, helping them save millions of dollars and grow their businesses, all while protecting people and the environment. Our “whatever-it-takes” mindset allows us to turn our 50 years of experience and innovative thinking into meaningful outcomes for our customers—and rewarding careers for our people.

ChemTreat is proud to be one of Danaher's Water Quality companies (https://www.dhwaterquality.com/) . Motivated by the highest possible stakes of climate change and global health, we’re working together within a rapidly digitizing industry to find innovative technologies that guarantee the safety of our water and our environment.

Ideally, this role would be based out of the Richmond, VA area, but could be remote with travel.

Our shared purpose: building lasting bonds

The communities we belong to – the bonds we build with the people we care about – are integral to fostering our successes. From the bonds we create with customers to foster loyalty and respect, to the bonds we create with our local community outside of work hours – relationships shape our success. We’re building a better world by building lasting bonds.

Building: We’re doers. Our tools are innovation, experience, and dedication.

Lasting: We’re always there. We embrace an unwavering commitment to the future.

Bonds: We’re your neighbors. We value relationships with our customers and communities.

ChemTreat, Inc. is the nation's largest and fastest growing specialty chemical company dedicated solely to industrial water treatment. We have over 2,000 associates working throughout North and South America. Our entrepreneurial spirit helps drive our company's success and extends into our customers' facilities. We help our customers save millions of dollars every year, enabling us to achieve unparalleled growth in the water treatment industry.

ChemTreat is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia. Ideal candidates would live in this area, but this position can also be remote. Several locations have been listed for marketing purposes - there is only one position available.

General description

The DBS (Danaher Business Systems) Leader provides training and implementation of DBS through the utilization of kaizens and total associate involvement and to identify and implement continuous improvement activities to reduce cost, improve quality/productivity and standardize work processes.

Think of this role as a Continuous Process Improvement Leader who works with various areas of the business to support their goals and initiatives by helping them leverage specific process improvement tools. Get exposure to wide areas of the business with high visibility and even greater impact!

Essential functions & responsibilities

  • Planning, facilitation, and implementation of kaizen activities

  • Assist in achieving Policy Deployment (PD) and Strategic Plan objectives

  • Drive targeted, sustainable improvement in QDCI (Quality, Delivery, Cost and Innovation) that is tied to Policy Deployment (PD) and Daily Management (DM) by leveraging DBS tools, consulting skills, and the change management process

  • Assist site / company Leadership in the development of a DBS Roadmap (i.e., how to use the DBS tools to drive sustainable improvement in results).

  • Directly provide training of DBS tools to all associates

  • Ensure successful kaizen events by installing and ensuring compliance to the kaizen process (includes planning of kaizens with a dynamic funnel process tied to PD and Daily Management, kaizen execution and (3) sustainment of kaizens).

  • Communicate and drive “Best Practices” across the business and facilitate Danaher leadership benchmarking sessions

  • Work with DBSO to schedule events and get needed resources and help Danaher continue the evolution of the DBS tools (maintain contact with DBS Office or DBSO).

  • Benchmark and incorporate best practices from other Danaher locations.

  • Integrate the ISO Quality Process into the DBS process

  • Develop staff in DBS culture to meet business performance criteria

  • Improve DBS training and facilitation skills by pursuing certification in DBS tools (MBB process for self and others).

Knowledge & skills

  • Technical, Analytical skills and business knowledge

  • Communication and Interpersonal skills; Teamwork and leadership

  • Organizational skills; Self-management

  • Superior written and oral communication skills, including active listening skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Proven Change Management Skills

  • Ability to work and influence all levels of the organization

  • Effective coaching and mentoring skills

  • Strong group facilitation skills

  • Ability to self-manage time and projects

  • Ability to lead and work with cross-functional teams

  • Independence, positive attitude, and an innovative spirit

Education & experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, advanced degree preferred

  • Minimum of 2-4 years’ experience using process improvement tools

  • Familiarity with various manufacturing processes

  • Exposure to and participation in a variety of training environments preferred

  • Project management experience

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 applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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