Danaher Corporation Engineering Manager - VAVE in Cincinnati, Ohio

Danaher Company Description
In December 2014, Devicor® Medical Products, Inc. was acquired by Leica Biosystems, part of the Danaher family of companies. Leica Biosystems is the global leader in anatomic pathology solutions and automation, striving to advance cancer diagnostics to improve patients’ lives. The combination of the two companies uniquely positions us to develop integrated patient-to-pathology solutions for the diagnosis of cancer.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Mammotome brand is sold in over 50 different countries throughout the world. Mammotome remains committed to its heritage of advancing technology for early detection of breast cancer, providing support and education for clinicians worldwide, and offering breast care information for patients.

Devicor Medical Products, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check.

Description
The Engineering Manager - VAVE manages, directs, coaches and supports engineering professionals and other development team members in the acts of planning, overseeing, and executing projects associated with Value Analysis / Value Engineering. This position will also identify, develop and guide performance of team members in order to build and maintain a highly cohesive team. The Engineering Manager will also plan, oversee and execute projects of his/her own. They will be the primary communication contact with partners in order to effectively meet project milestones, budgets and achieve high partner satisfaction. This role may span several engineering disciplines, including electronics, mechanical design, development, manufacturing and contract manufacturing.


VAVE * Drive the VAVE methodology throughout the organization across all platforms through product benchmarking, teardowns, DFM analysis, manufacturing methodologies, processes, etc. * Deploy the VAVE program by holding events to achieve total cost improvement goals on NPD and current product lines Own overall project management for VAVE projects including development and execution of action plans and tracking of projects. * Ensure engagement of cross-functional and regional teams’ participation in the VAVE process (including Quality, Product Management, Project Management, Manufacturing, Procurement and Finance). * Lead the VAVE workshops to identify opportunities and eliminate waste through the entire value stream by using the VAVE process. * Conduct product teardowns and benchmark analysis of competitive products. * Work with supply chain focused on ‘Preferred’ suppliers to understand their manufacturing capabilities and processes to identify VAVE opportunities. * Manage the VAVE metrics and monitor progress of the team against organizational VAVE goals. * Provide monthly status reports on the status of the VAVE program. Provide Leadership * Demonstrates leadership through development and mentoring of staff, responsiveness to business needs and motivation of diverse, cross-functional teams, including influencing both internal and external members to achieve positive business results. * Plans and executes projects from concept through the launch and initial production ramp-up. * Supports and/or leads product changes after launch based on defined needs of the business. * Guides and mentors team members in the utilization of project management and engineering fundamentals. * May manage areas of engineering including design, packaging, testing and production.


Decision Making * Drives technical decision making, including oversight of processes, ensuring all tests are administered in adherence to established quality or performance metrics, investigation of problems with machinery, and suggesting and implementing solutions. * Develops and implements policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department. * Analyzes technology, resource needs and market demand to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.


Project Management * Coordinates and directs projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directs the integration of technical activities.


Organize * Leads aspects of project management including scope definition, scheduling, budgeting, and contingency planning.


Intellectual Property * Executes patent searches to understand current state of the art. Contributes to business through innovation and patent filing.


Supervisory Responsibility * Provides mentorship, guidance and leadership in the Engineering Department. * Responsible for direct reports and accomplishing work through outside resources (i.e., consultants, contractors, design suppliers). * Responsible for managing the activities of direct reports and ensuring the organization’s abilities continue to improve through individual development and organizational capabilities. * Leads staff performance management activities to improve capabilities and skills using regular objective setting and review process, performing appraisals and coaching of individuals on development plans. * Other duties as assigned.

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Qualification
Experience * Minimum of 6 years related work experience required; experience must include VAVE. Additional experience with Sustaining Engineering, Manufacturing and New Product Development is preferred. * Minimum of 1 year leadership responsibility required with 3 years preferred * Medical device experience preferred. * Experience or certification in project management preferred. * Experience with process excellence or a process excellence certification such as Green/Black Belt preferred.


Education * Bachelor degree (BS) in technical engineering (i.e., mechanical, biomedical, electrical), or related field, with mechanical emphasis, required. * Advanced Degree in field preferred, but not required.


_ General Skills/Competencies/Specialized Knowledge_ * Learning AgileExpected to develop an expert knowledge of our product lines and detailed knowledge of various anatomies and pathologies. * Mechanical Design– Expertise regarding mechanical processes and capabilities that impact design. * Manufacturing– Demonstrated ability to leverage the manufacturing process and material knowledge in engineering designs * Design ControlKnowledge in the application of design controls and development processes. * Assembly Process Risk Assessment– Understanding of Risk Assessment activities and risk mitigation techniques. * Assembly Process Validation– Understanding of requirements and procedures for process risk assessment and validation * CADSkilled in Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools (e.g., Solidworks). * Communication –Communicates effectively at all levels of the organization. Expresses ideas clearly and simply both verbally and in writing. Promotes timely, ongoing flow of information to others. Communicates and listens effectively in order to develop and maintain key business relationships. * Interpersonal Skills –Ability to work with co-workers and customers, both internal and external, of all levels. Ability to professionally interact and build constructive and effective relationships with all levels and functions within the Company. Influences key business partners and customers to achieve mutually beneficial results. Interfaces effectively with project teams, suppliers, all levels of management and physicians/customers from outside of the organization. * Initiative –Ability to work well independently and exercise appropriate judgment under general direction. Ability to prioritize workload, goals and tasks consistent with the department and corporate objectives. Ability to take direction from multiple sources and manage conflicting priorities in an effective and efficient manner. Ability to multi-task, completing concurrent projects within given time frames and managing interruptions and change requests. Takes initiative to establish new processes and methods to support a variety of coordination activities * Problem Solving– Uses rigorous logic to solve problems. Probes all sources for answers. Looks beyond the obvious. Enjoys solving tactical and process problems. Applies appropriate theory and principles, expert judgment, and cross-functional expertise to address a broad range of complex problems. * Decision Making– Makes timely, sound decisions based on analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment. Utilizes a high degree of creativity and latitude. Relies on extensive experience and good judgment to ensure that expectations are met and that business objectives are achieved. * Strategic Agility– Anticipates future trends and consequences. Creates competitive and breakthrough strategies/plans. Sets priorities wisely and knows how to make tough resource allocation decisions. Continuously finds ways to forward strategic initiatives. * Adaptability– Embraces and adapts to change and demonstrates a willingness to learn. Reactionary and adaptable to abrupt changes, arising issues, extreme time pressures, and other exigent circumstances. Ability to respond quickly to change, and to prioritize actions to meet customer needs. * Trust and Integrity– Interacts with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization. Accepts responsibility for one’s own decisions and actions. Demonstrates honesty. Keeps commitments. Behaves in a consistent manner and is open, honest and trustworthy. * Teamwork– Builds high performing teams and interacts productively with commercial partners. Works collaboratively and cooperatively with many teams cross-functionally. Energetic and willingness to work closely with all team members to achieve success. Possess and demonstrate the ability to form strong partnerships with cross-functional partners and transfer these understandings. * Motivating Others– Creates motivating environment. Empowers others. Inspires and motivates entire organizations. Assists in building cohesive teams, bringing out the best from peers while fostering teamwork and collaboration. * Negotiation/Influence– Strong negotiation skills with the ability to persuade others. Builds consensus and gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals. * Leadership– Communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of purpose. Leads and influences inside and outside of the organization to accomplish goals. Rallies support behind the vision. Demonstrates effective leadership and a sustained record of success. * Managing Others– Responsible for direct reports and accomplishing work through outside resources. Demonstrates change management skills. Demonstrated strengths in organization development, planning and communication. Provides team members with the opportunities for learning and personal career growth. Takes timely action to address performance issues. * Customer Orientation– Demonstrates a keen understanding of various customers’ needs and utilizes a variety of Devicor resources to provide solutions and a compelling value proposition. * Business Acumen– Strong grasp of business concepts and related issues. Shows understanding of issues relevant to organization. Keeps up to date with current practices and trends. Has and uses cross-functional knowledge. Strong grasp of business concepts and related issues. * Computer Skills– Proficient computer system based tools including Microsoft Office applications, presentation, e-mail, web browsers and spreadsheet software. Travel * Must be able to travel up to 20% of the time; both domestic and international travel is required. This includes, but is not limited to, travel to our domestic & international suppliers as well as our production facilities. * Typical work related travel assignments range 2-5 days, and as such overnight, out-of-town stays are required.

Work Environment And Physical Demands * Typical office environment - accommodations will be evaluated where needed.

Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years. At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Organization: Mammotome
Job Function: Engineering
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-OH-Cincinnati
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: MAM000535