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Danaher Corporation Production Supervisor 1st Shift in Greer, South Carolina

Be part of something altogether life-changing!

Working at Cytiva means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40+ countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Forming part of the Biotechnology segment at Danaher, we bring together dedicated technical expertise and talent to develop the next generation of life-changing therapeutics

What you’ll do:

As a Supervisor, you are a critical role in the successful facility, including developing a team culture focused on employee engagement and development, and operational execution. The Supervisor is ultimately accountable for every aspect of the manufacturing area - from hiring, training, developing, and managing the people, developing and executing the plan, implementing and improving the processes, to maximizing performance against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs – including Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost). The typical hours for this for position are Monday - Friday 6 a.m. to 2:30 pm.

  • Supervisory responsibilities include: Completing time & attendance regularly – ensuring employee time-off and work schedules allows for deliveries to be met. Creating a culture focused on qualitative performance that is transparent and measurable, development-based and engagement focused .Hiring and onboarding of new associates – including training when required. Analyzing headcount requirements to ensure we are maximizing delivery performance and optimizing cost .Preparing and delivering yearly performance evaluations (including performance and development goals).Leveraging organizational talent assessment (OTA) to access employee potential and to ensure talent pipeline is healthy. Driving Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) within the organization so every associate feels motivated and comfortable coming into work everyday

  • Safety: Drive proactive safety observations and 4E – provide training as required. Prioritize safety daily – ensuring associates can stay safe while performing daily functions. Identify and investigate any unsafe situations – with focus on implementing robust countermeasures to reduce or eliminate the risk. Comply with and monitor 5S in the workplace. Complete routine audits at cadence to improve team performance.

  • Quality: Confirm quality is evident in daily work – delivering high quality product that meets all customer and quality specifications . Ensure the team works according to regulatory guidelines - providing coaching as necessary to earn and retain ISO and other regulatory certifications. Identify, coach and implement quality improvements to reduce scrap and improve customer critical to quality metrics

  • Delivery: Accountable for daily schedule meeting rate and On-Time Delivery (OTD) requirements. Problem solves for OTD misses – owning or assisting from problem definition, root cause investigation, trystorming countermeasures through sustaining countermeasures. Strategically work with planning department and associates to improve efficiencies. Productivity: Owns problem solving around headcount vs. output to ensure we can hit delivery schedule while optimizing cost. Lead (directly or indirectly) the team to implement labor cost reduction projects and process improvements. Hold team accountable to hourly output expectations, collaborate to ensure downtime is resolved immediately and apply permanent counter measures where applicable. Ensure bottleneck operations OEE is captured and used to drive improvement

  • Owns the continuous improvement (DBS) culture for the value stream, including: Owning Daily Management (SQDIP) – ensuring metrics and targets align with business/plant objectives. Owning the Problem-Solving Process (PSP) to understand gaps in value stream (and cell) performance. Identifying waste and trends from daily management to develop Kaizen charters . Participating, leading, and facilitating kaizen events. Supporting and/or leading DBS initiatives, champion projects which increase the overall effectiveness of the manufacturing operation. Seizing the opportunities to train and develop your team in the DBS tools. Promote a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Take ownership of driving diversity and inclusion (D&I), including regular meetings around engagement action plans, advocating for associate resource groups, and other initiatives . Drive the cross-training associates to ensure labor capacities meet required workload and minimize risk of downtime due to skill sets. Emphasize employee involvement and empower team to deliver great results. Perform other duties as assigned

    Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Engineering, Supply Chain, or Management (Engineering preferred - Chemical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial or Materials Science) or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a manufacturing environment with minimum of three (3) years of manufacturing supervisory experience including involvement and knowledge of operations, supply chain, planning, receiving, shipping, and material flow

  • Basic knowledge of accounting and financial practices in an operations/manufacturing environment and familiarity leading and facilitating lean manufacturing Kaizen events (Daily Management, Value Stream Mapping, SMED, Standard Work, etc.)

  • Computer literacy – MS Office (Outlook, Excel, etc.) & ERP Systems (SAP a plus)

  • Experience in a regulated environment (ISO, FDA, or otherwise

​It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Experience of leading high performance teams on a dynamic environment.

  • Knowledge of business systems, engineering, manufacturing, and financial systems

  • Comfortable balancing multiple priorities and provides focus to team to ensure alignment on the critical few

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.


At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit www.danaher.com.

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