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Danaher Corporation Director, Danaher Business System - Innovation (HEM/UA) in Hialeah, Florida

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

At first glance, you’ll see that for more than 80 years we’ve been dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and healthcare forward. Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. We’re building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. Look again and you’ll see we are invested in you, providing the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful.

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

The Director of Innovation DBS for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is responsible for driving global DBS capability and continuous improvement. The role is a key partner to the Business Unit VP/GM’s to develop both long- and short-term DBS strategies to drive the DBS Innovation processes and tools associated with Strategic Innovation Review and Product Planning Group as well as individual new product development programs. This individual is responsible to Implement the develop the DBS Innovation Roadmap and leading the organization with actions that close maturity gaps and build competitive advantage.

The Danaher Business System (DBS) is our proven system for achieving success. DBS is a philosophy, set of values, and series of management processes that collectively define who we are and how we do what we do at Danaher. Our DBS tools are designed to help us excel in the areas of Growth, Leadership, Innovation and Lean, building on a strong foundation of DBS fundamentals (Voice of Customer, Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Transactional Process Improvement, Kaizen, 5S, Problem Solving, and Visual & Daily Management).

This position is part of the Hematology & Urinalysis Department located ON-SITE in Miami, Florida. At Beckman Coulter, our vision is to relentlessly reimagine healthcare, one diagnosis at a time.

You will be a part of the Beckman Coulter’s Hematology and Urinalysis R&D and Manufacturing Center and report to the VP and GM of the Hematology and Urinalysis Business Unit responsible for being an active Leader in VPM installation, Kaizen’s, PSPs and Daily Management reviews (as appropriate). Help Danaher continue the evolution of the DBS tools (main contact here is DBS Office or DBSO). Improve DBS training and facilitation skills by pursuing certification in DBS tools (Certified Practitioner process for self and others). Serve as main point of contact for business unit interactions and events with the DBSO. Evaluate and approve Associates for Certified Practitioner certification. Directly provide formal and informal DBS training and coaching. If you thrive in an amazing, multifunctional, leadership, fast paced, supporting role and want to work to build a world-class Hematology & Urinalysis organization—read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Implement Danaher Innovation Playbook to assess organization skills/capabilities. Develop strategic DBS action plan to drive improvement across critical business metrics and organizational maturity.

  • Lead and continuously improve maturity of Strategic Innovation Review and Product Planning Group processes.

  • Facilitate other DBS training sessions when appropriate (other trainers, consultants from Danaher, Shingijutsu or other).

  • Ensure successful kaizen events by installing and ensuring compliance to the kaizen process (includes; (1) planning of kaizens with a dynamic funnel process tied to PD and Daily Management, (2) kaizen execution and (3) sustainment of kaizens).

  • Promote and facilitate diagnosis of workflow impediments and other wastes throughout the business and provide expert counsel on appropriate DBS tools to eliminate them.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • BS or BA Degree in Business, Science or Engineering with preference for 10+ years of experience in Product Development or a Master’s Degree preferred and preference for 8+ years of Product Development experience.

  • Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a “general manager’s” point of view.

  • Ability to champion DBS and develop and install best practices across diverse business environments.

  • Ability to work and influence all levels of the organization from Senior Leaders, Functional Leaders to project managers and practitioners in all functional areas.

  • Independent worker, capable of operating in a fast-moving, ever-changing environment and able to effectively deal with difficult situations.

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

  • Proven process improvement and change management skills

  • Effective coaching and mentoring skills

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams globally

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

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



When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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.