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Danaher Corporation Senior DBSL - Esko Supplier & Global Functions in Miamisburg, Ohio

Function Title: Senior DBSL – Esko Supplier & Global Functions

Reports to: VP – DBS

Department: DBS

Location: Remote

Cost Center: 21320

Position Summary and Overview

The Senior DBSL is responsible for driving DBS capability and continuous improvement across the Supplier business and global functions. The role is a key partner to the VP DBS, Supplier VP/GM, Supplier L1 and Global Function L1 Leaders to deliver operating and policy deployment results. Ability to link Danaher Business Systems (DBS) current state to CVDs (Core Value Drivers) through a DBS roadmap and lead organizational change that close 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, 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).

Major Responsibilities:

  • Utilising change management skill and partnering with VP DBS and Presidents / GM to deliver Packaging and Color strategy with a focus on the Supplier Business and Global Functions.

  • Contributes in the creation and execution of the overall Packaging and Color DBS Maturity strategy to drive DBS awareness, adoption, engagement, and associate capability. This includes a keen ability to assess the current state of different Business Units, Regions and departments across the Platform. Will work with L1 teams, DBSLs, and local leadership to build the team and plan to grow DBS capability locally. Success here includes building DBS skill from multiple levels in the organization with evidence of sustainment.

  • Develop and execute DBS strategy and roadmap to continuously improve processes and results within all areas of the Supplier and Global Functions organization. Leverage a solid understanding of DBS Fundamentals combined with business knowledge to achieve goals.

  • Collaborate on Supplier Annual Strategic Plan process with the ability to connect-the-dots between the multi-year strategy and DBS execution. Leverage L1 Policy Deployment to craft annual Improvement Priorities. This includes facilitating the ownership, problem/opportunity breakdown, with action plans and metrics to deliver results. Coaches Problem Solving against key PD and KPI misses, building PSP capability and closing process and metric gaps. Supports the Business Units in PD execution.

  • Lead and develop global Kaizen funnel and DBS Certified Practitioner funnel which closes existing gaps and build future capability. Lead effective sustainment of results and drive problem solving as needed to close gaps to target.

  • Lead and support in-year DBS execution which will include Supplier L1 Operation Reviews, Policy Deployment, and gemba reviews.

  • Supports kaizen charter reviews and execution. Quality of the kaizen funnel, preparation and sustainment is critical to success.

  • Has a visible OpCo plan and roadmap to build DBS Certified Practitioners across the organization’s locations and departments.

Critical Competencies / Leadership Anchors

  • Has depth of knowledge across DBS Fundamentals and Segments (Commercial, Innovation and Leadership). Experience with Strat, Policy Deployment and Problem Solving and ability to coach is critical.

  • Teamwork - must be able to create followership of Danaher employees from multiple disciplines and/or companies (Leadership Anchor, Builds People, Teams, and Organizations)

  • Ability to lead and influence others - must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to action on key initiatives (Leadership Anchor, Charts the Course)

  • Results orientation - must deliver results (Leadership Anchor, Leads through DBS)

  • Technical excellence - must possess the technical skills necessary to be seen as credible in DHR by peers and managers (Leadership Anchor, Leads through DBS)

  • Communication—must be able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms (Leadership Anchor, Charts the Course)

Qualifications / Experience

Must be able to lead and influence across levels and departments in multiple geographies. Ability to work up and down the organization in order to drive focus and impact of results. Must think and act strategically and view the business from a general management standpoint. Must be very customer focused and have strong interpersonal and communications skills.

  • BS or BA Degree in Business or equivalent

  • 10+ years of commercial, sales, product management or marketing experience with demonstrated success leading teams in a global environment

  • Experience developing and owning strategic plan initiatives and in year execution

  • Ability to work with functions in the implementation of the DBS roadmap and implement key growth initiatives; successfully drives change, handles conflict / ambiguity

  • Superior skills in change management, communications, training / adult learning, consulting / influencing; teamwork across disciplines, regions, and cultures

  • Demonstrated successful experience as DBS Leader or as commercial, or functional leader with extensive DBS experience.

Preferred Capabilities

  • Master’s Degree in Business or equivalent

  • Fluency in a variety of different languages (e.g., German, Spanish, French, etc) in addition to English.

Internal contacts:

  • Supplier GM

  • Supplier L1 Team

  • VP HR

  • VP Finance

  • CIO

  • Packaging & Color L1 Team

    Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

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