Danaher Corporation Manager Danaher Business Systems - Continuous Improvement in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Danaher Company Description
At Beckman Coulter, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to advance scientific research and patient care. We do challenging work on a global scale, and are invested in growing our associates’ careers. We embrace continuous improvement, and are passionate about moving science and healthcare forward.

We have a vital role at Beckman Coulter: our focus on innovation, reliability and efficiency has led us to become the partner of choice for clinical, research and industrial customers all over the world.

Beckman Coulter is a Danaher company, operating in two industries: Diagnostics and Life Sciences.

We are looking for a Continuous Improvement Leader who demonstrates excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills in a customer facing role. The ideal candidate has well-rounded consultative skills and the strong ability to lead a team. Must be hands-on and detail-oriented but also able to see the big picture, think strategically and view the business from a general management standpoint. This person will be high energy and able to successfully handle conflict and design conflict resolution and change management strategies. Must have extensive history and experience with planning and execution of successful Kaizen events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Promote and facilitate diagnosis of work flow impediments and other wastes throughout the business of select health care customers and provide expert counsel on appropriate strategies employing DBS tools to eliminate waste. * Collect, organize and package data for customer consumption. Deliver presentations to customers to communicate needs and requirements to internal associates and customers. * Facilitate events that allow customers to own and drive targeted, sustainable improvement in QDIPS (Quality, Delivery, Inventory, Productivity and Safety) results by leveraging DBS tools, consulting skills, and change management process. * Ensure successful internal or external customer kaizen events by installing and ensuring compliance to the kaizen process (planning, execution and sustainment).Directly provide formal and informal DBS training and coaching to external customers * Benchmark and incorporate best practices for customer interfacing and event delivery/facilitation * Facilitate other DBS training sessions when appropriate (other trainers and consultants from Danaher, Shingijutsu, or other) * Plan, develop, lead, promote, execute and facilitate sales associate development programs and events focused in creating a DBS culture within the sales organization * Improve DBS training and facilitation skills by pursuing certification in DBS tools (MBB process for self and others). * Assist commercial team in achieving business unit Policy Deployment and Strategic Plan objectives, as assigned * Manage a team of 4-5 DBS consultants. Responsible for the successful coaching and mentoring of team members. * Support implementation of CPI team strategy and Daily Management tracking * Daily process and people management tasks – including, but not limited to, hiring, performance management, training, tracking and approving expense reports, PTO requests, travel, compliance training and executing on customer priority lists (resource assignments, timelines, etc..)

Execution includes: * Developing and maintaining relationships/partnerships with team members, customers, suppliers and critical stakeholders for the specific purpose of driving continuous improvement. * Analyzing problematic situations and facilitating customer groups to correct root causes and drive countermeasure adoption. * Engaging and coaching customers and associates on the correct use of improvement tools * Delivering required DBS certification training * Kaizen facilitation and driving of customer teams to get results * Tracking and oversight of related improvement project and/or activity actions * Related presentation development and delivery * Creation of plans focused on promoting and implementing process improvement * Instruction of continuous improvement methodologies * Collection and presentations of data from gemba, charting of data and use in root cause analysis

Education and/or Experience: * Bachelor’s degree is required. Backgrounds in Industrial Engineering, Operations Management or other engineering discipline are preferred but not required. Master’s degree in Operations Management is preferred. * 6-10 years demonstrable experience of leading a team and process improvement initiatives across operational (manufacturing or logistics) and business management settings in any industry. A portfolio of work will be requested. Healthcare experience is not required. * Hands-on experience implementing a variety of DBS/Lean tools to drive Lean Conversion. Tools include 5S, Standard Work, Visual/Daily Management, Problem Solving Process, Kaizen facilitation, VSM, TPI, TPM, Policy Deployment (Hoshin planning) and 3P * Ability to assess key business metrics and situations from a “general manager’s” point of view * Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management Most Important Competencies Required: * Leadership – Ability to lead a team of field based employees * Consultative skills – Experience driving Lean strategies at both the executive and associate level * Communications skills - Extensive history of successful communication and ability to influence and persuade others to action * Facilitation skills – Must be able to facilitate training and team efforts to implement process improvement across varying dynamics (healthcare executives, lab leadership and lab staff). Also critical to be able to handle conflict and use it to move projects forward * Teamwork - Able to lead teams of customer employees to successful implementation of continuous improvement initiatives * Technical excellence – Critical to be seen as credible by customers and peers Position requires willingness and ability to travel from 60% up to 75% of the time in North America for on-site work with healthcare/clinical laboratory clients. This is a field-based nationwide position.

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 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% 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: Beckman Coulter - Diagnostics
Job Function: Continuous Process Improvement (DBS)
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-TX-Dallas
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: BEC010800