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Danaher Corporation Continuous Improvement Lead (DBSL) in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

The Danaher Business System Leader, Lean for Leica Biosystems is responsible for promoting and leading the successful implementation of our Danaher Business System (DBS) in Leica Biosystems’ Newcastle, UK site. They will be a key business partner who is results driven with a strong ability to drive effective use of DBS.

This position is part of the Advanced Staining Reagents business unit located in Newcastle, UK and will mainly be on-site. At Leica Biosystems, our vision is to advance cancer diagnostics and improve lives.

You will be a part of the DBS team and report to the Global Director DBS Innovation and Lean responsible for evolving the organization´s maturity in DBS to drive results. If you thrive in a multifunctional role and want to work to build a world-class operations and supply chain organization—read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Serve as Lean DBS expert to our Newcastle, UK site; drive sustained operational improvements and Kaizen results that impact Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) through facilitation of DBS activities and mentorship of associates and Kaizen teams.

  • Drive results across the dimensions of Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost by leveraging a solid understanding of the DBS Fundamentals combined with Lean tools from 4 different areas: Reliability, Operations, Supply Chain, and Materials.

  • Develop and continuously improve processes within Operations, Supply Chain, and Logistics at the site. Continuously advance DBS capabilities by leveraging the DBS Playbooks and corresponding action plans.

  • Facilitate Kaizens as defined in a prioritized Kaizen Funnel and support the development of Certified Practitioners to close KPI gaps with appropriate Visual & Daily Management. Improve DBS training and facilitation by pursuing certification in DBS tools for yourself and others.

  • Facilitate and lead PSP (Problem Solving Process) teams in everyday Problem Solving. Install and facilitate Visual & Daily Management at Gemba across the site.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • BS or BA Degree in Business, Engineering, Science or equivalent

  • Multiple years of Operations or Lean experience

  • Hands-on experience implementing improvements in a continuous improvement environment (DBS, Lean SixSigma, TPS, etc.), line management or consulting role

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

  • Knowledge of key DBS Lean Tools: Operations, Danaher Reliability System, Supply Chain, and the Danaher Materials System/Kanban or industry equivalents

  • Experience managing people and/or projects

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