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Danaher Corporation Sr. Manager - Value Engineering in Pasadena, California

You may not have heard of chromatography, the science of separation, but it’s likely affected your life .

Phenomenex’s chromatography products advance the future of scientific analysis and investigation, ensuring the quality of essentials like your food, water, shampoo, and even cold medication. We strive to provide the best tools and resources possible to help researchers improve global health and well-being, including award-winning liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and sample preparation products. Be part of our global success, centered on a commitment to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions, unique marketing, and exceptional customer service and support.

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Do you want to help advance scientific discovery, improving quality of life around the world? We do, too!

We're currently hiring a Sr. Manager for Value Engineering to drive the VAVE (value add - value engineering) program to meet the financial targets set for the program. The program leader will be responsible for the development of the project funnel and the execution of the prioritized projects.

This role is located in Torrance, CA the second largest suburb of Los Angeles county. Just 19 minutes drive to Los Angeles International Airport nestled along the beautiful Santa Monica Bay.

The role will also be tasked with building a team and developing the standard work to sustain growth of the program i ncluding:

  • Developing, managing, and executing on a Value engineering project funnel that is geared towards meeting organizational financial goals

  • Accountability for the performance and results of the team

  • Apply understanding of the business and how area integrates with others to achieve departmental objectives

  • Collaborate with the finance team on goal setting and project tracking processes

  • Make decisions that are guided by resource availability and organizational objectives

  • Adapt departmental plans and objectives to meeting short term organizational goals or challenges

  • Champion DBS(Lean) and use the tools to drive performance of the team and the program

  • Facilitate workshops to drive COGS analyses

  • Guide organization functional business plans, impacts the department results by supporting and funding of projects

    Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field. Masters Preferred.

  • 5+ years’ experience leading teams

  • 3+ years’ experience leading cost savings projects

    Key Skills & Attributes:

  • Documented track record of managing projects

  • Analytical thinker and presenter of ideas

  • Attention to detail and specific tasks

  • Sound judgement and reasoning

  • Provides leadership in planning and assigning resources in a detailed fashion

  • Able to motivate, direct, and lead others

  • Strong organizational skills


  • Holidays – Twelve paid holidays each year

  • Paid Time Off – Three weeks

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Pet Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Associate Discounts

  • Legal Assistance Plan

  • Anniversary Bonus

  • First Time Home Buyer Plan

  • Employee Development/Tuition Reimbursement


  • Learn more about what we do and who we are by watching our company video “Phenomenex: Our Science” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8tLAso-JpE

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.

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