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Danaher Corporation Innovation Danaher Business System Leader in Sunnyvale, California

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world’s most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we’re working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.

Learn about the Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) which makes everything possible.

The Innovation DBS Leader is responsible for promoting and leading the successful implementation of the Danaher Business System (DBS) within the Cepheid Innovation Workstream (strategy through project execution). They will be results-driven with a strong and proven ability to facilitate the effective use of DBS tools.

The position is part of Cepheid's DBS team and will report to the Director Innovation DBSL. This position is a Remote position. In this role, you will set the tone for a collaborative environment that values the equity of voice, inclusive behaviors, and trusting teams. Integral to the role is the support of the DBS Fundamentals across the organization.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead and facilitate the development and management of DBS across business units and across functional areas focused on Program Management, Bio-R&D, Marketing, and Engineering to achieve annual targets, department-level goals, and project level KPIs. This includes installation and consistent use of daily management (DM) and problem-solving processes (PSP).

  • Link business needs and opportunities to DBS and develop a roadmap for creating opportunities for innovation that align to the strategic plan.

  • Actively manage a DBS kaizen funnel to provide visibility of events, focus on gap closure, and sustainment. Schedule, charter, and facilitate events according to the phases of this funnel.

  • Directly provide formal and informal DBS training and coaching. Augment with additional resources (DBSO, outside resources) where applicable, and improve DBS training and facilitation by pursuing certification in DBS tools for yourself and others, including managing a funnel of experts.

  • Facilitate customer insight process like Customer Centered Product Definition (DBS acronyms include P2P, CPD or CI)

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ OR Masters +6 OR Doctoral +3 years of experience as a practitioner in Marketing, Strategy, Science or Engineering with DBS or similar experience in continuous improvement environments (DBS, Lean Six Sigma, TPS, etc.).

  • Travel ability (domestic and international), expectations for this role are 20% if based in San Fran Bay Area and 30-50% if based outside that area.

  • Experience Leading without authority

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

  • Exposure to and participation in a wide variety of training and facilitation environments.

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

  • Installing and /or facilitating portfolio planning groups, roadmaps and resource models within a business or business unit

  • Experience with DBS like customer insight process like Customer Centered Product Definition (DBS acronyms include P2P, CPD or CI)

Cepheid, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it’s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com.



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.

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