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Job Title: Sr. Manager, Danaher Business Systems Leader, Operations - Microbiology
Company Name: Beckman Coulter Diagnostics
Location: West Sacramento, CA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/24/2022
Expire Date: 07/24/2022
Job Categories: Manufacturing and Production, Counseling, Executive Management, Research & Development, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Sr. Manager, Danaher Business Systems Leader, Operations - Microbiology

The Sr. Manager, Danaher Business Systems Leader, Operations Microbiology is responsible for supporting the development of the Danaher Business System (DBS) continuous improvement culture in all associates in the Beckman Coulter Microbiology Business Unit by actively promoting and facilitating the use of DBS tools and methods. The ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring a culture of high performance, collaboration with cross-functional teams, continuous improvement, operational excellence initiatives, standard processes, and use of metrics for accountability and sustainability including Lean Manufacturing processes.

This position belongs to the Microbiology Operating Company nested within Beckman Coulter and is located in West Sacramento, CA. At Microbiology, as one of the worlds leading ID/AST companies, our vision is to ensure that every patient has access to the right antibiotic treatment at the right time. You will be an integral part of the Operations Leadership Team (OLT) and report to the Sr Director, Operations for Microbiology. If you thrive in a fast-paced leadership role and want to work to build a world-class manufacturing organization - read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Accelerate results in +QDIP Visual Management/Daily Management by leveraging DBS tools, mentoring skills, and change management processes.

  • Assist Microbiology OpCo and site leadership in the continued development of our DBS roadmap to meet PD/CVD/KPI requirements and DBS Sustainability

  • Directly provide formal and informal DBS training and mentoring at Gemba; Actively partner with process owners to ensure results delivered / future state achieved

  • Promote and facilitate diagnosis of workflow impediments and other wastes throughout the business, and provide expert counsel on appropriate DBS tools to eliminate them.

  • Engage leadership in developing, prioritizing, and executing Business Unit kaizen event funnel and managing sustainment tracking.

  • Facilitate and execute kaizen events through all stages (event charter creation and development, pre-work identification and completion, delivery of results in kaizen week, regular follow up and follow through on sustainment)

  • Improve DBS training and facilitation skills by pursuing Certified Practitioner (CP) and Advanced Certified Practitioner (ACP) status in DBS tools

  • Promote and facilitate associate development in DBS Fundamentals, Lean tools and other DBS tools as required

  • Benchmark internally in Danaher and externally and incorporate best practices into DBS

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelors degree with 14+ years of experience, or Masters with 12+ years of experience

  • Must be hands-on and detail-oriented but also able to see the big picture. Need to be able to think strategically and view the business from a general management standpoint. Must be very customer focused and have strong interpersonal and communications skills. Will need to be a quick study who can rapidly adapt to Danahers culture and gain the confidence of the Danaher organization. This person will be high energy and able to handle conflict. Will be an independent worker, capable of operating in a fast-moving, ever changing environment and able to effectively deal with difficult situations. This Leader must have a strong gemba-orientation (spend time and drive change at the real place where the value happens).

  • Prior experience in a DBS, Lean or Six Sigma Culture. Detailed understanding of Lean manufacturing tools and concepts along with a proven track record for lean implementations and documented resulting success.

  • Data analysis and applied knowledge of a structured problem-solving process

  • Proven track record to work cross-functionally and within matrix to achieve business outcomes

  • Ability to travel (domestic and internationally)-likely 5-10% of time

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why well empower you to push the boundaries of whats possible.

When you join us, youll also be joining Danahers global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, youll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Given the essential job duties of this position, the employee is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and applicable law.

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.

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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 to request accommodation.

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