Danaher Business System Director Operations in Mahwah, New Jersey at Nobel Biocare

Date Posted: 12/17/2017

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Job Description

Job ID: NOB001805

About Us

Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations – from single-tooth to fully edentulous indications.  Nobel Biocare offers you a great place to work by giving you the opportunity to grow and be recognized for your effort and achievements.


We are looking for a Danaher Business System Director responsible for promoting and facilitating the successful implementation of the Danaher Business System (DBS) at Danaher companies, allowing those sites to meet their Policy Deployment (PD) and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) targets. 

Essential Job Functions:
  • Drive targeted, sustainable improvement in QDCI (Quality, Delivery, Cost and Innovation) that is tied to Policy Deployment (PD) and Daily Management (DM) by leveraging DBS tools, consulting skills, and the change management process.
  • Assist site/company Leadership in the development of a DBS Roadmap (i.e., how to use the DBS tools to drive sustainable improvement in results).
  • Directly provide formal and informal DBS training and coaching
  • Provide coaching and guidance to Operations DBSL`s at multiple sites
  • Facilitate other DBS training sessions when appropriate (other trainers and consultants from Danaher, Shingijutsu or other).
  • Be an active Leader in Daily Management reviews
  • Cultivate a continuous improvement culture by establishing a commitment to elimination of waste thru leading kaizen events and the kaizen process (includes; (1) planning of kaizens with a dynamic funnel process tied to PD and Daily Management, (2) kaizen execution and (3) sustainment of kaizens).
  • Promote and facilitate diagnosis of work flow impediments and other wastes throughout the business, and provide expert counsel on appropriate DBS tools to eliminate them.
  • Improve DBS training and facilitation skills by pursuing certification in DBS tools (MBB process for self and others).
  • Promote and facilitate associate development in various DBS tools and kaizen leadership.
  • Evaluate and approve Associates for MBB certification.
  • Benchmark and incorporate best practices from other Danaher locations.
  • Skills and Knowledge:
  • Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a “general manager’s” point of view
  • Ability to design, develop, and implement a DBS roadmap for an operating business
  • Mastery of a variety of DBS tools (either Lean or Growth related DBS Tools, depending on areas(s) they support).
  • Superior communications skills  
  • Superior training, consulting and influencing skills
  • Familiarity with various manufacturing process technologies (if supporting Operations areas).
  • Good writing and administrative skills, including computer skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management
  • DBSLs assigned to non-English-speaking locations must be able to read, speak, and write in English as well as read, speak, and write in the local language
  • Proven process improvement and change management skills
  • Ability to champion DBS and develop and install best practices across diverse business environments
  • Ability to work and influence all levels of the organization from Senior Leaders, Functional Leaders to project managers and practitioners in all functional areas
  • Ability to implement DBS Fundamentals in a variety of situations
  • Effective coaching and mentoring skills
  • Ability to provide dynamic, participant-centered training
  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams globally
  • Independence and good judgment, positive attitude, and an innovative spirit
  • Proficient in a DBS environment, including Kaizen (continuous improvement) and specific DBS tools required in functions/areas supported (e.g., Lean Conversion for a DBSL supporting Operations)
  • Proven ability to build highly-performing, self-directed teams
  • Teamwork - must be able to lead a team(s) of employees from multiple disciplines and/or companies
  • Ability to influence others - must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to action on key initiatives
  • Results orientation - must deliver results
  • Technical excellence - must possess the technical skills necessary to be seen as credible in DHR by peers and managers; must have significant practitioner experience in New Product Development.
  • Communication - must be able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms, and at all levels in the organization. and at all levels in the organization.

Job Requirements


  • BS or BA Degree in Business or Engineering, required
  • Masters Degree, preferred
  • 10+ years experience work in a manufacturing environment required; regulated or medical device industry, preferred
  • 10+ years prior work experience with Lean Methodology
  • 5+ years prior work experience with DBS tools preferred

Nobel Biocare is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.



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 industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #144 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% 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.