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Global Director, DBS and Quality in Richmond, Virginia at ChemTreat

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

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Job ID: CHE001924

About Us

ChemTreat operates as a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, one of the best performing Fortune 500 companies. Our proprietary solutions allow our customers to reduce water, chemical, and energy costs, extend asset life, improve process operations, and reduce downtime. We have expertise in a variety of industries, including automotive, beverage, chemical, food, fuel processing, metals, mining, power, pulp and paper, and textile. We also serve commercial and institutional customers, including data centers, district energy providers, universities, government buildings, and hospitals. Our company has developed a robust product portfolio for the prevention of corrosion; scale and biofouling in critical heat transfer systems and advanced polymers for industrial wastewater.

Employment with ChemTreat is on an at-will basis, which means that either the employee or ChemTreat can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason (or no reason), with or without notice, unless the employee and ChemTreat have entered a written agreement signed by the employee and a duly authorized representative of ChemTreat.
ChemTreat, Inc. 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 characteristic protected by law.


The position of Global Director, DBS and Quality is a key role within ChemTreat’s operations throughout the Americas. The need for global quality assurance and continuous improvement activities is growing due to exporting the ChemTreat model into new business markets and geographies that increases the need for synergy, global quality standards, and automation to meet these challenges. This role is responsible for strategy development and execution for the training and implementation of quality and DBS through the utilization of kaizens and total associate involvement to implement continuous improvement activities, reduce cost, improve quality/productivity, and standardize work processes.
Global Director, DBS and Quality is responsible for promoting and facilitating the successful implantation of Danaher Business System at ChemTreat’s operations globally, allowing those sites to meet their Policy Deployment and Key Performance Indicator Targets through the following activities:
  • Actively lead and engage in PD and Daily Management reviews as needed
  • 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
  • Establish Quality standards and measurements throughout ChemTreat internal and external supply operations.
  • Monthly tracking and countermeasure development for all Quality Systems and deliverables
  • Ensure successful kaizen events by installing and ensuring compliance to 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)
  • 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)
  • Promote and facilitate diagnosis of work flow impediments and other wastes throughout the business, and provide expert counsel on appropriate DBS tools to eliminate waste
  • Improve DBS training and facilitation skills by pursuing certification in DBS tools and the Master Black Belt process for self and others
  • Promote and facilitate associate development in various DBS tools and kaizen leadership.
  • Communicate and drive “Best Practices” across the business and facilitate Danaher leadership benchmarking sessions
  • Work with DBSO to schedule events and get needed resources and help Danaher continue the evolution of the DBS tools (maintain contact with DBS Office or DBSO)
  • Benchmark and incorporate best practices from other Danaher locations
  • Integrate the ISO Quality Process into the DBS process
  • Develop staff in DBS culture to meet business performance criteria
  • Directly provide formal and informal DBS training and coaching
  • Facilitate other DBS training sessions when appropriate (other trains and consultants from Danaher, Shingijutsu or other)
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • Significant DBS practitioner experience in variety of functional areas to include Operations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency applying lean principles in a variety of situations
  • Ability to think strategically and view the business from a general management and Manufacturing Leader standpoint
  • Customer focused and strong interpersonal and communication skills, including active listening skills
  • Proven Change Management Skills
  • Ability to work and influence all levels of the organization
  • Effective coaching and mentoring skills
  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Strategic Skills: Gathers, organizes, and analyzes data from various perspectives to develop and implement comprehensive action plans that achieve breakthrough results
  • Tough Minded: Courage and conviction to identify/make difficult decisions swiftly, fairly, and with respect for those involved. Demonstrates managerial courage and willingness to stand alone for the right business decision if needed.
  • Professional Maturity: Insight into strengths and weaknesses of self and others. Exhibits and commands attention and respect, maintains self-control, and conveys confidence and instills confidence in others
  • Visionary Leadership: The ability to communicate and enlist support for the vision of the organization
  • Develops Organizational Talent: Commitment to fostering long-term growth and development of associates, with attention to how their talents can best be utilized to meet current and future business needs.  Quick read of talent and caliber of others.  Can identify the most important factors for success in people and not be fooled by superficial looks or presentation.  Quick to act on own insights with people and business.
  • High Intellect: Conceptual, strategic, but able to probe into specifics when necessary.  Analytical and fact-based but able to draw on intuition.  Able to reduce information into a few salient issues on which to focus.
  • Values consistent with Danaher’s culture and places the best interests of the organization ahead of personal gain.  
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with lean manufacturing and Toyota Product Systems
  • Direct leadership responsibility within manufacturing/production environment
  • Exposure to and participation in a variety of training environments preferred
  • Project management experience
  • Fluency in English required
  • Constantly required to sit and occasionally required to walk, stand, climb (includes stairs), balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell
  • Constantly using hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards.
  • Routinely required to reach with hands and arms, squat, turn/twist, or reach, lift, carry, push, or pull up to 20 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • The Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Consists of an indoor work office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels.

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 applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 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 #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 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.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.