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LEAN Leader for Global R&D in Brønshøj, Denmark at Radiometer

Date Posted: 2/23/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: MED001629

About Us

At Radiometer, our mission is to help caregivers make diagnostic decisions that save lives. To provide caregivers the insight and confidence that help them arrive at the right diagnostic decisions – decisions that in the end help save lives.
On a yearly basis millions of lives are touched by the information our solutions provide and that’s a fact, we take very seriously; the more critical the setting, the greater the requirements are and that’s why we’ve made it our vision to improve global healthcare with reliable, fast and easy patient diagnoses.
Want to know more about our mission and vision? Click on the link: Link of YouTube video
Our people
At Radiometer, we acknowledge that the information our products provide is often the difference between life and death; an acknowledgement that drives and unites us as a company. From biotech and software specialists to financial controllers and engineers, all 3200 colleagues are committed and dedicated to help realize life’s potential.

If you aspire to be part of a purpose, performance and values driven organization whose mission and vision guide every action, we are eager to hear from you.


This job is your chance to transform and improve the core processes of a state-of-the-art global R&D organization at a highly successful international company. The right candidate is able to take these processes to the next level of effectiveness while staying in compliance, and thereby enabling shorter time to market for our diagnostic products, which help healthcare professionals, make diagnostic decisions that save lives. 

It is a key position for the company, has high exposure to management and offers excellent career opportunities for the successful candidate. In addition, you will contribute to the evolution and deployment of Danaher’s world leading set of LEAN tools and principles spanning all functions of the company both in Denmark and internationally.

Set the strategic direction for LEAN deployment within R&D
As Global R&D’s LEAN Leader, you are responsible for promoting and facilitating the successful implementation of the Danaher Business System (DBS) at Radiometer’s R&D entities worldwide, allowing those to meet their Policy Deployment and Key Performance Indicator targets. 

Together with Global R&D top management, the LEAN Leader is responsible for setting the strategic direction for LEAN deployment within R&D. Furthermore, the LEAN Leader customizes, promotes, and deploys selected DBS LEAN tools to drive continuous improvement of all relevant processes across R&D. In doing so, the LEAN Leader benefits from close collaboration with Danaher’s DBS Office. 

Your background and experience is probably from R&D or Operations within the Medical Devices industry. As LEAN Leader, you are part of the R&D organization located at Radiometer’s headquarters in Brønshøj, Denmark. However, you work together with a wide range of stakeholders within R&D, Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Sales, Services, Marketing and HR in Denmark and internationally.
Key responsibilities summed up
• Drive improvement in technology development, product development and product sustaining.                
• Facilitate diagnosis of workflow impediments and other wastes across Global R&D, and apply LEAN tools to eliminate them.                                                     
• Ensure successful kaizen events.
• Provide DBS LEAN tool training to R&D associates worldwide. 
The job takes you travelling up to 20% of your time. 

We offer you
A unique opportunity to work in the field of medical technologies, where knowledge sharing and professional respect combine to make it both fun and meaningful to go to work. Both in Denmark and abroad you will meet enthusiastic colleagues who take pride in making a difference in a company whose products can truly impact other people's lives. We offer you 'freedom with responsibility', opportunities for training and career development, and a wide range of staff benefits.

Application deadline
Application deadline is Thursday 14 February 2019. Start the application process by pressing "Apply Online" and follow the guidelines on our corporate career site. Please attach your CV and other relevant documents. We look forward to receiving your application.
For further information, please contact Director, PMO & Technical Publications Morten Skov at tel. +45 2114 3753.

Job Requirements


We expect that you have a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a technical area, e.g. Engineering, Science, Pharmacy or similar. This combined with most of the following increase your chances of success in the job:

• Demonstrated proficiency applying LEAN principles within R&D, Operations or similar.
• Superior communication, training, consulting, coaching and group facilitation skills.
• Five to ten years practitioner experience with product development, technology development or product maintenance preferably within the medical devices industry.
• Multi-disciplinary R&D skills (hardware, software, optical, chemical, mechanical, systems).
• Independent worker with positive attitude, capable of operating in a fast-moving, ever changing environment, and able to effectively deal with difficult situations and conflicts.
• Ability to work and influence all levels of the organization from senior leaders, functional leaders to project managers and practitioners in all functional areas.
• High trustworthiness and followership, and willing to go the extra mile, do what it takes. 

Fluency in English is required and additional languages like Danish is a plus. Expect to use the following IT tools: MS Office, MS Project, Virtual team collaboration tools, Documentation management systems, Requirement management systems.

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% 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.