This site uses cookies. To find out more, see our Cookies Policy

Senior Manager Continuous Process Improvement in Miami, Florida at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 3/4/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: BEC012285

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume online at the URL below or at
Beckman Coulter 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.


This position supports the development of the Danaher Business System (DBS) culture within our Research and Development organization by actively leading, promoting and facilitating the use of DBS tools and methods.  This high influence position will interface with associates at all levels and various functions departments within the Business Unit and Operating Company.  

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Consistently models Danaher, DBS culture by proposing and enforcing use of DBS tools when problems are identified, goes to Gemba to demonstrate what is expected, calls out behavior that does not meet Danaher, DBS standards, and guides associates to see issues – expose problems wherever they are so they can be solved.
  • Ensure successful kaizen events by installing and ensuring compliance to the kaizen process; (1) planning of kaizens with a dynamic funnel process tied to PD and Daily Management, (2) kaizen execution and (3) sustainment of kaizens.
  • Assist in the development of a DBS Roadmap and be an active Leader in Policy Deployment and Daily Management reviews (as appropriate).
  • Provides hands-on coaching on key tool deployment by attending core team meetings, daily stand-ups and other key project events to deliver “just-in-time” coaching.
  • Develops organizational DBSL funnel enabled through the OTA process, and provides support, coaching and visibility of top talent who are on an MBB track for a growth tool.
  • Creates and maintain a PSP culture by holding PSP office hours for walk-ins and scheduled coaching, and facilitates PSP training sessions at least once per year.
  • Practices DBS transparency and reliance of facts to help leadership team tackle difficult problems and overcome organizational complexities and detailers.
  • Works with the business unit leadership team to develop the annual Policy Deployment matrix, Improvement Priorities, TTIs and targets.
  • Drives targeted, sustainable improvement in QDCI (Quality, Delivery, Cost and Innovation) results that are tied to Policy Deployment (PD) and Daily Management (DM)by leveraging DBS tools, consulting skills, and change management process.
  • Supports the “black dot owners” in the Policy Deployment matrix and enable the achievement of breakthrough results in Policy Deployment and Strategic Plan.
  • Contribute to the evolution of the DBS tools (main contact here is DBS Office or DBSO).
  • Encourages and facilitates cross-op-co learning through benchmarking.

Job Requirements


  • Minimum of 9 years of relevant experience in Operations, Quality, Engineering, R&D, or Project / Program Management discipline with 2-3+ years of applied lean / continuous improvement experience.
  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification and experience in industry is desirable. Mastery of a variety of DBS tools (Growth related DBS Tools) will be preferred.
  • Ability to handle conflict and be an independent worker, capable of operating in a fast-moving, every changing environment and able to effectively deal with difficult situations.
  • Strong analytical skills and applied knowledge of a problem solving process with a Process thinking mindset.
  • Superior facilitation and training skills with proven ability to collaborate in a team environment - knows when to lead and when to follow.
  • Must be hands-on and detail-oriented but also able to see the big picture with good writing and administrative skills, including computer skills (word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, etc.)
  • Superior consulting, influencing, communication and customer facing skills with the ability to work with cross-functional teams globally.
  • Hands-on experience leading deployment of several DBS growth tools: PPG standard work, VPM, SDR, DSS / Agile, PSP, UX-DNA, VoC, Launch excellence, P2P is preferred.
  • A proven DBS growth leader with engineering leadership track-record and DBS experience is preferred.
  • Excellent communication, listening, interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills.
  • Independence and good judgment, positive attitude, and an innovative spirit.

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.


  1. Project Jobs
  2. Office Manager Jobs