Senior Manager Operations/Plant Management in Indianapolis, Indiana at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/2/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: BEC016170

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.


The incumbent will be responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of Centrifugation Manufacturing value stream.  The Centrifugation Manufacturing value stream includes Instruments, Rotor Machining, Rotor Assembly, Service/Spare Parts and dotted line to Centrifuge Consumables. The scope will include Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for safety, quality, delivery, inventory and productivity with the objective of continuous improvement for driving results, under the oversight and guidance of the Operations Director, to achieve sustainable plant goals.

Responsibilities include:

Business Planning
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of P&L with understanding of how decisions impact overall business and results for the value stream.
  • Partner with Business Unit Leaders to develop budgets for fiscal year
  • Manage assets and make capital investment recommendations based on development of business cases
  • Support new product development, obsolesce and insourcing projects
  • Reduce standard costs
  • Establish team goals and objectives base on operating company KPIs and Policy Deployment
  • Establish a multi-year strategic vision with an action plan to track progress
Building Teams
  • Recruit and retain top talent
  • Set clear goals and lead by example across all levels of organization
  • Maintain a cadence for timely feedback to direct/indirect reports
  • Ensure adherence to company policy on performance objectives
  • Provide feedback and support to development plans that support associates’ internal career progression
  • Develop, sustain and adapt training programs that are implemented through standard work practices that enable value streams to meet their business requirements
  • Communicate requirements using a team-based approach to accomplish goals and objectives of the business
  • Verify that all employees conduct business with high integrity and in conformance with company policies
  • Ensure your leadership team and production employees are organized, trained and drive daily management
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assure product quality is continuously improved 

Lean Management Practices
  • Foster a continuous improvement environment that effectively leverages daily management to drive safety, quality, delivery, inventory and productivity
  • Ensure elements of daily management are evident and sustained including root cause analysis for missed metrics
  • Maximize the performance of value streams by implementing and sustaining lean conversion principles to meet customer requirements
  • Drive and mentor Danaher Business Systems (DBS), while championing an environment of teamwork and associate engagement
  • Lead and engage employees during Kaizens to drive continuous improvements
  • Maximize productivity and manufacturing efficiency of production
  • Manage cost, quality, schedule, inventory and health, safety & environmental activities for the value stream
  • Ensure the shipment goals, business goals, customer requirements and production plans are achieved and that manufacturing capacity meets the sales plans
  • Ensure a safe working environment exists consistent with OSHA; and, company policies and safety equipment is maintained and effectively used
  • Ensure adherence to environmental regulations
  • Work independently with little supervision and direct work priorities of associates
  • Develop work cells for product families which challenge employees to develop state-of-the-art processes while using such items as on-line process information, cross functional job descriptions and Kanban
  • Lead day and off-shift operations and on-call responsibilities, including weekend shift coverage rotations

Job Requirements


  • B.S. with Minimum of 14+ years experience in manufacturing or Masters with 12+ years experience in manufacturing with 4+ of those year in a leadership role.
  • Experience in direct support of manufacturing product value streams with team sizes in excess of 50 people
  • Solid experience using continuous improvement tools and methodologies
  • Leadership: Willingness to work on the shop floor and lead by example; ability to influence decision making with or without authority, facilitate groups with diverse perspectives, bring teams to agreement. High tolerance for ambiguity
  • Communication:  Interpersonal skills that build productive relationships and influence others, both within the business and across organizations.  Ability to interact with all levels of the business (senior leaders to working teams), exceptionally good listening skills, able to present complex or new ideas with clarity and simplicity
  • Teamwork:  collaborate effectively with others in the spirit of common objectives
  • Planning and Execution: Excellent project management and prioritization skills. Solid business acumen. Able to deliver results despite shifting environment
  • Analytical Problem Solving: Able to identify problems; apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data. Innovative and effective solution development, risk mitigation and execution. Hands-on experience with most of the following Lean / Problem solving tools: Lean, voice of the customer, benchmarking, quality function deployment, control charts, standardized work, etc. 
Other Requirements
  • Expert in Microsoft Applications
  • Familiarity with Oracle ERP & business applications

My name is Janice Ceresa and I am the recruiter assigned to this role. 

Please apply online if you have any question please contact me

Diversity & Inclusion

At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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, 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.


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