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Senior Manager Production Operations in Chaska, Minnesota at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 5/14/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: BEC014049

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 Senior Manager Production Operations will lead our team of hardware assembly associates in our growing Immunoassay and Urinalysis value streams.
  • Performance management, coaching and mentoring to team of 7 direct reports and extended team of ~120 associates. Recruit, develop, engage and retain top tier talent.
  • Plan and execute strategies to drive sustained improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, Productivity and Material Savings within Hardware Operations
  • Ensure a safe work environment for all associates and drive to proactively eliminate any environmental, health, and safety incidents
  • Set direction based on customer demand and drives her/his team to meet requirements 
  • Determine and monitor the overall resource capacity (personnel & equipment) for the organization and set priorities to maintain production expectations. Actively participate in annual manufacturing planning process. Prepare Capital Appropriation Requests.
  • Drive continuous improvement activities utilizing lean manufacturing principles and tools
  • Comply with Beckman Coulter Quality Policy Statement and all Danaher Standards of Conduct
  • Actively manage department budgets

Job Requirements


  • Degree in Engineering, Operations, or Supply Chain discipline (B.S. with 14+ years of experience, M.S. or Ph.D. with 12+ years of experience). At least 4 years of experience managing leaders.
  • Experience in the manufacture of medical devices. Understanding of GMP for Medical Devices FDA 21 CFR Part 820 Quality System Regulation and ISO 13485 Medical Devices – Quality Management Systems
  • 5-10 years of experience developing and managing high performing teams
  • Demonstrated expertise in lean manufacturing 
  • Strong Project Management experience
  • Extensive PC skills - proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Travel Requirements – less than 10%
  • This position will report to the Senior Director Production Operations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership qualities. Demonstrated ability to motivate, influence, and gain commitment at all levels in the organization 
  • Personifies Danaher values: Best Team Wins, Customers Talk – We Listen, Kaizen is our Way of Life, Innovation Defines our Future, We Compete for Shareholders.
  • Identifies and solves complex, operational and organizational problems leveraging the appropriate resources within or outside the department 
  • High level of personal initiative and accountability – consistently delivers on commitments.
  • Results focused. Able to multi-task effectively with minimum level of direction.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral. Active listener.

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, 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.