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Value Stream Manager in Hebron, Kentucky at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 4/27/2019

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Job ID: BEC012507

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 Distribution Value Stream Manager, leads a Value Stream within the Hebron, KY Distribution facility and ensures that the building meets or exceeds the tactical and strategic goals of the organization.  This position leads the team in the execution of the day-to-day operations of a fast-paced distribution environment, while ensuring strategic safety, quality, productivity, delivery and associate engagement goals are met. The incumbent analyzes, builds and implements distribution plans to support customer expectations including on time delivery, quality, productivity and various other metrics specific to appropriate functional areas. The selected candidate develops and implements process improvement projects, practices Lean & Six Sigma principles to achieve established goals and objectives. The selected candidate manages and controls incoming inventory products and ensures finished goods inventory integrity.  Distribution Value Stream Manager is responsible for:

  • Partnering with leadership to build and communicate the facility vision, plans, and objectives to the team.
  • Creating and fostering a site wide culture of accountability, engagement, quality, and customer satisfaction in a Lean environment.
  • Ensuring a funnel of productivity projects are developed and completed on time within budget and manages the development of processes and procedures to implement functional strategies
  • Managing all distribution activities with a staff to ensure assignments and daily objectives are met on or ahead of schedule by ensuring operation is adequately staffed and properly trained.           
  • Compliance with applicable agencies including FAA, IMDG, IATA, FDA and DOT.
  • Collaborates with internal business partners to complete cross functional business projects.
  • Building and sustaining a culture that utilizes Lean principles & methods to increase productivity & eliminate waste.
  • Proactively identifies distribution issues or problems and develops and implements corrective actions to address root causes
  • Evaluates shift workloads and enables the team to ensure daily operational requirements are met.
  • Responds to internal and external customers questions and requests. 
  • Tracks productivity and other established facility goals.   Develop additional metrics as needed to improve and manage distribution processes.
  • Selects, coaches and counsels DC supervision. Enforcing systems, policies, procedures, regulatory requirements and productivity standards. 
  • Establishing and promoting a best in class safety culture at the distribution center.
  • Traveling to other Beckman Coulter facilities, and attending Kaizen/Training events as needed. 

Job Requirements


The ideal candidate should possess a bachelor degree in business, Engineering or related field with 14+ years’ experience in a logistics and distribution environment or a Master’s Degree with 12+ years logistics and distribution experience.  Candidates should possess prior experience in ISO 9001, ISO 14385, CAPA process, Oracle, WMS, Microsoft Office applications, and Lean / Six Sigma. 

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.