Continuous Improvement Leader - DBSL in Cincinnati, Ohio at Mammotome

Date Posted: 7/8/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: TAS000054

About Us

In December 2014, Devicor® Medical Products, Inc. was acquired by Leica Biosystems, part of the Danaher family of companies. Leica Biosystems is the global leader in anatomic pathology solutions and automation, striving to advance cancer diagnostics to improve patients’ lives. The combination of the two companies uniquely positions us to develop integrated patient-to-pathology solutions for the diagnosis of cancer.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Mammotome brand is sold in over 50 different countries throughout the world. Mammotome remains committed to its heritage of advancing technology for early detection of breast cancer, providing support and education for clinicians worldwide, and offering breast care information for patients.


The Danaher Business System (DBS) is our proven system for achieving success at Danaher.  It drives every aspect of our culture and performance.  We use DBS to guide what we do, measure how well we execute, and drive a continuous cycle of change and improvement.

The Continuous Improvement Leader -  DBS Leader will be responsible for promoting, driving and facilitating the successful implementation of the Danaher Business System with a focus on growth - Marketing, Engineering and Sales, and transactional process improvements within Devicor (TAS), allowing Devicor (TAS) to meet Policy Deployment (PD) and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) targets – Daily Management. This position will oversee the implementation of sustainable process improvements and will be responsible for measuring and reporting results to ensure strategic initiatives deliver the expected business benefits. 


This position focuses on three main areas: 1) growth, 2) transactional process improvement, and 3) overseeing DBS in all areas of Devicor (TAS). 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

DBS Strategy and Execution
  • Drives targeted, sustainable improvement that is tied to Policy Deployment (PD) and Daily Management (DM) by leveraging DBS tools, consulting skills, and change management process. 
  • Works closely with Devicor (TAS) management to implement and maintain Devicor (TAS) strategic plan for driving continuous improvement in targeted areas – 1/ Growth - Marketing, Engineering, and Sales and 2/ TPI – HQ functions, through defined DBS processes. 
  • Assists in the development of improvement roadmaps for Devicor (TAS) functions (i.e., how to use the DBS tools to drive sustainable improvement in results).
  • Leads Devicor (TAS) Kaizen funnel to support PD and Daily Management priorities. Reports progress to the Devicor    (TAS) management team
  • Assists Devicor (TAS) in the deployment and sustainment of DBS tools for targeted Devicor (TAS) functions , including DBS Fundamental tools (PSP, DM/VM), Product Planning Group (PPG), Accelerated Product Development (APD), Speed Design Review (SDR), Lean Software Development (LSD), and others.
  • Supports focused deployment of tools across the organization like PSP and DM/VM to assure excellence in specific areas
  • Ensures successful kaizen events by installing and ensuring compliance to the kaizen process which includes; (1) planning of kaizens with a dynamic funnel process tied to PD and Daily Management, (2) kaizen execution, and (3) sustainment of kaizens.
  • Drives awareness and interest in the different functions on DBS Tools
  • Supports Devicor (TAS) President in PD definition and execution 
  • Participates in Daily Management reviews.
  • Communicates to the organization DBS progresses
Organization and People
  • Supports the Devicor (TAS) management in nominating, developing and maintaining DBS experts (e.g., master black belt) across the organization: evaluates and approves employees for MBB certification
  • Is fully synchronized with the LBS DBS organization
  • Creates a community of process professionals throughout LBS, Dx platform, Danaher to advance and accelerate DBS deployment. 
  • Promotes and facilitates diagnosis of work flow impediments throughout the business and provides expert counsel on appropriate tools to eliminate them.
  • Collaborates with internal and external business partners for the purpose of benchmarking performance and knowledge building of industry best practices to guide decisions for implementation of projects. 
  • Directly provides formal and informal DBS training and coaching, and facilitates other DBS training sessions when appropriate.
  • Promotes and facilitates employee development in various DBS tools and kaizen leadership.
  • Improves DBS training and facilitation skills by pursuing certification in DBS tools.
  • Recognizes and advises management on associates living DBS – “DBS is our way of life”

Job Requirements


  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in an Engineering, Sales or Marketing role, including a range of projects, with a proven track record of driving process improvements required.  
  • Demonstrated proficiency applying Lean principles in a variety of situations. 
  • Proficient in Lean / DBS environment, including Kaizen (continuous improvement) design and facilitation, Policy Deployment usage, and Fundamental DBS tools preferred.
  • Experience operating in an FDA-regulated industry like medical device industry strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business, Engineering, or a related field, required. 
  • MBA or advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification preferred.
General Skills/Competencies/Specialized Knowledge
  • Ability to champion DBS core policies and develop best practices across diverse business environments.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally while leading through influence. 

  • Must be able to travel up to 50% of the time; both domestic and international travel is required.
  • Typical work related travel assignments range 3-5 days, and as such overnight, out-of-town stays are required.
Work Environment And Physical Demands
  • Typical office/manufacturing environment – accommodations will be evaluated where needed.

Devicor Medical Products, Inc. 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.

As a rapidly growing company, Devicor Medical Products, Inc. is always interested in talented people. We are currently accepting resumes from qualified candidates expressing interest in the openings listed. Due to the large number of inquiries we are not able to accept unsolicited resumes for unspecified or non-posted positions. Our postings change regularly, please check back again.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check.

To Apply:
Devicor Medical Products, Inc. is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities. As an employee of our organization, you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best.

If you are ready for this challenge, complete the on-line application and submit your resume for consideration. If your background and skills are suitable for consideration for this position, you will be contacted for further information.

Devicor Medical Products, Inc. pays salaries commensurate with market value, and provides exceptional benefits.

Devicor Medical Products, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Disability, Vet, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity.

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.