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Danaher Business System Leader (DBSL), Lean in Torrance, California at Phenomenex

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: PHE000648

About Us

Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, clinical, government and academic laboratories. From drug discovery and pharmaceutical development to food safety and environmental analysis, Phenomenex chromatography products, technical services and chemical reference standards accelerate science and help researchers improve global health and well-being. 

Selected by the Wall Street Journal as an "Exceptional Workplace," Phenomenex is defined by its passionate people, dynamic culture and distinctive ingenuity. These common characteristics unify the Phenomenex companies worldwide behind our mission "to promote the growth, prosperity and well-being of those we serve - our customers, our employees, and humanity.


The primary purpose of this position is to identify and implement continuous improvement activities to improve safety, quality, delivery, inventory, productivity and reduce cost within Operations.  Provide training and implementation of DBS (Danaher Business System) through the utilization of Kaizen Events and total associate involvement to drive lean manufacturing processes. 

• Responsible for the daily implementation of DBS processes and tools through their work with the hourly associates and management to guide and facilitate activities and provide any necessary supplies or resources.
• Support Operations Management in the planning, facilitation, implementation, and sustainment of kaizen activities, benchmark tours, and new employee orientation.
• Train and coach associates in the DBS tools, both formally and informally.
• Audit existing processes and systems to assess/determine actions required for improvements.
• Analyze data and processes to evaluate improvement opportunities for quality improvement impact.
• Provides input and recommendations for the identification and selection of improvement projects.
• Assists in the development of action plans in support of +QDIP improvement projects. 
• Participates in appropriate daily management, KPI and PD reviews.
• Communicate and drive “Best Practices” across the business and facilitate Danaher leadership benchmarking sessions.
• Work with the Phenomenex DBS Director to schedule events and get needed resources.

Job Requirements


• Teamwork - must be able to lead a team(s) of Danaher employees from multiple disciplines and/or companies
• Ability to influence others - must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to action on key initiatives
• Results orientation - must deliver results
• Technical excellence - must possess the technical skills necessary to be seen as credible in DHR by peers and managers; must have significant practitioner experience in New Product Development.
• Communication—must be able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms, and at all levels in the organization.

• Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline preferred (Physical Sciences or Engineering).
• Years of Experience:  1-2 years in various lean manufacturing processes with exposure to Toyota Production Systems.
• In depth knowledge of quality principles and technical tools (problem analysis, statistical tools, design of experiments, variation reduction, design for six sigma, control charts).
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative and solve problems.
• Mechanical aptitude – ability to work in operations cells and partner with production engineers to create tools, jigs and fixtures to eliminate variation.
• Experience and working knowledge/application of LEAN tools and concepts preferred.
• Great computer skills (data analysis, word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, statistical tools).
• Must be able to set and attain goals and initiate actions to resolve problems and improve products and processes.
• Must be able to provide concise executive summaries of business performance issues, changes needed or made, results delivered.
• Excellent communication skills to work with individuals across all levels of the organization and training others.

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.