Lean Practitioner / Danaher Business Systems Leader in Newquay, United Kingdom at Pall

Date Posted: 9/27/2019

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Job ID: PAL003518

About Us

Find what drives you on a team with a 70+ year history of being recognized for discovery, determination, and innovation.   As a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, Pall Corporation thrives on helping our customers protect people. Our portfolio is broad, so if your interests lie along the spectrum of Life Sciences to Industrial, you’ll find a rewarding role here.  Our career opportunities are as diverse as our products and they are all focused on creating better lives and a better planet.  At Pall, we believe that innovation is our legacy, our privilege, and our destiny. If that resonates with you, join us! 


Responsible for leveraging the Danaher Business System (DBS) tools to drive site KPI metrics, including Quality, Delivery and Cost.

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the Kaizen process including the organization, running and sustaining of Kaizen events and Kaizen funnel, ensuring a strong link to the Site KPI Bowler, strategic priorities, action plans and PSPs.

In addition, the role will include the continued development of the DBS culture across the Newquay site. A fundamental growth area will be the development of DBS talent and improved engagement at all levels.

Role and Duties:

Work with site Leadership Team to develop process improvement strategies based on business needs:
• Daily Management.
• Act as a mentor for the “Problem Solving Process” (PSP).
• Kaizen Funnel.
• Facilitate / participate in Kaizen events.
• Support Action Plan creation and follow-up.
• Develop future certified DBS practitioners in DBS tools.
• Organisation and participation of Shin events.

Apply continuous improvement methods in Lean, Leadership & Growth:
• Lean principles of teamwork, methodology, business benefit, innovation and customer focus.
• Subject matter expertise in DBS tools (Lean Conversion, Problem Solving, SMED, CDT&R, Visual Project Management etc…).
• Lead transformational change and work on identifying & prioritizing opportunities across the plant.
• Coordinate benchmarking and external analysis (Subject Matter Experts, Workshops, company visits, etc.).
• Identify and share best practices.
• Teach and coach others in DBS tools, i.e. problem solving and standardized work.

Educate, communicate and excite the organization in DBS:
• Develop and lead teams to embrace culture to promote best practice sharing across the plant and within the corporation.
• Generate understanding & use of DBS across the site.
• Develop and promote common DBS Language by integrating continuous improvements utilized across Pall and Danaher through training delivery.

Job Requirements


• Degree in Engineering or Business professional engineering certification and/or masters degree preferred.
• Experience in process improvements using lean manufacturing methodology/lean manufacturing with a combination of project management and business process analysis.
• Green Belt / Black Belt (or equivalent) in lean / 6 Sigma Methodology.

Position Competencies :

• 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 in a 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 Danaher PSP process.
• Miscellaneous: will be required to undertake travel both in the UK and abroad.

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.