Senior Manager Manufacturing/Process Engineering in Chaska, Minnesota at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 8/28/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: BEC015810

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.
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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, Manufacturing/Process Engineering, will lead a high performing team of engineers, scientists, and support staff with a focus on Immunoassay consumables products. Primary tasks include driving team enablement and development and setting team strategy to facilitate completion of projects that deliver value to the company, facilitate growth, and meet cost, quality, and delivery objectives.  

Key Responsibilities
The Senior Manager will lead a multi-disciplinary team and partner with peers, leveraging best practices and resources across the BEC Dx global network, to drive consistent YoY improvement. Primary focus includes product quality improvements, manufacturing process improvements, and direct material cost savings through VAVE. This leader will assure team and individual development, including competence and skillset mapping, while participating in setting team strategy. This role will also focus on improving business processes and growing systems, including standardized metrics and Visual Daily Management, to ensure successful project completion. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Set department strategy, vision, and aligned objectives with a focus on innovation
  • Lead, mentor, coach, and facilitate development of highly skilled staff of engineers, scientists, and support associates
  • Deliver product and process improvements for the Reagent Consumables business that meet team objectives
  • Identify and guide department level countermeasures to close performance gaps 
  • Build and maintain partnership with peers, departments, and sites to achieve company objectives
  • Assure appropriate use of the Danaher Business System (DBS) throughout the department and across projects and team initiatives
  • Set and oversee department budgets including expense, resources, and capital
  • Interact with senior leadership to communicate department performance toward aligned objectives, action plans, and countermeasures
  • Adhere to established policies and procedures

Job Requirements


Strong Engineering or Science background with Product Development and/or Manufacturing Process experience of 14+ years. Related experience must include 4 years of managing people.  Candidate must have at least a Bachelors degree in relevant area. Proven track record of working in GMP environment with automated chemistry/biochemistry/microbiology/manufacturing production lines. Desire +5 years project management skills, and are confident with standard tools like visual management, risk analysis, budgeting, reporting and problem solving. Proven people management skills, and experience with the Danaher DBS toolbox is an advantage. Experience with obsolescence and EOL, CAPA, design changes in a regulated environment are highly desired.   

Travel (required estimated % of time)
  • 10-15%
Competencies needed
  • Able to coach team toward optimal solutions using a positive, efficient, results driven approach
  • Encourages new ideas and use of innovation to meet objectives
  • Results driven
  • Focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Ability to interact with and influence senior leadership
  • Careful listener, effective mentor
  • Able to effectively balance strategic thinking with tactical problem solving
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.