Value Stream Manager in Wood Dale, Illinois at Videojet

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: VID004155

About Us

We invite you to Imprint the WORLDTM on an exciting journey of continuous improvement! Every day, 4,000+ associates in over 38 countries work together to achieve amazing results as One Videojet. From freshness dating to track and trace coding, Videojet technologies help ensure products sold across the globe are authentic and safe for consumers to use in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and industrial marketplaces.

As a global leader in the marking and coding industry, our continued growth brings an opportunity for you to chart the course and drive your own career success. As a Videojet associate you will:
ENGAGE in bringing consumer brands to market globally.   
DRIVE results with the Danaher Business System (DBS). 
REALIZE your potential! 


Videojet Technologies, Inc. seeks a Value Stream Manager for our Wood Dale Operations team. This individual will be reporting to the Wood Dale Operations Manager, and will be responsible for leading daily manufacturing floor operations, and directing the activities of a multi-functional operations team in pursuit of world-class customer service as measured by Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Productivity metrics. Further responsibilities include participating on key projects and cross-functional teams to support strategic business initiatives.
• Provide leadership to ensure sustainment continuous improvement initiatives in production processes
• Drive safety and environmental compliance initiatives throughout the facility
• Support management in creating strategic breakthrough objectives and action plans.
• Improve standard work efficiency. Champion direct and Indirect labor productivity goals
• Work closely with Sales and Customer Service for production planning to ensure customer satisfaction
• Lead teams in meeting production line objectives through the use of the Danaher Business System (DBS) tools, such as driving the use of Root Cause Counter Measures (RCCM) to hit key performance metrics– Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, Productivity (SQDIP)
• Monitor weekly and daily build plans to maintain >95.5% fill rate to customer request
• Manage all aspects of operations-quality, productivity, safety, budget, training, personnel (safety, attendance, discipline, vacation, performance reviews)
• Provide leadership for cell leaders and manufacturing associates in business unit
• Support and sustain Quality systems while engaging the Quality/Manufacturing engineering team for support
• Aid in developing and monitoring monthly operating budgets
• Ensure area associates are cross-trained to maximize operation flexibility
• Drive talent management initiatives throughout the facility: evaluate associate performance and conduct performance review; recommend hiring and termination decisions; coach, train, and counsel associates to improve performance
• Execute on yearly plan to increase associate engagement

• Works closely with group leads, operators, buyer/planners, quality/manufacturing engineers, sales, customer service, R&D, marketing and finance.  Must be able to work in a multi-cultural organization covering a diverse set of education and experiences from junior to the most senior level in the organization.

Job Requirements


• B.S. Degree in Engineering, Business, or other related field required
• 2 – 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment - operations, purchasing, materials, and/or engineering
• Materials management experience
• Experience using lean systems in a manufacturing environment
• Experience in low-volume/high-mix production as well as build-to-order preferred
• Strong leadership skills and ability to influence others, deliver results, make an immediate impact, and manage by fact.
• Creative and progressive thinking with excellent interpersonal skills able to communicate with others at all levels in written or verbal form
• Ability to analyze problems, propose solutions, test theories, research alternatives and reach conclusions
• Strong organization skills with the ability to prioritize activities to achieve short and long term goals and objectives 
• Flexible and adaptive approach to change
• Team player mentality, ability to build partnerships while leading cross functional teams

Videojet Technologies 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.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges, and improving quality of life around the world. 

Videojet is part of a global family of 20+ operating companies who drive meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic, growing industries. With operating companies based around the world – our groundbreaking  businesses operate across four strategic platforms:
• Product Identification
• Water Quality
• Dental
• Life Sciences & Diagnostics

We are proud to say that we’re a Fortune 150 company of 59,000 dedicated associates who are Helping Realize Life’s Potential every day by bringing our diverse skills, backgrounds and perspectives together to make a  difference.