This position supports the development of the Danaher Business
System (DBS) culture in all associates in the Cepheid Molecular
Diagnostics Business Unit by actively promoting and facilitating
the use of DBS tools and methods for Continuous Improvement. This
high influence position reports directly to the Vice President of
the Jidoka Manufacturing Operation and will interface with all
associate levels and various functions / departments within the
This position will monitor Jidoka Factory projects and track to
provide prioritization, status, resource allocation, schedule,
deliverables and benefits while also helping to guide and improve
each project by collaborating with project leaders, their teams and
key stakeholders. Project and process improvement will take the
form of training, coaching and facilitating DBS project management
and tools training as appropriate.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
+ Drive targeted, sustainable improvement in QDCI (Quality,
Delivery, Cost and Innovation) results that are tied to Policy
Deployment (PD) and Daily Management (DM) by leveraging process
improvement tools, consulting skills, and change management
+ Engage leadership in developing and executing Business Unit
kaizen event funnel and managing sustainment activities
+ Effective facilitation and execution of kaizen events through
all stages (charter ideation / creation, pre-work identification
and completion, delivery of results in kaizen week, regular follow
up and follow through on sustainment).
+ Promote and facilitate diagnosis of work flow impediments and
other wastes throughout the business and provide expert counsel on
appropriate DBS tools to eliminate them.
+ Actively partnering with process owners to ensure results
delivered / future state achieved.
+ Assist site / company Leadership in the development of a DBS
roadmap (i.e., how to use the DBS tools to drive sustainable
improvement in results).
+ Be the thought leader and expert in DBS work concepts,
principles, and practices for Business Unit.
+ Improve DBS training and facilitation skills by pursuing
certification in DBS tools (CP process for self and others).
+ Promote and facilitate associate development in various DBS
tools, lean production, and Kaizen leadership.
+ Provide formal and informal training, coaching, mentoring to
Cepheid associates: must be able to translate DBS concepts to local
situations and help individuals and teams progress in understanding
and correct application for sustainable business improvements.
+ Facilitate other DBS training sessions when appropriate (other
trainers and consultants from Danaher, Shingijutsu, or other).
+ Develop advanced competency in wide range of DBS tools.
+ Identifies and helps develop advanced ideas into DBS programs
or projects that will significantly impact organizational
+ Communicates with key team members Cepheid Business Units and
Vendors in order to determine priorities and develop project
schedules and budgets.
+ Structure Jidoka Factory projects and Project Management
standards in order to define clear objectives, including project
charter, mission and vision, business/technical case, key
performance metrics and guiding principles.
+ Maintain a repository of project knowledge and data.
+ Lead PEx [Process Excellence] Steering Committee meetings and
provide regular updates to SLT [Site Leadership Team] on overall CI
[Continuous Improvement] program and project status.
+ Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and
+ For people managers, ensure your associates attend and
complete all required trainings satisfactorily and on time.
Education and Experience (in years):
+ Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of related work experience
+ Master's degree in field with 6+ years of related work
+ Doctoral degree in field with 3+ years of work experience.
Knowledge and skills:
+ Must have lean manufacturing or DBS skillset
+ Must have experience with large manufacturing environment
operating on 24/7 schedule
+ Degrees in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or
other relevant degree are preferred
+ Master's preferred
The statements in this description represent typical elements,
criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for
Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal
opportunity employers that evaluate qualified 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. The "EEO is
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Operating Company: Cepheid