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Jidoka Factory DBSL

Company: Danaher Corporation
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


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 Operation.

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.


+ 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 process.

+ 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 objectives.

+ 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 on time

+ 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 OR

+ Master's degree in field with 6+ years of related work experience OR

+ 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 this job.

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 the Law" poster is available here ( .

Operating Company: Cepheid

Keywords: Danaher Corporation, Newark , Jidoka Factory DBSL, Other , Newark, California

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