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Danaher Corporation Senior Operations Executive in Wood Dale, Illinois

Senior Operations Executive

Danaher Corporation Danaher is a Fortune 150, NYSE-listed, science and technology leader that designs, manufactures and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial and commercial customers. Our world-class brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets we serve. In 2018, we generated $20 billion of revenue. The Danaher Business System (DBS) provides a foundation to our approximately 75,000 associates around the world. Guided by a common set of core values and a commitment to continuous improvement as evidenced by the global, focused application of the Danaher Business System, Danaher has averaged compound annual revenue growth over the past 20 years of >20%, which has historically been a mix of organic growth (5-7% per year) and acquisition growth (13-15% per year).

The OpportunityPosition Summary: Senior Operations Executive

Danaher has a commitment to build the strongest talent for our Operations & Supply Chain Function. This role is an investment in talent for external hires to learn the Culture of Danaher (DBS) through development in the Danaher Corporate DBS (Danaher Business System) Office for 6 to 12 months before exporting into one of our Operating Companies (OpCos). To be ready for export, a candidate will have demonstrated commitment to Gemba Leadership with understanding the DBS Fundamentals and key DBS LEAN tools with a clear development plan to continue their DBS knowledge journey once they export

The Successful CandidateKey Experience:

  • 15+ years’ experience in a global, networked, Lean manufacturing environment of a top company with world class manufacturing capabilities.

  • A bachelor’s degree in business management, operations management or engineering.

  • An M.B.A. or other advanced degree is strongly preferred.

  • Experience leading manufacturing, supply chain and supporting new product development of integrated technology products.

  • Experience working in a regulated business (e.g. FDA) desirable.

  • A demonstrated track record of achieving stretch goals within a global manufacturing network for safety, quality, on-time delivery, inventory turns improvement and cost reduction, as well as leadership of a multi-site manufacturing operation.

  • Shown hands-on Lean conversion experience.

  • Experience with process development for new products and applying sophisticated manufacturing techniques.

  • Consistent record of organization and team development including succession planning, developing future leaders and top grading.

  • Positively drives team engagement, collaboration and teamwork.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including effective use of presentations and spreadsheet analysis.

  • Due diligence and acquisition integration experience will be a plus.

Key Personal Attributes

  • Leads global teams with cultural sensitivity and awareness of the appropriate leadership style for a given geography.

  • Demonstrated experience as a humble and pragmatic leader.

  • Displays passion about driving improvements and deploying standard methodologies within an evolving, performance-based environment.

  • A self-starter requiring little oversight or direction.

  • An entrepreneurial outlook and experience working with limited resources.

  • Comfortable with a fast-paced, growing environment.

  • Works collaboratively across a sophisticated organization with a history of building Followership.

  • The ability to appropriately scale his/her leadership to work optimally with senior management and line-level employees.

  • Maintains the highest levels of personal and professional integrity, ethics and unquestioned integrity in each of his/her initiatives.

Critical Competencies for Success

Gemba Leadership - the distinguishing competency that makes a Danaher Operations & Supply Leader unique from other Companies and continues the legacy of differentiated Danaher Performance.

  • Gemba Bias: bias to Lead and spend time at the “Real Place” (where value happens)

  • Lives and Leads Continuous Improvement - holds themselves and their Team accountable to live Danaher’s core value of kaizen o Relentlessly Drives Inclusion, Talent & Engagement: confirmed experience building talent and engagement through creation of an inclusive environment.

Make - includes the Organization, Structure and Processes to support the Manufacturing of Products and Services for Danaher Customers, while continually improving Key Performance Indicators.

  • Lean Conversion & Daily Management – the drive to deliver sustainable performance of important metrics and PD Support: deliver on Key Performance Indicators and Policy Deployment requirements.

  • New Product Introduction - cross-functional leadership to bring new products to market.

  • Footprint Strategy and Acquisition Support - global Manufacturing & Supply Chain footprint evolution experience, with acquisition integration.

Source - Leading a team to Procure all Direct, Indirect Materials, Freight and Services in a continuous improvement environment.

  • Danaher Materials System (DMS): Danaher’s framework and processes to drive continuous improvement in, on-time delivery, inventory and linked costs.

  • Global Business Experience - understands macro trends and internal strategies to proactively develop supply chain networks and/or react to global events; optimizing total costs, lead time and inventory.

  • Cost Performance - sustained savings performance to drive operating margin expansion through deployment of stretch targets; development and use of standard methodologies to achieve year-over-year results across all cost elements in a large, global environment.

  • Supplier Base Management and Regulatory Compliance - global supply base strategy and processes experiences to support global footprint strategy.

Deliver –

  • Danaher Materials System (DMS): Utilizes DMS to drive on-time delivery, inventory and linked costs to optimize performance. Breakthrough DMS performance critical metrics through global footprint and structure changes (location of plants, DCs, Supply Base and Organization).

  • Logistics - develop and implement logistics strategies and distribution networks that align with business strategies to optimize total freight costs and lead time in support of customer needs across a Global Supply Chain.

  • Quality & Regulatory - influence & lead regulatory, quality and Environmental, health and safety to be "competitively-compliant."

Danaher Cultural Alignment

Our culture is values-based, customer-centric, process-oriented, and results-driven. At Danaher, all associates must act with integrity and conduct business honestly and fairly. On this point, there is no negotiation. We have five core values that continuously guide our work:

  • The Best Team Wins: Exceptional people thrive in Danaher's fast-paced, results-oriented work environment.

  • Innovation Defines Our Future: We are empowered and encouraged to challenge ourselves and each other, and to take balanced risks to advance innovation.

  • Customers Talk, We Listen: Our customer-centric focus drives us to create innovative solutions that directly address customer needs.

  • Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) is Our Way of Life: We constantly strive to do better, setting the bar high for ourselves and each other.

  • We Compete for Shareholders: Our track record of financial success enables us to continually invest back into our businesses and our team.

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.