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Danaher Corporation Danaher Business System Leader/Lean Leader/ Continuous Improvement in Indianapolis, Indiana

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ mission is to empower those seeking answers to life’s most important scientific and healthcare questions. With a legacy spanning 80+ years, we have long been a trusted partner to our customers, who are working to transform science and healthcare with the next groundbreaking discovery. As part of our team of more than 2,900 associates across 130 countries, you’ll help drive our vision of accelerating answers—and our commitment to excellence.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.


Responsible for demonstrating the Danaher Business System (DBS) tools to drive site critical metrics including Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Productivity. The successful applicant will be responsible for oversight of cell level daily management and ensuring all elements are maintained. The applicant will ensure metric misses are led through the Kaizen process including the organization, running, and sustaining of Kaizen events and Kaizen funnel.

In addition, the role will include the continued development of the DBS culture at the Indianapolis site through the use of DBS: Fundamentals, Growth, Lean, and Leadership

Role and Duties

Work with Site Leadership Team to develop process improvement strategies based on business needs:

  • Daily Management Adherence

  • Facilitate the “Problem Solving Process” (PSP) class

  • Kaizen Funnel Review

  • Facilitate/participate in Kaizen events

  • Support Action Plan creation and follow-up

  • Develop future certified DBS practitioners in DBS tools

Apply continuous improvement methods in Lean, Leadership & Growth:

  • Lean principles of teamwork, methodology, business benefit, innovation and customer focus

  • Subject matter expertise in DBS tools (Lean Conversion, Problem Solving, SMED, Standard Work, 5s, Visual Project Management etc…)

  • Lead transformational change and work on identifying & prioritizing opportunities across the plant

  • Coordinate benchmarking and external analysis (Subject Matter Experts, Workshops, company visits, etc.)

  • Identify and share standard methodologies

Educate, communicate and excite the organization in DBS:

  • Develop and lead teams to embrace the culture to promote standard methodology sharing across the plant and within the corporation

  • Generate understanding & use of DBS across the site

  • Develop and promote common DBS Language throughout the site

  • Foster an environment where people are engaged and embrace DBS

Position Competencies

  • Leadership: Willingness to work on the shop floor and lead by example; ability to influence decision making with or without authority, facilitate groups with diverse perspectives, bring teams to an agreement. High tolerance for ambiguity.

  • Communication: Interpersonal skills that build productive relationships and influence others, both within the business and across organizations. Ability to interact with all levels of the business (senior leaders to working teams), exceptionally good listening skills, able to present complex or new ideas with clarity and simplicity.

  • Teamwork: collaborate effectively with others in the spirit of common objectives.

  • Planning and Execution: Excellent project management and prioritization skills. Solid intuition for business. Able to deliver results in a shifting environment.

  • Analytical Problem Solving: Able to identify problems; apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data. Innovative and effective solution development, risk mitigation and execution. Hands-on experience with Danaher PSP process.


  • B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering and 5+ year experience relevant field


When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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 ( .