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Danaher Corporation DBSO Director, Lean in Boston, Massachusetts


  • Accelerate results in SQDC by leveraging DBS tools, mentoring skills, and change management processes.

  • Assist OpCo and site leadership in the development of a DBS roadmap to meet PD/CVD/KPI requirements and DBS Sustainability

  • Directly provide formal and informal DBS training and mentoring at Gemba

  • Facilitate other DBS training sessions when appropriate (ECO, DBSLO, DBS Bootcamps, Shingijutsu, etc.)

  • Assist in achieving OpCo and / or site Policy Deployment and KPI objectives

  • Regularly participate in L1 or L2 PD reviews

  • Continue to evolve DBS tools, as prioritized through the annual DBSO Strat process

  • Ensure impactful kaizen events at mentored OpCos or sites

  • 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

  • Improve DBS training and facilitation skills by pursuing Certified Practitioner (CP) and Advanced Certified Practitioner (ACP) status in DBS tools

  • As Process Tool owner for select DBS tools, promote the use and improvement of these tools and build a network of global CPs and ACPs to support Danaher and OpCO needs

  • Promote and facilitate associate development in DBS Fundamentals, Lean tools and other DBS tools as required

  • Evaluate and approve candidates for CP and ACP

  • Benchmark internally in Danaher and externally and incorporate best practices into DBS

  • Support DBS learning across Danaher via self-help tools such as 1-point lessons, yammer, DBSO Office hours, etc.

Most Important Competencies Required:

  • Teamwork - must be able to lead a team(s) of Danaher Associates from multiple disciplines and/or companies

  • Ability to influence others - must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to action on key initiatives at all levels in the organization (up and down)

  • Results orientation - must deliver SQDC sustainable results

  • Technical excellence - must possess the technical skills necessary to be seen as credible in DHR by peers and managers

  • Communication—must be able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms

  • Followership & Leadership – must understand how to leverage both to drive sustainable change


  • Must be hands-on and detail-oriented but also able to see the big picture. Need to be able to think strategically and view the business from a general management standpoint. Must be very customer focused and have strong interpersonal and communications skills. Will need to be a quick study who can rapidly adapt to Danaher’s culture and gain the confidence of the Danaher organization. This person will be high energy and able to handle conflict. Will be an independent worker, capable of operating in a fast-moving, ever changing environment and able to effectively deal with difficult situations. This Leader must have a strong gemba-orientation (spend time and drive change at the ‘real place’ – where the ‘value happens’).

Education and/or Experience:

  • 10+ years of Operations or Engineering Leadership experience

  • BS or BA Degree in Engineering or Business required; Master’s Degree preferred

  • Ideally a minimum of Plant Manager / Director of Operations experience level or higher

  • Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a “general manager’s” point of view

  • Ability to design, develop, and implement a DBS sustainability roadmap for an OpCo or site

  • Mastery of DBS Fundamentals and a variety of DBS Lean tools

  • Superior communications skills

  • Superior training skills and adult learning theory

  • Superior mentoring and influencing skills

  • Familiarity with various manufacturing process technologies (e.g., Assembly, Machining, etc.)

  • Ideally familiar with driving change in regulated environments (e.g., FDA)

  • Hands-on experience implementing DBS (or TPS) in a line Leader role

  • Exposure to and participation in a wide variety of training environments

  • Good writing and administrative skills, including computer skills (word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, etc.). Must be self-sufficient administratively

  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management


  • The DBSO Director reports to the VP Lean

Internal relationships:

  • OpCo Leadership team

  • Corporate DBS Office

  • Corporate Procurement team

  • Site Leadership team as appropriate

  • Functional Managers

  • Kaizen Facilitators, Team Leaders, DBS Tool CPs and ACPs

  • Training Managers

  • HR Leaders

  • Shop floor Associates

External Relationships:

  • Other Danaher OpCo Leaders and Associates

  • DBSLs from Danaher OpCos

  • Shingijutsu senseis

  • As needed, OpCo Customer and Supplier base

  • Acquisition targets

Measures of Performance

  • S – Safety improvement

  • Q – Quality improvement

  • D – On-time delivery

  • D – Lead-time reduction

  • C – Working Capital Turns (with a particular focus on Inventory), Cost reduction (focus on non-PPV Material cost productivity), Labor productivity

  • I – Organic Growth and increasing levels of Innovation

  • Building DBS sustainability at Danaher’s companies

  • CP, ACP, and Process Tool Owner in applicable DBS tools

Personal Trait Profile

  • Self-sufficient

  • Enthusiastic

  • Team orientation (knows when to lead and when to follow)

  • Lives the “continuous improvement” philosophy and can drive change successfully

  • Non-political

  • Logical and creative thinker

  • Willing and able to travel (travel % depends on the assignment – typical 75%)

  • Poised, strong personal impact

  • Confident

  • Ability to influence others – credible

  • Ability to articulate DBS Core Values, DBS Fundamentals, DBS Lean Tools and principles

  • Strong, hands-on facilitation skills

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 Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here ( .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.