Site Lean Transformation Leader (DBS)

    • Danaher Corporation
  • Muskegon, MI
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 15 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Business systems
Process improvement
Lean manufacturing
Operations management
Continuous improvement
Production management
Problem solving
Mechanical engineering
Electrical engineering
Industrial engineering
Lean Six Sigma
Lean methodology
Visual control
Software deployment
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Outlook
Life sciences

Job Details

Be part of something altogether life-changing!

Working at Cytiva in the Life Sciences industry means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us - working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40 countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity - so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Cytiva is one of 10 Life Sciences companies of Danaher. Together, we accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of solutions that safeguard and improve human health.

The Muskegon Danaher Business Systems (DBS) Leader is a facilitative leader accountable for process improvements yielding bottom-line productivity and improved delivery. The position oversees lean transformation within a plant that is currently under construction. You will be expected to help develop and sustain a lean culture using various DBS tools with focus on achieving world class safety and manufacturing performance. You will be a leader with expertise in lean manufacturing, overall operations management, and plant transformations.

What you'll do:

  • Lead workshops & kaizen events for new product lines and in support of product relocations and new factory start-up. Apply Lean tools to eliminate waste, improve process capability and reduce process and product variation.
  • Serve as an internal change agent in institutionalizing Lean methodology. Support Hoshin Kanri policy deployment factory priorities/projects from initial layout to full implementation by leading and facilitating cross-functional project teams.
  • Own the prioritized kaizen funnel which will coordinate the Lean activities, both immediate, and long term projects. Work with other functional groups to help ensure continuous improvement is in alignment with business goals, methods and objectives.
  • Provide training and coaching in Lean production, management systems and process knowledge to local and global personnel.
  • Lead and support various fact-based problem-solving sessions using DBS tools and long term follow up to assure sustainment of results.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's Degree in any Engineering Discipline (Mechanical, Science, Technology, Electrical, Chemical, or Industrial Engineering) and six years of related manufacturing experience.
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or Lean Black Belt Certified.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience facilitating/coordinating/coaching and mentoring lean six sigma or lean workshop/kaizen
  • A proven track record of change facilitation and deployment of Lean thinking and a Lean-based Management System with strong oral, written communication, and executive presentation skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to teach and coach Lean leadership principles and behaviors including servant leadership, Lean daily management routines including the use of visual management.

Desired Manufacturing Experience and Characteristics:
  • Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences experience.
  • Change agent with strong credibility and influence.
  • A3 thinking deployment and experience.

Physical Requirements:
  • Frequent walking, bending, stooping, and carrying materials up to 15 lbs; occasional use of stairs up to 4 stories and use of straight ladders up to 20 feet.
  • Working in the field will require the applicant to wear a hard hat, safety glasses, gloves and other necessary PPE for several hours/duration of their field time.
  • Some exposure to high noise areas is expected requiring the use of hearing protection such as ear plugs or earmuffs.
  • Ability to use a computer, including MS Excel, Outlook, and Word; and other job-related software for 8 hours a day.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow's science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what's next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit .

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.

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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.
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