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Danaher Corporation Danaher Business System Leader - Lean in Coralville, Iowa

Danaher Business System Leader

Reports to: Director of Process Engineering and Analysis

Employment Status: Exempt

Job Profile: P3 - Danaher Business System

Location: Mobile (Partial On-Site and Work from Home Arrangement); Coralville, IA*

*Must live in an area that does not exceed a 100-mile (150 km) radius of Coralville, IA.

Purpose statement:

The Danaher Business System Leader is responsible for promoting and facilitating the successful implementation of the Danaher Business System (DBS) at Danaher companies; allowing those sites to meet their Policy Deployment (PD) and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) targets.

Essential Functions:

  • Drives targeted, sustainable improvement by leveraging DBS tools, consulting skills, and the change management process.

  • Assists IDT DBS Leadership in the development of a DBS Roadmap (i.e., how to use the DBS tools to drive sustainable improvement in results).

  • Becomes an expert in DBS fundamental tools and be a training and development resource for these tools.

  • Directly provides formal and informal DBS training and coaching.

  • Facilitates other DBS training sessions when appropriate (other trainers and consultants from Danaher, Shingijutsu or other).

  • Acts as a leader in Policy Deployment and Daily Management reviews (as appropriate).

  • Ensures successful kaizen events by installing and ensuring compliance to the kaizen process (includes; (1) planning of kaizens with a dynamic funnel process tied to PD and Daily Management, (2) kaizen execution and (3) sustainment of kaizens).

  • Promotes and facilitates diagnosis of work flow impediments and other wastes throughout the business. Provides expert counsel on appropriate DBS tools to eliminate them.

  • Promotes and facilitates associate development in various DBS tools and kaizen leadership.

  • Lead change management and learnings to drive DBS culture and methodologies across the full organization.


  • BS or BA Degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent experience (required)

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of work experience required; five years preferred

  • Minimum of two years of experience with proven process improvement and change management skills (required)

  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management (preferred)

  • Demonstrated proficiency applying lean principles in a variety of situations (preferred)

Other Job Qualifications:

  • Superior communication skills

  • Ability to adapt to Danaher’s culture and acquire proficiency in DBS fundamentals

  • Hands-on and detail-oriented with ability to see big picture

  • Independent worker, capable of operating in a fast-moving, ever changing environment

  • Strong customer focus

  • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.

  • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

Physical Requirements:

Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

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.