Global Continuous Improvement Leader- Supply Chain & Logistics

Description We are currently seeking a Danaher Business Systems Leader (DBSL) - Global Supply Chain to join our growing team in Wood Dale, IL. POSITION: The DBSL will be responsible for driving a culture of DBS and continuous improvement within the company.  This role has responsibility for assessing opportunities for waste elimination and driving operational efficiencies globally in the areas of sourcing, logistics and inventory management. The DBSL will lead and drive such cross functional initiatives and will be an active participant in Policy Deployment (PD) meetings mentoring the global sourcing and supply chain teams on Problem-Solving Process (PSP), Implementing counter measures and driving action plans.  This is an important leadership position with Videojet Technologies that provides an outstanding development opportunity and career path into broader roles within Danaher. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: o Drive and champion DBS and a culture of continuous improvement at Videojet using DBS tools including but not limited to 5S, SW, TPI, VRK o Promote and facilitate supply chain associate developments in various DBS tools and kaizen leadership  o Lead and facilitate kaizens in all areas of supply chain including sourcing, logistics and inventory management o Actively participate in monthly PD reviews and support management in creating PD, Bowler Charts, and action plans o Implement standard work on supply chain processes with a focus on improving operational efficiency and improving internal / external quality KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: o Problem solving--must possess the technical skills necessary to effectively assess, analyze, and solve complex issues in a constantly-changing environment. o Results orientation--must deliver measurable and auditable results in policy deployment targets and key performance indicators o Communication--must be able to communicate effectively with all levels in various organizations from transactional to senior management o Teamwork--must be able to work with various teams of procurement & logistics  o Process orientation---must be able to establish and document standard operating processes for sourcing, supplier management, and acquisition integration o Ability to influence others---through leadership. Must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to action on key sourcing initiatives  o Negotiations--must be able to negotiate effectively and ethically o Integrity --- must follow the Danaher standards of business and personal ethics policies and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations in countries where we, and our partners, operate Qualifications REQUIREMENTS: o B.S. Degree preferably in Business, Engineering, or Supply Chain. MBA preferred o 7+ years of related experience in procurement / supply chain; 2 years of lean/continuous improvement leadership preferred o Creative and progressive thinker with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with others at all levels in written or verbal form o Ability to analyze problems, propose solutions, test theories, research alternatives and reach conclusions. o Organized with the ability to prioritize activities to achieve short and long term goals and objectives  o Flexible and adaptive approach to change o Team player who is able to build partnerships while leading cross functional teams VID004540
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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