Innovation DBSL

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November 12, 2020
Sunnyvale, CA
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What excites you about process improvement & operational excellence? At Cepheid, we are looking for the Innovation DBS Leader to promote and be responsible for the successful implementation of the Danaher Business System within Cepheid R&D organizations. You will have a proven track record of efficient utilization of the DBS tools.

This position reports to the Senior Director of Innovation DBSL and is responsible for enabling growth through the implementation of DBS methodologies, improving creative capacity, and establishing the growth of both individuals and the organization. The Innovation DBS Leader works within a multi-functional environment while driving continuous improvement in the innovation metrics. The tone you set will encourage collaboration that values the equity of voice, inclusion, and believing in teams are the integral parts of the DBS Fundamentals across the organization. Essential job responsibilities:
Primary Responsibilities
We see leading and facilitating the development and management of DBS fundamentals across the Engineering organization to achieve annual targets, department-level goals, and project level KPI’s. This includes the installation and consistent use of daily management (DM) and problem-solving processes (PSP).
Act as an impetus for innovation processes, infrastructure, and leadership behaviors that promote and support improving the creative capacity of the organization via DBS training and facilitation (DBS, Lean Six Sigma, TPS, etc.).
Drive progression of candidates through a DBS Certified Practitioner (CP) funnel to build organization muscle and capability across the domains within DBS while establishing Danaher and Cepheid standard methodologies, standardize, and install such benchmarks across departments, organizations, and global sites. Travel %:
Travel ability is required (domestic and international), expectations for this role are ~25%. Minimum requirements:

We look forward to the Innovation DBSL to be hands-on, but also able to see the big picture, think strategically, and builds action to drive down to tactical levels. The Innovation DBS Leader will be customer-focused and possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills. Rapidly adapts to Danaher’s culture and gains the confidence of the organization.
Consistently delivering results!
Influence without authority!
Inspire change and resolve conflict and clear ambiguity while showing strengths in time-management, action plan development, execution, and technical projects.
Proficiency in the English language. Additional language skills are beneficial

Education and Experience (in years):
BS degree with 12+ years of experience; or MS degree with 8+years of experience in science or engineering related field as a practitioner with DBS or experience in a continuous improvement environment (DBS, Lean Six Sigma, TPS, etc.).

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.
Cepheid offers market-leading benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K matching, and other perks.

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 (we provide reasonable accommodation), veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.

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