Category Manufacturing & Operations
Operations Leadership Program
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Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life around the world through our shared purpose of “ Helping Realizing Life’s Potential.” Our family of world class brands have unparalleled leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries. Our team of over 70,000 associates around the globe is united by a powerful business system which serves as our ultimate competitive advantage. In 2016, we generated $16.9 billion in revenue, earned a spot on the Fortune 150 list and over the past 20 years,
our stock has outperformed the S&P; 500 Index by nearly 2,800 percent – Danaher is where great people do extraordinary things! Our quiet quest to expand and build high-performing businesses across a variety of industries requires top-notch students that seek a challenging career path.
Our consistent success is the direct result of our people and the Danaher Business System (DBS). DBS has evolved from a collection of manufacturing improvement tools into a philosophy, set of values and series of management processes that collectively define who we are and how we do what we do. Today, our DBS tools are designed to help us excel in areas of GROWTH, LEADERSHIP and LEAN.
Danaher associates are pursuing a focused strategy aimed at building businesses that matter within four strategic platforms: Water Quality, Life Sciences, Diagnostics, and Product Identification.
Operations Leadership Program (OLP) Overview:
Danaher’s OLP program is a dynamic two-year rotational program consisting of diverse functional opportunities generally spanning two Danaher locations. OLP Participants will have exposure to manufacturing, supply chain, strategic sourcing, materials, and the Danaher Business System (DBS). OLP participants have a supportive curriculum of professional and leadership development, mentoring from senior leaders and opportunities to attend global summits. Participants are educated on the Danaher Business System which provides tools that create sustainable competitive advantage by continuously improving quality, delivery, cost and innovation. Our goal is to provide these tools to all employees including our OLP associates. We believe the best way to learn DBS and hands-on leadership is through real-world experience through compelling, high visibility projects.
Danaher considers the OLP to be a path to immediate roles in operations including value stream leadership and the Danaher Business System leadership. The Danaher culture is results oriented and customer focused. We value not only a job well done but welcome those who exhibit the highest standards of integrity and the personal drive and initiative to foster new solutions to make Danaher and its family of companies more successful.
Four (4) 6-month development assignments could focus on (but not limited to) the following roles:
Material Planner - As a planner, you’ll learn the basics of the Danaher Materials Process (Kanban Management) and will be responsible for maintaining and implementing the process to minimize inventory levels while ensuring availability.
Danaher Business System Leader (DBSL) - As a DBSL, you’ll be responsible for planning, leading and verifying sustainability of Kaizen activity, principally in Manufacturing; working with various Operations Leaders on improving the manufacturing and transactional processes using the DBS toolkit as well as creating and improving visual management to ensure the organization has immediate feedback on the performance of their manufacturing cell.
Production Supervisor - As a Supervisor, you’ll be managing a team of associates to maintain work flow, ensuring effective and efficient resource management to include personnel and equipment and tools utilized in a manufacturing environment.
Manufacturing Engineer - As a Manufacturing Engineer, you are the focal point of the manufacturing process as they interact with all of the internal support functions and external resources to ensure the production process is streamlined and maintained without interruption.
Successful program participants will have many opportunities to accelerate their career growth. Graduates of OLP are developed as the talent pipeline for many roles including but not limited to:
- Value Stream Leader
- Danaher Business System Leader
- Future career roles in many disciplines including materials, supply chain, distribution, or sourcing
- Future career roles in Operations Leadership at the plant, regional or global level
Candidates selected for the program have a history of strong academic achievement in engineering or supply chain management, prior demonstrated leadership and have excelled in community, professional or extracurricular activities. This combined academic achievement and experience is used to evaluate the candidate’s maturity for future leadership roles, commitment to personal excellence, and ability to collaborate with others to achieve outstanding results. Candidates with related work experience in engineering or the sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.
Requires a Bachelors in Engineering or Supply Chain Management with applicable work experience that has been gained during their period of study. Candidates must be open to relocation. Candidates must have a desire to work in Manufacturing Operations and lead people. This is not the program leading toward a traditional technical engineering career path.
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