Distribution Manager

Leica Microsystems

Leica Microsystems

Product, Operations
Hebron, KY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

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At first glance, you’ll see that for more than 80 years we’ve been dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and healthcare forward. Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. We’re building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. Look again and you’ll see we are invested in you, providing the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful.

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

The Distribution Operations Manager for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is responsible for the incoming and outgoing of materials, reagents, instruments, or equipment to meet customer expectations, which involve receiving, shipping, and inventory/material control. The role also analyzes trends and identifies the most impactful opportunities using the Pareto principle

This position is part of the supply chain team located in Hebron, KY, and will be an onsite role. At Beckman Coulter, our vision is to relentlessly reimagine healthcare, one diagnosis at a time.

You will be a part of the Distribution team and report to the Director of Distribution responsible for all incoming and outgoing of materials at the Hebron distribution center. If you thrive in a multifunctional and leadership role and want to work to build a world-class supply chain organization—read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Use data to solve challenging operations problems using the Danaher Problem Solving Process
  • Identify, develop, and execute strategic projects to improve customer experience and operational efficiency
  • Manage all distribution activities with a Supervisory staff to ensure assignments and daily objectives are met on or ahead of schedule by ensuring operation is adequately staffed and properly trained.
  • Drive associate engagement through team-building activities, accountability, and consistency
  • Cultivate a culture that utilizes Lean principles & the Kaizen mindset to improve processes & eliminate waste.
  • Develop daily plans to manage staff and resources in order to achieve world class on time delivery
  • Improve KPI performance through root cause analysis, implementation of countermeasures, and action plans

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor's degree with 9+ years of relevant experience, or Master's degree with 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Proven track record in creating, managing, and achieving goals through KPIs, engagement, etc.
  • Strong leadership experience in a distribution or operations environment, including leading other leaders
  • Familiarity with Lean principles such as Toyota Production System or Danaher Business System, including one-piece flow, standard work, 5S, Kaizen, and problem-solving processes

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Kaizen facilitation and Process mapping
  • Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel
  • Distribution in a regulated environment


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