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Danaher Corporation Director, Business Applications F/M in Barcelona, Spain

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world’s most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we’re working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.

Learn about the Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) which makes everything possible.

The Commercial Excellence group is seeking an energetic and experienced Director, Business Applications for the successful execution of various commercial business application and master data management projects in a fast-paced and highly cross-functional environment. This role sits in business, liaisons with regional stakeholders and IT supporting commercial organization in EMEA region.

This role will drive efficient delivery of business-driven projects (major to minor) and day-to-day (operational and tactical) application portfolio, ensuring business requirements are fully represented and technology-based business solutions are successfully enabled using SAP (OTC/SD), Salesforce (Sales Cloud & CPQ), UiPath, applications integration and other commercial applications.

This role will require a comprehensive blend of leadership, business acumen, relationship management, business process understanding, project planning, project execution, and application maintenance skills and experience.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Execute the implementation of long and short-term strategic and operational plans within Business Applications and Master Data Management supporting regional business aligning with the organization’s strategic priorities and business needs.

  • Provide inspired leadership and foster a cohesive high performing team culture that drive results by strong commitment, effective collaboration, culture of continuous improvement, and standards across our commercial business applications.

  • Evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.

  • Collaborate and partner with IT and cross-functional teams (OM, Sales, Contracts, Sales Operations, and Marketing) gain support, understand issues and collaborate on mitigation plans with short-term and long-term solutions.

  • Lead team and drive daily operational and tactical needs as well as ongoing enhancements and projects using SAP (OTC/SD), Salesforce (Sales Cloud & CPQ), UiPath, applications integration and other commercial applications

  • Drive alignment between IT and functional business leadership, manage strategic and tactical applications needs and requirements as defined by the business. Drive conflict management and issue resolution. Identify, track, and help resolve cross-portfolio dependencies and conflicts.

  • Working in a global environment, define and supervise rules for Master data records in EMEA Region

  • Independently develop clear and well-defined plans, driving strategy into actions and measurable results. Identifies potential bottlenecks or delays in initiatives, defines solutions and drives efforts to ensure deliverables stay on schedule.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 9+ years of experience OR Master’s degree with 7+ years of experience AND 4+ years managing people.

  • 5+ years of experience in managing and supporting SAP (OTC/SD), Salesforce (Sales Cloud & CPQ), UiPath, applications integration and other commercial applications.

  • 5+ experience in supporting commercial teams (Sales, Sales Operations, Master Data, Contracts, etc).

  • Strong cross-functional leadership skills, self-motivated and ability to influence others to achieve successful outcomes with a high degree of adaptability, flexibility, creative decision-making, and technical problem-solving abilities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in a multicultural, multinational environment with ability to handle multiple projects with organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to effectively assess team capabilities to develop and build upon their strengths and development gaps. Ability to motivate to create a positive and dynamic working atmosphere.

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

  • Working experience in a Medical industry is a plus.

Cepheid, a Danaher operating company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it’s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Operating Company: Cepheid