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Danaher Corporation Manager, Field Service (Widefield, Nano) in Chicago, Illinois

Leica Microsystems has helped shape the future of microscopy for over 170 years by developing groundbreaking optical and digital solutions. As a global leader, we’re driven by continuous improvement to excite our customers and to create the best work environment for our people. Customer focus, innovation, and teamwork are at the core of our culture and the foundation of our success.

Want to be part of a company whose products are part of cutting-edge research around the world? Join Leica Microsystems in our commitment for brilliant solutions and insight.

Leica Microsystems is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Manager, Field Service (Widefield, Nano)

On a daily basis, you and your team of roughly 13 FSEs, strive to ensure operational excellence across the team to drive improvement in Time to Repair (TTR), On Time Delivery (OTD) of our services and improve our Net Easy Score (NES) key performance indicators (KPIs). You work to consistently grow both orders and revenue for the product line covered (using the Holistic View of Service Growth Equation), including developing and deploying new strategies to increase coverage of the installed base and expand our share-of-wallet. You ensure efficient, effective staffing and management of our Level 1/2 Regional Technical HelpDesk for the product line covered, including driving the Remote Fix KPI.

In addition, you create and foster strong, trustful relationships with your Sales Leadership partners, as it relates to Service Delivery for their market segments / product lines, and manage Operating Expenses (OPEX) of the team to the determined budget. You have responsibility for the entire solution life cycle, from installation to decommissioning, and collect voice of the customer (VOC) throughout that journey, from which you develop programs and processes to improve the future experiences of customers we serve. You always put the customer first and seek to form partnerships with key customers to gather insights and help guide our future strategies. Your mission, and that of your team, is to establish long-term partnerships with our advanced customers that enable insights, drive retention and create clear value that they are willing to pay for.


  • 5+ years technical experience or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years of experience demonstrating the ability to lead others through projects, partnership or other equivalent experience

  • Demonstrated strength in leadership and people management capabilities: motivating teams, coaching, conflict resolution, negotiation, change management & strategic planning.

  • Effective communicator with ability to effectively build relationships and influence people directly and remotely, across global organizations and departments.

  • Demonstrated ability in developing growth and customer-centric strategies, as well as tactical implementation through daily management.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to assess and prioritize service and market needs.

  • Clear thinker with experience in product positioning, market sizing, segmentation and analysis.

  • Experience successfully managing complex initiatives and proven ability to collaborate across the organization and operate effectively within a matrix environment by resolving conflict and influencing others.

  • Proven experience in developing teams to their fullest potential

  • High degree of technical competence, ability to interface with the scientific community and users of all expertise levels

  • Fluent in English.


  • North America

  • Up to 50% (30-40%) travel

  • Reports to Director of Service, Americas


  • Ability to work with solutions that make a difference in Life science research, Medical & Applied market segments

  • Opportunity to have a major impact and grow the business, as well as develop teams

  • Strong processes & tools to support continuous improvement (Danaher Business system)

  • A values-driven environment where diversity matters

  • Entry point for a leadership journey in Leica Microsystems & Danaher as we invest in our leader and offer them multiple career opportunities


Be the recognized standard of support to enable customer insights from advanced imaging solutions.


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Are you interested to discover new opportunities in an innovative, team-oriented environment? Do apply online - We are looking forward to your application!

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.

Given the essential job duties of this position, the employee is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and applicable law.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. 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.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.