Danaher Corporation Commercial Open Innovation BUM in Düsseldorf, Germany

Danaher Company Description
Hachis a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION:Ensure water quality for people around the world.

OUR VISION:We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.


Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.

_Purpose of Position_ _ _ Provide leadership and drive cross-functional alignment to deliver company objectives, including but not limited to: * Build and develop a high performing, growth-oriented commercial open innovation team * Focus on accelerating commercial learning, failing and pivoting fast * Ensure the team is doing the rights things (focusing on the critical few) and doing things right (leveraging DBS and best demonstrated practices) * Create processes to address internal hurdles to commercialize open innovation products * Drive organizational alignment to successfully build and grow Hach’s commercial open innovation business

Essential Functions * Leads the New Venture team to validate commercial and technical viability for external partners through Hach established channels. * Owns Hach’s New Ventures funnel and roadmap execution through DDS OI Process. Manages and prioritizes New Ventures BU resources to accelerate viability assessment and successful ventures transfer to Commercial BU Teams * Owns internal process to develop robust global financial forecasts for New Ventures partnerships * Manages relationship with partners going through viability assessment by setting expectations, establishing milestones and sustaining clear and open communication. * Provides business leadership to New Venture Teams and drives prioritization of critical few to accelerate time to market. * Develops global business processes to assure sustainability and standard work for the New Ventures team * Actively participates within Product Technology Group (BU & R&D) to identify opportunities to develop new partnerships * Create processes to allow product managers to efficiently navigate traditional hurdles to commercialize open innovation products * Assists in the development of the business unit policy deployment and KPIs.

Other Non-Essential Functions * Actively participates in the development of the annual strategic and product roadmap plan * Performs other duties as required

Critical Competencies / Leadership Anchors * Develops a strategic plan and execute on a tactical level. * Positive, “we will win” attitude * Fail-fast mindset, able to recognize underperformance and redirect resources to higher ROI opportunities * Approaches work with a strong sense of ownership, commitment and urgency. Not afraid of challenging status quo. * Ability to quickly establish significant credibility, trust and support with all levels of internal and external organization including peers, subordinates and senior management. * Get things done globally with high integrity working through ambiguous conditions. * Ability to manage relationships, deliverables, and expectations across business units, operating companies, and parent company. Able to develop strategies, drive tactics and provide leadership in highly dynamic, high ambiguity, high complexity environment. * Customer focused * Continuous improvement mindset * Team player * Self-motivated and self-driven * Confident

* BS or BA in Engineering or the Sciences required * MBA or equivalent highly desirable * 5 years of experience in any combination of the following: introducing analytical solutions, alliance management, research and development, business development, communications and project management * Demonstrated skill at leading a global cross-discipline team * Experience introducing analytical solutions to Hach Company customer base or similar experience preferred * Broad knowledge of Hach’s Company marketplace, customer applications, and use of Hach products in the market is preferred * Demonstrated record of driving results * Ability to present highly complex, technical, or difficult messages clearly and persuasively * Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire new knowledge and skills as required * Demonstrated ability to prioritize clearly and manage finite resources

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach. The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment consists of an indoor, work or home office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels.

/The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change./


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

Hach is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaheris a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.5B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000 percent over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

For additional company details, see www.danaher.com

Organization: Hach
Job Function: Marketing
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-CO-Loveland
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: HAC005346