Danaher Corporation Product Innovation Manager 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.

WATER QUALITY GROUP

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.

Description
_Position Summary:_

The purpose of the Product Innovation Manager (PIM) is to identify, define, and quantify new business opportunities in order to drive product innovations and technical breakthroughs to our core markets. This business-focused position develops and/or redefines current businesses, products, and business models for Hach.

Essential Functions: * Drive innovative business opportunities through Hach’s product development process (DDS) in the capacity of a Product Owner/Manager from “product ideation” to “design frozen” phase of the projects * Relies on Voice of the Customer, internal knowledge and business analysis tools to prioritize critical customer needs to address in new products. * Responsible for the development of business cases, scoping products, assesses competition and market segmentations. * Serves as the business lead on innovation projects to assure maximum return in investment taking into account risks, market size, investment, and margin. * Lead the development teams to identify customer pain-points, develop user needs and solve customer problems.

Essential Leadership Attributes: * Sees and create a future vision for addressing customer needs, develop strategic plan and execute on a tactical level. * Customer focused and willing to be a “customer-champion” within a cross-functional team * Candidate must be driven for results and action oriented – Demonstrates a continuous improvement mindset and a sense of urgency. * Candidate must be able to manage complexity – Demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to simplify complex issues. * Candidate must be an effective communicator – Ability to present ideas in a thoughtful way as well as showing the behaviors of active listening. * Positive, “we will win” attitude. Self-motivated and self-driven * Approaches work with a strong sense of ownership, commitment and urgency

Qualification
* BS or BA in Engineering or the Sciences required * MBA or equivalent highly desirable * 5-10 years of related Product Planning, Product Management or Project Management experience * Broad and deep understanding of Voice of Customer research methodologies and applications * Extensive expertise in product definition and product development * Demonstrated skill at leading a global cross-discipline team * 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 * Travel requirement of 25%

*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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

/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. The purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes such as collective bargaining, or compensation./

*PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING: *

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
Danaher is 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 applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% 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.

Organization: Hach
Job Function: Marketing
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-CO-Loveland
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: HAC005503