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Danaher Corporation Senior Analyst – Performance & Compensation in Deer Park, Illinois

Leica Biosystems’ mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. We’re a global leader in cancer diagnostics with the most comprehensive portfolio from biopsy to diagnosis. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence.

Our associates know that every moment matters when it comes to cancer diagnostics. When you come to work, you’re helping develop solutions that enable accurate diagnoses to turn anxiety into answers. Join our diverse, global team of talented people, and be inspired to grow every day.

Leica Biosystems 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.

Position Summary

The Senior, Commercial Operations Analyst – Performance and Compensation role for the Americas is responsible for sales compensation administration, reporting, and analysis for Leica Biosystems.

In this role, the Senior, Commercial Operations Analyst will work independently with direction from the Commercial Operations Manager and Business Leadership. This individual is expected to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams. The ideal candidate will be able to successfully balance internal and external business operation demands and have a strong foundation of sales operations, process improvement and ERP system knowledge. Expert level understanding of sales compensation best practices and automated systems (i.e., Callidus, Xactly, etc.) is required. Foundational understanding of SAP, product master data, pricing and order management is strongly preferred. This role is based in our Deer Park, IL office with the expectation to be onsite 2-3 days per week with flexibility as business needs require.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Compensation administration and analysis

  • Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of sales incentive payments to the sales organization

  • Calculate compensation payments

  • Circulate for approval / signoff and submit to payroll, and create / distribute pay statements

  • Maintain and improve the systems, processes and data that drive the sales incentive plans for a large, multi-role sales organization (including maintaining sales territories, account adjustments, product inclusions, etc.)

  • Participate in plan design and drafting-model proposed plans against anticipated business conditions.

  • Communicate plans and participate in training the commercial sales team.

  • Sales reporting and analysis-data compilation, analytics and updating of key strategic divisional and senior staff initiatives (KPI, PD, etc.).

  • Roll-up of divisional direct and dealer tracings and generate detailed monthly orders, sales and unit reports for sales reps and managers.

  • Lead or assist in automating all existing, as well as new, reports. Synergize reporting efforts and strategies between Sales, Marketing and Finance (key units, multi-divisional support processes, leads, pipelines).

  • Ad Hoc projects and reporting as necessary.

Required Education, Experience, Skills:

  • Bachelors degree (with concentration in Finance or Computer Science Strongly Preferred) or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years relevant work experience (Compensation, Analytics, Finance or HR role)

  • Proven capability with automated sales compensation systems (i.e., Callidus, Xactly, Iconixx -including the ability to maintain and update database tables, queries/rules & overall structure.)

  • Advanced Excel skills (e.g., high comfort level with consolidating and joining data, creating formulas, macro development) and other analytical tools like Microsoft Power BI

  • 3 – 5 years with SAP strongly preferred

  • Strong visual basic and/or SQL coding a plus


Travel: 5%

Language: English required (Portuguese or French a plus)


  • Proven attention to detail, accuracy, and data integrity

  • Strong interpersonal skills, displays high level of tact, professional judgement and ability to handle sensitive compensation and financial information

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task with limited supervision

  • In-depth experience with sales methods, policies, processes and procedures

  • Team player with a demonstrated ability to have organizational agility to work on a complex team in a fast paced and dynamic environment with a positive attitude

At Leica Biosystems we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Leica Biosystems can provide.

Physical Demands & Working Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, stand, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, bend, talk and hear.

Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, most work is in an office environment setting. Lighting and temperature are adequate. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department or unit. This job description may be changed at any time.

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.

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.