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Danaher Corporation Tax Manager (d/f/m) in Dusseldorf, Germany

For over 170 years, Leica Microsystems has helped shape the future 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 one of 10 Life Sciences companies of Danaher. Together, we accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of solutions that safeguard and improve human health.

We currently offer the following position, to be worked hybrid or remotely, in in one of our European offices.

Come join a fantastic team! We are a group of high-performing finance individuals motivated by the idea of supporting our global organization in doing the right thing. We enjoy high pace, completely trust each other, have fun at work, and never miss a deadline!


Own, develop and optimize our global direct tax & transfer price setup for our three businesses Leica Microsystems, Leica Biosystems, and Mammotome, with 70 legal entities and approximately $2.5B revenue, including:

  • Driving all direct tax related topics from planning to controversy, process optimization and risk assessment.

  • Overseeing tax operations, compliance and documentation in close cooperation with the respective local teams

  • Implementing and maintaining policies and value chain maps

  • Acting as the first point of contact for all relevant inquiries

  • Business partnering with internal and external stakeholders including complex financial analysis and modelling in order to support decisions

  • Contributing in cross-functional projects

  • Collaborating closely with the global tax & transfer pricing team at Danaher


  • Master degree in Economics, (Tax) Law, or Finance and preferably additional qualification as certified Tax Advisor (m/f/d), Chartered Financial Analyst or similar degree

  • A minimum of ten years of professional experience in tax & transfer pricing, preferably in a multinational company environment and/or international tax advisory firm

  • Excellent knowledge of international transfer pricing regulations

  • Experience with transfer pricing operations as well as managing large sets of data

  • Team player, process oriented and hands-on

  • Ability to think and solve problems independently / proactively propose solutions

  • Fluency in English, written and spoken, is a must


  • This position offers international development opportunities

  • We support employees in their professional and personal development

  • A balance between support and autonomy to achieve your own goals

  • Learn all about Kaizen, PSP's and Muda as part of our Danaher Business System (DBS) trainings - if you believe in continuous improvement like us

  • Modern virtual work in an exciting international environment - with both German and American guiding cultures

  • A solid onboarding program


Learn more about what we do and who we are by watching our company video “We Are Leica”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zHmalqMXN4

Are you interested to discover new opportunities in an innovative, team-oriented environment?

Do apply online - we are looking forward to your application!


  • Reporting to the Global Controller, who in turn reports to the LMS CFO.

  • Fully remote setup is acceptable. Would have to bring you to Wetzlar for immersion, of course.

  • position comes with 1 support person.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit www.danaher.com.

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