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Danaher Corporation Director of Research and Development in Fellbach, Germany

If you thrive in making a positive impact on the world in a high-expectations environment where challenging the status quo and driving continuous improvement is the way of life - then we are the company for you. We are seeking a Director of Research and Development to drive innovation and improvement in our environmental and meteorological monitoring systems.

Make a difference - join us and contribute to our important work helping protect lives and the environment.

OTT HydroMet is a global leader in hydrology and meteorology sensors, stations, and intelligent networks. Our solutions provide valuable insights that help Water and Weather Experts protect lives, the environment and infrastructure. We serve customers worldwide with Sales and Service coverage in more than 90 countries and production facilities in the United States, Germany and The Netherlands. To achieve our ambitious goals, we hire diverse talent that shares our Core Value of “The Best Team Wins”. We invest in the development of our associates and provide them with opportunities for career advancement to help realize their full potential. Learn more about OTT HydroMet at www.otthydromet.com .

OTT HydroMet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, a global science and technology innovator and #160 on the list of Fortune 500 companies.

Position Summary

The role will be leading our engineering teams and will be based in the Stuttgart region, Germany.. This role is responsible for enabling our customers data value chain through New Product Development and evolving current products.The scope of responsibility includes leading research and development in one of our most rapidly growing segments from identification of sensor technology solutions through product launch for sensors and research on environmental and meteorological monitoring systems. Your main responsibility would be to engage and guide our engineering teams and partner across all functions to ensure that solutions are designed, documented, and delivered according to the expectations from our customers.

Essential Functions

  • You would cultivate and enables breakthrough thinking to drive growth through Relentlessly Attracting, Engaging and Developing People and by Inspiring a team to achieve greatness. Encourage team to develop passion around what the project is, why it is important, and what impact their work as on the outcome and how to achieve.

  • Demonstrated ability to drive for results. Can execute programs to meet quality, performance, schedule, and cost targets.

  • Encourages Balanced Risk Taking to Advance Innovation and challenges processes and finding a better way to do things. Identifies and remove barriers for the team. Identifies key dependencies and risks, and partners with other functions to get these resolved.

  • Leads and drive complex, high impact, cross-functional projects through collaboration with the Product Marketing, Engineering, and Operations teams. Effectively communicates with both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Demonstrates thought leadership through being able to consider ideas from a broad range of sources and pivot when new ideas or information is learned.

  • Understands and leverages the relevant Danaher Business System (DBS) tools, including but not limited to: Problem Solving, Daily Management, Visual Project Management, Speed Design Review, Technology Readiness Levels, and Design for Reliability.

  • Develops talent strategy and tactics within their team and assists with identifying and preparing a successor.

  • Demonstrated program management experience in a global environment.

    Education, Background and Skill Requirements

  • BS in Engineering or Physics, Advanced degree preferred.

  • Ten or more years leading in a product development, engineering, or data solutions programs with IOT experience preferred and a passion for technology.

  • Broad understanding of processes supporting new product development, including defining user needs, developing architectures, design thinking and rapid concepting, business case development, design for reliability, design for manufacturing, serviceability, usability.

  • Possess five years minimum experience in project management of new product development projects from early concept through commercialization. Experience with Agile or LEAN project management preferred.

  • Experience balancing resources and competing priorities.

  • Proven problem-solving skills. Influencing without authority.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English.

  • Working in a very fast-paced and continuously changing environment.

What makes this opportunity great? Let us tell you...

  • You help us provide valuable insights for experts in water and weather applications!

  • You work in a collaborative culture that values a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a good sense of partnership

  • Our team of associates is passionate about achieving great results for our customers

  • Ability to fully use your breadth and depth of experience; no pigeonhole here!

  • And there is a lot of great work happening; it is always busy

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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.At Danaher, 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.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.