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Danaher Corporation Product Innovation Manager Strategic Marketing in Fort Collins, Colorado

Our work at Hach ensures water quality for people around the world. Our customer partnerships, passionate experts, and reliable, easy-to-use solutions make water analysis better—faster, simpler, greener, and more informative. As a member of our team, you’ll get to make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within industries from aviation to manufacturing to mining. You’ll also be part of an environment that fosters career growth and professional development, with kindness at its core. And you’ll be part of our mission, which drives us to develop water quality solutions that protect the health and safety of all living things.

Hach is proud to be one of Danaher's Water Quality companies (https://www.dhwaterquality.com/) . Motivated by the highest possible stakes of climate change and global health, we’re working together within a rapidly digitizing industry to find innovative technologies that guarantee the safety of our water and our environment.

If you believe in creating something extraordinary, you’ll fit right in at Hach. You’ll find we’re always looking to improve. You’ll notice we believe that we can be better tomorrow than we are today. Some call it dedication, others call it drive, we call it passion. Hach is here to ensure water quality for people around the world. Want to join us in this mission? We are ready for your best. DIVE IN. HAVE IMPACT.

ENSURING WATER QUALITY FOR PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD – Providing access to and information about water is our number one responsibility. Both around the corner and around the globe, we are committed to providing innovative solutions that help ensure that communities large and small have water that is safe, accessible and available for all. Develop your skills and grow your expertise while playing a role in improving the quality of life for people around the world. Learn more about how you can make a difference at Hach by visiting www.hach.com.

Position summary:

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

Make a difference - join us to ensure water quality for people around the world.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Innovation and Influence

  • 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

  • Customer focused and willing to be a “customer-champion” within a cross-functional team

  • Effective communication with an ability to present ideas in a thoughtful way as well as showing the behaviors of active listening.

Product Development

  • Serve as the business lead on innovation projects to assure maximum return on investment considering risks, market size, investment and margin.

  • Responsible for the development of business cases, scoping products, assesses competition and market segmentations.

Builds People, Teams and Organizations

  • Lead the development teams to identify customer pain-points, develop user needs and solve customer problems.

  • Rely on Voice of the Customer, internal knowledge and business analysis tools to prioritize critical customer needs to address in new products.

  • Positive, “we will win” attitude. Self-motivated and ambitious.

Process Improvement

  • See and create a future vision for addressing customer needs, develop strategic plan and execute on a tactical level.

  • Results driven and action focused – Demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset and a sense of urgency.

  • Manage complexity – Demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to simplify complex issues.

  • Approach work with a strong sense of ownership, commitment and urgency


The ideal candidate is a hardworking professional who can champion innovation and deliver results.

  • 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 skills 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%

The salary range for this role is 94K - 125K. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

You can apply for this role through the Careers Page at https://jobs.danaher.com/global/en/ (or through the Workday “Find Jobs” function if you are a current employee)

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

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.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.