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Danaher Corporation HR Business Partner - Waltham, MA - Hybrid in Framingham, Massachusetts

Leica Microsystems has helped shape the future of microscopy for over 170 years 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.

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Come join a fantastic team! Are you passionate about partnering with business leaders and associates to deliver a superb HR experience in a fast-paced environment? Then we have an opportunity for you. We are looking for an experienced and driven HR Business Partner who can provide HR expertise and business partnership to a diverse group of leaders and associates. Join Leica Microsystems and grow your HR career!

The HR Business Partner (HRBP) acts as a trusted business advisor, advocate, change agent and culture champion to designated client groups with the Americas region. The HRBP provides leaders and associates within the designated client group guidance and expertise on a variety of Human Resource related issues, promotes the growth and development of our associates, acts as change agent to drive the evolution of our engaged and inclusive culture, assesses for and anticipates HR-related needs, communicates proactively with HR functional colleagues and business management, and develops integrated solutions. The HRBP formulates partnerships across the business and HR function to deliver value added service and support to management and associates that reflect business objectives.


  • The HR Business Partner will provide on-going HR expertise and support to assigned client groups including coaching, consulting, employee relations, organizational effectiveness, associate development, performance management, recruiting/staffing and front-line support for HR-related questions.

  • Consults with leaders and managers on business and performance needs and serves as an advocate for the associate, management, and Company by partnering with employees and leaders to address concerns, explain HR policies/practices, and facilitate team effectiveness.

  • Partners with leaders to define talent needs, and plan workforce and talent pipeline requirements in line with business strategy. Supports leaders in providing associates with development opportunities that align with current and future business requirements. Collaboration with business leaders and managers to ensure solid plans are in place to drive sustained team development through competency assessment and development of associates.

  • Drives annual HR processes for the assigned client group including performance management, talent assessment, succession planning, talent development, compensation planning, annual engagement survey, etc.

  • Supports the recruitment, development and career advancement of a diverse group of associates at all levels.

  • Provides guidance and coaching to all levels of the organization to ensure Diversity & Inclusion and Work/Life initiatives are effectively integrated with strategic business objectives.

  • Makes recommendations and takes action to drive continuous improvement of HR practices and policies.

  • Responsible for assigned functional projects and serves as lead in executing organization-wide initiatives. Motivating change agent to support the achievement of business initiatives and goals.

  • Improve communications and engagement by actively engaging with leaders and associates and driving actions as a result of the annual engagement survey. Partner with leaders to develop action plans based on feedback and data.

  • Has personal ownership for key HR metrics (recruitment, development, retention, D&I etc.) and partners with leaders to dive to root cause, and develop and execute appropriate counter-measures where needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or related master’s degree preferred

  • 5+ years HR Business Partner experience

  • Minimum of 3 years in resolution of complex employee relation or business issues

  • Working knowledge of multiple HR disciplines including talent management, compensation practices, employee relations, diversity and inclusion, performance management, and employment laws

  • Proven and demonstrable experience of driving the HR function within a fast-paced, regulated environment

  • Relationship Building; Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Financial / Business Acumen

  • This position is a hybrid role located at: 230 City Point 3rd Ave, 4th Floor, Waltham, MA 02451


  • Effective communicator in a variety of settings from one on one to large groups, utilizing attentive listening skills and adjusting the message to fit with the audience

  • Balances needs of business partners to identify, build, and deliver upon opportunities while considering cultural and ethical factors in making fair decisions

  • Utilizes critical thinking to ask the right questions, analyze situations with information from diverse sources to uncover root causes and evaluate the risks and benefits of solutions

  • Sound decision-making utilizing a mixture of analysis, experience, and knowledge from self and other people resources to consider relevant factors and make principled decisions

  • Strong orientation to accomplishing objectives in a measurable and sustainable way, recognizing obstacles while utilizing resources to overcome these, helping self and others to achieve results.

  • Managerial courage to provide direct and actionable feedback, support others in facing difficult situations/decisions while willing to do the same, and champion potentially unpopular ideas based on strong judgement.

  • Plans, aligns, and executes strategies and objectives around talent development to meet growth requirements of the business.

Desired qualifications express expectations for ideal/fully proficient candidates; equivalent experience will also be considered.


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.