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Danaher Corporation Human Resources Business Partner in Grand Rapids, Michigan


At first glance, you’ll see Danaher’s scale. With $22.3B revenue, our 69,000 associates work across the globe at more than 25 unique operating companies within four platforms — life sciences, diagnostics, water quality, and product identification.

Career development is important to us - you’ll find associates who are as certain about their impact as they are about where they’re headed next. You’ll find the Danaher Business System, which makes everything possible. You’ll also see a company that investors trust—our culture of continuous improvement has helped us outperform the S&P 500 by more than 5,000% over the past 25 years.

We hope you’ll see yourself here, too. What you find at Danaher — and within yourself — might just change the world.


X-RITE PANTONE is the leader in color science and technology offering end-to-end solutions for the selection, communication, formulation, and production of consistent and achievable color.


Come join a passionate, high-performing HR team that embodies our Core Value of Best Team Wins. Our goal is to support the business in its delivery on our Core Values, primarily through our Core Value Driver (CVD) metrics. This is an opportunity to leverage our world-class People processes to ensure the continued growth and success of X-Rite and Pantone.


Deliver on our belief that real breakthroughs come from teams that think big and respect each other’s differences – different ideas, different perspectives, and different experiences. We encourage all voices to be heard, both internally as we collaborate and externally as we listen to our customers’ most pressing needs. And we would love to have you on this journey with us!

We are seeking a Human Resources Business Partner to work in a hybrid model in Grand Rapids, MI. This is a key role within the North American HR team. This role is HYBRID with 2-3 days in the X-Rite HQ office in Grand Rapids and the other days remote. We offer full-time benefits and 401k match from day 1, tuition reimbursement, Development Days, and a permissive paid time off policy emphasizing flexibility and trust.


  • Support our US X-Rite and Pantone associate base and partner with people leaders to provide HR Functional expertise in the areas of employee relations, compensation, engagement, development, and performance management.

  • Assist in developing and executing personnel procedures and policies, providing guidance and interpretation for business operations

  • Participate in development of HR objectives and systems, including metrics, queries, and standard reports for ongoing company requirements

  • Assist in administering benefits, compensation, and employee performance programs

  • Suggest new procedures and policies to continually improve efficiency of the HR department and organization, and to improve employee experience

  • Ensure legal compliance of HR state and federal regulations and applicable employment laws, and update policies and/or procedures as required

  • Oversee administrative tasks for onboarding, new hire orientation, and exit interviews, including entering data into HR information systems and auditing for accuracy and compliance

  • Provide an effective and dedicated HR advisory service to employees in relation to absence and health issues, conduct and capability, grievance matters, organizational change, and all other employee-relations matters

  • Assist in the communication, interpretation, and upkeep of employee handbook and contributes to the development of policies.

  • Own recruiting for hourly Operations Associates including writing job descriptions, attracting diverse talent, leading interviews, and creating offers; use our Workday HRIS system throughout the talent acquisition process.

  • Own US immigration process and provide consultation to managers in this area.

  • Work in an office environment 2-3 days per week. Up to 25% travel may be required, including to the Pantone HQ site in Carlstadt, NJ.


  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, statutes, etc., which govern employment policies and practices

  • Broad understanding and application of internal and external HR principles, concepts, practices, and standards, with subject matter expertise established within at least one core area (e.g. Engagement; Employee Relations; Training)

  • Experience implementing programs across geographically-distributed teams

  • Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization, including remote areas

  • Excellent planning and organization skills, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks, and work in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; must be an articulate and persuasive communicator

  • Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult, and emotional issues

  • Ability to operate and drive results and set priorities independently

  • Strong knowledge of MS Office and HRIS systems


We empower creativity and unconventional thinking to help us uncover breakthrough solutions and accelerate the pace of innovation. We believe with conviction that diversity helps us uncover more powerful customer insights and ultimately creates a competitive advantage in the markets we serve. And we would love to have you on this journey with us! Apply today.

Our Shared Purpose (https://danaher.sharepoint.com/about/Pages/Shared-Purpose.aspx) – Helping Realize Life’s Potential – expresses our reason for being and the impact that every one of us at Danaher strives to have on the world. Our Core Values (https://danaher.sharepoint.com/about/Pages/Core-Values.aspx) define the fundamental beliefs that guide our actions. The Core Behaviors enable our values and Shared Purpose, powered by DBS (https://danaher.sharepoint.com/dbs) as our proven system for achieving success at Danaher.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Industrial Psychology, or Business Administration required. PHR is a plus.

  • A minimum of 3+ years of experience in a generalist role, total HR experience minimum 7 years.

  • Lean Principles, Project Management, and Change Management experience is a plus.

  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.


  • We offer you an employee bonus based on business success as well as annual salary review

  • Accident insurance and preventive healthcare (medical, dental, and visual) on day 1

  • Training and development opportunities

  • 401K savings plan

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Attractive employee referral program

  • Paid maternity & paternity pay

  • Employee events, sports, and social clubs

  • Danaher Wellbeing Program, with rewards

  • Employee Assistance Program (legal, financial, and counselling resources)

    You can find detailed information at https://www.danaherbenefitsinfo.com/ .


You will be part of a dynamic team in which there is a high focus on delivering results and continuous improvement, but also where having fun and teamwork is very important. It's a fast-paced environment, a consultative role, where you will get to partner with people to achieve their strategic business goals. You will work in a leading global company, with a manager who cares about you, your strengths and will help you to develop the best possible version of yourself. At Danaher, your potential is amplified. Our culture of continuous improvement defines who we are, drives our success, and translates to a career without limits for our team of 65,000 intellectually curious associates. Listen to our voices: https://jobs.danaher.com/global/en/our-difference .


We do not accept unsolicited assistance from any headhunters or recruitment firms for any of our job openings. All resumes or profiles submitted by search firms to any employee at any of the Product Identification Platform companies, including Videojet Technologies, X-Rite/Pantone, Esko, Alltec-FOBA, Laetus and Linx, in any form without a valid, signed search agreement in place for the specific position, will be deemed the sole property of the Operating Company. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Operating Company as a result of the unsolicited referral.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

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.