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Danaher Corporation Head, Government Affairs in Gurugram, Haryana, India

Company Overview:Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of approximately 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $17.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #161 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,400% over 25 years.At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.Position title: Head – Government AffairsReports to: President, Danaher India; Global Government AffairsLocation: New Delhi, India

Position SummaryThe Government Affairs Lead for India will be responsible for effective internal and external interactions to position DHR Diagnostics Platform & Danaher India as a credible stakeholder and shape policy and legislation of strategic importance to the company’s businesses.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Government Affairs Relationship Management

  • Provide support to Diagnostics Platform GM’s and to Danaher India leaders on interactions with regulators government healthcare officials, Strategic developers and policy makers and senior officials in public or private health systems.

  • Leading and driving new concepts with Opco GM’s, and other related functions (regulatory, legal, Marketing, communications etc.), to integrate Government Affairs into commercial strategy & roadmap.

  • Monitor, analyze and advise on the potential impact of key political, economic and policy trends /developments; and lead the development of policy solutions in the country and share recommendations to address as required.

  • Stay abreast of policy and legislative developments and proactively update and educate the leadership on the same.

  • Identify and develop appropriate long-term policy strategies to support organizational goals to position itself as a strategic partner in the healthcare sector in India & South Asia

  • Establish a credible profile for DHR Diagnostics Opcos & Danaher India with relevant policy makers and influencers (politicians, government officials, health system leaders and officials, NGOs, academics, etc.).

  • Work across all levels of different Diagnostics Opcos & Danaher India to ensure consistent positioning and approach on policy issues leading to a structured Government Affairs approach (Monitoring, Information & Analysis, Strategic consideration, Policy, influencing).

  • Represent DHR Diagnostics Opcos & Danaher India at trade events and other key industry associations in India.

  • Create a strategy to engage and manage external consultants as needed

Candidate Profile


  • Graduate/ Post Graduate Degree (Science, Medical, Healthcare domain will be an added advantage)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • 15+ years of professional experience in healthcare public policy, (governmental bodies, trade organizations public health consulting, public affairs. Candidate should be able to demonstrate their experience through work within government, companies, consultancies, trade associations, or equivalent organizations.

  • Keen working understanding of policy making (legislative and administrative policy making process and procedures), effective lobbying techniques, and collaboration with other companies and trade groups/ associations.

  • Superior Government affairs management capabilities with proven track record in strategic engagements

  • Advanced level verbal and written communication skills in Hindi and English and ability to articulate complex concepts int clear and compelling messaging

  • Ability to understand and navigate complex regulatory and policy issues and ability to connect them with company’s strategic business goals

  • Strong interpersonal skills with balanced self-awareness, acting with humility and ability to connect at all levels internally and externally

  • Results oriented and ability adapt and deliver under pressure.

  • Self-sufficient with high energy and drive

  • Maintain highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and integrity, with strongest professional reputation in the industry.

Travel (Required estimated % of time)

  • Up to 50% of time is dedicated to visit the governmental, semi-governmental and private accounts within India

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