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Danaher Corporation Senior Director, People Insights in Houston, Texas

The Senior Director, People Insights will be a key member of Danaher’s new HR Operations team, which is responsible for the design and delivery of innovative solutions that deliver the best associate experience and enable our HR teams and associates to focus on the highest-value work through operational excellence, technology and analytics.

Scope of Role:

The Senior Director, People Insights is an exciting new role as the team builder and lead strategist in a new function focused on transforming our people and workforce data into critical business insights.

Key Responsibilities

  • Designs and leads the people analytics strategy and roadmap aligned to our business priorities

  • Builds and nurtures strong relationships with senior leaders

  • Rallies the team to identify, prioritize, design and execute analytics and reporting activities in support of the business, with the highest degree of quality and accuracy of delivery

  • Sets and manages People Insights team talent and resourcing strategy, identifying and assessing ongoing talent and capability requirements in line with changing business needs and maturity

  • Leads people analytics technology strategy and application management

  • Designs and implements enablement strategy to drive adoption of digital/self-service tools and build capability in driving data-based decisions

  • Establishes KPIs to measure success of People Insights team and impact of analytics on business outcomes

  • Drives collaboration and community across the enterprise


  • Customer-centric

  • Strategic and analytical

  • Strong technical skills:

  • HRIS, preferably Workday

  • Experience with visualization tools (e.g. One Model, Power BI, Tableau, Qlik)

  • Data architecture using large-scale, complex data sets

  • Data extraction, statistical analysis, modeling and general familiarity with data languages and statistical tools (SQL, Python, R, Stata)

  • HR functional expertise

  • people managment background

  • Data security/privacy regulations and expectations

  • Data governance strategies

  • Communications and change management

  • Process improvement and systems thinking

  • Influence and negotiation

  • Innovative and proactive problem-solving skills

  • Multinational, matrixed experience

Experience & Education:

  • Minimum 10 years demonstrated experience successfully leading a people analytics function, preferably with experience in standing up a new analytics function in a global environment

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in quantitative field such as Mathematics, Operations Research, Social/Behavioral Science, Statistics or Computer Science

Travel: 20% post-pandemic

This position is eligible for a remote work arrangement in which you can work remotely from your home. Additional information about this remote work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Danaher can provide



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.