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Danaher Corporation HR Business Partner (f/m/d) Beckman Coulter Diagnostics - Krefeld in Krefeld, Germany

Beckman Coulter is committed to advancing healthcare for every person by applying the power of science, technology, and the passion and creativity of our teams to enhance the diagnostic laboratory’s role in improving healthcare outcomes. Our diagnostic systems are used in complex biomedical testing, and are found in hospitals, reference laboratories and physician office settings around the globe.

Beckman Coulter offers a unique combination of people, processes and solutions designed to elevate the performance of clinical laboratories and healthcare networks. We do this by accelerating care with a menu that matters, bringing the benefit of automation to all, delivering greater insights through clinical informatics and unlocking hidden value through performance partnership. An operating company of Danaher Corporation since 2011, Beckman Coulter is headquartered in Brea, Calif., and has more than 11,000 global associates working diligently to make the world a healthier place.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Human Resources you will provide support and mentorship for a variety of HR activities working closely with Managers and employees based in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (approx. 250) to drive HR initiatives within a fast paced, matrix organization.


  • Assist in developing and implementing personnel procedures and policies, providing mentorship and interpretation for business operations

  • Coach and support managers in managing performance, talent and development processes including training and presentations

  • Coaching and advising of managers in personnel matters

  • Close cooperation with Works Council in all employee relation matters

  • Consultation and support of the associates in personal relevant questions

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

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

  • Support Performance Management Processes (e.g. calibration)

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

  • Ensure legal compliance of HR country & internally regulations and applicable employment laws, and update policies and/or procedures as required

  • In partnership with HR Operations team member, prepare paperwork, schedule, and facilitate smooth new hire onboarding process, coordinating with cross-functional departments to deliver an exceptional first-day experience

  • Support managers to create robust onboarding plans and ensure all new employees receive best in class onboarding experience

  • Partner with HR Operations to manage all 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, employee directory, and organizational chart, and contributes to the development of policies

  • Work closely with internal Talent Acquisition partners to manage end to end recruitment process from creating requisitions, conducting interviews, determining a compelling compensation package and all related documentation including offer letters, to drive time to fill metrics

  • Act as deputy of Senior Human Resource Manager

  • Ad-hoc projects

Experience and skills:

  • Degree in business administration, business psychology or related qualification

  • More than 5 years of professional experience in the field of HR in a generalist position (HR Officer, HR Business Partner) in an internationally operating group of companies with employees of different hierarchical levels and organizational complexity

  • A very good understanding and experience in HR processes

  • Strong knowledge in employment legislation in Germany as well as labor law and extensive expertise in all HR-related areas are required

  • Very good experience in Talent & Leadership Development

  • Fluent German and English skills; other languages an advantage

  • Excellent MS office and experience with human resource management systems (ideally Workday)

  • High degree of confidentiality and diplomacy

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Organized and structured with good attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize a busy workload and work to deadlines

  • A standout colleague with flexibility, willingness to learn and deal with ambiguity

  • Hybrid working location model: 2-3 days per week in Krefeld and 2-3 home office based

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.At Danaher, 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.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.