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Danaher Corporation Director Communications (hybrid) Veralto in Lawrence, Massachusetts


Danaher Corporation

Danaher (NYSE: DHR) is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life around the world. It’s portfolio of operating companies and world class brands have unparalleled leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. With over 25 major operating companies, Danaher drives growth both organically and inorganically through M&A.

Danaher has a diverse team of over 80,000 associates united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System (DBS). DBS serves as our ultimate competitive advantage and has evolved from a collection of manufacturing improvement tools into a philosophy, set of values, and series of management processes that collectively define who we are and how we do what we do.

In 2022, Danaher generated $31.5B in revenue. The company is ranked #118 on the Fortune 500 and during the past 20+ years, Danaher stock has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by more than 2,000 %. For additional company details, see www.danaher.com .

The New Company

On September 14, 2022, Danaher announced its intention to separate its Environmental & Applied Solutions segment to create an independent, publicly traded company. The new company will be called Veralto and will be comprised of an outstanding collection of market-leading brands in Danaher's Environmental and Applied Solutions (EAS) segment: Hach, ChemTreat, Trojan, OTT HydroMet, and McCrometer from Danaher's Water Quality Platform and Videojet, Esko, X-Rite Pantone and Linx from the Product Identification Platform.

The EAS segment generated revenue of approximately $4.8 billion in 2022 and has a global team of approximately 16,000 associates. As stewards of the world's most vital resources, Veralto will help ensure billions of people have safe food, water, and medicines every day. With a strong Danaher heritage, the Veralto team will continue to deliver trusted expertise to solve its customers' most complex workflow challenges. Its culture of continuous improvement will be codified in the Veralto Enterprise System, which is derived from the Danaher Business System. Veralto will be headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, and intends to apply to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol VLTO.”

The Opportunity: Director, Communications, VERALTO

Position Summary

The Director, Communications will be accountable for shaping and executing internal communications strategies at Veralto. The successful candidate will report to the VP, Communications Veralto and will be a key central contact for communicators across the various Operating Companies. Significant experience in designing, executing, and measuring internal engagement programs, partnering effectively with senior executives and proficiency with digital channels, plus experience of successfully delivering in a global, fast-paced environment, is prioritized in this role. We are seeking an outstanding team player with the intellect, energy, humility, and passion to help bring Veralto and its purpose to life.

Key Responsibilities

  • Bring a track record in developing and delivering transformational internal communications with demonstrable positive impact on engagement.

  • Produce a compelling and engaging vision for internal communications - working in partnership with the VP Communications, Chief HR Officer and CEO.

  • Partner with communications professionals across Veralto’s operating companies to help develop, engage, and inspire 16,000 global associates.

  • Build and deliver a new, and impactful approach to internal engagement that sets a fresh tone for the organization.

  • Support CEO and leadership communications with associates.

  • Accountable for associate communications relating to societal issues, Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG).

  • Deliver large-scale engagement activities involving Veralto senior leaders to set annual priorities, share company-wide updates and recognize performance.

  • Partner effectively with colleagues in Talent Acquisition and Brand to develop and activate Veralto’s employer brand campaign.

  • Implement new technologies to drive a step-change in how Veralto engages with its associates.

  • Ensure Veralto is benchmarking to excellence for internal engagement.

  • Work with Veralto and Operating Company communicators to manage the appropriate policies, governance, vendor relationships and standard work to enable effective and impactful internal communications.

  • Immerse yourself in Veralto, our culture, and the Veralto Enterprise System.

Key Experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.

  • 8+ years progressive communications experience working in a high-growth, dynamic, global organization. In-house experience with a company publicly listed in the US will be prioritized.

  • Sets a high bar for performance, driving continuous improvement and fostering collaboration.

  • Track record of building strong and respected working relationships with senior executives to provide strategic counsel and insight into best practices.

  • Experienced at navigating complex matrixed organizations with demonstrably sound judgment during periods of high pressure.

  • Designed and executed employee-insight driven engagement activities and/or campaigns that have delivered measurable impact.

  • Change management experience in a matrixed and/or decentralized global organization.

  • Experienced in new internal communications technologies and engagement platforms.

    Location: Waltham, MA – This position is onsite with flexibility.

    Travel: 10% domestic


Veralto will be 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.

Key Attributes

  • Impactful - Executes at speed without compromising judgement and attention to detail.

  • Accountable - Proactive operator who thrives on accountability, actively listens to others, is authentic and compassionate.

  • Strategic Thinking - Capable of bringing the voice of the customer/audience-focused perspective to support decision making.

  • Inner Confidence – Comfortable delivering direct, honest feedback to seniors and line management, with the humility to accept decisions beyond their accountability.

  • Agile - An agent for change and a force for good.

  • Compelling – Presents ideas effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • High Energy - Setting the example by the highest work ethic and passion to excel.

  • Intellectually Curious – Restless in continuously seeking new, improved ways to engage audiences.

  • Integrity – Nothing less than 100 percent ethical conduct can be acceptable.

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.