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Danaher Corporation Global Business Relationship Manager (d/f/m) in Lisboa, Portugal

Leica Microsystems has helped shape the future of microscopy for over 170 years by developing groundbreaking optical and digital solutions. As a global leader, we’re driven by continuous improvement to excite our customers and to create the best work environment for our people. Customer focus, innovation, and teamwork are at the core of our culture and the foundation of our success.

Want to be part of a company whose products are part of cutting-edge research around the world? Join Leica Microsystems in our commitment for brilliant solutions and insight.

Leica Microsystems is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Come join and lead a fantastic team and work in a hybrid working module in our headquarter in Wetzlar/ Germany

Global Business Relationship Manager (d/f/m)

The Global Business Relationship Manager (BRM) is responsible for the coordination of all Business Relationship Managers to align the technology roadmap and support several business areas globally.

For all Leica Microsystems business areas, the BRM Manager will serve as a critical point of contact and he/she will be responsible for developing IT as a competitive advantage and an enabler for the business by identifying how technology can help to accelerate business growth in each individual area.

You should be a change agent, with a good understanding about the challenges and opportunities of doing business in a Global company, sustained by strong experience with processes standardization.


  • Partner with the business to define and associate technology investments by leveraging existing IT products in the organization

  • Align stakeholders around common measurable goals

  • Be accountable for managing and producing status reports around the current portfolio

  • Lead, promote and evaluate your staff in order to optimize the cooperation and to meet the requirements with qualified and committed employees.

  • Understand core internal IT products and new technologies and approaches to drive business value (external benchmarking)

  • Partner and benchmark with other operating companies of the Danaher group

  • Work with the development team to ensure that software (either developed in-house or procured through vendors) meets current and strategic business needs

  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree preferably a Master’s degree in computer science or business administration and/or Master of business administration with technology as a core component

  • Long-standing experience of people management and experience within IT

  • Strong understanding of product development lifecycle, project management (certifications are a plus)

  • Experience working across multiple levels of an organization and being a member of a business leadership team

  • Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems, excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment, exceptional service orientation, strong negotiating skills

  • Able to create context around key business drivers and strategic plan, able to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language

  • Fluent German and English knowledge


  • Deep understanding of business drivers/processes and ability to relate priorities to associated technology investments

  • Knowledge of technology trends (e.g., digital health, big data) and demonstrated ability to translate these technology trends in successful initiatives within a local and regional context

  • Expertise driving adoption to improve IT

  • Ability to express local and regional needs towards a global audience

  • Ability to balance needs for standardization and enterprise thinking with specific needs and challenges in the markets

  • Able to synthesize leadership and stakeholder inputs into decisions

  • Ability to work at an abstract level and continuously “pivot” to arrive at the highest impact answer for the customer

  • Demonstrated ability to work across a culturally diverse environment


  • Employees have the option to work from home up to 2 days/week

  • Learn all about Kaizen, PSP's and Muda as part of our Danaher Business System (DBS) trainings - if you believe in continuous improvement like us

  • Our employees have international development opportunities

  • We offer our employees modern virtual work in an exciting international environment - with both German and American guiding cultures

  • With us you get the chance to successfully contribute your own ideas

  • We are particularly interested in long-term cooperation

  • We want to move and change things, we clearly need doers


Learn more about what we do and who we are by watching our company video “We Are Leica”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zHmalqMXN4

Are you interested to discover new opportunities in an innovative, team-oriented environment?

Do apply online - we are looking forward to your application!

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.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.