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Danaher Corporation Sr. Human Resources Business Partner - Lodi in Lodi, California

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world’s most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we’re working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.

Learn about the Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) which makes everything possible.

The Sr. HR Business Partner is responsible for providing HR partnership and leadership to assigned client groups through the development and implementation of HR initiatives focused on achieving business objectives. This position is both hands-on with an eye toward strategic impact and planning. You will leverage your expertise in the areas of HR such as change management, coaching/development of leaders, employee relations, performance management, employee engagement, conflict management, and more.

This position is part of the Human Resources department and will be located in Lodi California. At Cepheid we make it easier and faster to access the test results you need, when and where you need them.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Act as primary contact for employees and managers in assigned client group. Build a strong business relationship with the internal clients and partners. Develop a solid understanding of the business. Proactively support the delivery of HR initiatives and processes.

  • See opportunities for HR strategic influence within client groups and set objectives in partnership with leaders accordingly.

  • Effectively drive leadership development, management/employee coaching, and performance management and collaborate with Cepheid’s HR community to identify needs and implement creative and effective solutions to positively impact the organization.

  • Drive change management initiatives as well as anticipating the need for change and influencing before a crisis or inflection point arrives.

  • Provide direction on, and help conduct, the investigation of complex complaints and concerns that could result in legal ramifications or organization exposure; assess the severity, involve appropriate individuals and facilitate appropriate action based on established practice.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or Business Administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in a HR Business Partner role, with broad experience in management coaching, employee relations, recruiting, compensation, training, HR project management, and program implementation.

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, statutes, etc., which govern employment policies and practices and standards.

  • Thorough understanding and application of internal and external HR Principles, concepts, practices, and standards

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; must be articulate and persuasive communicator

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • 10 years’ experience in a HR Business Partner role

  • PHR or SPHR certification

  • Experience working with teams in Operations and or Manufacturing

  • Experience working with globally diverse teams

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.


Cepheid, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it’s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com.

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.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.

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