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Danaher Corporation Vice President R&D (m/f/d) in Regensdorf, Switzerland

Reporting to X-Rite’ (http://https:/www.xrite.com/) s President, the Vice President of Research & Development leads a world-class team of 50+ scientists and engineers in solving the toughest challenges facing the world’s top brands and their suppliers who must ensure the accuracy and quality of their products’ colors and appearances.


Be part of leading a digital transformation in our industry. Collaborate closely with a well-funded, agile, outstanding, global Research & Development organization under the mentorship of the Group (http://http://https/jobs.danaher.com/global/en/within-product-identification) ’s Chief Technology Officer, deploying the modern digital platforms that connect and extend our devices’ capabilities.


With your teams of experts located in both the United States and Europe, you will work strategically and tactically, with responsibility spanning the full gamut of innovation, including new technology development, new product development, and supporting X-Rite’s existing product lines.

You will be based in our EMEA Headquarter in Zurich, Switzerland, with occasional travel to the USA.

In this critical leadership role at X-Rite, you will:

  • Attract and develop diverse, successful teams in both development centers. Nurture the development of your employees, build a strong talent pipeline, and cultivate an engaged and inclusive workforce.

  • Lead X-Rite’s innovation strategy of driving sub-system reuse digital integration and technology convergence to increase impact, reduce cost, and shorten time to market.

  • M&A, building technology partnerships, open innovation.

  • Advance X-Rite’s program management capabilities to better align value proposition and development of all hardware and digital components.

  • With the VP Product Management and your team of experts, develop product roadmaps containing high re-use and high alignment with customer needs across multiple verticals.

  • Actively research, search for and develop outstanding, reusable technologies that support the innovation roadmap.

You have these qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in engineering or related field with 14+ years of product development / engineering experience or a Doctorate in a relevant field with 10+ years of experience.

  • 8 or more years leading engineers and multi-disciplined teams when developing new products.

  • Experience leading the development of sophisticated instrumentation and / or quality control technologies in a similar industry.

Benefits to you and your career

  • Opportunity to have a lasting impact on X-Rite, our 800+ associates, and our many customers.

  • A flexible working arrangement

  • A chance to join Danaher. A $21B+ corporation where you will have the chance of drawing upon an extraordinary business toolbox and a network of top-tier business colleagues for support, mentorship and future career opportunities.

  • Competitive base salary, annual bonus and incentive pay, plus several benefits.

  • The opportunity to work in highly engaged culture where everyone contributes to win as a team.

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.