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Danaher Corporation HR Manager [People Leader] & HRBP Business Operations (f/m/d) in Wetzlar, Germany

For over 170 years, Leica Microsystems has helped shape the future 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 one of 10 Life Sciences companies of Danaher. Together, we accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of solutions that safeguard and improve human health.

We currently offer the following position in our location either in Wetzlar or in Mannheim with a hybrid setting (3 days onsite):

HR Manager & HRBP Operations Germany (f/m/d)

Come join a fantastic team!

Are you passionate about partnering with business leaders and employees to deliver a superb HR experience in a fast-paced environment?

We are looking for an experienced and driven HR professional who can provide HR expertise and business partnership to a diverse group of leaders and employees.

As HR Manager you will lead 1/2 HR Professionals and as HRBP you will be a trusted sparring partner to our Operations function in Germany to help your client group to achieve their business goals through effective HR strategy and provide guidance as needed for effective decision making.


  • Build and maintain strong relationships to partner with leaders in our Operations function to understand needs, challenges and goals to translate into effective HR solutions in line with employment law, best practice, HR policies and DHR processes. Execute talent strategies to grow associate development, leadership and organizational capabilities while collaborating with key talent across the supported functions.

  • Provide advice, guidance and coaching on a wide range of HR matters, including talent management, talent development, employee engagement, retention, performance management, recruiting support, onboarding, terminations, organizational development, diversity/equity/inclusion and compensation.

  • Develop and track daily & visual management related to key HR metrics (retention, development, DE&I etc.), analyze people and talent related data to identify trends and opportunities for improvement, and provide insights and recommendations based on data analysis to support business decision-making. Partner with leaders to dive to root cause, develop and execute appropriate countermeasures where needed.

  • Partner closely with internal interfaces (e.g. HR Delivery team and other HR COEs, Talent Acquisition Partners, local works council, etc.). Supervise a small HR team to ensure the delivery of state-of-the art HR BP support to the Operations functions in our German factories (Wetzlar and Mannheim).

  • Work on various HR projects and support the continuous improvement/digitalization of HR processes. Facilitate leadership and other HR related trainings. Support, drive and implement general site initiatives in collaboration with other stakeholders.


  • University's Degree and at least 5 years' experience in HR Business Partnering

  • Strong understanding of HR best practices, legal compliance and talent management principles

  • Good knowledge of German labor law and experience in working with work councils

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels

  • Excellent communication skills in German and English

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

  • a fast-paced industrial environment with complex matrix structures

  • project management, process implementation and change management

At Leica Microsystems we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part of the time at the Company location identified above and part of the time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Leica Microsystems can provide.


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!

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