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Danaher Corporation Labor & Employee Relations Manager (f/m/d) Temporary 1 year 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.

Leica Microsystems is one of the market leaders in the fields of microscopy, imaging, and analysis. We reveal the invisible and empower our customers to create a better and healthier world. Together with our customers, we transform scientific discovery. We empower surgeons to take well-informed decisions in life-changing procedures. We enable users to gain insights which help answer key questions concerning development and engineering. All of this is achieved with the combination of cutting-edge microscopes and AI-based image analysis.

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 office in Wetzlar or Mannheim which will be hybrid, and temporary for one year.

Labor & Employee Relations Manager

Thanks to this role you can gain experience in the life sciences industry at a manufacturing company, acquiring new competences and enriching your CV.

Come join a fantastic team! We are driving together with our partners inside the global HR team at Leica Microsystems and Danaher the Labor and Employment Relation within our company in Germany.

We are a flexible and dynamic HR team with a strong background of Danaher’s toolkits for our core processes and interesting projects in the pipeline to allow you to grow within our team and leave a footprint for our organization.


  • Supporting project management and execution of core employee relations programs and practices in an effective and consistent manner including deployment of Corporate policy and processes, ensuring an effective feedback and escalation process to Project Owners to enable on-time deployment.

  • Advice and coaching to HRPBs and HR generalists on routine core labour and employee relations matters including routine workplace investigations, policy and issue resolution, performance improvement issues, disciplinary matters, employee separations and associate representative forums (as applicable).

  • For more complex/non-routine cases, the role will be responsible for undertaking and managing associate complaints and grievances with systematic approach to address root causes, develop and recommend actions and countermeasures, and effectively conclude investigations by facilitating a review of the decision with appropriate stakeholders and close out of actions and countermeasures.

  • The role will offer creative and effective recommendations and solutions to challenging workplace issues and drive consistency and collaboration in the management and execution of employee relations using tools and technology for case management, standard work and continuous improvement. In addition, guidance and support to local German change management, reorganizations and restructurings (including consultation requirements relating to outsourcing, role elimination or redundancies).

  • Responsible for driving education, process and program improvements, and audits as appropriate through training and other methods. Strengthen HR-related compliance processes, by being proactive. In addition, consult and manage outside counsel per governance framework and main interface between HR, management, and the local works councils in the 2 German sites, as well as the Group Works Council.


  • University’s Degree in Law, Labour/Industrial Relations, Business, Human Resources, or another related field

  • Several years of labour and employee relations experience in leading a variety of complex LER issues including change management projects, investigations, disciplinary matters, terminations, etc.

  • Proven track record in relationship management of collective representation bodies including execution of business change, restructuring, policy and project deployment.

  • Advanced competency in preparing and negotiating collective / factory agreements consistent with best practices – supporting and developing HRBPs to achieve consistency and compliance.

  • Excellent bi-lingual German and English written and oral and presentation skills with professional presence; able to clearly and concisely communicate progress, results, and guidance to critical stakeholders in timely manner.

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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