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Danaher Corporation Director Finance - Global Operations (Manufacturing/Logistics/Supply Chain) in Wood Dale, Illinois


At Danaher, we’re driven by a sense of wonder for what we can create—and what we can become. Here, you’ll accelerate your career while driving innovation that improves lives. You’ll work hard and try new things, with guidance from committed leaders, powerful DBS tools, and the support of a global organization. If you’d like to learn more, read stories from our associates on our Careers Blog (https://jobs.danaher.com/global/en/blog)


You will work with Videojet Technologies, a world-leader in the product identification market and part of the Danaher Companies, with 345,000 printers installed worldwide, over 4,000 team members in 30 direct operations worldwide, we empower creativity and non-traditional thinking to help us uncover breakthrough solutions and accelerate the pace of innovation. Walk through our headquarters office watching the Videojet Culture (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAyeXzNwdYM&t=3s) video.


We empower creativity and unconventional thinking to help us uncover breakthrough solutions and accelerate the pace of innovation. We believe with conviction that diversity helps us uncover more powerful customer insights and ultimately creates a competitive advantage in the markets we serve.

And we would love to have you on this journey with us! Apply today.


As the Finance Director – Global Operations you will be responsible for forecasting, budgeting, financial analysis, and strategic partnership with the Global Operations team. The position is further responsible for providing financial leadership, guidance and assistance to various plant leaders and plant controllers. This includes conducting financial and business analysis to identify potential problems and recommend solutions, preparing/supporting the development of annual strategic plans and financial budgets for operations, as well as driving working capital and productivity improvements.

Based in Wood Dale, IL, you will report to the Global Controller, and dotted line to the Vice President of Global Operations. The global Plant Controllers will have a dotted line reporting to this position.

Your tasks will include (but not be limited to):

  • Partner with Vice President Global Operations and teams to drive productivity initiatives, such as PPV/VAE, product line changes and working capital improvement;

  • Lead, engage and bring together the various plant leaders and controllers across the globe, providing support, escalation, helping with prioritization and harmonization of standard work, advancing Videojet’s Diversity and Inclusion mission;

  • Coordinate with the accounting team to support submission of accurate financial statements that are compliant with US GAAP and DHR accounting practices;

  • Own reporting and forecasting of all Operations cost drivers, actively monitoring trends, deviation and supporting the operations team in implementing countermeasures;

  • Actively monitor processes and transactions for compliance with Videojet internal controls and Danaher Corporate Accounting Manual and compliance standards.

You would be able to have an impact by:

  • Developing and maintaining forecasting processes that accurately predict future performance and motivates actions to ensure it hits agreed upon target;

  • Managing the cost accounting process integrated in the financial system, the standard cost updating cycles, variances and absorption analysis;

  • Driving operational business improvement initiatives on gross margin , as well as the use of Lean Management Tools and continuous improvement within the Finance organization - challenging existing processes, systems, reports, data analysis and outputs and implements necessary changes to create a best in class control environment;

  • Analyzing cost variances and impact of exchange rates (e.g. supply chain Fx);

  • Managing global Capex budget and Forecasting.


  • 15+ years of increasing responsibility in various accounting and finance roles.

  • Must have supported operations, ideally also assisted supply chain or logistics departments.

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Finance or Accounting or other relevant area.

  • CPA/MBA or equivalent preferred.

  • Experience with Oracle and HFM preferred.

  • Experience in global environment is required.


You will be part of a dynamic team in which there is a high focus on delivering results and continuous improvement, but also where having fun and teamwork is very important. It's a fast-paced environment, a consultative role, where you will get to partner with driven people to achieve their strategic business goals.

You will work in a leading global company, with a Manager who cares about you, your strengths and will help you to develop the best possible version of yourself.


Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, as well as several benefits on day one like 401K, tuition reimbursement and like gym on site.


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 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.