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Danaher Corporation Sr. HR M & A Consultant in Wood Dale, Illinois

Remote based position which will be a key member of our Corporate HR Mergers & Acquisitions team. This role will be responsible for conducting and/or leading HR due diligence and early integration planning support for corporate transactions (i.e. acquisitions, minority investments, JVs, spin-offs, divestitures, etc) across various businesses and platforms within the enterprise. This role is one of "player" and mentor/coach, partnering closely with our Business HR leads, Business Development and Corporate Development teams on transaction work. The position reports to the (DHR Corp.) Director, HR M&A. See Position Description Statement provided for further details.

This role may lead Corp HR M&A due diligence and initial integration planning for small to medium sized deals (less than $700M purchase price) and will assist in those activities for large deals ($700M+ purchase price). The candidate will collaborate with the Director, HR M&A, the Manager, HR M&A, and other internal and external parties to support a heavy level of due diligence projects and early HR integration planning annually, to deliver an effective, efficient and a consistent quality of service to the deal team. Key areas of responsibility include due diligence, acquisition meeting/call participation, HR integration and communications planning, legal document review and feedback (i.e. purchase agreements and disclosures), and training and mentoring on the DD and integration processes for Business HR leads.

The candidate will collaborate across the enterprise with all levels of management and business leaders at our operating companies. The position will also frequently interact with Danaher’s Corporate Total Rewards team, various external partners, and employees (various levels and global) at the target acquisitions and/or their parent companies.

Essential duties and responsibilities

§ Partner with the Director, HR M&A and Manager, HR M&A, and in consultation with various SME’s, in the design, development, and implementation of HR M&A standard work tools and training.

§ Provide training and mentoring (on Danaher due diligence and deal process) to Business HR leads, to develop best-in-class HR M&A and integration capabilities.

§ Work closely with the Danaher Total Rewards team to ensure that critical compensation and benefit risks for acquisitions are identified and effective transition plans are developed, according to business needs and Danaher standards and strategy.

§ Lead and/or assist with HR due diligence for deals in the following areas:

  • HR Litigation

  • Compensation & Job Classifications

  • Benefits

  • Employment Practices

  • Organization Structure & Talent

  • Key Employee Agreements & Retention

  • HR/Payroll Systems

  • Unions & Work Councils


The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator, intellectually curious and have a strong work ethic. The individual must be an independent problem solver and self-starter with the bandwidth to multitask and work on several key projects at a given time (often with bold timeframes). The individual should have the ability to participate in upbeat give-and-take discussions about his or her work. It is important that the individual have superior interpersonal skills with an ability to work with people at multiple levels and be non-political in all dealings with agendas that are above board and understood by all. The individual must be comfortable working in a high-energy, constantly evolving and demanding environment.

Most Important Competencies Required

§ Strategic/Operational

§ Bias for Action/Drive for Results

§ Project Management

§ Analytical Orientation and Abilities

§ Creative and Solutions Focused

§ Outstanding Communicator

§ Relationship Building/Collaboration

§ Strong Business/Financial Savvy

§ Integrity

§ BA/BS in related field

§ 10 + years proven track record in Human Resources, with validated HR Business Partner and/or Compensation & Benefits competencies

§ 3 + years validated ability with M&A due diligence and integration preferred.

§ Strong project management skill and expertise; ability to run multiple sophisticated projects simultaneously

§ Consultative approach; able to support critical employee issues and cultural change

§ Advanced knowledge global HR and/or equity plans preferred

§ Excellent Excel spreadsheet skills required and presentation skills

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.