Danaher Corporation Senior Director, R&D in Loveland, Colorado

Danaher Company Description
Hachis a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION:Ensure water quality for people around the world.

OUR VISION:We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.

WATER QUALITY GROUP Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.

The Senior Director of R&D is passionate about seeing Hach’s vision realized by creating a culture where innovation and collaboration yield world class results. They are enthusiastic about building, improving and sustaining best practices that drive break through technologies – that are customer focused and designed with quality at the forefront. They will lead a talented team of experts (approximately 100 associates) across a variety of disciplines responsible for delivering business priorities for new product development, sustaining efforts, product compliance and organizational development.

Make a difference - join us ensure water quality for people around the world.

Essential Functions * Demonstrated experience setting a strategic vision and objectives for a dynamic engineering team * Leads organizational talent development through organizational reviews, performance reviews, development plans, merit recommendations and capacity planning. * Develops associates and leaders in the R&D organization through a passion for coaching, modeling, and ensures robust development plans for successors. * Ensures teams are considering the use of leading edge technology and keeping pace with revolutionary and innovative trends in their fields. * Development gate sign off for R&D on New Product Development Projects for their site. * Collaborates across global development sites to ensure that the teams are leveraging common technologies, best practices, and processes. * Ensures design compliance is followed to all applicable standards such as ISO, FDA, UL/CSA, ROHS, GHS etc. * Communicates and implements business vision and strategies into the team by linking business strategy to specific functional responsibilities through roadmaps, organizational town halls and regular staff communications. * Represent cross-functional department interests effectively both internally and externally. * Strong financial background in developing business cases, budgeting, scenario analysis * Observes and removes roadblocks and resolve potential issues and empowers leaders within their team to do the same. * Skilled in estimating work efforts and coaching others on accurate estimating and project planning. Ensures work load is balanced for associates between project and functional commitments. * Sponsors efforts to identifies problems and develop improved work flows to improve R&D and broader business operations. * Other duties as assigned. Essential Leadership Attributes * Demonstrates Interpersonal skills involving ability to work effectively cross-functionally and cross-culturally to grow relationships and partnerships. * Demonstrates innovative and strategic thinking and initiative to drive positive change * Demonstrates honesty, integrity and trust. Leads by example. * Presents ideas in a thoughtful way and demonstrates active listening during interactions. * Motivates teams for results yet balances with a continuous improvement and quality mindset. * Demonstrates skills in building and developing individuals and teams through humility, empowerment and transparent leadership. * Demonstrated skills in communicating strategic initiatives into team and associate impacts. * Exceptional communication and analytical skills with the ability to understand and communicate complex technical information across departments of varying technical acumen. * Use problem-solving skills on both a managerial and technical level using engineering, personnel, and technology expertise. Technical depth and ability to provide technical alternatives to facilitate business trade off discussions. * Champions and leads change within group and cross functional teams and can lead team to consensus when needed

* BS degree or higher in Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry. MS or PhD desired. * Minimum of 7 or more years of direct relevant progressive experience in leading multi discipline research and development teams. * Direct experience leading cross functional teams both through influence and directly. * Minimum of 5 years of experience in a leadership capacity where the candidate is managing through other leaders. * Demonstrated capability leading global initiatives with associates outside their scope of authority. * Experienced in Intellectual property strategy. * Strong working knowledge in several key areas product development processes including stage gate processes, systems engineering, verification and validation, chemistry, electrical, mechanical, test, firmware, and optics engineering. * Strong working knowledge of LEAN Principles.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to stand/or sit, squat, turn/twist, reach, use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell. The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud. Employees will be required to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include: eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields. Contact lenses may not be allowed in some areas.

/The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change./


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review. Hach is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaheris a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.5B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000 percent over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

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Organization: Hach
Job Function: Engineering
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-CO-Loveland
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: HAC005496