Danaher China General Manager Cadet (GM Cadet) Summer Intern

Leica Microsystems

Leica Microsystems

Shanghai, China
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

General Manager Cadet Program

General Manager Cadet Program is a comprehensive and structured development program that offers promising talents an opportunity to gain valuable experience and accelerate growth within Danaher China.

Bring your MBA to our GM Cadet that will propel you to a commercial leadership role at Danaher. With a mindset of continuous improvement, you’ll take everything you’ve learned to the next level - and keep going.

During the duration of four years, you’ll graduate through three roles in three functional areas which are:

  • Sales Management

  • Service Management

  • Product Management

Which giving you time to master competencies from each progression before conquering the next. Along the way, you’ll receive sponsorship and coaching from our top executives, and you’ll get crucial feedback through regular assessments and various learning activities. At the end of the program, you'll have an amazing depth of industry knowledge, business connections and big wins in your career. And you’ll be ready to take on a Danaher Senior Leader role at one of our 15+ Operating Companies.


  • Solid career pathway and roadmap that forge together talent’s development, and organizational need across a family of world class science and technology brands.

  • Diverse experiences in different Operation Companies, functions, special assignment to enhance competences of becoming future leaders.

  • Danaher Business System (DBS) to stimulate transformational thinking, enable continuous improvement and career advancement.

  • 360-degree senior leader sponsorship and various development opportunities to pave new paths and develop new skills.

  • Candid and timely feedback pertaining to job performance and progress within the program to enable continuous development.

  • Competitive compensation through a combination of base pay and performance-based pay.

  • An inclusive work environment where every person is respected for who they are and the contributions they make.

Hiring Platforms / Operating Companies:

The below Platforms have GM Cadet fully time summer internship opportunities in July and August: Biotechnology, Diagnostics, Life Sciences.

Typical work location is at Danaher One Site in Shanghai, China.

Interview Process:

1st Round: AI + Hiring Officer

You will complete an online video interview. Do complete this interview as the required step for further interview with hiring officer.

2nd Round: Assessment + On-site Panel Interview

Leadership potential assessment is planned for the selected students from the 1st round, and top students will be invited to our panel interviews (day) with Sr. Leaders / Executives in the morning & afternoon on June 12 (Wed.) in Shanghai. During that time, we will assess your competencies from multiple dimensions to extend final summer internship offerings.

Qualifications for GM Cadet Summer Internship:

We seek top-tier MBAs who not only possess the right educational background, but also match our culture's extremely high standards, passion for solving business problems as well as our determination to succeed.

  • Top-tier full-time MBA who will graduate in 2025.

  • 5-8 years (min. 5 years) overall career experience and proven track record in dealing with complex challenges.

  • Background and/or experience in Commercial, Marketing, Sales, Operations Service, Engineering / Application preferred.

  • Long-term aspiration to become a GM/Commercial Leader.

  • Entrepreneurship to push the limit on innovation.

  • Strong potential to adapt and lead the team with followership.

  • Fluency in English and Mandarin and have work authorization in China.

Shape your career and the future of science and technology.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit www.danaher.com.

At Danaher, 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.