Sr Director, HRBP Corporate

Molecular Devices

Molecular Devices

People & HR
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024
Job Description

At first glance, you’ll see Danaher’s scale. Our 65,000+ associates work across the globe at more than 15 unique operating companies within three platforms—life sciences, diagnostics, and biotechnology.

Look again and you’ll see the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and take risks with the support you need to be successful. You’ll find associates who are as certain about their impact as they are about where they’re headed next.

You’ll find the Danaher Business System, which makes everything possible. You’ll also see a company that investors trust—our culture of continuous improvement has helped us outperform the S&P 500 by more than 5,000% over the past 25 years.

The Sr. HR Director is responsible for providing strategic people solutions in a transformative time for a specific segment of the corporate organization. It will require the incumbent to lead and operationalize strategic client and/or company projects (which have enterprise-wide, global span) in the areas of organization design, talent and succession planning, leadership and associate development, performance management, diversity & inclusion, engagement, and retention.

This position is part of the Corporate HR team reporting directly to the Vice President, Corporate HR and serves as the primary HR partner for enabling functions of Danaher Corporation. The role will be full-time and located in Washington DC, but well qualified remote candidates may be considered.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Serve as a trusted thought partner to senior leaders on talent and organizational design challenges, including supporting enterprise-wide transformation initiatives spanning across the enabling functions such as supporting the Pipeline Growth Process, succession planning for critical roles, and leading talent review sessions.
  • Partner with client groups and Talent Acquisition to acquire diverse and skilled talent for assigned client groups and effectively immerse new talent into the business
  • Drive successful execution of the performance management process within assigned client groups including leading performance calibration sessions, coaching leaders on tough conversations, and creating performance improvement plans and development plans for senior-level clients ensuring adequate engagement for all parties involved.
  • Collaborate with clients on internal movement decisions; transfers, promotions, and job enhancements and ensure decisions are aligned with talent and skill gaps, development plans, and career pathing while ensuring movement aligns with company leveling guides and policy
  • Report on assigned KPIs including headcount management and utilize PSP or other DBS tools as needed to identify and implement root cause countermeasures when not hitting targets

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s in Human Resources, Organization Design, Organization Development or related field with 10+ years of HR Experience OR Master’s with 7+ years of Human Resources Experience, including a minimum 5 years prior experience as an HR Business Partner supporting senior executives.
  • Experience leading medium to large-scale re-org, org alignment, and/or workforce planning efforts
  • Demonstrated success leading complex, cross-functional, global initiatives, processes, or projects particularly with global stakeholders including global HR with a strong understanding of risks across geographies to complete strategic tasks.
  • Sophisticated and demonstrated skills in strategic thinking, influencing, negotiating, coaching, consulting, business acumen, written and oral communication, project management and emotional intelligence; it is essential that candidates possess these as most of the client group is comprised of senior leaders
  • Orientation to results, continuous improvement, and customer service with a high sense of urgency

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Understanding both the implications and opportunities that exist within the HR function of an evolving organization
  • Experience leading large-scale organization design projects, including the execution of global transformation initiatives and navigation of consultation requirements where applicable.
  • Experience partnering closely with senior leader clients through Danaher’s Pipeline Growth Process

At Danaher 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-time at the Company location identified above and part-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 Danaher can provide.

The salary range for this role is 170,000-190,000 . This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

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

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.

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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 to request accommodation.