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Danaher Corporation Global Product Manager (m/f/d) in Duesseldorf, Germany

If you believe in creating something extraordinary, you’ll fit right in at Hach. You’ll find we’re always looking to improve. You’ll notice we believe that we can be better tomorrow than we are today. Some call it dedication, others call it drive, we call it passion. Hach is here to ensure water quality for people around the world. Want to join us in this mission? We are ready for your best. DIVE IN. HAVE IMPACT.ENSURING WATER QUALITY FOR PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD – Providing access to and information about water is our number one responsibility. Both around the corner and around the globe, we are committed to providing innovative solutions that help ensure that communities large and small have water that is safe, accessible and available for all. Develop your skills and grow your expertise while playing a role in improving the quality of life for people around the world. Learn more about how you can make a difference at Hach by visiting www.hach.com.

New Product Development / Product Launches

  • Lead cross-functional commercialization of New Product Development projects

  • Ensure that NPD Revenue Achievement targets are achieved

  • Identifies product extension opportunities that could positively impact the top line and works with R&D to develop these opportunities

  • Provide quality input into product road maps

Value Proposition

  • Work with the wider commercial team and / or personally conduct VOC to understand value drivers, customer needs and opportunities

  • Perform competitive analysis, including benchmarking to understand gaps

  • Enhance value proposition and monetize features/benefits with competitive advantage

  • Develop collateral and training tools to educate customers and commercial team

Product Line Performance

  • Analyzes the performance of products, including sales, profitability, volume, inventory, and collaborates with the wider commercial team to drive countermeasure activities on revenue and lifecycle/operations to address profitability issues

  • Understands and uses Danaher's Continuous Improvement tools, (DBS) including 5S, Standard Work, Value Stream Mapping and Problem-Solving Process. Initiates and champions meaningful and sustainable Kaizens that assist in achieving the business unit objectives

  • Develop pricing strategy for assigned product families, maximizing revenue and operating margin

  • Stay ahead of market trends impacting the overall business and product line / product families

Skills and competencies

  • Passion to win and grow Hach sales and gross margins

  • Ability to listen to various partners and generate impactful insights

  • Possess the ability to lead, influence and shape opinion among a peer group of senior managers

  • Successfully deliver results while quickly adapting to changing priorities and unforeseen challenges

Other

  • Compelling leadership style, consistent with Danaher values

  • Presence and stature to generate respect, trust and a positive image for the organization; credibility through demonstrated expertise

  • Highest levels of personal and professional integrity and ethics

  • Ability to serve as successor to larger leadership roles

  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time, including international travel

Desired education and / or experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical or business field; MBA preferred

  • 3+ years of product management experience

  • Strong VOC skills and the ability to translate customer needs into products

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Understanding of the customer segments and product applications for business unit’s products

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

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