Site HR Manager and Global HRBP (m/f) in Nussloch, Germany at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 10/10/2018

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Job ID: COR001137

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps. Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is part of the Danaher corporation and employs 3,000 associates at R&D and manufacturing facilities and sales and service organizations in more than 25 countries across the globe. Visit and for more information.


Together with a small team the Site HR Manager will work with his/her business partners to establish and deliver a broad range of HR service. This includes but is not limited to managing and supporting in the following critical areas within HR: talent acquisition and talent development; engagement and retention; performance management; training; employee relations; HR compliance, and general policy administration. The position is located in Nussloch, Germany and reports to the HR Director Core Histology. As part of our HR matrix organization, the position will in addition support the CFO as HRBP for the global Finance & IT organization.

The position is open for candidates at an early career stage who yet do not have leadership or global experience but are striving for it. The global HR organizations of Leica Biosystems and Danaher offer outstanding longterm career opportunities.

  • Advises and partners with associates and people leaders
  • Responsible for implementation of key talent and management processes including consulting with leaders regarding team development and personal / professional development of associates
  • Drives core processes supporting performance management, associate engage¬ment surveys and talent management
  • Drives and manages employment relations responsibilities including coaching leaders on tough conversations, co-creating performance improvement plans, and ensuring leaders are following through with processes
  • Leads in developing best practices and implementing site-related policies and processes as applicable
  • Supports recruiting and employment activities to ensure the timely placement of qualified associates
  • Champions the Danaher Business System (DBS); DBS is the organizational culture that encompasses continuous improvement and policy deployment of strategic initiatives
  • Takes personal ownership for key site HR metrics (recruitment, development, retention, etc.)
  • Properly executes corporate policies and HR programs ensuring quality, delivery and cost
  • Ensures compliance with employment-related laws
  • Facilitates training and development programs
  • Delivers change management consultation to clients
  • Consults with leaders on talent management and organizational design challenges
  • Conducts any additional duties as required

Job Requirements


  • Graduate degree and 8+ years of experience in a Human Resources role at an international company
  • Works Highly effective ‘self-starter’ with a proven record of delivering ongoing continuous improvement for the business
  • Builds constructive and effective relationships both inside and outside the organization
  • Evidence of strong team player
  • Understands business and global cultures and adapts style accordingly
  • Works with integrity and leads by example with compliance
  • Experience in partnering successfully with works councils
  • Good knowledge of German labour law and social security 
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and German required

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is 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 applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% 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.