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Talent Operations Manager in Nationwide Germany at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 5/17/2019

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Job ID: BEC014738

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
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Beckman Coulter 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.


The Opportunity:

The Talent Acquisition Operations Manager is the leadership steward for all elements of recruiting processes. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a passion for talent acquisition and process improvement. The primary responsibility will be to serve as the Operations Leader for the recruiting processes across the L&D platform. In this role, you will effectively partner internally with the Talent Acquisition recruiting teams to advance Talent Acquisition processes and externally with other Talent Acquisition functions supporting to enhance system capability and improve the candidate experience.

The Manager, Talent Acquisition Operations will have six key areas of responsibility:

  • Candidate & Manager Experience
  • Employment Branding
  • Analytics & Reporting
  • Compliance
  • Vendor Management
  • Partnership with HR Leaders

The Position:

The Talent Acquisition Operations Manager will lead all aspects of talent acquisition operations. This means that the person will continually analyze talent acquisition processes, identifying efficiencies, gaps and determining process improvement plans, for the Life Sciences and Diagnostics Platforms in EMEA.  The businesses are in the process of moving from a highly decentralized structure of Talent Acquisition to a platform level approach to benefit from scale and capability. The TA Operations Manager will help to lead this transformation, together with the Head of TA EMEA

The Role will report to the Head of Talent Acquisition EMEA-- Life Sciences & Diagnostics. The position location is flexible/ remote with preference for being close to one of our core businesses. The TA Operations Manager will play a critical role in executing in several core areas of this talent agenda including:

  • Drive Talent acquisition process excellence, including utilization of the Danaher Business System (DBS) to identify, implement and maintain continuous improvement efforts.

  • Develop and implement innovative recruiting processes and techniques, determine effectiveness and efficiency of efforts, and track success
  • Design and manage performance metrics to meet/exceed department goals
  • Evangelize a strong, collaborative relationship between the talent acquisition team and the different businesses in the L&D platform
  • Manage a Team of inspired Recruitment Coordinators

  • Provide operational support as we build global Talent Acquisition capabilities.

  • Create and manage a process for all vendor relationships
  • Work in conjunction with the TA Leader EMEA and the VP, Global Talent Acquisition to ensure processes are consistent with the business goals
  • Influence organizational thinking with best practice approaches to measuring talent acquisition outcomes

  • Responsible for developing and implementing solutions to hiring impediments with full partnership of the HR Leaders and Talent leads
  • Manage recruitment reporting process-compile recruiting metrics, interpret data trends, areas of strength, and areas of opportunities
  • Partner with DHR TA Ops team on recruitment technology, process and tools to achieve operational excellence, including the optimization of the ATS (WD). 
  • Discover trends and innovative recruiting techniques in order to be competitive in state-of-the-art recruiting practices and technology
  • Develop strategic approach to third-party vendor solutions including; RPOs, mobility, social media, recruitment advertising, etc

  • Drive recruiting technology through optimizing current systems and enhancing longer term alignment with the strategy.

  • Manage key TA processes such as relocation, assessments.

  • Ensure legal compliance with all regulatory requirements and regional employment regulations.

    Measures of Success
    Within Danaher, metrics are a core part of our operations and culture.  Those measures may include:

  • Cost Avoidance and Savings; Vendor and Contract Management – positive impact to cost management through reduced agency and third party spend. 


  • Hiring Manager Satisfaction

  • Candidate/New Hire Satisfaction

  • Time to Fill and its Subcomponents

  • Process Effectiveness

  • Project Milestones and Completion
    Indirect Resources:

  • Vendor resources assigned

  • TA Coordinators

    Key Relationships:

  • Reports to the Head of Talent Acquisition EMEA – Life Sciences and Diagnostics Leader

  • Close collaboration with the Life Sciences & Diagnostics Operating Companies HR teams

  • Close collaboration with the Danaher Global Talent Acquisition Operations and the Global TA Council

Job Requirements


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of progressive experience in the Talent Acquisition, Recruitment Operations and/or Program Management within a global, multi-site Enterprise   

  • Proven leader in the field of Talent Acquisition, TA Operations and programs across a global company with measurable results of success, while enabling a well-integrated recruiting function known for process excellence, innovation and measurable ROI

  • TA experience, working across cultures and geographies. 

  • Demonstrated success in partnering across a de-centralized company,

  • Experience working in a lean/kaizen culture focused on continuous improvement with a track record of utilizing these methodologies as a business practice.

  • Experience working with Taleo and Workday is preferred.

  • Experience with Workday and Oracle Business Intelligence is preferred.

  • Willingness to travel 15%.

A strong commitment to the Danaher Business System (DBS) process is critical. This includes a commitment to continuous improvement of quality, cost, and on-time delivery. 

Personal characteristics and traits:

The following personal characteristics and traits have been identified as critical for success in this position within Danaher:

  • Impact – Commanding attention and respect, showing an air of confidence without creating an air of superiority.

  • Influences decision-makers to results – uses data and analysis to inform business decisions

  • Teamwork/Collaboration – Working effectively with both direct and indirect (those outside the formal line of authority) organizations to accomplish company goals;

  • Organizational Awareness – Having and using knowledge of systems, situations, pressures and culture within the company to identify potential organizational problems and opportunities;

  • Communications – Presenting ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. Able to motivate and inspire both direct and indirect organizations through effectively articulating the opportunities and challenges throughout the organization.

  • Integrity – Nothing less than 100 percent ethical conduct can be acceptable.

  • High Energy and Agility

  • Technology Awareness

Danaher’s Life Sciences and Diagnostics businesses, at $10.0B, are a portfolio of world leading companies enabling groundbreaking scientific research and advancing patient health with the highest degree of confidence.  Our Diagnostics platform offers analytical instruments, reagents, consumables, software and services that hospitals, reference laboratories and other critical care settings use to diagnose disease and make treatment decisions.  Every day, Danaher’s Life Sciences companies enable scientists around the world to tackle chronic diseases and infections at the cellular level to understand causes, identify treatments and test new drugs and vaccines. These two platforms feature industry-leading companies such as Beckman Coulter Life Sciences and Diagnostics, Sciex, Leica Microsystems and Leica Biosystems, Radiometer, Molecular Devices, and Pall. 

Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate 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.

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 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 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.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.


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