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Danaher Corporation Project Manager II in Coralville, Iowa

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job Title: Project Manager II

Location: Coralville, IA ​Mobile/Remote (On-Site/Work from Home Hybrid)

-Mobile associates must live in an area that does not exceed a 100-mile (150 km) radius of an IDT location. *May require on-site occasional presence for team meetings, etc.

Purpose statement:

The Project Manager II is accountable for the success of large strategic projects that are typically of moderate or high complexity and primarily cross two departments. They plan, execute and implement projects to deliver intended business outcomes, ideally on time, on budget and within scope according to business priorities. Throughout the lifecycle of the projects, the PM II ensures consistent, reliable, and transparent project execution which effectively and efficiently utilizes organization resources.

Essential Functions:

  • Implement "right-sized" project management processes that best fit the needs of the project and align with organization project methodology standards. Create project management artifacts as appropriate for large strategic projects of moderate or high complexity (example: project schedule, communication plan, resource plan, requirements, project charter) and represent project at governance meetings.

  • Build effective relationships and quickly earn the trust of key stakeholders with minimal mentoring.

  • With minimal supervision, manage all aspects of the project life cycle. Manage scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed on time, cost and quality. Monitor project spend and validate financial forecasts throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Connect project messaging and reporting to strategic business initiatives. Develop communication plans and interfaces to actively engage internal business partners, small team from external partner and individual members of executive leadership team. Ensure communication with PMO leadership and IDT leadership is proactive, professional and concise.

  • Continually identify, prioritize, mitigate, and communicate project risks. Relies on methodological risk management tools (example: risk worksheet) to identify risks.

  • Manage and communicate most high complexity changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs and communicate appropriately to stakeholders with moderate support from supervisor.

  • Manage project teams, driving motivation, collaboration and performance. Provide oversight and control of any external resources contracted to the project. Provides sufficient motivation to "get the job done" without major disruptions.

  • Ensure project results have an articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit. Holds self-accountable for overall project success and consistently seeks opportunities to exceed project goals.

  • Identify improvement opportunities and develop enhancements or new processes based on best practices. Coordinate with others in PMO and the organization to implement process changes

  • Works independently and requires minimal direct supervision. Mentors ePM and PM I colleagues. Proactively engages other project managers on topics where projects overlap.

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of two years’ project management experience serving in the role as a project manager, required.

  • Minimum of five years’ work experience is required, with a high tech or biotech company is preferred.

  • General knowledge and experience in the use of project management and SDLC methodologies and tools (example: Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall, or Iterative) is required.

  • General understanding of process change, product development, manufacturing or software development is preferred.

Other Job Qualifications

  • With minimal supervisory direction or assistance, able to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives.

  • With minimal supervisory direction, able to lead project teams through ambiguity, frequent change and effective decision making.

  • Leadership, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

  • Proven ability to influence, motivate, drive collaboration, and assess performance across all project team members.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in addition to facilitation and presentation skills. Effectively interact with various levels in the organization.

  • Must be professional, dedicated and detail-orientated.

  • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.

  • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

Travel Requirements

Travel requirements are seldom or Up to 5% of time.

Physical Requirements:

Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to a minimal amount frequently

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 68,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.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.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .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 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.