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Danaher Corporation Program Manager (Consumables & Manufacturing) in Fresno, California

At Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, we are at the heart of discovery, assisting the world's life sciences professionals with solutions that simplify complex processes, automate procedures and integrate work flows to accelerate breakthroughs in scientific research, medicine and industry. By listening to our customers' needs, we research and develop technology and products that fuel groundbreaking innovation.

Job Description

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences seeks a highly motivated Program Manager to join our San Jose Product Development team. This position will be responsible for leading new product development and manufacturing capacity expansion projects of moderate to high complexity. The primary focus will be on plastic consumables that are part of an Instrument system using our novel Echo ® acoustic droplet ejection technology. The main responsibility is to manage projects as the Core Team Lead.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead cross-functional project teams as the Core team leader

  • Lead or facilitate developing project scope, user needs, design input, development and transfer plan, project schedule

  • Deliver products on time, within budget, meeting performance goals, and customer needs

  • Utilize tools such as risk management and problem solving to address project issues

  • Pursue risks aggressively, prioritize, and seek to countermeasure

  • Leverage strength of the core team to close gaps

  • Work seamlessly across functions to ensure required collaboration and engagement to deliver a successful project

  • Present project status at regular program, toll gate, and exception reviews

  • Interact with company & functional leadership to keep them abreast of program status

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • BS in Engineering

  • 10 years of experience leading medium to high volume (100k to 1M/yr) plastic consumables product development

  • Track record of successfully taking products from concept to volume production

  • Skilled at managing tooling development and molding suppliers

  • Outstanding abilities in cross-functional project management

  • Experience with resource and task priority management

  • Excellent leadership, planning, and communication skills

  • Ability to hold teams and individuals accountable to timelines and commitments

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Post graduate degree (MS) in engineering

  • Proficiency with Visual Project Management (VPM)

  • Experience with micro-titer plate design, development, and standards

  • Experience in Life Science industry

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 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.


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