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Danaher Corporation Manager - Technical Project Management (Medical Device, Tech. Transfer) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

The Technical Project Manager is responsible for managing one or more technical and/or non-technical projects and giving support to building the future Global Ops Project and Portfolio Management Office infrastructure and team.

This position is REMOTE with the ideal candidate being in commuting distance of the site in Chaska Minnesota. ​

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Take ownership of the full project life cycle - successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one to two major or several minor/medium projects simultaneously.

  • Establish and drive the achievement of Project and Portfolio KPIs through the adoption of Danaher Business Systems tools (Visual Project Management, Daily Management etc.) and Global Ops PMO Standard Work/Methodology.

  • Demonstrate intuition for business to support how solutions will address project goals

  • Collaborate with, influence and hold accountable cross-functional project teams to ensure projects/programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget, and quality standards.

  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating collaboration, innovation, and excellence.

  • Develop and effectively communicate project risks, progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, leadership steering team, and executive-level key partners.

  • Participate in the development, implementation, and continuous improvement on standard methodologies and tools for project and portfolio management.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a preference in Engineering or Science related field with preference for 9+ years of related experience in an operations environment (manufacturing, engineering, operations PMO, or logistics and distribution). Or Masters Degree with preference for 7+ years experience.

  • Demonstrated experience & success in leading medium and large, sophisticated projects, especially technology/product transfer projects

  • Project management trained/qualified (e.g PMP certification or equivalent).

  • Working knowledge of project and portfolio management governance, process and tools.

  • Global business knowledge and influence – demonstrated understanding of different cultures and approaches and demonstrated ability to lead, follow, work and influence at all levels and in all functions of the organization.

  • Proven ability to mentor and facilitate PMs and project teams with varying levels of PM competence. Can take tough decisions around people and can quickly build effective teams in a global matrixed organization.

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and build relationships at all organizational levels

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Change Management Certification desired (Prosci/ADKAR or Other)

  • Lean/Six Sigma Experience, certified Kaizen leaders in DBS and demonstrated capability in Problem Solving.

  • Proficiency in Power BI/Smartsheet, Miro, excel and PM software.

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