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Danaher Corporation Program Manager - Hybrid - Relocation Assistance Available in Orange, California

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world’s most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we’re working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.

Learn about the Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) which makes everything possible.

The Program Manager is responsible for leading and managing NPD (New Product Development) programs for diagnostic tests in a medical device and/or molecular in-vitro diagnostic company with the objective to deliver projects/programs on time and budget that meet business objectives and customer needs. This position is part of the Program Management Office and will be located in Sunnyvale, CA – Hybrid.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

People Management and Influence:

  • TEAMWORK & COLLABORATION: manage at least two cross-functional teams working on product development; Share and leverage Project Management best practices; Develop and cultivate strong relations with internal and external stakeholders; Maintain strong working relationships/partnerships with leadership team and resource managers.

  • CRITICAL THINKING: manage complex projects and situations by asking the right questions, acquiring data from all relevant sources and considering risks and benefits to solutions. Must display foresight and ability to anticipate risks, needs and actions.

Project Management:

  • DECISION-MAKING: Utilize critical thinking to move strategy to action in a global environment; Determine team resource allocations based on project fit, skill set, capacity, and capability.

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Drive project management excellence through best practice methodologies; Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals, and deliverables, and responsible for tracking; Define project tasks and resource requirements; Drive in-depth understanding of business strategies, capabilities coupled with equally deep knowledge of development and commercialization processes; Estimate and identify the resources needed to achieve project goals through established resource capacity planning.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Science or Business Administration with significant assay development experience.

  • Five (5) years of experience as project/program management with three (3) years developing products in a regulated environment.

  • Experience leading product development.

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

  • Medical device and/or In Vitro Diagnostic product.

  • Design Control.

  • Master’s Degree preferred.

Cepheid, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it’s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com.


At Cepheid we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Cepheid can provide.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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 applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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