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Danaher Corporation Project Manager - Operations in Pasadena, California

You may not have heard of chromatography, the science of separation, but it’s likely affected your life .

Phenomenex’s chromatography products advance the future of scientific analysis and investigation, ensuring the quality of essentials like your food, water, shampoo, and even cold medication. We strive to provide the best tools and resources possible to help researchers improve global health and well-being, including award-winning liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and sample preparation products. Be part of our global success, centered on a commitment to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions, unique marketing, and exceptional customer service and support.

Phenomenex is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we are pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives. It’s an awesome time to join as we’re boosting our efforts to establish Phenomenex as a leader to serve biopharma industry through technological innovation.

Do you want to help advance scientific discovery, improving quality of life around the world? We do, too!

We're currently hiring a Project Manager, Operations. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is looking to grow and expand their knowledge in a Project Management career.

This role is located in Torrance, CA the second largest suburb of Los Angeles county. Just 19 minutes drive to Los Angeles International Airport nestled along the beautiful Santa Monica Bay.

As a project manager, this individual is responsible for delivery of value engineering projects by leading a project team through efficient project definition, successful project planning and execution to fulfill the overall project targets and on time delivery of the project. The project manager will also be responsible for building out a funnel of projects to meet the savings targets for the organization.

The project manager will actively control status of all project targets and manages project risk during execution of all project stages. The project manager will report progress to senior management. This individual must be able to work in a matrix environment and understand what is required to successfully drive a project to completion.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assure execution of value engineering projects, within timeline, budget and quality constraints while meeting scope and quality system requirements

  • Achieve milestones of stage gate/tollgate development process

  • Actively use Danaher Growth Tools

  • Support development of department specific processes and tools

  • Maintain quality standards to company quality system and ISO

  • Define team structure and project strategy to achieve on time delivery of project

  • Manage the critical path of the project

  • Controls project costs and prepares accurate forecasts

  • Supports development of department-specific processes and tools

    Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a life science or chemistry field with 5 years’ experience in product Engineering or Development


  • Graduate degree in a life science discipline with at least 2 years’ experience Product Engineering or development

  • Minimum of 3 years’ project management experience

  • 15-20% travel is required, some of which may be international

  • Able to work and travel beyond normal business hours as required by projects

    Key Skills & Attributes:

  • PMP certification preferred

  • Experienced leading interdisciplinary project teams

  • Experience in risk management and reduction methodologies

  • Knowledge of Lean Principles and Practices

  • Solid understanding of life sciences and/or healthcare an asset

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint Stage gate design control experience in highly regulated development and manufacturing environments, Manage resources, priorities, budgets and schedules for on time delivery of quality products

  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment, managing complex projects and cross-functional teams while driving the process to deliver results in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

  • Experience developing product requirements and specifications in accordance with customer needs and product concepts; Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills required along with, the ability to report project status across all levels of management


  • Holidays – Twelve paid holidays each year

  • Paid Time Off – Three weeks

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Pet Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Associate Discounts

  • Legal Assistance Plan

  • Anniversary Bonus

  • First Time Home Buyer Plan

  • Employee Development/Tuition Reimbursement


  • Learn more about what we do and who we are by watching our company video “Phenomenex: Our Science” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8tLAso-JpE

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.