Danaher Corporation Senior Program Manager in Sacramento, California

Danaher Company Description
At Beckman Coulter, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to advance scientific research and patient care. We do challenging work on a global scale, and are invested in growing our associates’ careers. We embrace continuous improvement, and are passionate about moving science and healthcare forward.

We have a vital role at Beckman Coulter: our focus on innovation, reliability and efficiency has led us to become the partner of choice for clinical, research and industrial customers all over the world.

Beckman Coulter is a Danaher company, operating in two industries: Diagnostics and Life Sciences.

Description
TheSenior Program Manager - Program Management for Microbiologydirects all phases of the development program, withprimary responsibility to manage and control new and/or current business major programs for the Microbiology medical device product line, overseeing the product development process from initial business case development, to transfer into sustaining operations. This Program Manager position supports theMicrobiologymedical device product line of the Diagnostic Division of Beckman Coulter. The Senior Program Manager functions as the Core Team Leader of a cross-functional team with full responsibility for the project from both business and technical perspectives. They are accountable to the Product Planning Group (PPG) for the success of the project. This position will be filled in Sacramento, CA.

The program manager: * Applies advanced technical experience, skill and performance to the oversight of multiple projects, to achieve strategic goals through new product delivery and management of the product life cycle for key program and products. * Maintains continuous alignment of program scope with strategic business objectives and possesses advanced skills in finance, leadership, communication, influence, cross-cultural awareness, negotiation and conflict resolution. * Works cross-functionally and consults frequently with Manufacturing, Engineering, Research and Development, Quality, Regulatory and Marketing, in addition to other functional groups. * Supports the strategic direction for the Microbiology product line, including intellectual property, regulatory, development, manufacturing, maintenance, and commercial support required to launch and achieve product line growth targets. * Routinely communicates project goals, status, requirements, and deliverables to the Business Unit Product Planning Group * Works closely with Business Unit management to define, support, and implement functional infrastructure to support the needs of the Microbiology business globally. Key Accountabilities * Manage the program through Core Team members and their Extended Teamsto deliver robust, manufacturable products which meet the defined delivery timeline, design inputs and quality metrics to meet business unit goals. * Directs Core Team project activities and resolves issues escalated to the Core Team * Makes or facilitates project trade-off decisions within the boundaries of the PPG approved project contract * Is responsible for the budget, schedule, resource management, and performance of the program * Communication focal point for the project to Product Planning Group, and Functional Management * Responsible for achievement of QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery) metrics for their programs * Identify and drive countermeasures in instances when project is overdue or exceeding budget * Establish and monitor use of tools for project tracking and management * Establishes project milestones and monitors adherence to master plan * Ensures compliance to Beckman Coulter and Danaher policies and procedures * Applies project management processes toachievethe highest performance and value added effort * Works effectively with all team members, stakeholders and supervisor * Coaches and develops team members as necessary to assure common understand of the product development process and project goals * Effectively communicates and maintain visual tools for project tracking and management * Effectively employs Danaher Business System (DBS) tools and concepts to maximize efficiency and quality

Qualification
Key Skills and Competencies: * Bachelor's degree in Life Science, Engineering, Medical device business management or related fieldwith 14 plus years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with 12 years of relevant experience. MBA is a significant plus. * Work experience should include people management experience and 3-7 years in program / project management leading multi-disciplined projects.A minimum of 2-5 years in program or project management is required. * Proven track record with system and or reagent product development/ project management * Demonstrated leadership in product development projects and project management ability (required) * Minimum of 5-10 years of relevant work experience in scientific or engineering management; a minimum of 2-5 years in program or project management (required). * Project management Professional (PMP) certification or similar certification such asKepnerTregorPMtrainingis strongly recommended. * Expert user of Microsoft Project
* Strong motivational leadership skills and the ability to influence others without direct authority (required). * ISO and FDA regulated environment experience is strongly recommended. * Fast learner able to quickly become adept at using the Danaher Business System tool set * Readily accepts responsibility and accountability for project success and key decisions * Ability to travel is less than 5% of time


Additional Considerations The ideal candidate for this position demonstrates leadership that is earned and is not attained via position power. This true leader must be capable of motivating teams to achieve results that they themselves did not realize they were capable of achieving. The ability to drive change in culture and behaviors is a key attribute of the successful candidate. In order to succeed in this aspect the leader must have superior intellect and must demonstrate outstanding work ethic, be capable of understanding and articulating complex scientific, interpersonal, regulatory, and business issues, thus leading and motivating by example, teaching and coaching. This leader will also demonstrate the courage required to balance successfully the quality / timeliness polarity of superior Program Management and drive teams to succeed, or have the courage to change directions appropriately, as the facts present themselves. As senior staff, this candidate must possess proven ability to mentor and lead as well as skills in charting the course of the PMO for future state

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Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years. At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Organization: Beckman Coulter - Diagnostics
Job Function: Project/Program Management
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-CA-Sacramento
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: BEC010931