Danaher Corporation Senior Project Manager in Sunnyvale, California
The Automation Engineering group is seeking an energetic and experienced Project Manager to lead the successful execution and launch of complex automation projects in a fast-paced and highly cross-functional environment.
The successful candidate will apply project management expertise and strong people skills to plan, coordinate and execute all relevant activities in a phase-gate setting.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage automation projects of various size and complexity from initiation through validation and production release
Responsible for developing realistic project schedules, along with resource planning, risk management and measurable metrics to meet the project goals
Communicate progress to stakeholders and provide recommendations for mitigating risks or delays
Coordinate interdependent tasks and deliverables with other functional groups, including Engineering, Product Transfer, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Facilities, EH&S, Supply Chain, Planning, Process and Sustaining Engineering
Lead and manage team meetings by creating agendas, presentations and action items. Document team decisions and follow up on action items and deliverables
Update project status in Cepheid’s Project Priority tools and report on status as needed
- Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time
Education and Experience (in years):
Bachelor’s degree in field with 5+ years of related work experience OR
Master’s degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience OR
Doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience.
Knowledge and skills:
5-8 years of experience with engineering projects and use of standard project management methodology, tools and/or software packages
Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate to people at all levels of the organization
Strong leadership skills, self-motivated and ability to influence others to achieve successful outcomes
The position requires a high degree of adaptability, flexibility, creative decision-making, and technical problem-solving abilities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must be able to handle multiple projects with exceptional organizational and time management skills
Proven experience using Project Management software (MS Project) to manage complex project timelines as well as fluency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook
Experience working under an FDA and ISO regulated Quality Management System
Experience with Visual Project Management
Experience with Problem Solving Process (PSP) and Production Preparation Process (3P) methodologies
The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.
Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .
Operating Company: Cepheid