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Danaher Corporation Senior Program Manager in Suzhou, China

The Senior Program Manager - Program Management for Chemistry and Immunoassay is a key contributor to the Product Business Decision Team (PBDT) leading the success of the project. This role directs all phases of the development program, with primary responsibility to lead and control new and/or current business major programs for the Chemistry and Immunoassay medical device product line including Assays and/or instrument. Lead all aspects of the product development process from initial business case development, to transfer into sustaining operations.

  • Make or facilitate project trade-off decisions within the boundaries of the PBDT approved project contract

  • Manage budget, schedule, resource management, and performance of the program and achievement of QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery) metrics for their programs. Identify and drive countermeasures in instances when project is overdue or exceeding budget

  • Be the communication focal point for the project to PBDT, Product Planning Group, and Management

  • Motivate by example, mentor and develop team members to assure common understanding of the process and project goals

  • Use Danaher Business System (DBS) tools and concepts to maximize efficiency and quality

  • Maintain 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.

  • Work cross-functionally and collaborate frequently with Manufacturing, Engineering, Research and Development, Quality, Regulatory and Marketing, in addition to other functional groups.

  • Support the strategic direction for the Chemistry product line, including intellectual property, regulatory, development, manufacturing, maintenance, and commercial support required to launch and achieve product line growth targets.

  • Strategize with Business Unit management to define, support, and implement functional infrastructure to support the needs of the Chemistry business globally.

The crucial requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Science, Engineering, Medical device business management or related field with 14 plus years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with 12 years of the same. MBA is a significant plus.

  • 5 years of related work experience in scientific or engineering management preferred; a minimum of 2-5 years in program or project management, working experiences in local IVD or medical device company is a plus.

  • Project management Professional (PMP) certification or similar certification such as Kepner Tregor PM training is a plus.

  • Strong motivational leadership skills and the ability to influence others without direct authority

  • ISO and FDA regulated environment experience is recommended and NMPA regulated experience is a plus

  • Ability to travel is required (domestic and internationally) likely 20-30% of time

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