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Program Manager

Company: Danaher
Location: Stockton
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Wondering what's within Beckman Coulter?

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Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. At Beckman Coulter, a Danaher company, we're building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. At first glance, you will see we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and health care forward for more than 80 years. Look again and see we're invested in you and give the ability to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful.

And no matter where you look, at the heart of what we do, you'll witness our shared purpose-helping realize life's potential-in action. Our work helps improve millions of lives.

What you find at Beckman Coulter -and within yourself - might just change the world!

The Senior Program Manager - Microbiology directs all phases of development programs from initial business case to transfer into sustaining operations. As the leader of a cross-functional team, this position holds primary responsibility of overseeing the product development process for key, strategic programs within the Microbiology medical device project portfolio. They will also support portfolio analysis and prioritization of projects in the pipeline, both proposed and ongoing, and the dynamic resource allocation process across functions.

This position belongs to Microbiology Operating Company nested within Beckman Coulter and is located in West Sacramento. (Manager is open to remote employees willing to commit to onsite work 2-5 days/month post pandemic.) At Microbiology, our vision is to ensure we that every patient has access to the right antibiotic at the right time as one of the leading ID/AST companies. You will be an integral part of the Program Management Office and report to the Sr Manager of Portfolio & Program Management for Microbiology.

If you thrive in a fast-paced setting, leading multi-functional teams and inspiring change describes you - read on.

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 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 scope / quality / timeliness triad of superior Program Management and drive teams to succeed, or have the courage to change directions appropriately, as the facts present themselves. This candidate must possess proven ability to mentor and lead as well as skills in charting the course of the PMO for future state.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Manage budget, schedule, resources, and performance of the program and achievement of QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery) metrics for their programs. Make or facilitate project trade-off decisions while identifying and driving countermeasures in instances when project is overdue or exceeding budget.
  • Maintain continuous alignment of program scope with strategic business objectives and possesses sophisticated skills in finance, leadership, communication, influence, cross-cultural awareness, influence, and conflict resolution.
  • Work cross-functionally and collaborate frequently with Research and Development, Operations, Supply Chain/Procurement, Quality, Regulatory, and Marketing; additionally, working cross-site/time zones will be equally important in achieving maximum impact.
  • Routinely communicate project goals, status, requirements, gaps, and countermeasures to the Business Unit Product Planning Group.
  • Empower by example, mentor, and develop team members to assure common understanding of the development process and project goals.
  • Strategize with Business Unit management to define, support, and implement functional strategies that drive innovation and growth as well as process improvements that support product development critical initiatives and Key Performance Indicators.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Science, Engineering, Business, Management or a related field with 14+years of proven experience or a master's degree with 12+ years of experience. MBA is a significant plus.
  • Work experience should include a minimum 5, preference 7+ years in program/project management with proven track record leading system projects.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP), or equivalent experience.
  • Strong motivational leadership skills and the ability to influence others without direct authority.
  • Ability to travel (domestic and internationally)-likely 5-10% of time.
  • Manager is open to remote employees willing to commit to onsite work 2-5 days/month post pandemic

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

  • ISO and FDA regulated environment experience
  • Danaher Business System/Lean/Kaizen
  • Managing projects with outside development partners
  • People management experience

Sacramento is filled with opportunities whether you like metropolitan, suburban or rural lifestyles the area has all options available. It has a reasonable cost of living, abundant sunshine and ethnic diversity. The greater area has professional sports, museums and entertainment options with a unique blend of history of the West, not to mention easy access to every outdoor activity possible from sun and sand to snow. Sitting in the Central Valley, the metro area is at the forefront of the farm-to-fork movement. Residents have access to an abundance of fresh, locally sourced foods from nearby farms, wineries and breweries.

Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program, 401K savings plans, or paid time off; our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at We believe you'll like what you see.

At Danaher, we're driven by a sense of wonder for what we can create-and what we can become. Here, you'll accelerate your career while driving innovation that improves lives. You'll work hard, with mentorship from committed leaders, powerful DBS tools, and the support of a global organization.

Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any of the employment process should call 202-419-7762 or email to request accommodation.

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.

Keywords: Danaher, Stockton , Program Manager, Other , Stockton, California

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