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Senior Project Manager

Company: Leica Biosystems
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: 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 releaseResponsible for developing realistic project schedules, along with resource planning, risk management and measurable metrics to meet the project goalsCommunicate progress to stakeholders and provide recommendations for mitigating risks or delaysCoordinate interdependent tasks and deliverables with other functional groups, including Engineering, Product Transfer, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Facilities, EH&S, Supply Chain, Planning, Process and Sustaining EngineeringLead and manage team meetings by creating agendas, presentations and action items. Document team decisions and follow up on action items and deliverablesUpdate project status in Cepheid s Project Priority tools and report on status as needed TRAINING RESPONSIBILITIES:Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education and Experience (in years):Bachelor s degree in field with 5+ years of related work experience ORMaster s degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience ORDoctoral 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 packagesExcellent interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate to people at all levels of the organizationStrong leadership skills, self-motivated and ability to influence others to achieve successful outcomesThe position requires a high degree of adaptability, flexibility, creative decision-making, and technical problem-solving abilitiesExcellent verbal and written communication skillsMust be able to handle multiple projects with exceptional organizational and time management skillsProven experience using Project Management software (MS Project) to manage complex project timelines as well as fluency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and OutlookExperience working under an FDA and ISO regulated Quality Management System PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:PMP certificateExperience with Visual Project ManagementExperience 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.

Keywords: Leica Biosystems, Sunnyvale , Senior Project Manager, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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