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Project Manager - New Product Development - Molecular Diagnostics

Company: Danaher
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert System, we've taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications.

Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).

Make an Immediate Impact on a Global Scale At Cepheid, the work you do every day will impact patient care around the world.

The Project Manager for Cepheid, leader in molecular diagnostics, is responsible for leading and managing NPD (New Product Development) programs for diagnostic tests in a medical device and/or molecular in-vitro diagnostic company with the objective to deliver projects/programs on time and budget that meet business objectives and customer needs.

This position is part of the US Project Management team and will be located in Sunnyvale, CA to support, lead and manage NPD (New Product Development) government programs for diagnostic tests in a medical device and/or molecular in-vitro diagnostic company with the objective to deliver projects/programs on time and budget that meet business objectives and customer needs. You will have the opportunity to:


  • Coordinate project activities in cross-functional teams to support new product development of In Vitro Diagnostic assays
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals, and deliverables
  • Define project tasks and resource requirements
  • Develop full scale project plans
  • Manage Design History File, Risk Management Riles and project documentation.
  • Manage project resource allocation
  • Plan and schedule project timelines
  • Track project deliverables
  • Provide direction and support to project team
  • Maintain / manage project intranet SharePoint sites
  • Support implementation of good / industry standard project management and processes


  • Complete all assigned and required training on time
  • Leadership Essentials
  • Certified Practitioner in Danaher Business System Tools


Education and Experience (in years):

  • B.S degree in the Sciences field with 2+ years of related work experience or
  • Master's degree in the field of Sciences field with 0-2 years of related work experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized, quality conscious and self-driven
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Medical device and/or In Vitro Diagnostic product launch experience is highly preferred

Knowledge and skills:

  • LEADERSHIP: Demonstrated outstanding leadership of multiple projects and teams; Has a track record of achieving outcomes that advance the business; Proven track record for meeting/exceeding quantitative targets and qualitative goals;
  • BUSINESS EXCELLENCE: Possesses in-depth knowledge and broad experience in the molecular diagnostic industry. Outstanding organizational and time management skills; Proven abilities to successfully; Manage multiple, often complex and sometimes competing, objectives, goals and other priorities; Proven ability to plan and resource multiple projects on short-, medium, and longer term basis; Develops efficient processes based on business knowledge and coordinates with others to get things done; Conducts risk-benefit analysis for trade-off scenario planning.
  • COLLABORATION: Ability to execute change initiatives in a dynamic global environment effectively collaborating within and across multiple organizations and with stakeholders of various background and skill sets; Skilled in establishing and facilitating a collaborative and respectful team/group environment; Contributes actively to group learning from both success and failure
  • COMMUNICATION: Able to simplify a complex set of components into a simple, effective message; Exhibits professional maturity, confidence, and competence in communications; Knows how to summarize and communicate the keys points and business case for others to effectively and expeditiously make important business decision; Fluent written and verbal English.
  • INITIATIVE: Able to define priorities and focus on areas that add value; Self-motivated and disciplined to deliver results; Asks for feedback to continuously improve own work and that of the group; Finds ways to scale team's assignments to make space for growth opportunities and evolving demands.
  • INFLUENCING: Demonstrated skills in persuading leadership on strategy, initiatives implementation and decision making; Possesses a strong self-awareness to apply appropriate influence skills in varied situations and with various levels in the organization to achieve business objectives; Has a proven track record of building strong and sustainable relationships with internal and external partners/stakeholders.
  • PROBLEM SOLVER: Knows how to apply design thinking and problem solving frameworks (PSP); Works well with ambiguity and demonstrates abilities to learn and adapt quickly to the rapidly evolving molecular diagnostic landscape; Demonstrated ability to implement and embed solutions

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to accommodate flexible working hours due to the nature of the work in working in a global environment
  • Travel expectation 10%. Needs may fluctuate based on business needs


  • Medical device and/or In Vitro Diagnostic product experience is highly preferred
  • Experience in Design Control

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.

When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

The EEO posters are available here.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or to request accommodation.

If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

Keywords: Danaher, Sunnyvale , Project Manager - New Product Development - Molecular Diagnostics, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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