**Danaher Company 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 atwww.cepheid.comor follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).
* Job Description Summary
Leads cross-functional teams that are focused on the delivery of a product or computer-based system from design to release for customers.
Develops, defines and executes project plans, schedules, budgets and deliverables.
Identifies needed resources for projects, defines and assigns major project roles.
Monitors theproduct/program/projectfrom initiation through delivery, interfacing with external customers or field-based employees on technical matters, as needed.
This position does not have true responsibility over product development but does have overallproduct/program/projectmanagement responsibility, i.e. coordinating efforts leading to product release. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
This Senior Operations Program Manager will oversee the development of Automation Tools.
His/her primary responsibilities are to oversee/facilitate the creation of Visual Project Management (VPM) for each Automation development project within the Program
The Senior Operations Program Manager will be, or become, certified in the DBS VPM tool.
In addition, the Senior Operations Program Manager will update project status in Cepheid's Project Priority tools and will report on status as needed.
Ensure, oversee, and facilitate the creation and maintenance of Visual Project Management (VPM) for each project, with agreed-upon exceptions, within the Program
Monitor and validate the status (scope, timeline, and resources) of all the projects within the Program as reported by the associated Project Leaders through regular review the project VPMs, and initiate mitigations and/or escalations to address issues where projects are not tracking according to the VPM plan of record
Lead/facilitate cross functional teams (Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Finance, Human Resources, etc.) in conjunction with Project Leaders
Interface with external vendors, as required, to ensure appropriate engagement and accountability in conjunction with internal resources and activities
Prepare/maintain/presentmonthly Program bowlers, action plans, and status reports for L2 Operations Reviews
Establish/maintain and monitor the Product Life Cycle (PLC) process for the Program to ensure continuous improvement to the PCL process
* Minimum requirements (i.e. education, years of experience, skills, etc.)
Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering, Bioengineering or relevant discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level
7 years of experience in a Technical Operations setting
5 years of direct project/program management experience in Manufacturing or Engineering
Experience managing other Project/Program Leaders either directly and/or in a dotted-line reporting structure
Excellent analytical skills
Understanding and application of product lifecycle methodologies
Advanced project management skills, including time and risk management and project structuring
Excellent communication and collaboration skills, and the demonstrated ability to work with and lead cross-functional teams effectively; the ability to work through organizational barriers
Experience and/or certification in the Danaher Business System (DBS) Visual Project Management (VPM) and Prioritized Project tools
Working knowledge (or better) understanding of Six Sigma, Lean, and/or Toyota production System methodologies
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or similar
Experience in Quality System Regulations (QSR) 21 CFR 820 and Design Control: ISO 13485:2003
**Danaher Corporation Overview**
Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.
**Job Function:** Project/Program Management
**Primary Location:** North America-North America-United States-CA-Sunnyvale
**Req ID:** CEP004807
Cepheid is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.