Senior Project Manager - Technical Project Management

Leica Microsystems

Leica Microsystems

Administration, IT, Operations
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

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The Senior Technical Project Manager for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is responsible for driving and implementing pivotal initiatives, running regional and/or global technical and non-technical projects, and giving to building the future Global Ops Project and Portfolio Management Office infrastructure and team.

This position is part of the Global Operations PMO & Strategy Team and is a remote role (Ireland or Germany based) with approximately 30% travel. At Global Ops PMO, our vision is to bring best in class project and portfolio management methodology and skills to support the achievement of our business goals.

You will be a part of the Global Operations PMO and Strategy team, responsible for the management of our European project portfolio(s) and project management of major operations projects/programs.

If you thrive in a multifunctional, fast paced & supporting role and want to work in a global PMO—read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Take ownership of the full project life cycle - successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one to two major or several minor/medium projects simultaneously.
  • Establish and drive the achievement of Project and Portfolio KPIs through the adoption of Danaher Business Systems tools (Visual Project Management, Daily Management etc.) and Global Ops PMO Standard Work/Methodology.
  • Demonstrate intuition for business to support how solutions will address project goals
  • Ensure that projects/programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget, and quality standards
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating collaboration, innovation, and excellence.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, steering team, and executive-level key partners.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and continuous improvement on standard methodologies and tools for project execution, portfolio management, and PM talent development.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Minimum of 14 years (with Bachelor's)/12 Years (With Masters) experience in an operations environment (manufacturing, supply chain, engineering or logistics and distribution)
  • Minimum of 9 years Project Management experience leading large, sophisticated projects and Project management trained/qualified (e.g PMP certification or equivalent).
  • Minimum of 2 years Project Portfolio Management Project experience required.
  • Global business knowledge and influence – demonstrated understanding of different cultures and approaches and demonstrated ability to lead, follow, work and influence at all levels and in all functions of the organization.
  • Proven ability to mentor and facilitate PMs and project teams with varying levels of PM competence. Can take tough decisions around people and can quickly build effective teams in a global matrixed organization.

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

  • Change Management Certification desired (Prosci/ADKAR or Other)
  • Lean /Six Sigma experience, certified Kaizen leaders in DBS and demonstrated capability in problem solving.
  • Proficiency in Power BI/smartsheet, MIRO, excel and PM software.

At Beckman Coulter Diagnostics we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, remote working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a remote work arrangement in which you can work remotely from your home. Additional information about this remote work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics can provide.

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