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IDEX Senior Project Manager in Rohnert Park, California

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses at https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/ around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

ITAR/EAR CRITERIA:

These positions may require lawful access to ITAR/EAR controlled information and employees in this role will need to meet those requirements. Requirements include US Citizenship or US Permanent Resident.

Who is IDEX Health & Science (IH&S)?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, IH&S has a long history of driving growth in life sciences and healthcare by embracing innovation and redefining the supplier-customer relationship. The work we do every day allows us to discover key insights and break new ground to create some of the most meaningful technologies that have a lasting impact on companies, industries, and society. One of our business segments is called Life Science Fluidics and we are looking to add more talent to the team.

Life Science Fluidics:

We are component and system-level experts who understand the critical inter-dependencies between microfluidics, fluidics, optics, and integrated sub-assemblies. We specialize in the complete optofluidic pathway to help our customers avoid project risks, and we are uniquely positioned to solve even the most demanding challenges in a wide array of life science applications.

Our fluidics team is located across Oak Harbor, Washington, Rohnert Park, California, Bristol, Connecticut, Middleboro, Massachusetts, and Kawaguchi, Japan serving the IVD & Biotech, Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, and Bioprocessing markets with a broad portfolio of products and capabilities.

Our formula for success is simple. We work hard to maintain a culture where you can own your work; you are encouraged to try new ideas in a collaborative environment; and you can apply your skillset to enable our clients to gain a competitive advantage in their own market. At IDEX Health & Science, you can work with a great group of people, mentor others, and build a great future.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

The Senior Project Manager will lead project teams ranging from 5 to 20 people in the development of high-performance fluidic components and assemblies for the Analytical Instruments (AI) market. Our AI Fluidics group develops hardware to support chromatography, mass spectrometry, and all related analytical fields. This individual may act as the main customer interface for customer-specific development efforts. This key role requires a collaborative individual with strong organization and communication skills. The right individual will have a demonstrated track record of driving cross-functional teams to achieve successful and predictable product releases.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Establishing and tracking project timelines and budgets based on IH&S product development process Phase Gate definitions

  • Planning and coordinating cross-functional team interactions to ensure critical path tasks are proactively managed to minimize conflicts in resource availability

  • Own customer project communications for customer-specific development efforts

  • Maintaining resource and capacity planning models for the project teams

  • Lead multiple project development efforts and teams concurrently

  • Act as an expert and mentor for other members of the team that are managing other projects

  • Participation in New Project Proposal evaluations: estimating budget (time and material) for business case and potential non-recurring expenses (NRE)

  • Leading creation, management and evolution of product requirements for projects

  • Lead the project teams in assessing and maintaining risk analysis with well-developed and documented mitigation plans

  • Lead the project teams in assessing and capturing lessons learned throughout the life of a project

  • Organize and facilitate project team meetings related to Design Reviews, (DP)FMEA, Design for Excellence (DfX – Design for Manufacture, Design for Cost, Design for Quality)

  • Create Gate Review materials in accordance with IH&S template standards and lead Gate Review meetings

  • Actively work with IH&S personnel to maintain and improve Product Development Process procedures, tools and materials

  • Travel 10-20 percent

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree (does not need to be technical)

  • PMP certification (active certification)

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in project management

  • Willing and able to work effectively with remote teams across multiple business units and time zones

  • Communication. Candidate must be able to prepare and present presentations to senior level executives of worldwide analytical instrument companies.

  • Ability and experience in successfully delivering results through cross-functional teams (initiating project, communicating the timeline/deliverables, managing schedules, and driving internal commitments).

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills – able to communicate at all levels of the organization.

  • Fluent with documentation tools such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and project management software (Workfront a plus)

  • Familiarity with high mix, low to mid volume production environment

  • Ideal candidate will have Life Science/Biotechnology background and have worked for international organizations.

  • Excellent customer relationship skills and proven results with increasing sales, including high level negotiations.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Proactive. Candidate must possess a strong sense of ownership and drive to success utilizing available resources. Must be comfortable working under pressure.

  • Ability to motivate and drive others to deliver results

  • Well organized. Candidate must have ability to address tactical issues in the short-term while maintaining long-term project plan

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Honesty & Integrity. Candidate must be honest and possess integrity when dealing with both external customers and internal co-workers.

  • Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural, global business environment.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with virtual teams and processes.

IDEX Health & Science LLC., a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.

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