• R&D Project Manager

    Danaher CorporationEast Greenbush, NY 12061

    Job #1148031277


    The R&D Project Manager is responsible for delivery of new product development (NPD) and value engineering projects by leading project teams of engineers, scientists, and developers in crafting the next generation of X-ray analyzers at XOS. This role will lead the project teams through efficient project definition, successful project planning and execution to fulfill the overall project targets and on time delivery. Project success is measured on cost, schedule, and product performance. The candidate should share our passion for innovation and our commitment to building phenomenal products for our customers.


    • Lead planning and implementation of product development projects

    • Define project tasks and resource requirements

    • Assemble and coordinate project staff as well as define project scope and goals

    • Achieving milestones of tollgate development process

    • Ensure adherence to project budget, schedule, and performance requirements

    • Track project risks and lead implementation of mitigating actions

    • Develop visual project management

    • Set up agreements with key project vendors

    • Provide direction and support to project team

    • Actively control status of all project targets and manages project risk during execution of all project stages

    • Report progress to project team and leadership.


    Critical Success Factors:

    • Focused and results-oriented with a strong sense of urgency

    • Well-developed time management and interpersonal skills

    • Proactive attitude, with a desire to drive continuous improvement

    • Ability to guide project team through challenges, reach consensus, and push forward

    • Able to engage, influence, and direct all functions within a product development project

    • Ability to manage resources, priorities, budgets and schedules for on time delivery of quality products

    • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills along with, the ability to report project status across all levels of management

    • Work in a matrix environment and understand what is required to successfully drive a project to completion.

    Required Skills/Experience:

    • Minimum 3 years working in a structured product development environment

    • Minimum 1 year of experience as a cross-functional leader

    • Exceptional project management skills and experience

    • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment, managing complex projects and cross-functional teams while driving the process to deliver results in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

    • Excellent track record related to project delivery

    • Experience and knowledge in product design and development (mechanical/electrical)

    Desired Skills/Experience:

    • Certificate in Project Management

    • Commercial acumen (marketing, product management, sales)

    • Experience with X-Ray's, high voltage and advanced analytical equipment

    • Knowledge of Lean Principles and Practices


    • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline required. A bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline preferred.

    Travel Requirements:

    • 5% for supplier visits and training

    Key Relationships:

    • VP, R&D

    • Engineering Manager

    • Director, Software Development

    • Product Managers

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