Project Manager

Danaher Durham , NC 27701

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description: Job ID: SEL001298

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps. Our mission of "Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives" is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit for more information.

Leica Biosystems is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check.

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The Project Manager will be part of a dynamic Applications Team within Leica Biosystems. This person

will be directly involved with both pre- and post-sales activities for the North America Selling Unit. He/she

will capture all aspects of ePathology projects including technical requirements, customer and workflow

needs, tasks assigned to both internal and external individuals, communication among all parties involved

in the projects and have the ability to successfully drive implementation projects from inception to

completion. The selected candidate will play an integral role in ensuring successful implementation of

Leica ePathology Solutions leading to high customer satisfaction.

Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for oversight on all aspects of e-Pathology projects (quality, scope, schedule, on-time


  • Support large scale e-Pathology implementation efforts by serving as a project lead/liaison between

the customer, the Selling Unit (SU), and the Business Unit (BU).

  • The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring successful implementation of e-Pathology Solutions

(hardware & software) to meet the need of customers. This includes the following activities:

o Planning - project definitions/customer needs, work/product breakdown structures, and


o Tracking - schedules, project timeline risks/issues.

o Coordinating and interfacing - internal work groups and departments and external

organizations that are working on the project.

o Communicating - all project activities to project team members, and stakeholders (i.e.

functional Managers, other project managers, IT groups, and senior management).

o Team building - creating a sense of team, organization with a purpose and excitement.

  • Drive on time delivery of implementations to support monthly, quarterly, annual revenue goals for the

e-Pathology products.

  • Hold Business Unit (BU) accountable for progress, action, and completion of custom LIS projects and

closing out backlog integrations to successfully recognize revenue.

  • Specific Accountabilities in a collaborative role with Manager of Applications and the Business Unit

Software Product Manager are: Integration feasibility, Quality Assurance (Attention to Detail, Software

Validation and Documentation), Project Management and LIS-Event Management.

  • Provide status updates to Director of Applications, including but not limited to, project status customer

issues, target account lists, expense reports and calendar.

Job Requirements



B.A./ B.S.

Must possess valid driver's license


  • Minimum of 3-5 years' experience in project management

  • Laboratory Information System implementation and/or integration

  • Superior verbal and written skills

  • Proficient in standard computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project Management


Desired Education, Experience, Skills


BA/BS in Life Sciences, Information Systems or related field


  • 5 years of relevant experience, with a minimum of 3 years in Project Management Project

management or Lead roles in project implementations using formal project management

methodology, techniques and tools.

  • Demonstrated expertise in creating project deliverables such as project charter, project management

plan, status reports, project timesheets, Gantt Charts, communications plan, budget, schedule,


  • PMP certification preferred

  • Strong, demonstrated leadership on large scale implementation project

  • Knowledge of Pathology Laboratory workflow

  • A clear vision of what determines a successful project for the customer and for the organization

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to work well with people from different

disciplines; effective communication with senior management, clients, peers and team members.

  • Demonstrated experience in running meetings and leading conversations related to

software/hardware implementations and IT subjects.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing issues, scope and quality while bringing projects to successful

completion within the cost and time requirements


  • Ability to travel 60%




  • Competency in project management processes including planning, resource allocation, time

management, financial management, quality management, monitoring and reporting, documenting

and record keeping.

  • Ability to lead and drive more than one project at the same time and work under pressure and due

date constraints

  • Strongly self-directed and motivated with proven time management skills

  • Adaptability and flexibility to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change

  • Conceptual analytical thinking and decision-making skills

  • Solid organizational and prioritization skills with a passion for providing superior customer service

  • Exhibits professionalism in customer interactions

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, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 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.

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