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Danaher Corporation Senior Director, Bioprocess - Facilities in Boston, Massachusetts

Help us improve access to life-changing therapies that can transform human health

We are Cytiva, a global provider of technologies and services that advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics. Formerly part of GE Healthcare, we have a rich heritage tracing back hundreds of years, and a fresh beginning since 2020.

Our customers undertake life-saving activities. These range from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, biologic drugs, and novel cell and gene therapies. Our job is to supply the tools and services - the pots, pans, soups and sauces - they need to work better, faster and safer, leading to better patient outcomes.

We are looking for a Senior Director, Bioprocess - Facilities to work with our new formed Bioprocess Program Management Office (PMO). Do you have a passion for facilities-based project/program management? Then we would love to hear from you.

What you’ll do

The Senior Director, Bioprocess - Facilities will be responsible for managing various aspects of site-based development projects with large facilities impact to support the growth of the Cytiva Bioprocess business.

  • Oversight of scope and estimated cost of projects proposed, reviews updates to cost estimates and analyses construction phases and operating schedules to assure timely completion of projects with minimal disruption to surrounding activities.

  • Collaborate with program sponsors, cross-functional teams, other assigned program resources and potential external firms to plan, develop, optimize and execute scope, deliverables, resources, work plans, budgets, and schedules for Bioprocess large scale, multi-functional initiatives

  • Actively participate in defining and developing project selection criteria

  • Incorporate highest sustainability standards in our new built and expansion programs; aiming for green building certifications (e.g. LEED)

  • Participate in site search & prep activities including required regulatory and municipality actions as well as the development and review of various URS’s & RFQ’s

  • Support creation & deployment of global standards in terms of Facility Commissioning, Qualification & Validation Strategy

  • Develop appropriate execution team structures and advise on financial budgeting processes; timeline management; estimating; bidding and contract execution

  • Liaise with and support the various sourcing teams in respect to controlling & monitoring of all subcontractors (cost, scope, schedule, etc.)

  • Guide and lead engineering firms in respect to Danaher Business Systems (DBS), Lean and Operational Excellence

  • Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks, and produce program reporting for executive leadership and stakeholders

  • Communicating progress, status and escalating issues with mitigations to the business leaders

  • Chair regular operating mechanisms to monitor projects against budget and assist team when project/timeline/budget deviate

  • Mentor teams to identify and prioritize project risks, create mitigation strategy and proactively and effectively manage and communicate risks in a timely manner.

  • Provide supervision, leadership, mentoring, technical guidance and coaching to project managers

  • Actively participate and support the development / build of the Bioprocess Program Management Office, using technology tools and processes to drive efficiency and improve execution performance across the organization

Who you are…

  • You are a proven technical project leader with a background in the greater bioprocessing or adjacent space (including pharma, food & beverage, medical devices, electronics, etc.) who will oversee large scale facility projects across our global cytiva bioprocessing sites.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area (e.g., Engineering, biological sciences, R&D) from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.

  • Minimum of 15+ years’ experience in a role with a project management office, engineering role, or operations department within a regulated cGMP operation or firm serving cGMP regulated customers.

  • Leadership experience in engineering management of facilities projects, including mechanical, electrical/automation and process engineering.

  • Global project experience working across multiple regions preferred

  • Proven project life-cycle experience supporting Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Qualification

  • Experience in construction of production units in clean environment (clean rooms/ISO)

  • Background in building optimization and installation & validation of utilities and equipment

  • Understanding / experience incorporating Energy and Environment design into construction programs

  • Ability to collaborate and work across a heavily matrixed environment and can communicate effectively and concisely at all levels.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, planning skills with broad knowledge in project management.

  • Broad knowledge of project management best practices in R&D, engineering and operations.

  • Proven record of successfully meeting objectives where you are relying on functional resources outside of the global engineering team.

  • Proficient in setting and delegating priorities in complex environments

  • Proven successful experience working with architects, engineers, and contractors on small- and large-scale projects with multiple design-build elements.

  • Capable of effectively working in ambiguity with attention to detail.

  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

  • Travel expectation: 20% - 50% (depending on project requirements)

Desired Characteristics:

  • MBA or an advanced degree preferred.

  • PMP project management certification

  • Experience working across multiple regions on a global basis.

  • Experience analyzing/reviewing financial models and building project business case justifications.

  • Excellent problem solver with a proven ability to generate innovative solutions to complex issues.

Who we are

Whatever your role, we bring purpose and challenge into our everyday work. If you are driven to make the world a better place thanks to science and medicine, you’ll feel right at home here. If you’re flexible, curious and relentless, you’ll belong. If you are excited about a global culture, this can be the place to further your career.

Want to know more? Experience life at Cytiva on our Careers website ( , Instagram channel ( and LinkedIn page ( !

Cytiva is a 3.5 billion USD global life sciences leader with over 7000 associates across 40 countries who are dedicated to our mission to help us improve access to life-changing therapies that transform human health. As a trusted partner to customers that range in scale and scope, Cytiva brings efficiencies to research and manufacturing workflows, ensuring the development, manufacture and delivery of transformative medicines to patients.

Cytiva is part of the Danaher family of companies, a global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here ( .