Project Manager - Office based Heidelberg Area in Nussloch, Germany at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 9/25/2019

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Job ID: COR001628

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.


Responsibility:   Deliver NPI, facelift or lifecycle products


Responsible to deliver instruments, facelifts or product life cycle improvements according defined timeline, scope, cost and quality targets as leader of a CFT project team. 

Responsibility / Accountability:

- Accountable to deliver development projects or major design changes within timeline, budget and quality constraints while meeting scope, quality system requirements / compliance rules
Establish and monitor use of tools for project tracking and management
- Manage the critical path of the project
- Identify, track and mitigate actively key risks (commercial/ technical)
- Lead the team while promoting team effectiveness, morale, motivation and productivity and provide feedback to the team members
- Actively involve and align stakeholders and manage expectation
- Ensures all team members understand project objectives, and know their roles and responsibilities
- Assure Productive use of company standards
- Ensure full compliance of all executed project activities according Leica and regulatory standards (FDA; ISO 13485)
- Manages Project Budgets up to $ 2 Mio
- Controls project costs and prepares accurate forecast on R&D cost and capital expenses.
- Supports development of department-specific processes and tool


- Delegation of appropriate authority to team members
- Resource allocation within the budget constrains in cooperation with the department heads
- Re-allocation of team members in cooperation with the departments heads
- Define and agree project objectives for the team members in cooperation with the department heads
- Identify training and development needs of the project team members
- Authorize project expenditure within project / R&D budget limits


- Create and maintain top level development plan according to planning progress, align development with cross functional dependencies and project risk
- Follows up with team members to assure deliverables are completed on time. Offer assistance in clearing away obstacles
- Instil sense of urgency, drive team debate around key issues and risk while keeping big picture and long-term targets in mind
- Facilitating team meetings and workshops uses DBS tools if appropriate to achieve constructive outcomes.
- Delivers on the key metrics of the project (cost, schedule, performance)
- Identifies issues and elevate them to management or specific functions as appropriate
- Regular and accurate communication to project team, stakeholders and senior management.
- Set priorities and assures effective capacity planning
- Define Roles and responsibilities to the team members
- Defines clear requirements and expectations towards the team members 

Job Requirements



- 5 years of experience working in Cross Functional Teams for New Product development projects in industrial environment, preferred medical environment.
- 2 year working experience as sub-project manager in NPI or project manager for major facelift or life cycle projects
- Capable of working effectively independently or in a team environment to meet goals and objectives
- Strong can-do attitude
- Ability to manage priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Able to influence effectively across the organization
- Structured and target-oriented approach
- Good problem-solving skills
- Process oriented; knows how to use project management tools efficiently
- Decisive and effective project leader; motivator which is experienced in developing and training teams
- Able to handle and resolve conflicts within the project team
- Strong strategic thinking and communication skills
- Must have a high level of personal integrity and accountability
- Excellent proficiency with software applications such as Microsoft Office

To Apply:
Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.  As a Leica Biosystems employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. 
If you are ready for this challenge, submit your resume for consideration.
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Danaher Corporation Overview

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