Project Manager, Operations in Thousand Oaks, California at Implant Direct

Date Posted: 9/21/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: IMP000678

About Us

Implant Direct is one of the fastest growing major dental implant companies in the world today. We’re one of the many operating companies within Danaher Corporation’s dynamic portfolio of dental companies.  

Implant Direct operates a state of the art manufacturing facility in Thousand Oaks, California. We manufacture and distribute a broad range of value priced surgical, prosthetic and regenerative solutions to dental professionals in the US, Canada, and around the globe. We design and develop products which make high quality implants more accessible to patients around the world. We educate dentists on how to place implants and improve their patient care.

If you are interested in working in a lean, fast moving, entrepreneurial environment where you can learn, grow and make a difference, join us at Implant Direct. 


The Project Manager, Operations runs internal Operations projects and represents Operations in assigned product launch projects. For launch projects, the project manager coordinates key Logistics and Planning activities for the phasing in and out of products on a project basis. For internal projects the project manager identifies, develops and manages initiatives which drive service and reduce costs. This role will ensure robust plans are in place to meet deliverables in assigned projects.  Projects are aimed at, but not limited to, assortment change as well as process development and re-engineering work in the areas of warehouse management, transportation, labeling, packaging and order fulfillment processes.

  • Manage a portfolio of projects / initiatives, running in parallel, ensuring stakeholder alignment
  • Successfully deliver each project per specification, on time and at budgeted cost
  • Be the key point of contact for all Operations related activities in the phasing in and out of products (assortment change) on a project basis
  • Centrally plan and coordinate all Planning and Logistics activities for the phasing in and out of products for assigned projects
  • Ensure optimum product availability for the successful launch of new products in line with launch plans and followed up monthly by KPIs
  • Main project manager and feel ownership for projects related to Operations 
  • Quickly learn and apply the standard tools and processes implemented in the department
  • Maintain up-to-date status of relevant documentation and monitoring in a transparent manner
  • Continuously improve, develop and implement, together with stakeholders, global, robust and harmonized processes for the phasing in and out of products
  • Interact with Operations functions, Launch teams, R&D and Business Units. Identify, develop and manage initiatives which drive service and reduce supply chain costs
  • Persistently apply DBS tools like PSP, TPI, Kaizen and other LEAN tools where suitable
  • Frequent requestor of master data changes in ERP System

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 5+ years’ experience in Project Management managing multiple projects, at the same time, in an operational environment: PMP certification preferred.
  • 3+ years working with ERP and Master Data systems
  • 2+ years experience working with cross-functional teams required 
  • Fluent in written and spoken English required
  • Strong communication and organization skills i.e. a well-organized and structured individual
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills + good business acumen
  • Must understand the links and connections between the supply chain, phase in/out, master data, product development and sales; Six sigma experience preferred.

  • Ability to run a project from concept to conclusion i.e. outlining goals, project phases, timelines, resources, budget and activities as well as monitoring progress, taking corrective actions and escalating issues on a timely basis thus ensuring project objectives and deadlines are met. 
  • Comfortable working in matrix organizations across multiple functions and geographies

  • Master’s Degree is Supply Chain, Logistics, Finance or Engineering
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification 
  • Experience managing multiple projects, at the same time, in a global context
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Collaboration, Business Acumen, 
  • Communication
  • Aligning Performance for Success and Driving for Results

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects.  The employees frequently are required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear and will occasionally be required to bend, stoop, kneel and climb stairs.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

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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 industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #144 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% 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.