Project Manager – New Product Development R&D in Miami, Florida at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/4/2019

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Job ID: BEC015885

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
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Beckman Coulter 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.


Beckman Coulter Life Sciences: Advancing research and discovery is our foundation, built on an 80-year legacy of innovation.

At Beckman Coulter, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to advance scientific research and patient care. We have a vital role: our focus on innovation, reliability and efficiency has led us to become the partner of choice for clinical, research and industrial customers around the globe.  

In the life sciences, researchers use Beckman Coulter’s precision instruments to study complex biological problems, including causes of disease and potential new treatments. Our team of experts dedicates the time and energy to understand the complexity of research for laboratory customers in a wide variety of settings: universities, government, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and commercial laboratories. By innovating new processes and technologies, we’re challenging conventional wisdom; our goal is to develop the best, most widely trusted laboratory solutions available on the market today.

More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both Diagnostics and Life Sciences laboratories around the world.

The Program Manager will ensure overall success of New Product Development projects.  This position requires advanced experience, skills and performance to the oversight of multiple, related projects or complex programs, to achieve program scope, quality and on time delivery in alignment with strategic goals. 

Based in Miami, Florida

Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute PMP PLUS 

Bachelor’s degree in field with 9+ years exp. OR  Master’s degree in field with 7+ years exp. 

  • Responsibility for coordinating successful completion of development projects on time, with high quality and on budget.  

  • Project manager for cross-functional teams and complex activities that may span functions, organizations, geographic regions and cultures, and by utilizing the expertise of all required disciplines.  

  • Gains a broad understanding of all functions involved, address issues and needs of all functional team members and is able to leverage the team to close gaps.  

  • Develops project plans, identifies dependencies, creates and assesses time and budget estimates, analyzes critical path, analyzes risks and constraints, and identifies resource requirements. 

  • Has an extensive understanding of the Master Schedule and each team member’s deliverables to the extent that impacts are understood immediately and counter-measured as needed, and has an extensive understanding of the product development process and design controls. 

  • Identifies and manages project issues, risks and schedule conflicts and applies problem solving methodologies with the team as needed.  

  • Maintains full control of project timelines, resources, and budgets. 

  • Uses technical experience to support and interact with scientists, engineers and marketing to support product definition, project scope, risk management and design control activities.

  • Develops effective relationships, builds credibility, establishes rapport and maintains communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including those external to the organization. Fosters teamwork, respect, and a healthy rapport with all co-workers.  

  • Communicates all types of information to the project team, management and all project stakeholders, and to communicate difficult information effectively to leadership.

  • Ensures team members are aligned and appropriately supported and trained in standard project management, project risk, risk impact and risk mitigation processes. 

  • Adheres to all policies and procedures.

Job Requirements


Please take a moment to review these requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in field with 9+ years exp. OR  Master’s degree in field with 7+ years exp. 
  • Ten years of experience developing and managing project schedules and teams.
  • Must have demonstrated project management experience in a stage-gated product development program, and proven experience managing a complex work environment (cross-functional teams, multiple sites, multiple products, etc.) 
  • Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute PLUS
  • Proven ability to establish and manage high performing teams to achieve results.  
  • Clear understanding of complex project plans.  
  • Excellent time management, presentation, communication and meeting facilitation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects, meet demanding deadlines and adjust to sudden changes in workflow, and has strong problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong leader with strong sense of responsibility, is tenacious and a self-starter. 
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiating and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Technical background, experience in life sciences company preferred.
  • May require some travel
  • Advanced degree in Science or Technology (Immunology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related field preferred), but not required. 

My name is Janice Ceresa and I am the recruiter assigned to this role.

Please send me an email if you are interested in this role as well as apply online


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