Senior Project Manager in Glendora, California at Ormco

Date Posted: 2/8/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: ORM001101

About Us

Since 1960, Ormco, a subsidiary of Kavo Kerr Group, has been developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad line of orthodontic appliances and related products for sale in the U.S. and abroad. Ormco provides orthodontists with brackets, wires, adhesives, and ancillary supplies used through the course of treatment. Ormco believes the direct contact of its sales force with orthodontists facilitates the identification and verification of market trends and new product opportunities. Ormco works closely with orthodontists to improve existing products and develop new products primarily through its Champion programs in which selected orthodontists assist Ormco in designing, developing and ultimately educating users on new product and technique innovations.


The general responsibilities of this position will focus on the application of project management skills and the Ormco New Product Development (NPD) process to realize a timely launch of new products while addressing all of the associated business objectives.
  • Lead and coordinate all of the activities of the cross functional team.
  • Collaborate with project core team members and other functional departments to create a project plan.
  • At the onset of the project you will work with the cross functional development team to establish clear project objectives and deliverables in alignment with the project plan.
  • Provide the necessary leadership to implement the project plan in accordance with Ormco’s Design Change / New Product Development Process.  This effort includes continued focus on maintaining compliance with the planned scope, regulatory requirements, scheduling, and cost objectives for the project.
  • Work in conjunction with Regulatory Affairs to support 510(k) submissions, foreign licensing, and all regulatory based objectives.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
  • Responsible for leveraging Danaher Business System (DBS) processes and tools in the execution of projects (i.e. Problem Solving Process (PSP), Visual Project Management (VPM), etc.).
  • Driven and motivated individual with demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Unquestionably high ethical standards and attention to reputational and compliance risks
  • Organized thinker that is able to prioritize tasks in real time and exercise judgment in high-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to support design change documentation, team leadership, project updates, interaction with all levels within the organization and communication with external thought leaders.
  • Sound computers skills demonstrating a firm knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook) and Microsoft Project. Able to type 40 WPM

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in managing projects in medical device / regulated industries using traditional waterfall and/or Agile methods.
  • Required to have experience with MS Project.
Desired skills :

  • FDA Quality System Regulation Part 820 and ISO 13485 experience required.
  • Desirable to have experience with full software development lifecycle from product requirements to product release and post release support.
  • PMP certified (highly desirable)
  • Experience with CAD, metal injection molding, ceramic injection molding, computer numerical controlled machining and/or laser welding processes desired.

Ormco Corporation 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. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.



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.