Sr. Project Manager in Brea, California at Ormco

Date Posted: 8/27/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: ORM001767

About Us

For nearly 60 years, Ormco has partnered with the orthodontic community to help create over 20 million smiles by manufacturing innovative products and solutions to enhance the lives of our customers and their patients. Distinguished products range from twin brackets (Symetri™ Clear, Titanium Orthos™ and Mini Diamond™) to pioneering the self-ligating appliances with the Damon™ System (including Damon™ Q2 and Damon™ Clear 2). Ormco’s Insignia™ Advanced Smile Design™ provides an all-inclusive customized indirect bonding solution for increased clinical efficiency. Spark™ Clear Aligner System is designed to meet the needs of the orthodontist with the TruGEN™ material and 3D Approver software. From personalized service to professional education programs and marketing support, Ormco is committed to helping orthodontists achieve their clinical and practice management objectives.


SUMMARY: The primary role is to lead moderate to high complexity projects (~ 10 core team members, project cost $0.5M to $5M, multi-site) in support of critical business objectives.

The role will support both New Product Development and Major Sustaining projects.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading the cross functional team in planning, daily management and execution, on time delivery, implementation, and commercialization.


  • Establish clear project objectives and deliverables. 
  • Facilitate the building of complex project plans
  • Utilize master schedule and daily management to drive tasks to completion.
  • Use key project metrics to maintain the health of the project. 
  • Establish project budget estimation and manage project to budget.
  • Use the issue tracker to implement effective countermeasures and drive countermeasures to closure with a sense of urgency.
  • Establish a risk register to anticipate highest project risks and drives team to head off risks and manage contingency plans.
  • Mentor team members and proactively work with functional managers to address issues.
  • Lead a cross functional, multi-site, matrixed team to delivery on commitments.
  • Regularly communicate with core team members, functional managers, and leadership team to ensure alignment.
  • Effectively communicate difficult information to the leadership team.
  • Manage the project through our tollgate process
  • DHF creation and support of audits of our Design Control process and documentation.
  • Experienced with preparation and filing of regulatory submissions, 510k, Technical Files
  • Develop an understanding of Danaher Business System (DBS) processes and tools and utilize in the execution of projects (i.e. Problem-Solving Process (PSP) and Visual Project Management (VPM)).



  • Experienced in the development of medical devices.
  • Has knowledge of all aspects of product development and brings expertise to help team members identify critical interdependencies and gaps.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that create followership and motivate team members.
  • 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 can 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 10 years’ experience managing projects in medical device and/or other regulated industries using traditional waterfall and/or Agile methods
  • A combination of education/training and 15+ years of the required experience listed above may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • FDA Quality System Regulation Part 820 and ISO 13485 experience


  • Preference will be given to candidates who are PMP certified
  • Experience in deploying PMO processes, tools and templates
  • Master’s degree

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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 applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 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 #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 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.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.