VP, Process Engineering & Program Management in Deland, Florida at Pall

Date Posted: 9/13/2019

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Job ID: IND001072

About Us

Find what drives you on a team with a 70+ year history of being recognized for discovery, determination, and innovation.   As a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, Pall Corporation thrives on helping our customers protect people. Our portfolio is broad, so if your interests lie along the spectrum of Life Sciences to Industrial, you’ll find a rewarding role here.  Our career opportunities are as diverse as our products and they are all focused on creating better lives and a better planet.  At Pall, we believe that innovation is our legacy, our privilege, and our destiny. If that resonates with you, join us! 


Working with the Vice President & General Manager of the FTAP Business Unit ($600M Revenue). This position is responsible for leading the Pall FTAP Global Process Engineering & Program Management functions. The successful candidate will be responsible for standards, processes, project management, commercial engagement, quality, systems delivery, budget and organizational development.

The Vice President will be accountable to:

  • Lead the global FTAP process and project engineering teams to ensure that engineered systems projects are executed in each region on time, to budget and meet all functional and process requirements as outlined in customers’ user specification and/or described in our quotation
  • Be the Commercial lead for the Program function and liaison with the broader FTAP organization around Customer-facing issues related to specification, delivery, application or quality
  • Provide technical design guidance and ensure that FTAP process engineering’s set of guidelines is followed and fulfilled. Transfer technical and business experience and knowledge to strive for continuous improvements and optimization to all regions that are part of FTAP's process engineering organization
  • Ensure full alignment of FTAP's global engineering teams with the business objectives of the business unit
  • Lead/execute the full scope of FTAP process technology development projects in line with the specific needs of the market segments based on customer’s feedback
  • Hire, develop and retain Pall FTAP talent according to Danaher talent management processes assuring that organizational capabilities evolve and adapt to support business growth
  • Ensure the continued development for direct reports; partner closely with the human resources organization in developing organizational capabilities through succession planning, organizational assessment, identification of key skill gaps, talent acquisition and talent development strategies that link with business goals
  • Understand the performance and development planning process. Track performance progress against objectives, handling gaps with appropriate action plans
  • Line Management Responsibility: Leader of all process engineering resources including project and process engineering teams on a global base for app. 100 individuals (direct plus indirect)
  • Build positive relationships with team members; understand what they value and support them in achieving their development goals; coach the team to improve their network and identify challenging / stretch roles or projects to support career progression
  • Manage the FTAP process engineering budget (capital and expenses) defined/agreed upon by the VP/GM of FTAP
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


Professional Experience and Qualifications

The ideal candidate has experience leading at the senior executive level and must be an experienced, hands-on, strategic thinker and doer with a demonstrated track record of success, preferably within the Process Engineering and/or Program Management fields.


  • 10 years of progressive process engineering, commercial or program management experience preferably in international (Americas region) markets
  • 5+ years of management experience in a leadership role
  • 5+ years of Commercial experience in technical selling & B2B relationship management
  • Experience with project management/project execution of all key operation.
  • Leadership experience (technically and organizationally)
  • Outstanding ability to build teams serving the market
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions based on data and analysis of valid data
  • Experience working with technical teams

Personal attributes & characteristics

  • Understanding of FTAP Business
  • Project management
  • Commercial experience & Customer relationship management
  • Strong Connector and Communicator
  • Capable of building credibility with customers, key opinion leaders, internal stakeholders
  • Ability to analyze and optimize processes
  • Strong organizational leader with ability to influence at all levels in the company
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing situations
  • High standard of verbal and written communication with internal and external audiences
  • Very hands-on – able to dive into and handle the details – as well as provide overall strategic approach, critical thinking and leadership
  • Ability to educate as well as demonstrate the value of DBS processes (Funnel Management, Standard Work, Daily Management, PSP, etc.)

Leadership competencies

  • Making Complex Decisions - Can solve even the toughest and most complex of problems; great at gleaning meaning from whatever data is available; is a quick study of the new and different; adds personal wisdom and experience to come to the best conclusion and solution, given the situation; uses multiple problem-solving tools and techniques.
  • Keeping on Point - Can quickly separate the priorities from the nice-to-dos and the trivial; quickly senses what's the next most useful thing to work on; focuses on the critical few tasks that really contribute and puts aside or delays the rest.
  • Getting Organized - Is well organized, resourceful, effective and efficient at directing multiple resources to get things done; lays out tasks in sufficient detail to mark the trail; is able accomplish objectives with less and in less time; can effectively prioritize multiple tasks without losing track; foresees and plans around obstacles.
  • Evaluating and Deploying People Efficiently - Reads people accurately; can evaluate and assess strengths, weaknesses, and potential; knows what skills are required to fill a job or role; hires the best.
  • Focusing on Action and Outcomes - Approaches everything with drive and energy with an eye on the bottom line; not afraid to initiate action before all the facts are known; drives to finish everything he/she starts.
  • Communicating Effectively - Writes and presents effectively; adjusts to fit the audience and the message.
  • Handling Diverse Relationships - Relates well to a wide variety of diverse styles, level sand and personalities; open to differences; effective up, down, sideways, inside, and outside; builds diverse networks; quick to find common ground; treats differences fairly and equitably; treats everyone as a preferred customer.

Additional competencies

  • Business Insight
  • Change Leadership
  • Financial Acumen
  • Tech Savvy
  • Global Perspective
  • Influence
  • Handles Complexity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • P&L ownership & management experience a plus


A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or technical field is required and an M.B.A. is desirable.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Pall Corporation is proud to be part of the Danaher global family of more than 20 operating companies, driving meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic, growing industries.  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.


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