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Danaher Corporation Director of Manufacturing Applications in Coralville, Iowa

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is one of 10 Life Sciences companies of Danaher. Together, we accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of solutions that safeguard and improve human health.

This position is part of the Information Technology Manufacturing Applications department located in Coralville, Iowa and will be hybrid. At IDT, we are one global team. We celebrate our differences, engage in healthy debate, and are inclusive. Together, we accomplish great things.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead the development and execution of a multi-year roadmap for manufacturing applications, aligning technology solutions with IDT’s goals and objectives.

  • Develop a risk-based approach to addressing compliance and quality requirements, ensuring adherence to regulatory-based standards inclusive of FDA, GMP/cGMP, HIPAA, NIST, etc.

  • Effectively represent and own communications related to project pipeline, regular cadences with key stakeholders. Ensure the team resources are aligned to the right priorities, and advocate with leadership to defend team capacity with relevant supporting data.

  • Lead team development of a high-performing team of IT professionals by building, inspiring, influencing and fostering a culture of collaboration, continuous learning, and innovation.

  • Lead as a change agent and hold associates accountable for high standards of performance.

  • Document and measure the performance of systems. Standardize documentation and produce KPIs and metrics related to monthly IT bowler.

  • Manage relationships and negotiate with external partners and/or vendors.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required with preference to Computer Science, MIS, a related field, or equivalent work experience.

  • 10+ years of experience in IT leadership roles with a focus on manufacturing applications/systems.

  • 3+ years of experience in managing and strategically leading manufacturing applications/systems including successfully implementing large-scale manufacturing application projects.

  • 2+ years of manufacturing processes, DevOps, and Agile/SDLC development framework.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities with a focus on delivering business value through technology solutions.

  • Highly organized and able to effectively manage multiple projects without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • 3+ years of experience in vendor management, contract negotiations, and service level agreement management.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Life Sciences work experience is a plus.

  • Familiarity with Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and emerging technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence and machine learning) in the manufacturing context.

At IDT we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for IDT can provide.

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 12 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

  • This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

    Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.


When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System ( tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here ( .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.