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Director of Program Management - Operations

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New Castle, DE 19720
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TA Instruments is searching for a Director of Program Management – Operations, located in the New Castle, DE office. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Operations for TA, this role will be responsible for leading key strategic projects in support of TA Operations such as manufacturing footprint consolidation/expansion, M&A integration, cost savings and process improvement initiatives projects. The director will work very closely with the TA Operations teams across all sites as needed to initiate, manage and complete the projects per the strategy set forth by the Business Committee or Operations leader.

+ Lead cross functional team in strategic Operations projects

+ Responsible for project schedule and budget. Oversee all spending expenditures in relation to the project working closely with finance and other functional leaders

+ Responsible for setting clear objectives, KPIs for the projects and clearly communicating to the business on a regular cadence

+ Responsible for all contracts in relation to the project while working very closely with Legal and HR

+ Motivates and energizes a widely diverse team to achieve goals and objectives in all areas of the business.

+ Provides functional expertise as it relates to M&A analysis, decision making, due diligence, planning and implementation of acquired companies.

+ Manages and recommends allocation and integration of project resources to meet commitments and objectives; submits and administers operational budgets and schedules.

+ Develops and implements methods and procedures for monitoring projects, such as preparation of records of expenditures and findings, progress reports in order to inform management of current status of each project.


+ Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Operations Management, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or any other relevant field.

+ MBA highly desired


+ 10+ years of project management and or operations leadership experience required

+ Very strong project management skill and experience is required.

+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills including enabling leadership and coaching skills

+ Excellent presentation and verbal skills

+ Strong experience in managing projects in highly technical environment

+ Lean and Six Sigma experience preferred


+ Displays Organizational Effectiveness

+ Leadership, accountability, customer focus, results oriented, team builder, flexible and innovative.

+ Strategy development, business and operational planning and execution, organizational effectiveness, financial management, change leadership, business development, staff management and development.


+ The employee is required to travel frequently to other office locations, vendor locations and customer sites including travel by ground and air carrier (domestically and/or internationally) including overnight stays of various lengths.

+ 10% or less travel

As the world’s leading supplier of thermal analysis and rheology systems, TA Instruments is a fast growing and highly profitable division of an S&P 500 company, priding itself in innovation and an uncompromising commitment to customer support. Our continued growth relies on recruiting and developing individuals that can make a positive contribution to our business. For additional information about our high technology products sold to Fortune Global 500 companies and leading academic institutions and government laboratories around the world, visit our website at

Headquartered in Delaware, with manufacturing sites in the US and Europe, we are represented in all of the major markets around the world with sales offices in the USA, Canada, Japan, India, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and across Europe.

TA Instruments is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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