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Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Program & Portfolio Manager - Biosciences Division in Carlsbad, California

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $24 billion and 75,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Our five premier brands, Invitrogen, Applied Biosystems, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.

How will you make an impact?

  • Demonstrates the best practices of Program Management leading New-Product Introduction (NPI) programs

  • Drives development of strategy & annual plan for the R&D portfolio of a Strategic Business Segment (SBS)

What will you do?

Program Management

  • Leads critical SBS NPI programs from initiation through commercial launch, with the goal of not only delivering products of high quality and value to the organization, but also of delivering them within agreed-upon schedule, resources, budget and scope.

  • Acts as program champion and head of a cross-functional team; develops bottoms-up plans and proactively manages program risks, in order to successfully deliver all program deliverables. Solves problems and manages crises effectively and independently. Acts as information conduit between core team and leadership; prepares and presents program reviews to PAC as core team leader.

  • Mentors others leading programs in the SBS, providing them with high-level SBS context & guidance.

  • Provides feedback to drive NPI process improvements. Sponsors change initiatives & builds best practices regarding program management & product development in the SBS.

Portfolio Management

  • Partners with SBS product management, R&D, marketing & finance leadership to develop the SBS strategy & annual plan, with respect to R&D utilization.

  • Leads regular review of NPI portfolio with SBS leadership team, drives prioritization and reports on status & revenue of all SBS NPI programs.

  • Represents Portfolio & Program Management on SBS NPI steering committee, also known as the Product Approval Committee (PAC).

How will you get here?

  • Bachelor's degree preferred in the Life Sciences from four-year college or university

  • 7 or more years and/or combined product development & project management experience, of which a portion must be in the life sciences.

Preferable Skills & Attributes

  • Interacts and builds effective relationships with core and extended team members, functional managers, senior management, and customers.

  • Able to influence others, gain acceptance in sensitive situations and resolve conflict

  • Develops and delivers original persuasive presentations to larger groups

Behavioral Competencies

Must possess the following behavioral competencies and characteristics. These are regarded by Thermo Fisher Scientific as equally important to technical competencies and experiences. Someone who displays the right attitude and characteristics for the role will therefore be considered, even if they lack technical expertise in one or two of the areas mentioned previously.

  • Highly accountable

  • A pro-active, helpful, ‘can-do’ attitude

  • Enjoys dealing with people and is able to communicate effectively and concisely at various levels

  • Self-managing and self-motivating, able to prioritize tasks effectively and meet deadlines and expectations

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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