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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Strategic Program Manager in Newark, New Jersey

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.

How will you make an impact?

By leading collaborative cross-functional teams to advance the Clinical Trials Divison's strategic projects and programs: demonstrating feasibility for new technologies, commercializing new services, expanding our global footprint, driving business transformations through IT systems integrations and/or collaborating with clients and third party partners to develop new capabilities, while applying our stage-gate process and program management best practices to deliver the agreed scope, schedule, and budget, while managing execution, risks, trade-offs, expectations, and communications.

What will you do?

  • You'll manage programs and projects, negotiating trade-offs, determining and committing to the right scope, schedule, and budget to deliver winning business results in support of the division's strategic plan.

  • You'll drive and track all day-to-day project work, making sure that risks are proactively assessed and mitigated, problems are rapidly identified and resolved, leveraging project management tools and techniques to deliver on commitments and in some instances adhere to specific regulatory requirements.

  • You'll lead project communications and stage-gate approval reviews, providing clear and concise written and verbal communication to all levels of the project team and stakeholders, and tailoring style to a broad range of audiences and situations, including senior executives.

How will you get here?

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required; PMP certification, advanced leadership training, MS, MBA or Ph.D. preferred.

  • 7+ years of life science and 7+ years technical project management experience required; experience with stage-gate process, strategy and clinical trials preferred.

  • Fluent in English.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Intrinsically motivated, accountable, adaptable, and committed to professional development.

  • Excellent written and verbal communicator; exceptional relationship builder.

  • Effective at influencing and leading without direct authority.

  • Ability to operate at a senior level, drive complex decisions and solve problems.

  • Strong business acumen, experience with stage gate processes preferred.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.

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