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Director, Information Technology

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.

The Director, Information Technology, manages the information systems function for a region within a division. S/he provides leadership to the IT team within the region and coordinates, develops, implements and supports IT systems/platforms. This role is an integral business partner to the division (Clinical Diagnostics – CDD) business unit leadership team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a key member of the BU leadership team for region
  • Establishes IT as a critical partner with the business functional leaders
  • Determines priorities based on business process needs and champions IT enabled business projects/programs with consensus
  • Develops future state IT organization focused on business transformation and process optimization
  • Enable continuous improvement with technology and systems in demand management, manufacturing, engineering, supply chain and finance
  • Partners with the Specialty Diagnostics Group IT VP and VP/GM of BU’s to translate business strategy and plans into an IT roadmap that meets the needs of the Clinical Diagnostics business while optimizing the technology investment across the division
  • Drives IT aspects of key business initiatives in regards to integration of new acquisitions, ERP platforms, regulatory improvements and other projects as they become prioritized
  • Works with shared services and local IT development teams to provide leadership in the implementation and support of company approved application systems
  • Develops yearly IT budgets and assures the schedules met
  • Complies with company’s Global IT Policies & Procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Bachelors’ degree with experience in information technology and a functional discipline of sales operations, customer service, manufacturing and supply chain or finance
  • Experience in a continuous improvement environment with a track record of delivering sustainable business results
  • Experience in an FDA regulated business and GMP is highly preferred
  • Significant knowledge and experience in QAD and SAP is necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with and gain trust of senior leadership
  • Ability to quickly understand the business need and to translatethis to actionable IT solutions
  • Experience working in a matrixed organization, business and leveraging shared services
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and the corresponding capacity to make decisions or recommendations
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills
  • Strong project management skills and understanding of project management lifecycle
  • Ability to successfully lead projects to completion on time and within budget
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills along with analytical skills
  • Strong relationship building skills

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:
  • Broad business process experience in a manufacturing environment in a life science or FDA regulated environment
  • 5 to 10 years of experience as an IT manager and leading team in business transformation
  • Strong attention to detail and QAD plus SAP experience

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 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. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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