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 Sr. Project Manager (SPM) will provide end to end project management leadership (concept to completion) through the Biosciences Division, Business Transformation Office (BID – BTO), fully owning the mechanisms which ensure successful project delivery. In the role, the SPM will drive engagement and execution of key STRAP initiatives, CHANNEL strategies and other KEYSTONE projects. The successful SPM is expected to provide strategic thought leadership to project workstream leaders, stakeholders, and executive sponsors while demonstrating a keen eye for the tactical elements of projects. The SPM is required to drive projects that span multiple businesses within Thermo Fisher Scientific.
- Responsible to drive cross-functional/regional projects which are strategic in nature to the ongoing evolution of the BID business.
- Function as a liaison and thought partner between the BID Leadership Team and various project work stream leaders to ensure the business needs have been met and are delivered on schedule. Address conflicts or issues as they arise, escalating as necessary, in order to overcome any obstacles.
- Provides critical thinking by helping to link the company’s strategic agenda to the resulting execution plan.
- Acts as a consultant to business leaders in development of execution plans involving resource allocation, work plans, timelines, and financial outcomes.
- Identifies key issues and risks, recommend options which are supported by a clear fact set and analysis, build business cases to support revenue and/or cost synergies programs, cost-to-achieve/budget, etc., facilitate and negotiate individual and team decisions. Requires an understanding of stakeholder motivations, politics and impacts to the organization
- Utilizes effective project, business process and team management skill sets to achieve business results
- Owns end to end success of the project, ensuring accountability, execution of timelines, and continuous change management to deliver on-time, qualitative result
- Work on complex problems where analysis of situations or information requires an in-depth evaluation and knowledge of various factors impacting the overall outcome of the project.
- Experience with challenging the current thought process of staff and status quo of business processes
- Lead project status and cross-functional alignment reviews while monitoring interdependencies through appropriate recurring and one-time mechanisms
- Develop and lead the execution of change management plans, including functional training and internal/external communications. Evaluate organizational readiness for change, as well as intervention mechanisms to overcome resistance to change.
- Responsible to ensure project plans are robust, maintained, and access is available to all necessary.
- Deliver and/or lead presentations for steering committees and executive staff
- Work as a team member on special projects as needed, in addition to core projects
- Effectively influence all levels of stakeholders in highly matrixed organization.
REQUIREMENTS (Business Attributes):
- Minimum nine years’ experience with at least six years in a lead role for successful completion of complex, cross functional project/program development and delivery.
- Must be able to interface with varied audiences including senior leadership, and to work effectively in a matrix environment across multiple functional areas (product management, R&D, finance, commercial, operations, HR, etc.).
- Must be able to quickly grasp complex data points, see linkages that span across various areas and be able to synthesize a coherent picture and drive knowledgeable discussions that enhance the final outcome of the project
- Must be able to lead multiple projects simultaneously and fluently navigate competing demands with zero impact to deliverables.
- Demonstrated organization, analytical, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills.
- Must be quantitative and detail-oriented.
- Must have good financial acumen to help manage project KPI’s.
- Must have knowledge of data science and its implementation in the life sciences business; able to navigate and work comfortably with the eBusiness and IT functions.
- Must have effective oral & written communication and executive presentation skills.
- Demonstrate solid proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
- BA or BS in Life Sciences required; MBA preferred.
- Role is based in Carlsbad, CA, but global in scope, can involve travel depending on nature of strategic projects.
REQUIREMENTS (Behavioral Attributes):
- Self-motivated, Self-managed, Self-aware are non-negotiable attributes
- Positive, can-do-attitude is a non-negotiable attribute
- Must be willing to take on multiple assignments in a fast-paced organization.
- Must be able to periodically work extended hours to ensure project deliverables are met
- Must be able to establish instant credibility with project teams and leadership alike.
- Must be able to work in a very matrixed environment and be able to influence without authority
- Demonstrate ability to perform in a highly visible/complex scenario
- Demonstrate high emotional intelligence and situational awareness
- Demonstrate strong leadership and command
- Demonstrate ability to conduct business with top executive leadership
- Demonstrate calm voice of reason amidst escalated scenarios/stressful situations
- Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills a must; must be able to build strong, long-lasting professional relationships.
- Must be able to coach and mentor colleagues where appropriate.
- Uncompromising integrity.
- Must be open to feedback and demonstrate humility and empathy in day to day interactions.
- Sense of humor
REQUIREMENTS (Strongly Preferred):
- PMI Certification
- PPI/Lean/Six Sigma Certification
- Advanced degree in Life Sciences
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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