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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Program Manager
Reports To: Director Quality & Operational Excellence
Group/Division: AIG/Informatics
Career Band: 8
Job Track: Professional
Position Location: UK - Altrincham, Spain - Madrid, US - Sunnyvale, CA, US - Philadelphia, PA, Germany - Germering

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the project portfolio encompassing the entire business unit, including new product development and sustaining projects. (CSO out of scope until global QMS)
  • Lead multiple cross functional project teams simultaneously with members from various functions across the world
  • Develop task level project plans and empower the team to succeed by showing clear ownership and driving accountability of tasks
  • Assures that projects are organized and executed in accordance with the SDLC and NPDI processes
  • Assures that projects are managed utilizing the Project Management Competencies of Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Risk, Resource planning, Communications, and procurement in order to successfully complete project deliverables as planned.
  • Monitors progress of all programs and projects in the portfolio, and leverages that visibility to drive effective change management and resource management that will support timely resolution of cross-functional issues.
  • Maintains communication with leadership team, ensuring awareness of potential roadblocks, risks or challenges and proposing solutions
  • Identifies resource constraints between projects and works with business leadership to propose and implement project changes based on priorities and critical path
  • Identifies best practices within the company, and outside of Thermo Fisher, and serves as a conduit for best-practice sharing across the business unit
  • Responsible for gate review content and timing as per the project management process and post-launch project reviews to ensure lessons learned are integrated into current and future projects
  • Maintain and communicate project performance metrics, setting and maintaining high expectations.
  • Implement a portfolio-wide planning mechanism to drive improved resource utilization
  • Works closely with R&D and Business Unit teams on developing and improving processes
  • Advances project management culture and maturity throughout the global organization

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • B.S. or M.S. in a scientific or technical discipline. MBA preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience managing large, complex projects
  • Experience leading, influencing and managing large global cross functional teams
  • Experience working in or building a successful project management discipline in a manufacturing environment
  • PMP Certification a plus
  • Green belt certification in Lean Six Sigma desired.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience working within a formal Project Management Organization (PMO) across the lifecycle of multiple projects
  • Working knowledge of core project management skills such as facilitation, planning, financial analysis, change management, stakeholder alignment, risk management, communication planning and results delivery
  • Proven experience managing significant change management and strategic initiatives across large multinational organizations, preferably in a corporate setting and in an organization with a global workforce where projects are executed with shared resources.
  • Experience in developing and delivering presentations to senior management outlining program benefits, status, issues and recommendations
  • Self-motivated, with minimal direction and ability to manage multiple projects of high complexity and with shared resources
  • Experience working with R&D and Operations projects, preferably across multiple disciplines
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural and cross-functional experience, i.e. experience in working with team members in different functions and cultures and in different time zones
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Global travel estimated at less than 20%
  • Demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific corporate values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement.

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