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Senior Program Manager – Corporate Solutions & Integrations

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 Corporate Solutions & Integrations (CSI) team within the IT organization is looking for a Senior Program Manager to help lead various large scale programs that help enable the larger organization evolve into Digital Science Company. This position will report directly to the Sr. Director for Corporate Services & Integration. The Program Manager is responsible for the plans, execution, and change management for key Transformation programs according to defined deadlines and within approved budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Program Manager will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

Key Objectives:

  • Own, manage and drive assigned key IT Transformational projects to their successful completion
  • Ensure deliverables/milestones in project plans are achieved within cost, schedule, scope, quality and delivery
  • Successfully manage relationships with other teams that are critical to the success of the project or program at hand as many of these initiatives require a strong cross-functional team that is highly collaborative and excellent in communication and organization
  • Leverage industry best practices to plan, manage, monitor and report on all projects
  • Follow Project Management Framework and corporate processes to execute projects ensuring compliance with all deliverables and stage gate reviews
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary
  • Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
  • Track project milestones and deliverables
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management
  • Manage critical supplier and internal customer relationships
  • Maintain extensive knowledge and expertise in project management disciplines, as well as multiple business processes and/or technical areas
  • Work with other Thermo Fisher team members to spread project management standards, disciplines and rigor

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, systems analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 7 years of hands-on IT project management experience
  • Experience in delivery of successful Enterprise level IT Infrastructure projects including data center moves, security, desktop refresh, database, network and/or server projects
  • Proven ability to lead groups, manage project deliverables, and maintain client relationships
  • Experience in managing budgets, project plans, resource allocations, and priorities
  • Demonstrated skills with project management tools
  • Experience leading geographically distributed teams
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate the politics
  • Ability to balance the long-term ("big picture") and short-term implications of individual decisions
  • Ability to apply multiple solutions to business problems

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PMP or other Project Management certification
  • Experience working in a complex, multi-national corporation
  • Lean and/or Six Sigma experience
  • M&A / Integration experience

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 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.

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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