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About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of more than $10 billion, we have approximately 35,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, which offer a unique combination of continuous technology development and the most convenient purchasing options. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve analytical challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications. Visit www.thermofisher.com.

Job Description

Job Title: Manager of Project Manager – Radiation Measurement & Security Instruments
Reports To: Site Business Leader
Group/Division: ATG / CAD / RM&SI
Career Band: VI
Job Track: Professional
Position Location: San Diego, CA
Number of Direct Reports: 2
Day/Shift (if applicable): NA
FLSA Status (Exempt/Non-Exempt): Exempt

Position Summary:
As the manager of project manager, you will define create standard project templates and processes to help your team achieve the project’s objectives: create schedules, and oversee quality control & timely delivery throughout the entire project. To ensure the department delivers their projects according to plan, you will also need to attain resources, manage your team and third-party contractors and/or consultants. In addition, you will need to be able to identify, assess and minimize project risks until successful project completion. Your primary objective is to drive your team to ensure their projects to achieve a successful and timely completion.
Key Responsibilities: (Bullets)
  • Oversee that the team’s projects develop from initiation to closure, through all stages of the business unit stage gate process.
  • Hold the team ccountable for project results, including product quality and schedule integrity.
  • Determine, communicate, and manage all elements of project charter; including scope, goals, deliverables, required resources, budget, and timing
  • Establish clear ownership for project tasks and a clear schedule for when each task will be performed. Ensure that team members have the tools needed, and provide timely feedback.
  • Track progress and review project tasks to make certain deadlines are met appropriately.
  • Assess project issues and identify solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer goals.
  • Proactively communicate project status, issues & risks to the project team and to management.
  • Effectively manage project scope by ensuring any changes to scope are documented and approved with project change request documentation and stakeholder acknowledgement.
  • Determine if external partners / vendors are required to complete the project plan. If required, recruit and manage appropriate resources.
  • Conduct regular status meetings with all stakeholders, keeping the stakeholder’s needs and requirements continuously in view.
  • Find and work to remove development and project roadblocks. Troubleshoot technical issues when the need arises, and escalate appropriately as needed.
  • Maintain task descriptions, dependencies, task owners, timelines, and target dates in designated project management application.
  • Oversee review of product design for compliance with engineering principles, organization standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand up meetings, reviews, sprint and release planning, demos and other agile project related meetings.
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Lead, coach, and motivate the development team; keeping them excited to move forward. Protect the team from outside distractions.
  • Train, mentor, and develop other project managers, to mature the discipline and capability of the overall project management function within the business unit.
  • Able to travel as needed to customers and external development partners.
  • Ensure the team’s project budget is not exceeded.
  • Forecast both cost and revenue for the team’s projects on a weekly basis.
  • Other duties as defined within the scope of the position.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications: (Bullets)
  • 5+ years of project management (or equivalent) experience.
  • 2+ years of management experience
  • PMI / PMP Certification is a major asset.
  • Knowledgeable in technology (e.g., electromechanical devices, instrumentation, embedded systems, etc.).
  • Technical degree or equivalent work experience.
Prefered Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Ability to rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and problem solving skills. Fluent in English language.
Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria: (Bullet 3-5 key quantifiable skills or position requirements that the candidate must have to be considered for this position.)
  • No non-compete agreements precluding the candidate from fulfilling the position requirements.
  • This position requires travel to customer and partner sites worldwide (20%+).
  • Existing (or ability to acquire) permission to enter U.S. government facilities, such as DOE.

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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