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The Director of Corporate Strategy will support Thermo Fisher Scientific’s long term corporate strategy development efforts by facilitating the identification of growth drivers and challenges across the Company’s diverse portfolio of businesses. The Director will work collaboratively with colleagues within Strategy & Corporate Development and/or within the businesses and functions to support, help implement, and track key strategic projects that have significant impact on the Company. The Director, reporting to the Vice President of Corporate Strategy, will provide strategic thought leadership and project management on a broad range of topics affecting the Company, including analysis in support of new business initiatives (both organic and M&A related) and cross-divisional initiatives that seek to leverage the scale and depth of Thermo Fisher Scientific. It is essential that this person is able to establish rapport, credibility, trust, and respect throughout the organization, be viewed as a team player, and can work effectively under pressure and with tight deadlines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the corporate strategic planning process, help manage specific corporate strategy initiatives across the company, and facilitate cross-functional and cross-business projects
    • Support strategy development across Thermo Fisher's businesses by working collaboratively with Division and Corporate management
    • Support Divisional strategic planning processes including Board presentations
    • Utilize project management, analytical and decision support skills to lead ‘special projects’ that advance key strategic priorities for the company and/or specific businesses
  • Lead competitive and market analysis connecting key strategic projects with implications and possible outcomes for the company. Present findings and recommendations as appropriate
    • Identify, define, and articulate industry, market, and emerging trends and how they may affect Thermo Fisher’s businesses
    • Evaluate white space opportunities for possible expansion
  • Lead special projects to evolve and enhance the Corporate Strategy function and processes


  • Masters degree in business, life sciences, or related field
  • 7+ years of relevant professional experience, including broad-based experience in strategy and market/financial analysis within a Corporate or Consulting setting
  • Experience at leading management consulting firms (e.g. Bain, BCG, McKinsey) strongly preferred
  • Excellent critical thinking, project management, analytical, communication, presentation skills
  • Not afraid to ‘roll your sleeves up’ and work with details as well as the big picture
  • High level of intellectual curiosity combined with a ‘results-driven’ mindset and high EQ
  • Highly self-motivated with ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and initiatives
  • Relevant life science industry experience preferred, but not required

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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