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Netherlands - Eindhoven
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Pushing the boundaries of discovery
With more than 60 years of innovation and leadership, our company enables customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discoveries, increase productivity, and ultimately change the world. We design, manu­facture, and support the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales.
Combining hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, and light microscopy with deep application knowledge in the materials science, life sci­ences, electronics, and natural resources markets, the worldwide team of 3200 people is dedicated to customers pursuit of discovery and resolution to global challenges.

Thermo Fisher Scientific acquired FEI Company in September of 2016 as a part of the Analytical Instruments Group (AIG) in the newly-formed Materials and Structural Analysis Division (MSD).

Check out these video’s to get more insight in what it means to work on our complex High-Tech Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM). These high-end tools are being produced and developed in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
About Thermo Fisher Scientific
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.

As the world leader in serving science, we empower our people to advance innovative technologies, develop meaningful solutions, and build rewarding careers. With revenues of $18 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 55,000 extraordinary minds the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

The Position
A part of the R&D organization is the Corporate Technology Enabling Modules and Technology Group. This group is responsible for the development of modules and technologies, focused on platform infrastructure for Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM). This multi-disciplinary team works on various different microscope components like vacuum, mechanical housing (bases, enclosures, hoists), power supplies and cabinets, cooling solutions, IT solutions and infrastructure.

As Project Manager you will be part of this enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team and you will be responsible for managing the activities of cross-functional engineering disciplines. The principal focus of this role is managing the successful development, integration and delivery of subsystems design and test according to customer specifications. Product Management Process (PMP) is used to effectively guide new and existing products through its development cycle. Key interactions will be required with various groups (i.e., marketing, internal and external subsystem vendors, mechanical, electrical, applications). Based on the type of project this can be across geographically dispersed locations including Europe and US based Engineering teams.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Manage the development and delivery of modules and sub-systems
  • Implement rigorous review processes and set clear expectations around the key deliverables of the project.
  • Adherence to the PMP and defined delivery schedules.
  • Effectively negotiate engineering requirements with cross-functional teams including marketing, manufacturing and field service.
  • May contribute to the engineering budgeting process by providing financial/budgetary analysis and recommendations for projected systems development/design, enhancements/upgrades and manpower
  • Analyze how key subsystems can be designed for and reused in next-generation products and influence development processes along these lines.
  • Contribute to COGS reduction by conducting relevant analytical procedures and recommendations.
  • Encourage and implement resource sharing and development across current and next-generation platforms.

The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:
  • Typically requires a University Degree in Physics, Engineering or related discipline.
  • 3-5 years proven experience in systems or subsystems project management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex engineering projects through a defined product management process.
  • Ability to build consensus among key stakeholders that may not be under your management control.
  • Strong communication ability is required due to the cross-functional nature of this role. An ability to communicate complex technical concepts to a variety of audiences is helpful in this role.
  • Ability to manage and assign specific duties, and create a constructive and cooperative working relationship.
  • Experience with managing mechanical designs is a preference.
We seek candidates that take initiative, are self-steering, self-confident and conceptual thinkers. Outside of excellent communicator, you’re a team player and can switch easily to any level in our organization. You have perseverance, are decisive and target driven with a proven quality-, cost- and time-focus. You combine a strong analytical view with a pragmatic attitude and are able to flex yourself in a dynamic product development environment. You are value oriented and able to set and act according priorities at the same time.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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