Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Finance Manager in Fremont, California

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity.

Position Summary:

The Senior Finance Manager is responsible for all Finance, Reporting, Analysis and Business support for the Niche Diagnostics Business Unit globally as well as achieving annual operating targets. Continuous improvement of performance over time on a consistent, global basis is also required. Specific job responsibilities can be grouped into four main areas: (i) Financial and Management Reporting (ii) Business Partnership; (iii) Strategic Planning and Budgeting; (iv) Management & Personnel Development.

(i) Financial and Management Reporting:

Manage all month-end, quarter-end and year-end company-wide financial Reporting in an accurate and timely fashion. Prepare all periodic Management Reports, both for the Niche Leadership team and Corporate. Develop new reports as needed to improve visibility of business performance and to track initiatives. Assist in developing and tracking action plans to meet Business Unit/divisional objectives.

(ii) Business Partnership:

Work closely with the Niche Senior Leadership Team to grow the Niche Business. In addition to standard reporting mechanisms, develop tools which can be used on an ad-hoc basis to produce actionable insights. Drive improvement projects for the business unit related to HFM, Data Warehouse, and CRM.

(iii) Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Direct and manage the Annual Operating Plan process for the Business Unit by creating processes and templates for data collection by country and/or region. Provide analytics to leadership so that informed decisions can be made. Prepare monthly and quarterly forecasts. Explain deviations to AOP/forecast and actions to be taken to ensure achievement of annual targets. Develop reliable forecasting processes that can be consistently utilized by all of the global entities/regions. Develop and implement initiatives to constantly improve performance of the Business. These initiatives can focus on sales growth, margin expansion (product mix, pricing, sourcing), cost savings, productivity improvements, training, supply chain efficiencies, restructuring and any other relevant areas of the business. Track and drive initiatives and associated results on an ongoing basis. At all times, provide responsible and accurate financial and operational input to finance and business managers with regards to any current or future projects affecting the performance of the business.

(iv) Management and Personnel Development:

Manage and develop direct report. Work together with them to advance their professional development via training, personal target setting and regular performance evaluations. Ensure proper communication with direct reports and all other employees in the division with regards to personal and Business Unit goals, as well as performance against those goals especially those related to the financial performance of the Business. Ensure active participation in the PMD and HRR processes to ensure staff are progressing in their current roles and that they are positioned for future growth/advancement. Ensure we have adequate succession planning as well.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 -15 years of progressive experience in Finance leadership roles. International experience preferred.

  • Accounting software: HFM/Hyperion – Experience Preferred

  • Possess international experience and a global approach to business. Experience working in a multi-currency environment preferred.

  • Big picture thinker capable of translating strategy into actionable and measurable initiatives.


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.