Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Manager - CSD Operations Project Management in Pleasanton, California

Job Description

Job Title : Sr. Manager - CSD Operations Project Management

Requisition ID: 70337BR

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. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

Position Objective and Key Responsibilities

This position is responsible for managing the Clinical and Next-Generation Sequencing (CSD) Division’s portfolio of key strategic operations projects, with a focus on critical New Product Introductions (NPIs). The role will leverage in-depth project management, coordination, and leadership skills to help drive company and global operations long-range strategies through effective project execution. The responsibilities include developing and managing Project Managers through the Project Management Life Cycle. This role reports to the Sr. Director, CSD Operations.

The incumbent is responsible for the successful introduction of new products into Operations, meeting associated deadlines, budget and performance requirements. This role is also involved with a variety of productivity projects benefiting the business and operations.

  • Responsible for leading new product introduction programs from R&D into Operations. Programs are composed of a portfolio of projects focused on reagents, instruments, chips, and plastics.

  • The role involves coordinating manufacturing and sourcing capabilities (Manufacturing, OEM, Logistic, Quality, Finance), articulating the optimum project path toward successful fulfillment, and leading its execution.

  • Manage a team of NPI project managers.

  • Lead via influence an extended team to plan and coordinate numerous smaller projects in the Manufacturing Operations area involving supplier selection, component sourcing, make-versus-buy recommendations, supply chain, SKU creation, quality control, validation, vendor qualification, planning, and costing.

  • Organize project reviews and provide project status updates to the Operations and Division leadership.

  • Responsible for initiating project plans and reports in accordance with PCP (Product Commercialization Program) requirements.

  • Coordinate the efforts of technical teams in the fields of software, mechanical design, plastics, fluidics, automation, PCB, FPGA, GPU, power supplies, semiconductor, packaging, molecular biology reagents, chemicals.

  • Support and participate in PPI (Practical Process Improvement) initiatives.

  • As related to NPI projects, ensure required compliance levels with regulatory agencies are met: ISO13485, cGMP, 21CFR820 regulations, safety, emissions and shipping.

  • Assist the Buyer/Planner during the V&V and Commercialization phase.

  • Coordinate Operations efforts, in association with corporate global supply chain resources to develop sourcing strategy aligned with business objectives.

  • Lead “Tiger” teams toward issue resolution. Assign resources working with Product Managers, FAS, FSE, R&D, QA, QC to insure issue containment, root cause identification and mitigation. Review trends with QA to drive continuous improvement.

  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline and/or equivalent experience. Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Requires a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the management of multidisciplinary teams in a high tech environment involving biological instruments and reagents, chemistry and bioinformatics.

  • Working knowledge of the PCP (Product Commercialization Process) roadmap.

  • Experienced with quality systems which are compliant with ISO 13485 and cGMP.

  • Hands-on experience with manufacturing and logistic organizations desired.

  • Strong knowledge of project management tools.

  • Demonstrates strong business and financial acumen, including understanding of company’s financial statements and the impact to the financials for NPI projects.

  • Practical application experience in continuous improvement methodologies and/or lean 6-sigma to improve processes, strengthen quality and drive efficiency.

  • Customer-centric with the ability to build and drive strategic customer relationships, both internally and externally, national and internationally.

  • Experience & demonstrated executive-level reporting and presentations.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Analytical and detail-oriented with strong Excel & PowerPoint skills.

  • Solutions-oriented with a forward focused mentality; sees problems before they arrive and develops strategic solutions.

  • Must be a creative problem solver and have the ability to function in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Ability to influence others and partner cross functionally.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 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.