Sr. Manager, Program Management

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Job Location
South San Francisco/ Remote, CA

Potential to be remote or in South San Francisco, Austin Tx, Michigan, Carlsbad, Ca

Job Description
  • Leads, manages, coordinates, synchronizes, and is accountable for the execution of programs from Product Concept through Product Launch & Program Closure.
  • Acts as information conduit between the Core Team and Sr. Management; prepares and presents Phase Reviews to the Product Approval Committee (PAC) as Core Team representative; initiates Exception Reviews as necessary.
  • Acts as project champion and project “general manager”; manages team to execute all project deliverables; leads cross-functional core team.
  • Acts as the Single Point of Contact to collaborators/partners project team and builds effective relationships
  • Leads joint project team meetings with our collaborators/partners; documenting and executing the requirements, opens issues and risk mitigations, at a minimum
  • Leads teams to define and prioritize scope, objectives, and requirements.
  • Plans resource requirements and negotiates Core Team resources with functional managers; assist Core Team Members in negotiating extended team staffing.
  • Develops accurate, actionable, and cross-functionally integrated program plans based on business goals, constraints, and risk tolerance.
  • Develops and assertively drives timelines and budgets in coordination with other departments and teams.
  • Drives risk assessment, communication, proactive mitigation planning, and contingency response planning.
  • Tracks and communicates project status to all stakeholders.
  • Schedules and drives core team meetings.
  • Assists Core Team Members in resolving extended team and functional issues.
  • Collaborates and coordinates across all the functional areas (R&D, Marketing, Product Management, QA/QC, regulatory, Legal, Operations, Manufacturing, Service and Support and others) necessary to insure successful program completion and product launch.
  • Contributes to performance evaluation of Core Team Members
  • Develops and delivers original persuasive presentations
  • Guides program teams through and executes Voice of the Customer (VOC) and User Centered Innovation (UCI) processes in partnership with Product Management and R&D.
  • Builds effective relationships with core and extended team members, functional managers, senior management, and customers.
  • Tracks and monitor teams progress against requirements and plans; resolve deviations.
  • Leads, documents, and communicates constructive lessons-learned analysis of completed programs.
About Our Organization

When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. 

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