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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Staff Project Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

The Program Manager is a critical role in leading our service organization through transformational change. This role provides leadership, organization and facilitation of global, high priority & strategic operational and commercial programs for the Unity Lab Services business. Projects and Programs are diverse in nature. They include but are not limited to identification and implementation of new technologies to support customers and commercial offerings, launch of new tools to support internal service personnel, standardization of processes to drive internal efficiencies. This individual manages & leads programs from inception through to standard work and sustaining management. The role is responsible for the successful, timely execution of agreed upon program and projects with achieved project cost, operational performance, and financial targets.


  • As part of the PMO, work to translate strategic direction into a series of actionable, measurable programs/projects to achieve both short-term and long-term goals and objectives.

  • Helps to establish and promote industry-recognized, best-in-class program / project management standards.

  • Drives a program to ensure continued utilization and maturation of best practices.

  • Actively support an enterprise approach to the development, integration, implementation, and progress reporting and review of programs.

  • Develops and maintains a program for monitoring and reporting on compliance to adopted policies, processes, and procedures.

  • Develops organizational program / project management capabilities through training, coaching, and group and individual meetings/discussions.

  • Leads the organization in delivering projects that meet scope, schedule, budget and quality. Ensures programs are delivered on time and within budget.

  • Ensures information concerning project status (i.e. schedules, deliverables, costs, risks, and issues) passes to-and-from key stakeholders.

  • Ensures that an effective risk escalation process is established and that barriers to effective project execution are identified and addressed.

  • Helps assign Project Management resources and assists in the development of project teams with input from the functional managers. Allocates resources appropriately based on project complexity, strategic importance, and team experience.

  • Resolves program management and project services resource conflicts in cooperation with key stakeholders.

  • Provide accountability for the evaluation and approval process for change requests (i.e. scope, schedule, and cost).

  • Provides leadership to drive continuous improvements for processes and related operations.

  • Identify, communicate and support training needs. Facilitate team knowledge creation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field

  • Experience with Change Management methodologies

  • PMI or PMP certification or willingness to obtain

  • Experienced working in a matrixed environment.

  • Experience in developing program / project processes and driving change.

  • Experience driving continuous improvements projects across an organization (with knowledge in PPI, Lean, Transformation, or Six Sigma methodologies preferred).

  • Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Project, and SharePoint) and required. Experience using SmartSheet project management software preferred

  • Ability to speak and write clearly, concisely, and compellingly to a variety of audiences. Able to present a convincing argument to senior executives.

  • Solid planning, organizational and multitasking skills.

  • Works collaboratively with others.

  • Can succeed (or even thrives) in a high speed, high pressure environment.

  • Ability to travel up to 15% annually

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 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.

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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 Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.