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Thermo Fisher Scientific Program Manager in Austin, Texas

Job Title: Program Manager

Requisition ID: 126773BR

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.

Location/Division Specific Information

Austin, TX | Biosciences

How will you make an impact?

The Program Manager will be part of the Strategy, Portfolio, and Program Management Team at ThermoFisher Scientific. As part of this team you will have medium to high complexity Project Management responsibilities. In this role you will contribute to portfolio management tasks such as: data collection, data verification, data analysis, and presentation preparation.

What will you do?

  • Plans in detail and conducts schedule analysis in keeping with the culture at ThermoFisher Scientific. Project Planning to include analysis of primary, secondary, and tertiary critical paths is expected. Use of MS Project or equivalent tools is mandatory for all projects.

  • Estimates resource demand which will accompany schedule analysis to ensure proper staffing of projects and programs.

  • Leads, directs and is responsible for day-to-day aspects, on-time delivery, and risk management of projects and programs.

  • May support staff and senior staff level program managers with larger programs that consist of several smaller projects. In this role you may lead some of the projects that comprise the program and report, dotted line, to staff and senior staff level program managers.

  • Acts as project champion and project 'general manager'; manages team to execute all project deliverables; leads cross-functional core teams.

  • Manages project budget; tracks actual versus plan and resolves issues as they arise.

  • Reviews team progress against requirements and plans; resolves deviations.

  • Holds team members and functions accountable for on-time execution of project deliverables escalating issues when necessary to provide core team members with needed support.

  • Provides training and constructive input to core team members.

  • Provides clear, concise information and reports to all levels of the project team and executive management.

  • Interacts with peers, functional groups and customers; presents project status and updates to the Product Approval Committee.

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor's degree in scientific field or business administration; or equivalent trade-off in related professional work experience.


  • 4+ years of experience in managing projects of varying size and complexity through stage-gate processes, preferably in the life sciences.

  • Stage-gate experience required includes experience with projects in the following phases: concept phase, development phase, manufacturing phase and commercialization phase.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.

  • Outstanding organizational, planning, process development, communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience working with and effectively communicating (listen, speak, present and write) to all levels of management and building working relationships with others outside of the project team.

  • Must be able to work effectively as a member of the Portfolio and Program Management team and in a matrix reporting environment.

  • Ability to organize and disseminate information efficiently and convey expectations of accountability.

  • Strong time management skills, prioritization schemes and willingness to 'take ownership of issues and tasks'.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Experience developing products in a regulated environment.

  • Experience with MicroSoft software, including MS Project.

  • PMP certification (preferred)

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.