Staff Program Manager (US Remote) at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Washington DC)

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Job Description

Job Title: Staff Program Manager

Req #: 211053BR

Location/Division Specific Information

Frederick, MD (US - Remote) Corporate Division

Position Objective

The Staff Program Manager will support fostering a culture of collaborative innovation that enables Product Leadership through: building an engaged, interconnected R&D community with effective operating mechanisms and communication channels, leading world-class idea management tools and processes, and driving internal R&D grants and challenges programs to increase reach and impact.

A Day in the Life:
  • Assists development, implementation, and maintenance of a vibrant virtual "R&D Innovation hub" which enables technical connectivity and facilitates visibility to what's happening in science and engineering across the global organization.
  • Facilitates internal innovation challenges to enable value-add innovation against specific target areas. Implements and supports the infrastructure and operating mechanisms including design, selection, and reporting. Ensures visibility to outcomes.
  • Drives optimized embedment of web-based tool for sharing and building new ideas, and related business processes to enable ideas-to-product outcomes. Develops and delivers training to facilitate successful innovation initiatives. Leads effort for continuous improvements to the tool and drives utilization within community.
  • Supports R&D operating mechanisms to ensure connectivity and knowledge sharing within a global R&D community.
  • Fosters a culture and practice of celebrating innovation, collaboration, and scientific achievement within R&D and the broader Product Development community.

Keys to Success:

  • Minimum of B.S. in Science or Engineering related fields of study. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Experience in product development with track record of successful execution. Demonstrated ability to deliver results through influence.
  • Experience in idea management or crowd-sourcing technologies a plus. Life sciences, pharma, or Biotech background is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead through influence across a cross-functional set of global stakeholders.
  • Must be able to interface effectively with a diverse audiences including senior leadership.
  • Ability to deliver results in a highly matrixed environment.
  • Highly organized, with analytical, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret and summarize financial analysis results in a clear, concise, accurate manner
  • Is curious and inquisitive. Innovative in approach; able to think from different angles.
  • Drives change effectively, Takes smart risks. Learns from setbacks. Persistent and flexible in response to change.
  • Thinks and acts with a global mindset. Considers multicultural implications in decisions and seeks input from diverse stakeholders.
  • Collaborates well with others. Builds effective business relationships. Works well with different personalities and understands their different motivations.
  • Demonstrates a bias for action and results. Takes ownership of important issues. Makes progress in ambiguous situations.
  • May have contact with all levels of company employees

Working Conditions:
  • Works in an office environment. < 20% travel required.

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.
More Information on Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in Waltham, MA, Carlsbad, CA, Pittsburgh, PA and Lenexa, KS. It has 100000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Eat lunch together, Intracompany committees, OKR operational model, Team based strategic planning and Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff. To see all 236 open jobs at Thermo Fisher Scientific, click here.
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