R&D Project Manager II

    • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Greenville, NC
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 4 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Law enforcement
Research and Development
Customer relationship management
Customer satisfaction
Personal development
Project management
Health care

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Job Description

Do you have a passion for innovative ideas and groundbreaking discoveries? With over $1 billion invested annually in R&D, at Thermo Fisher Scientific you'll help solve some of the world's toughest challenges, from giving cancer patients hope, ensuring safe drinking water and helping law enforcement tackle cases through forensics. We empower our teams to put science into meaningful action and give our R&D colleagues the autonomy, resources and tools they need to take science a step beyond.

Location/Division Specific Information

Greenville, NC - Pharma Services Group

A day in the Life:
  • Direct the project(s) and project teams, ensuring all necessary activities occur as planned or are negotiated and agreed to by the customer. Coordinate scheduling of activities to meet customer demands and apply expertise and experience to resolve issues.
  • Maintain close contact with the client representative(s) through meetings, site visits, teleconferences, and other forums to ensure that issues are addressed and project timeline activities are met.
  • Serve as liaison and communication link between the company and customer.
  • Meet regularly with project team members and production staff to understand operations and issues as related to the project(s).
  • Coordinate internal development activities necessary to ensure successful product transfers.
  • Negotiate project conflicts within the company and with the necessary customer contacts, ensuring resolutions that are amenable to both parties and/or informing management of potential risks and issues.
  • Complete all necessary project activity plans/reports accurately, in detail, and by the necessary time.
Project Management Skill
  • Leads several small/medium projects; may run more complex projects with mentorship as needed from senior team members
  • Structures project(s) in line with client strategy, inclusive of identifying needs, defining resource requirements, tracking performance and prioritizing improvement opportunities.
  • Proactively diagnoses project challenges, developing solutions and/or overcoming undesirable situations with minimal support.
  • Effectively defines and handles budgets and revisions to reflect scope changes and established commitments.
  • Understands customer contract terms & conditions and skilled in negotiation techniques.
Client Relationship Management
  • Able to perform and interpret a comprehensive need analysis and demonstrates an understanding of the customer's target market.
  • Maintains knowledge of Thermo Fisher's solutions portfolio and communicates company's value proposition in relation to the competition.
Technical Knowledge
  • Independently leverages and interprets data to ensure successful project results and customer satisfaction.
  • Leads projects efficiently in different systems and maintains accountability for individual and team outcomes.
Project Management Leadership
  • Seeks mentorship and guidance to drive personal development and further strengthen project management skills.
  • Ensures that all communications are clear, focused, and based on a solid understanding of needs using the most appropriate medium.
  • Partners with teams to quickly resolve or collaborate on solutions to problems. Facilitates alignment on timelines among cross-functional teams.
  • Takes ownership for project results, cultivates respect from team members, and ensures agreement on the overall vision.

Keys to Success:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • 0-2+ years Project Management experience.


We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus, healthcare, and a range of employee benefits. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation!
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