Staff Program Manager


On Site
Full Time


Research and Development
Goal oriented
Product marketing
Program management
Risk management
Effective communication
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Computer hardware

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Job Description

As the world leader in serving science, we at Thermo Fisher empower our people to advance innovative technologies, develop meaningful solutions, and build rewarding careers. With revenues of $40 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 120,000+ extraordinary minds the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Want to make a big impact in a results-oriented role?


The Program Execution Manager (PEM) is a key leadership role, responsible for defining, planning, executing, and deploying capital equipment development projects from inception to customer adoption.


  • Responsible to plan and implement one or more programs/projects with cross-functional challenges. Lead teams with a passion to win!
  • Be responsible for the definition, development and delivery of capital equipment hardware/software product/solution according to our development process, schedule and budget.
  • Detailed schedule analysis of critical paths to identify key technical and schedule risks, and establishing mitigation activities. Use of MS Project or agile tools, as appropriate, is required for projects.
  • Establish a common understanding among our team members on why and how the program introduces differentiated products and services for our customers. Align team to project timelines, achievements, budgets and expectations on delivery.
  • Assess project/program performance. Identify problems and institute corrective actions, as the need arises. Build and present reports to our senior management on a routine basis, reinforcing team operating principles.
  • Partner with Product Marketing and management to develop our long term strategic plans to increase and improve our business opportunities. Challenge proposals, plans, assumptions and strategy and offer alternatives to reduce risk and increase overall business success.
  • Lead and/or participate in other cross-functional projects. Provide guidance/mentorship to our other junior staff, if assigned.


The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:

  • Degree required: 7+ years related experience with a BS in Physics, Engineering, or related field is required; or MS or PhD with 5+ years related professional or academic experience.
  • Proven experience in leading development programs in different stages of development from concept through commercialization and building consensus among key partners that may not be under your direct management chain.
  • Proven experience using standard program management tools and software including development plans, timelines, risk management, and budget development and monitoring is needed.
  • Proficiency (spoken and written) in English. Effective communication is required, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to acquire valid passport and travel internationally as the need arises up to 15%.
  • PMP certification preferred

Key Skills, Abilities, and Proficiencies:

  • Independent and creative problem solver! Requires minimum oversight. A self-starter who is pro-active, motivates, and has tact, diplomacy, true teammate, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to influence people at all levels in the organization without authority and mentor new team members on requirements, responsibilities and activities.

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