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Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

**Director, NPI Portfolio & Program Management**

**Location** : US - Remote

Our BioProduction team supports developers and manufacturers of biological-based therapeutics and vaccines with a portfolio of premium solutions and services focused on upstream cell culture, downstream purification, analytics for detection and quantitation of process/product impurities, and a suite of single-use solutions spanning the biologics workflow. BioProduction is also at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

**Position Summary**

Director's responsibility is three-fold:

+ Partners with Business Unit (BU) product management, R&D, and marketing leadership to develop the portfolio strategy & annual plan, focusing on R&D utilization. Leads regular review of the portfolio with BU leadership team, drives prioritization, status updates and revenue reporting for all BU New-Product-Introduction (NPI) programs.

+ Ensures best practices of Program Management are followed by all NPI teams in the BU, with the goal of not only delivering products of high quality and value to the organization but also of delivering them within the agreed-upon metrics of schedule, resources, budget, and scope.

+ Functionally manages a team of program managers who lead NPI programs within the division.

**Portfolio Management:**

+ Partners with BU leadership to integrate multiple segments into a cohesive BU strategy and annual plans, focusing on R&D utilization, in alignment with divisional strategy. Facilitates creation and implementation of an NPI portfolio roadmap, aligned with BU strategy.

+ Leads regular review of NPI portfolio with BU leadership team, drives prioritization and reports on status & revenue of all BU NPI programs, in coordination with segment portfolio managers.

+ Sits on BU leadership team and contributes to divisional monthly business reviews (MBR) to represent Portfolio & Program Management (PPM) organization.

+ Identifies resource bottlenecks that may be negatively impacting new product development programs and works with extended leadership team to address shorter and longer-term.

**Program Management:**

+ Leads critical BU NPI programs from initiation through commercial launch. Acts as a program champion and leads a cross-functional team to identify and mitigate program risks, in order to successfully deliver all program deliverables. Solve problems and manage crises effectively and independently. Acts as an information conduit between core team and leadership; prepares and presents program reviews to PAC as a core team representative.

+ Mentors others leading NPI programs in the BU, providing them with high-level BU context & guidance. Provides feedback to functional manager regarding program manager performance in BU NPI programs.

+ Provides feedback to R&D leadership about NPI process improvements. Sponsors change initiatives & build best practices regarding program management & product development in the division.

**Functional Management:**

+ Communicates standards of portfolio & program management role and responsibility, relative to grade level. Provides feedback & coaching on performance, as well as creation of personal development plans to improve skills set.

+ Assigns program management resources, in partnership with BU portfolio managers

+ Hires new program management talent

**Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:**

+ Bachelor's degree (B. S. or B.A.), preferred in the Life Sciences, from four-year college or university

+ 10+ years' combined product development and project management experience, of which a portion must be in the life sciences

+ 4 or more years' experience managing an NPI portfolio.

**Skills and Attributes:**

+ Outstanding communication skills both written and verbal

+ Ability to work without significant direction and is able to recommend modifications to the overall direction of portfolio or program in order to meet BU goals

+ Works on complex, multi-faceted problems where analysis may require in-depth analysis, as well as imagination

+ Interacts and builds effective relationships with core and extended team members, functional managers, senior management, and customers. Able to influence others or gain acceptance in sensitive situations.

+ Develops and delivers original persuasive presentations to larger groups

+ Gathers feedback on process and practice improvements

+ Ability to influence without authority and develop positive professional relationships with senior leadership, subordinates and peers in a large, complex matrix.

**Behavioral Competencies:**

This person must possess the following behavioral competencies and characteristics. Please note that these are regarded by Thermo Fisher Scientific as equally important to technical competencies and experiences.

+ A strongly pro-active, helpful, 'can-do' attitude;

+ A creative, resourceful, and tenacious problem-solver and solution-finder;

+ Enjoys dealing with people and is able to communicate effectively and concisely at all levels;

+ Self-managing and self-motivating, able to prioritize tasks effectively and meet customer deadlines and expectations;

+ A clear enthusiasm for the role and strong desire to continuously develop and improve own performance and departmental performance;

+ Willingness to put in extra effort (and hours when required) to get the job done properly;

+ Willingness to share technical knowledge with others;

+ Enjoys contributing to the overall success of the company, not just one department, and has commercial awareness of how the department fits in and adds value to the 'whole picture'.

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.

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Santa Clara , Director, Other , Santa Clara, California

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