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Thermo Fisher Scientific Manger, Project Portfolio Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Manager, Project Portfolio Management

Requisition ID: 119269BR

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

Cambridge, MA / Pharma Services

How will you make an impact?

As a leader in our Viral Vector Services (VVS) division, you will help to drive growth and bring new gene & cell therapy products to market for our clients - and patients in need of new treatments and potentially curative medicines. Reporting to the Head of Project Portfolio Management, this key leadership role will be accountable for driving the selection, execution, and governance of our 'Tier 1' (top strategic growth) initiatives for VVS, using PPI Business System (PPI: Practical Process Improvement). In addition, you will partner with the sites for PPM / PMO responsibilities.

What will you do?

  • Lead select 'Tier 1' strategic initiatives through the project lifecycle from initiation to project close-out while ensuring that the project benefits are being delivered and realized per plan to the business.

  • Serve as a PPM/PMO lead - developing and rolling out standard processes, business systems, and best practices, dash boarding and metrics; ensuring that we are doing the right projects at the right time. managing project resources; enabling VVS to work smarter and more efficiently every day.

  • Serve as a change agent - someone who can influence up, down, and across the organization, build consensus, and ultimately make positive changes to the business; sees opportunities to 'find a better way every day' and has the courage to take action and/or challenge the status-quo.

  • Tension and challenge project teams to execute per plan, consider alternative perspectives, and to ensure there is alignment to our overall strategy.

How will you get here?


  • BA or BS, preferably in business and/or engineering. MBA and/or PMP preferred, but not required.

  • BA or BS:

  • 7+ yrs. leading or supporting complex projects/programs/portfolios/PMOs;

  • 5+ yrs. in Life Sciences, Pharma or Biotech;

  • MBA and/or PMP:

  • 5+ yrs. leading or supporting complex projects/programs/portfolios/PMOs;

  • 3+ yrs. in Life Sciences, Pharma or Biotech;


  • Proven leadership experience in managing a matrix team.

  • PM, PMO, strategy, and/or business analysis experience required.

  • CDMO experience is a strong plus, but not required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong relationship management and leadership skills;

  • Master communicator and listener; ability to share information effectively;

  • Ability to motivate and influence without line-management authority;

  • Highly collaborative team player who fosters open communication and facilitates mutual understanding;

  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to embrace change and multi-task in a fast-paced CDMO environment;

Physical Demands

  • Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment and handle multiple priorities;

  • A flexible work schedule is required;

  • May require some travel, but will be minimal <10% of the time.Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit . 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.