Thermo Fisher Scientific Director, Talent Management and Development in Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Description

What you’ll do

As the Director, Talent Management– Corporate Functions, you’ll reporting to the Vice President, Talent with a matrixed reporting relationship to the Vice President, Human Resources for Corporate Functions. You’ll partner with HR and business leaders to design, develop and deploy strategies and tactics to address critical organizational and talent issues. You’ll be responsible for the development and execution of the Corporate Functions’ Talent Management & Development strategy to include organization development, succession planning, talent management, change management, curriculum design, and more.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish the Group’s overall talent strategy, approach and appropriate processes to build an enduring, deep and diverse pipeline of future leaders and increase mobility of exceptional talent within the Groups and across Thermo Fisher.

  • Using tools created in the Talent COE, build and actively monitor a Group workforce plan to systematically and proactively avoid talent surpluses or shortages given the organization’s short and long-term objectives.

  • Work with the Talent COE and other Talent leaders to shift from a talent ‘silo’ mindset (amongst HR and business leaders) to a culture of career growth and talent mobility across the company.

  • Oversee Group Talent Acquisition teams to stay abreast of open requisitions, prioritize critical roles to be filled, and be a catalyst for actively moving high potential internal talent into open roles.

  • Oversee Group Talent Development teams to identify needs and implement talent and leadership development interventions and solutions.

  • Partner with the Talent COE to ensure managers at all levels excel at identifying, selecting, onboarding and assimilating exceptional new talent into the organization to reduce attrition and maximize productivity.

  • Partner with the Talent COE to actively support structured internship and undergraduate/graduate leadership programs to build early career talent pipelines.

  • Drive all activities associated with the Performance Management cycle (i.e., goal setting, mid-year reviews, calibration, development planning, year-end reviews) and provide support to leadership that includes, but is not limited to, training, development and overall communication and awareness process.

  • Manage strong succession planning and long-term projections of leader vacancy needs.

  • Develop strategies to retain and motivate talent, including leadership on yearly involvement surveys, and engagement-related initiatives.

  • Partner in executive assessment and selection processes for executive band positions

  • Assist with Due Diligence for and provide talent leadership and support for new office openings and acquisitions.

  • Provide organizational talent and development to support Company wide organizational changes.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, masters degree preferred

  • 8-10 years of progressive TMD experience; 6-8 years designing and developing leadership curriculums

  • Strong OD consulting skills

  • Able to communicate, influence and persuade at all levels of the organization

  • Strong project management skills

  • Excellent group facilitation, consultation, and leadership/executive coaching skills

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

Candidate must demonstrate the following key competencies:

  • Build and maintain a strong network of professional relationships over a long period of time

  • Demonstrate excellent business acumen

  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills

  • Interact with individuals at all levels of the organization

  • Persuade and influence decision makers

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.