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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Program Manager III

Woodland Hills, CA

Job Description

Discover Impactful Work

As a Program Manager III within the Transplant Diagnostics division, you will play a pivotal role in managing projects through the product commercialization process . Your responsibilities will encompass managing scope, schedule, risks, issues, communications, and expectations throughout the phase-gate process. You will be the project leader, ensuring teams adhere to best practices and deliver value to the business. Your focus will be delivering the business project success by successfully managing metrics, schedule, resources, budget, and scope.

In the field of Transplant Diagnostics, our projects directly impact patients' lives by ensuring timely and accurate diagnostics, which is critical in transplantation. Through your work, you will contribute to improving the quality of life for individuals facing transplantation, while driving Thermo Fisher Scientific's mission of enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Lead project core teams in the development of new products and execution of change control, including defining the project scope, requirements, budget, and timelines.
  • Collaborate and coordinate across all the functional areas (e.g., R&D, Product Management, Technical Operations (Manufacturing Sciences and Engineering), and Manufacturing) to deliver highly reproducible products. Collaborate with Finance, Marketing, and other business functions to develop project financial models and ensure commercial success of the newly developed products.
  • Continuously track and report on project health, ensuring clear communication and alignment between core teams and stakeholders. Deescalate and resolve issues, drive team to identify risk mitigations and own project success.
  • Partner in and champion the continuous improvement of processes.

Education and Experience

  • University degree (Bachelor's or Master's degree) in Life Sciences. HLA, Molecular and/or Antibody experience a plus
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams without direct authority
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in developing life science products under design control, using a standard stage-gate process from conceptualization to launch; IVD experience high preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years' project management experience
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Six Sigma certification preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated excellence in managing multiple projects, consistently achieving timeline adherence, tracking deliverables, and proactively managing risks
  • Proficiency in handling complex issues and adapting to a changing, cross-functional environment to support business needs
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail, commitment to quality, and a track record of contributing to a healthy corporate culture through practical examples
  • Skilled in collaboration and conflict resolution.
  • Self-managing and self-motivating, able to prioritize tasks effectively to meet deadlines and expectations.

Compensation and Benefits
The salary range estimated for this position based in California is $91,700.00-$137,525.00.

This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs
  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement
  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy
  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan
  • Employees' Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

For more information on our benefits, please visit:

Client-provided location(s): West Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Job ID: ThermoFisher-R-01233615-1
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program