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Sr Director, IT, Materials and Structural Analysis Division
Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Newark, NJ
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 07/01/2022
Expire Date: 09/25/2022
Job Categories: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Computers, Software, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, and Security, Sales, Purchasing, Quality Control, Research & Development
Job Description
Sr Director, IT, Materials and Structural Analysis Division

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $42 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 sophisticated analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or growing efficiency in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our distributed team of more than 120,000 colleagues delivers an outstanding 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. Thermo Fisher Scientific is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.

How you will make an impact:

The role works alongside our Division Leadership Team and coordinates with our overall IT organization to ensure service delivery. The position is accountable for the Division IT budgets, provides leadership to an organization of IT professionals, influences delivery from our shared services, and leads a pool of external vendors. The group is a high-tech leader in nano-scale imaging and material characterization solutions.

What you will do:

  • Provide consultative strategic and ongoing leadership for planning, development, delivery and coordination of information services and initiatives ensuring they are aligned to the business' strategic imperatives
  • Develop a team of 60+ IT professionals and influence operational support of our IT shared services organizations to ensure quality service delivery to our teams
  • Work collaboratively with other IT, Digital and Group / Division leadership to extend division scale using the broader Company capabilities
  • Establish and measure the short- and long-term value of investments in the IT portfolio
  • Provide status reporting to IT and executive leadership; call out and lead risks at the appropriate levels within IT and the business; establish clear metrics
  • Ensure our information security and compliance posture, activities, and practices are robust within the Division

Business Partnership & Relationship Management

  • Build the comprehensive long-range strategy alongside your business partners, with focus on extended IT services for efficiency and revenue enablement
  • Develop a comprehensive digital transformation portfolio supporting our customer and internal initiatives
  • Drive the analytics and automation needs across the various businesses and act as a catalyst for innovation within the overall leadership team
  • Possess a detailed understanding of the long-term vision for all business areas supported, making decisions that support the company’s strategic priorities, and helping craft these priorities through influence
  • Build and evolve the technology roadmap to ensure that our capabilities continuously improve and evolve with the business and implement toward digital transformations
  • Work along-side our marketing and R&D functions in delivering leading solutions and using the scale of the company for innovation

People Development

  • Identify and lead all aspects of the development of talent strategies, workforce planning, succession planning and career development for the department, keeping in mind talent and opportunities within Thermo Fisher’s IT and Digital functions.
  • Actively evaluate and develop people and organizational capabilities to set a human resource strategy which accelerates business growth and drives value


  • Manage annual operating and capital budget working closely with functional partners
  • Forecast and plan for future financial needs for existing application management and projects
  • Collaborate within IT to ensure adequate flow of project information, resourcing, and budgeting
  • Compare, contrast and benchmark services or costs against others

Education and Experience

Degree in Science, (Business) Information Technology, Computer Sciences or related field

12 years related experience leading IT/Digital teams, to include senior-level leadership experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Ability to develop and implement a Digital/IT strategic plan and be an influencer on the senior business staff

Understanding of software development lifecycles and methodology with leadership experience

Influential knowledge of information technology industry and the direction it is headed

Knowledge in customer engagement digital capabilities in high-tech and capital equipment markets

Validated business leadership and management ability with robust presentation skills

Excellent communication and ability to work in a highly matrixed environment

Ability to translate technical terminology into terms understandable to management, customers, and employees

Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborations with senior leadership members

Effective team building, organizational and staff development skills

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