Thermo Fisher Scientific Project Manager III in Columbia, South Carolina
What will you do?
Thermo Fisher Scientific is seeking a Sr. IT Project Manager for our Durham, NC Production Chemicals and Services Business (PCS). The primary responsibility is to drive and lead group projects with diverse internal teams ranging from PCS business teams, cross functional teams, Operations, Finance, and PMO to meet project objectives and metrices. [MR1] In this role, the candidate will set-up and supervise overall project schedule, monitor and report the progress of project phases, achievement of milestones and communicate decision needs. Moreover, you'll plan, direct, supervise and control the execution of all business, technical, fiscal and administrative functions of the project. Based on thorough analyses, you will facilitate the evaluation and prioritization of projects and enable the PCS IT leadership team to make strategic decisions. You'll prepare executive-level presentations for internal as well as external meetings.
This role works closely with PCS IT, BioProductioon Group leaders and members, Project Managers, Project Sponsors, Finance and all other stakeholders to continually improve project execution and [MR2] ensure IT and Business financial investments are appropriately prioritized and managed successfully. This role will be responsible for identifying and developing solutions and processes to increase project management methodologies efficiencies, effectiveness and continuous improvements.
Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensure resource availability and allocation
Develop a detailed project plan to track progress and action logs
Organize and lead project meetings and compile project status report to stakeholders and project team to drive deliverables to schedule and develop resolutions to mitigation risks/issues.
Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
Lead project execution to ensure standard Project Management best practices are employed
Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
Report and escalate to management as needed
Perform risk management to minimize project risks
Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation and prepare reports for leadership
Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
Manage / support project portfolio tools including but not limited to; HP PPM, Power BI, Excel, and other standard apps
Active participant in process improvements, providing recommendations and solutions
Develop and maintain training materials
Provide PMO team with a suite of KPI's on project and portfolio performance (dashboards)
Leverage and support Global PMO, assisting with the PMF mechanisms, standards, and requirements
How will you get here?
Bachelors' Degree in Science/Technical discipline or HS diploma and 5 years of project management and team leadership experience with proven track record in successfully leading projects from start to finish
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Ability to manage multiple projects and interface effectively with team members and across multiple departments & regions/countries
Strong understanding of formal project management methodologies
Relevant experience with Lean / Six Sigma experience in an industrial environment is beneficial.
Good understanding of resource management and capacity planning - previous experience a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
May be called upon for occasional overnight business travel to other Thermo Fisher Scientific operating sites - travel is estimated to be no more than 15%
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Strong familiarity with project management standards and methodologies including PMI Body of Knowledge, Waterfall and Agile
Process oriented and structured working style plus capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously.
Well organized with the ability to work under pressure and deliver work to highest standard
Results-oriented team player with strong communication skills
Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
Strong interpersonal and organizational influence skills
Strong attention to detail, time management
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Working knowledge of MS Office suite, project management tools, HP PPM, Jira, Power BI, Sharpcloud
Good understanding of financial concepts and accounting terms
Aptitude for organizing, managing and distributing data analytics
Ability to lead and drive change management
Continuous passion for process and delivery improvements
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.