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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Software & Information Technology
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 05,2022
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    • VISA
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    Program Manager

    When you are part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

    Position Summary:

    Be the project contact for both the customer and the core project team in all matters related cGMP biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The position requires a highly motivated and tenacious, self-starter who can assimilate new information quickly and enjoys working closely with others within a fast-paced environment. The Program manager must have keen technical knowledge in (biologics) manufacturing along with traditional program management and leadership skills.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Plan and deliver all stages of the project within a matrix organization supporting the introduction of new products for cGMP manufacturing, process validation and clinical and commercial resupply programs.
    • Resolve project team issues and facilitate decision making within the team. Drive progress to completion to the required standard (both internally and with the customer).
    • Communicate regularly with the business, technical and customer teams. Track and report on critical program milestones. Manage progress, issues, and risks.
    • Track and manage the financial aspects of the project including milestone payments, pass through costs and FTE estimates to ensure that we are on time and on budget.
    • Consistently use all standard project management tools and templates in each customer program.

    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

    • BSc in a relevant scientific discipline. Higher education (Graduate degree, MBA) is preferred.
    • Certification preferred (PMP, Six Sigma, or equivalent).


    • Requires at least 5 years related experience in the industry.
    • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a project management role, preferably responsible for customer programs (ideally in a contract manufacturing organization) with significant business impact.
    • Familiarity with pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical product lifecycles and experience managing complex, cross-functional programs is preferred.
    • Demonstrated success leveraging excellent technical, organizational and time management skills to deliver projects to meet all stakeholder expectations.
    • Demonstrated experience in project management including timeline & potentially budget management, communication plans, proactive risk prevention, action tracking and project plans.
    • Open to challenge and to be challenged on ideas and opinions as part of a collaborative decision-making process.


    • Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.


    • Able to comprehend and interpret technical and business documents and apply to appropriate actions
    • Solid understanding of financial analysis, forecasting, tracking, and reporting for projects vs. the allocated budgets
    • Able to communicate with all levels in small and large group settings and influence actions and drive results within a matrix environment
    • Able to lead teams in a high paced, rapidly changing environment while maintaining order and a larger picture perspective
    • Able to interact and communicate with internal and external senior management and explain topics/decisions in the appropriate context
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Proficient with MS Project, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Word

    Other Job Requirements:

    • Adhere to OHS policies and procedures and ensure a safe and healthy workplace environment
    • 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.
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