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Job Description

As a leader of the Information Technology team, assist in the development and execution of the Information Technology (IT) strategy and support operations. Assist in the development and execution of multi-year IT roadmaps for a specified Technical Area (TA).

Essential Functions:

  • Supports strategic and operational imperatives requiring IT enablement for the group.
  • Ensures system compliance with governmental regulations (i.e. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), etc.) for assigned TA function.
  • Supports the Business System Owners, associated governance and steering committees and other required management structures for assigned TA function.
  • Provides input into the creation and ongoing management of capital expense (Capex) plans related to TA portfolios.
  • Manages operational expense (Opex) for assigned TA. Helps to ensure clear aligned Capex/Opex management as part of the overall IT financial management process. Act as the primary point of emergency escalation when required.
  • Identifies innovative technical and process solutions that drive the desired performance in cost, quality, compliance, customer service and revenue.
  • Drive the lab IT strategy globally for Pharmaceutical Services Group, while working with BSO’s in developing ROI business cases for new initiatives and ensuring maximum value/return/use of all Lab assets.
  • Act as Program Manager providing guidance and direction to internal & external project management teams/resources on processes and procedures.
  • Act as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Lab and related systems (Empower, LIMS etc) requiring working knowledge of the systems and their deployment architecture.
  • Drive Center of Excellence (CoE) within key areas of Labs and foster cross site sharing collaboration of best practice.
  • Establish effective & consistent policies & procedures for maintenance and support of Lab Systems
  • Proactively researches new lab IT technology and engages the Lab Leads for continuous feedback on potential system enhancements / improvements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, engineering, or related field required.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience working in IT with five years of experience in a management role.
  • 3-5 years of IT experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, regulated businesses preferred. Experience providing leadership in a matrix environment preferred.
  • Direct experience in managing global IT outsource services preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Depending on area of assignment, knowledge of lab systems, quality systems, operational excellence and/or process improvement systems preferred.
  • Current knowledge of IT industry trends.
  • Ability to maintain industry-leading subject matter expertise (SME) in the field of IT.
  • Ability to translate business needs into solutions. Knowledge of end user computing and networking systems.
  • Superior customer service and communication skills required.
  • Some organizational change management capability.
  • Ability to manage projects and initiatives.
  • Strong business unit consulting skills.
  • Ability to travel moderately (once per month) – or more frequently as needed.

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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