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The Company

Pushing the boundaries of discovery
With more than 60 years of innovation and leadership, our company enables customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discoveries, increase productivity, and ultimately change the world. We design, manu­facture, and support the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales.
Combining hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, and light microscopy with deep application knowledge in the materials science, life sci­ences, electronics, and natural resources markets, the worldwide team of 3200+ employees is dedicated to customers' pursuit of discovery and resolution to global challenges.

Thermo Fisher Scientific acquired FEI Company in September of 2016 as a part of the Analytical Instruments Group (AIG) in the newly-formed Materials and Structural Analysis Division (MSD).

Check out these video’s to get more insight in what it means to work on our complex High-Tech Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM). These high-end tools are being developed and produced in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

The Position

Are you a high potential with a technical background looking for a next step? We are seeking a Product Life Cycle Manager (PLM) for our High-End TEM products to join our team. In this role, you will drive profitable and sustainable products from Operations perspective for our rapidly growing High-End TEM products (Titan Krios, Themis, Metrios) for all markets through the complete life cycle of the product.

Your challenge will be to partner with the BUs (mainly with Product Marketing Managers, Service management), R&D (mainly with Product Execution Managers, Project Leaders and System Architects) and Operations (all functions) to ensure that the right product priorities are set and product life cycle changes are made based on the holistic view of the product status, life cycle and roadmap.

Product Life cycle Managers have detailed product knowledge and direct Operations and Service resources to optimal execution of product support, maintenance and improvement activities. PLM Negotiates product life-cycle relevant specifications and content of NPI projects with CT and BU as well as the relevant investments into product life-cycle improvement activities for released products.

This is a unique opportunity to influence strategy, innovation and growth in a truly global company. Can you bring together the right balance of analytical skills, people/ influencing skills, and pragmatism to turn your thinking into decisions and actions?

Your responsibilities:
  • Manage the complete Product Life Cycle of the product with specific focus from product release through its end-of-service.
  • Perform holistic analysis of the productibility/ serviceability/ reliability/ sustainability and profitability of the products during the entire product life cycle to determine and drive the right priorities for overall product related activity: insights and guidance based on facts.
  • Strategic long term focus: Perform half-yearly Product Review to determine the product needs, based upon which you contribute to product roadmap creation and provide input towards the company Strategic Plans.
  • Enjoy building relationships with all departments (BUs, R&D, Engineering, Service, etc) to adequately manage stakeholders and priorities.
  • Make a difference: Initiate, define and negotiate creative and innovative improvement projects within Operations, R&D, Service and Supply Chain. Improvement projects may relate to customer satisfaction, manufacturability, serviceability, sustainability (obsolescence), price/performance, quality and reliability or cost reduction through focused value engineering activities.
  • Initiate, define, negotiate and direct End of Production or End of Service projects within the product portfolio.
  • Provide direction for operations, service and product life-cycle relevant specifications and content for all R&D projects and monitor their execution from high level perspective.
  • If required, lead complex programs related to your portfolio.

The Requirements

We are looking for a talented and ambitious high potential with:
  • University degree in a technical discipline or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the required skills.
  • Typically requires 5 to 10 years of experience working in a high-tech industry environment (in Engineering, R&D, Supply chain management or Technical Support).
  • Broad technical experience of high-tech analytical equipment, preferably electron microscopy equipment. Including knowledge of overall supply chain technology, manufacturing and service (processes).
  • Demonstrated analytical skills: Data mining and analysis and decision making based on broad band of information and data.
  • Hands-on mentality: you love complex problems and strive to get things done.
  • Strategic thinking mindset and basic project management knowledge/experience in a high tech industry environment.
  • Strong cross-site and cross-functional influencing, communication and negotiation skills. Fluent in English.
  • Ability to travel.

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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