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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Director, Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing in Waltham, Massachusetts


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $30 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 complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 80,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled 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. For more information, please visit .


The Sr. Director of Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing is part of the Global Operations in our Life Sciences Solutions Group (LSG). Everything we do in LSG Global Operations​ enables the work of our customers-including research to better understand cancer and other diseases, discover and develop life-saving drugs, improve agricultural crops and transform our understanding of genetics. LSG Global Operations is making a difference, every day.


The Senior Director, Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing will be a strategic leader, responsible for three global functions: Operations Strategy Team, Project Management Office (PMO) and Transformative Technologies. These collective functions will partner with the Vice President of Operations in executing their long-term strategy, transformation and technology roadmaps.

This leadership role is responsible for the Life Sciences Manufacturing Technologies and Business Strategy as it relates to existing and future global footprint strategy, including the integration and merger or acquisition activity. It will drive simplification of the network and own the implementation of strategies to realize the Group and Divisions STRAPs.

This position is the bridge between innovative ideas and production-ready advanced technology to manufacture parts we couldn't before, enable speed to market, provide seamless entry into production and transform the way we work.

This role will interact with the Vice Presidents of Operations, Functional Leaders, Quality, Supply Chain, Technology and Real Estate Partners on a global scale and will lead a team of strategy and engineering professionals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive the partnership with the VP of Ops and their Leadership teams to build and execute a group and divisional strategy that leads to true footprint simplification reducing total cost of delivery to customers

  • Act as a leader with vision in the area of new technologies, bringing market leading or innovative technologies to the sites, based on a deep analysis of the current group site, division and business unit technologies and have the team develop detailed roadmap for technology transformation

  • Leadership direction and strategy for the transformative technologies teams supporting the critical business enablement projects and strategies, covering all group sites, divisions and business units

  • Drive and lead the Operations Strategy leaders and PMO in developing and deploying business strategies, including any due diligence related to M & A activity.

  • Build a long range, group level capacity planning function which partners and supports the divisions in all sites. This may include a direct partnership with functional groups like Quality, Supply Chain, Procurement, Real Estate, to enable the operations strategies.

  • Create standard work in the Transformative Technologies and PMO teams to gain alignment with key stakeholders inclusive of group, division business and operations management.


  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering or Master's in Business Administration.

  • At least 10 years' experience in an operations and/or engineering function with a focus on implementing new manufacturing technologies or processes

  • Preferred experience with new equipment design and site expansion

  • Management and supervisory experience leading engineers and professional project management staff is preferred

  • Strategic thinker and problem solver, taking thought to detailed and measurable roadmap

  • Senior Leader interpersonal skills, with the ability to connect with and positively influence leadership and all levels of the organization globally

  • Ability to look enterprise-wide to integrate and streamline systems for optimal benefit

  • Passion for driving improvement and leading change in a complex, global environment

  • Financial literacy sufficient to understand financial statements, budgets, materials, labor and overhead productivity

  • Ability to travel

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 80,000 extraordinary minds have a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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.

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.