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ThermoFisher Scientific Sr Manager, Finance in Waltham, Massachusetts

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 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, increasing efficiency in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 100,000 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, Patheon and PPD.

How you will make an impact:

Laboratory Products Equipment (LPE) is a $700M+ business within the Laboratory Products Group (LPG), which offers a broad set of differentiated consumable products primarily serving Biotech, Pharma, Healthcare, Diagnostic and Academic markets. LPE is a global business with 4,000 employees, 8 manufacturing sites and numerous distribution hubs, supported by a global finance team. The business has significant exposure to high growth markets and is focused on providing fit for purpose solutions to our customers!

Seeking a Finance leader who will drive financial insights and accountability for the $250M Liquid Handling Solutions (LHS) business. This role has overall stewardship of the financial scorecard inclusive of LHS business segment P&L in partnership with the Senior Finance Director of LPE and the VP/ GM of the LHS business. This role is expected to identify and drive profitable growth opportunities through the levers of portfolio segmentation, gross margin, OPEX management and CAPEX for the LHS businesses.

What you will do:

  • Partner with VP/GM LHS business in driving margin expansion through more profitable product mix and accretive revenue growth

  • Partner with functional leaders on investments, spend analysis, forecasting and planning

  • Continue to innovate and evolve business reporting providing insight to LPE leadership and the LHS segment teams supporting profitable revenue growth

  • Partner with R&D and PMO leadership on project/investment prioritization ensuring alignment with strategic priorities

  • Drive AOP/QBR/STRAP/financial forecast in a matrixed organization, ensure financial decisions support company's STRAP/AOP and current market environment

Financial Planning & Analysis:

  • Improve insight to Gross Margin and EBITA expansion for total LHS in partnership with the manufacturing and commercial entities. Support EBITA bridging activities, identify profitability improvement opportunities, and challenge the teams on bridge as well as outlook assumptions

  • Leverage core reporting & analytics: weekly bookings, sales & backlog reporting, weekly Bowler, SAC reporting, monthly standard margin analysis, segment P&L reporting to drive thought partnership with LHS leader

  • Lead AOP/STRAP process for LHS business by coordinating with regional commercial teams and Operations to ensure alignment and achievement of financial targets

  • Partner with the Operations Finance teams to explain and forecast Gross Margin for the LHS Segment P&L

  • Align with commercial and business teams on pricing strategies to drive profitable growth

  • Lead the completion of the monthly/quarterly business review deck for the LHS business

  • Partner with LPE FP&A team to forecast and drive target alignment with regional commercial teams on revenue and bookings

  • Implement Hyperion PLN 2.0 forecasting processes aligned with Division and Group results


  • An undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting is required

  • An MBA or CPA is desired


  • An ideal candidate will possess excellent academic credentials and a strong proficiency in financial analysis

  • Experience working in a global, matrixed environment preferred!

  • Experience in the Life Sciences industry is desired

  • Strong expertise of Excel (i.e., financial models and analysis), Hyperion (CMR, HFM), PowerBI, Cognos (equivalent) and PowerPoint preferred

  • 5 plus year in finance

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • The successful candidate is highly ethical and thrives in a collaborative environment

  • They have excellent proactive communication capabilities, identifying and addressing issues via candid dialogue

  • Track record of developing high levels of credibility and forging proven and positive professional relationships with subordinates, peers and upper management and can operate effectively in a matrix reporting structure

  • Strong understanding of the interdependencies of the customer fulfilment, inventory, and manufacturing volumes

  • Possess strong leadership and team building skills

  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Self-motivated with high bias for action and accountability

  • High level of energy; can bring a passion to excel. Able to energize and influence a wide spectrum of people, including senior financial and operations professionals

  • Ability to balance priorities and thrive in a sophisticated global business environment

  • Drives a culture of accountability

  • Candidate should expect travel of 5%-10%

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range estimated for this position based in New York is $118,100.00–$177,200.00.

This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs

  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement

  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy

  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

  • Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

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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.