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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Director / General Manager, Cell & Protein Consumables in Rockford, Illinois


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/General Manager within the Biosciences Division will be responsible for team leadership, market and product strategy, and day-to-day execution of a growing strategic business segment focused on Cell & Protein Consumables.

This position will develop and implement global portfolio strategies, drive innovative solutions to overcome customer challenges across every step of the product supply chain, provide market leadership in the development of innovative products and manage each step of the product life cycle to maximize both top line growth and profitability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop product roadmap, positioning, and go-to-market strategies to meet and exceed AOP and strategic financial goals, which includes identifying, establishing and managing strategic relationships with customers and industry opinion leaders. The role is ultimately responsible for revenue, margin, customer satisfaction, and market share objectives.

  • Provide product management leadership from concept to commercialization, managing the life cycle of the existing product portfolio. Responsible for five-year product line strategy, list pricing and margin optimization, management across the customer value continuum, and customer intimacy efforts.

  • Devise and implement organizational strategies and processes to position the business for growth and scale, developing relevant business cases and recommending required investments to drive sustainable growth.

  • Serve as business champion for Protein and Cell Analysis workflows, driving strategic alignment with internal stakeholders including Cell Analysis Instruments teams, regional teams, and directly with key accounts.

  • Champion successful product launches through VOC-derived product requirements, research, development and engineering, and alignment with regional and global marketing and sales in commercialization. Working closely with cross-functional teams, own the ultimate customer and financial success of each new product introduction (NPI).

  • Leverage business development to develop optimal licensing, partnership, and acquisition strategies to address gaps and supplement the existing product portfolio.

  • Lead a high performing team by hiring, engaging and developing talented and motivated employees. Responsible for enabling both direct and indirect high performing teams through effective coaching and development.

  • Contribute to the business leadership team by driving collaborative engagement to ensure achievement of growth targets of the business and the company.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher degree, with strong analytical skills.

  • 7+ years of experience in product management or equivalent

  • 5+ years of people management and business leadership

  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of the Life Sciences market

  • Experience driving global business and commercial strategy

  • Strong track record of driving programs with a focus on financial results

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver customer-centric product innovation in a highly competitive market

  • Ability to build, manage, and inspire teams across a matrixed environment; effective at influencing others and building relationships; collaborative approach

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and able to quickly to adjust to changes in the market

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 80,000 extraordinary minds has 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 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.