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Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Director, IT Business Partner Global Drug Products in Boston, 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 growing efficiency in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global organization 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 Drug Product Division (DPD), a division within the Pharma Services Group, operates as a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) for large & specialty pharma and biotech companies. The business offers development services & commercial production of drugs, improving the life of millions of patients every day.

The Drug Product Division (DPD) includes the production facilities located in North America, Europe and Asia and operates as a global network. The Sr Director, Global IT Business Partner is accountable for translating business strategy into an IT roadmap for the Division.

This role will report to the Group Vice President, IT Pharma Services Group (PSG) and matrix into the Division President, DPD.

How will you make an impact?

The Sr Director, Global IT Business Partner (BP) is responsible for understanding the business and its strategic goals, requirements and objectives, driving prioritization of business technology projects and assisting in prioritization across the Group. This role is accountable for ensuring that projects align with the technology that best provides maximum return on investment, and linking IT strategy in support of the overall business/service line strategy.

The Business Partner (BP), serves as the chief strategic liaison between the business and IT for all technology needs. The BP is a key relationship management role; they will act as an advocate for the business and an advocate for Group priorities and standards. This role works with their partners at several organizational levels. The BP, works with business area leadership and governance teams to understand project requirements, shape project requests, and provide a high-level estimate of the project effort and costs in cost-benefit analysis. The BP, works with global and local IT resources to identify solutions that match the business strategy with the technology strategy.

The BP is accountable for ensuring effective delivery and support of the applications that enable the business that they are aligned to. They are also accountable for creating and delivering on a lifecycle management approach for their portfolio.

What will you do?

  • Act as the main point of contact / liaison between the business and Group/Corporate IT function

  • Engage as integral member of Group IT leadership staff who proactively contributes to the thought leadership of running the IT group

  • Advise Group/Division IT Leadership staff on Business strategy and general infrastructure trends

  • Act as trusted advisor for infrastructure technology to Group/Division IT leadership staff

  • Operate as a member of the Divisional leadership team, accountable for key processes: QBR, AOP, STRAP, etc.

  • Understand the strategic business direction to find opportunities for technology innovation

  • Identify Business technology needs and growth strategies and maintain 3 year technology roadmaps within PPM (Proposals) ensuring the roadmap is evergreen

  • Represent and communicate Business management’s Infrastructure Technology needs to Group/Division

  • Provide leadership in a high growth business balancing financial commitments while using Thermo Fisher capabilities

  • Lead team of IT professionals of varying levels, recruit, retain, and develop key talent

  • Actively participate in the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) process ensuring that Group/Division initiatives are accounted for in Business AOP and Business initiatives are accounted for in Group/Division AOP

  • Prioritize demand for assigned Business collaborating with architecture teams and resource managers to ensure project interdependencies are accounted for and resources able to fulfill demand

  • Ensure that organizational and business related priorities are clearly and consistently communicated

  • Responsible for leading the application development and support teams supporting their service line’s applications.

  • Ensures that all IT local needs are understood and addressed by globalized processes and through active participation as a member of the Global IT team.

  • Ensures that teams are adhering and supporting quality procedures and policies.

  • Display role model leadership in areas of cyber security and quality

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor's Degree in the field of information technology, engineering, computer science and / or business administration (required)

  • Advanced degree in business or technology, such as an MBA (preferred).


  • More than 15 years working experience developing and supporting Manufacturing Systems; Quality Systems; ERP; Business Intelligence

  • More than 5 years working in the Pharmaceuticals or Life Sciences industry (preferred)

  • Experience as an IT leader at a manufacturing site (preferred)

  • Experience leading a matrix team of professionals, and communicating with various levels of management is highly desired

Other Job Requirements:

  • Travel 30%

Why join us?

We are pioneers with decades of various accomplishments and impact through our customers - the clinicians and laboratory partners that save thousands of lives each year.

Join a scientific community of over 85,000 passionate people across the globe having a positive impact on the world; there is no limit on where your career can take you with us!