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Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Manager, Product Development in Franklin, Massachusetts

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 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.

Division Specific Information

As part of the Chemical Analysis Division, the Environmental & Process Monitoring team develops, manufactures, and services instrumentation used for monitoring and analysis of 1) gaseous and particulate emissions and 2) process flows and pollutants. These state-of-the-art products are used in a wide variety of customer applications and market segments from local, State & Government entities to Oil & Gas industry, Iron & Steel industry, Pharmaceutical, Food and other process industries. We utilize the latest technology to continuously evolve our product line which enables our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

How will you make an impact?

You will develop and lead a team of product development team to develop new products to support the Environmental and Process Monitoring Business Unit of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Working in a fast-paced environment, you'll partner with R&D functions, Marketing, Service and Manufacturing groups.

What will you do?

  • With a passion for growing talent, lead the management and professional development of the Product Development team

  • Guide the development of innovative new products throughout the design, verification, and validation phases of the Stage Gate NPD process

  • Ensure consistency with core Product Development standards: design control; creation and maintenance of design files; design for manufacturability (DFM); risk management; statistical design methods

  • Implement best practices and continuous improvements to reduce time to market while maintaining product quality, cost, and functionality

  • Analyze new components and materials for reliable function

  • Conceptualizing competing ideas and using quantitative analysis to narrow down choices

  • Work with Project Management to prepare comprehensive project plans with milestones and cost estimates

How will you get here?


  • Master's degree in Engineering or related technical discipline

  • PMP certification highly desired


  • 7+ years of electromechanical product development experience, preferably in instrumentation

  • Strong understanding of firmware/software

  • 5+ years of people management experience with a successful track record in building and inspiring teams

  • Portfolio of successful new product launches

  • Lean Product Development / Agile methodology experience desired

  • Statistical design experience desired

  • Familiar with FMEA, DFM & DOE reviews

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to coach and mentor others, direct and non-direct reports, in the standard methodologies of product development

  • Process oriented with experience in managing to metrics

  • Creative with proven problem-solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Strong multi-cultural collaboration with ability to influence

Our global team of more than 75,000 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

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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.