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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Director Finance in Needham, Massachusetts

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part a growing organization that empowers our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With our outstanding financial performance, leading market positions and the largest investment in innovation in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

How will you make an impact?

The Sr. Director Finance will lead the finance team of the Single Use Technologies Business Unit, manage the financials (total revenue of >$900M; high double digit growth), partner with BU Leadership team to develop and execute strategies to drive growth and profitability, and team with finance functions across Thermo Fisher Scientific to drive improvements. The Sr. Director will also lead the monthly / quarterly close, annual AOP and Strategic Planning, new product launch, and contract pricing / licensing valuation processes.

What will you do?

  • Lead, mentor, coach and develop a high performing team

  • Serve as a key member of the BU Leadership Team and identify & execute opportunities to drive revenue growth and profitability improvements

  • Manage the BUs' P&L and Balance Sheet, and work with functional partners to provide key insights to the business to drive actionable opportunities for growth

  • Lead the monthly and quarterly business reviews, help develop the BUs' strategic action plan and manage the annual operating plan process

  • Lead the creation of financial and business models to support business projects and initiatives (i.e., new product development and related ROI, acquisitions, product end of life ramp downs, etc.).

  • Partner cross-functionally with Operations, Commercial, and Strategic Pricing Teams to identify growth and profitability opportunities to improve overall business performance

How will you get here?


  • BA/BS degree in finance, accounting or business. MBA preferred


  • 10+ years of progressively responsible finance experience, including managing global teams and experience in a multi-site, global manufacturing organization

  • Life Sciences experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to partner with management at all levels and to lead major projects and initiatives

  • Excellent analytical skills that lead to actionable growth opportunities

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively across a matrix organization

  • Proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint

  • Systems experience: COGNOS, Hyperion, Oracle

  • Business modeling and forecasting, including strong understanding of pricing models, sales trends, financial statements and valuation drivers

  • Travel 20-25%

  • Applies strong technical and analytical skills to influence strategic business decisions

  • Demonstrates strong business acumen

  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities

  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize to meet deadlines

  • Confidence to interact with all levels of the organization

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. 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 .

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.