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Thermo Fisher Scientific Director, Corporate Strategy in Waltham, Massachusetts

Director, Corporate Strategy

About Thermo Fisher Scientific:

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do meaningful work, that makes a positive impact on a global scale! Join 90,000 colleagues who bring our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. You’ll find the resources here to achieve your career goals and help take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges. This includes protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe, and helping find cures for cancer.


We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus scheme, healthcare, company pension, and a range of employee benefits! Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation.

EEO/Reasonable Accommodation:

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

How will you make an impact?

The Director of Corporate Strategy will support Thermo Fisher Scientific’s long term corporate strategy development efforts by facilitating the identification of growth drivers and challenges across the Company’s diverse portfolio of businesses. The Director will work collaboratively with colleagues within Strategy & Corporate Development and/or within the businesses and functions to support, help implement, and track key strategic projects that have significant impact on the Company. The Director, reporting to the Vice President of Corporate Strategy, will provide strategic thought leadership and project management on a broad range of topics affecting the Company, including analysis in support of new business initiatives (both organic and M&A related) and cross-divisional initiatives across Thermo Fisher Scientific. It is essential that this person is able to establish rapport, credibility, trust, and respect throughout the organization, contribute to a diverse team, and can work effectively under pressure and with tight deadlines.

What will you do?

  • Support the corporate strategic planning process, help lead specific corporate strategy initiatives across the company, and facilitate cross-functional and cross-business projects

  • Support strategy development across Thermo Fisher's businesses by working collaboratively with Division and Corporate management

  • Support Divisional strategic planning processes including Board presentations

  • Apply project management, analytical and decision support skills to lead ‘special projects’ that advance key strategic priorities for the company and/or specific businesses

  • Lead competitive and market analysis for key strategic and M&A diligence projects and draw insights and implications for the company. Present findings and recommendations as appropriate

  • Identify, define, and articulate industry, market, and emerging trends and how they may affect Thermo Fisher’s businesses

  • Evaluate white space opportunities for possible expansion

  • Evaluate market and competitive dynamics as part of M&A diligence projects

  • Act as liaison for relevant strategic initiatives, and help develop and track implementation plans.

  • Lead special projects to evolve and enhance the Corporate Strategy function and processes

How will you get here?

  • Master’s degree in business, life sciences, or related field

  • 8+ years of relevant professional experience, including broad-based experience in strategy and market/financial analysis within a Corporate or Consulting setting; at least 3 years’ experience at a top-tier management consulting firm (e.g. Bain, McKinsey, BCG)

  • Excellent critical thinking, project management, analytical, communication, presentation skills

  • Not afraid to ‘roll your sleeves up’ and work with details as well as the big picture

  • High level of intellectual curiosity and high EQ

  • Ability to work effectively with senior executives

  • Highly self-motivated with ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and initiatives

  • Relevant life science industry experience preferred, but not required

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.