PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE MANAGER

VÝVOJ A INŽENÝRSTVÍ / ENGINEERING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

As the world’s leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific is a driving force in the research, healthcare, industrial and applied markets, generating more than USD 20 billion in annual revenue. No other company can match our range of customer touch points – technologically, geographically or commercially. We help our customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe and moving forward with thousands of important projects that improve millions of lives.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 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.

Responsibilities:

A Product Life Cycle Manager (PLM) is responsible to drive profitable and sustainable products from Operations perspective for all markets through the complete life cycle of the product.

Your challenge will be to partner with the BUs (mainly with Product Marketing Managers, Service management), R&D (mainly with Product Execution Managers, Project Leaders and System Architects) and Operations (all functions) to ensure that the right product priorities are set and product life cycle changes are made based on the holistic view of the product status, life cycle and roadmap.

Product Life cycle Managers have detailed product knowledge and direct Operations and Service resources to optimal execution of product support, maintenance and improvement activities. PLM Negotiates product life-cycle relevant specifications and content of NPI projects with CT and BU as well as the relevant investments into product life-cycle improvement activities for released products.

This is a unique opportunity to influence strategy, innovation and growth in a truly global company. Can you bring together the right balance of analytical skills, people/ influencing skills, and pragmatism to turn your thinking into decisions and actions?

Your responsibilities:

  • Manage the complete Product Life Cycle of the product with specific focus from product release through its end-of-service.
  • Perform holistic analysis of the producibility/ serviceability/ reliability/ sustainability and profitability of the products during the entire product life cycle to determine and drive the right priorities for overall product related activity: insights and guidance based on facts.
  • Strategic long term focus: Perform half-yearly Product Review to determine the product needs, based upon which you contribute to product roadmap creation and provide input towards the company Strategic Plans.
  • Enjoy building relationships with all departments (BUs, R&D, Engineering, Service, etc) to adequately manage stakeholders and priorities.
  • Make a difference: Initiate, define and negotiate creative and innovative improvement projects within Operations, R&D, Service and Supply Chain. Improvement projects may relate to customer satisfaction, manufacturability, serviceability, sustainability (obsolescence), price/performance, quality and reliability or cost reduction through focused value engineering activities.
  • Initiate, define, negotiate and direct End of Production or End of Service projects within the product portfolio.
  • Provide direction for operations, service and product life-cycle relevant specifications and content for all R&D projects and monitor their execution from high level perspective.
  • If required, lead complex programs related to your portfolio.

Requirements:

A talented and ambitious candidate with:

  • University degree in a technical discipline or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the required skills.
  • 5 to 10 years of experience working in a high-tech industry environment (in Product Management, Engineering, R&D or Technical Support).
  • Broad technical experience of high-tech analytical equipment, preferably electron microscopy equipment. Including basic supply chain, manufacturing and service process knowledge.
  • Analytical skills: Data mining and analysis and decision making based on broad band of information and data.
  • Hands-on mentality: you love complex problems and strive to get things done.
  • Strategic thinking mindset and basic project management knowledge/experience in a high tech industry environment.
  • Strong cross-site and cross-functional influencing, communication and negotiation skills. Fluent in English.
  • Ability to travel.

Location: CTP Brno - Slatina

CONTACT

Eva Formanová

Eva Formanová

Vlastimila Pecha 12, Brno 627 00

+420 775 114 405