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Senior Director, General Manager Cell Culture

  • Job
    Senior & Expert Level
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • Waltham, +1

AI generated summary

  • You need a Bachelor’s degree, 7+ years of product, sales, and people management experience, previous GM experience, life sciences background, and ability to drive global business strategy. Can you meet these requirements?
  • You will oversee P&L, drive customer engagements, lead product management, devise growth strategies, drive innovation, and lead an impactful team.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required; MBA preferred
  • Experience
  • 7+ years of product management experience or equivalent
  • 7+ years of sales/commercial experience
  • 7+ years of people management experience; leading large teams
  • Previous GM experience; matrix is a must
  • Experience working with executives in fast-paced environment
  • Experience crafting strategy and getting results
  • Life sciences experience required; Bioprocessing experience preferred
  • Experience driving global business and commercial strategy with a strong background of driving programs with a focus on financial results.


  • P&L ownership – drive processes, investment strategies, balance portfolio positioning to ensure top and bottom-line profitability expansion in line with strategic and annual planning
  • Drive customer engagements and commercial ensuring business unit strategy adoption, segment share growth, and long-term customer happiness
  • Product management leadership from concept to commercialization, running the life cycle of the portfolio. Responsible for five-year product line strategy, list pricing and margin optimization, management across the customer value continuum, and customer intimacy efforts.
  • Devise and implement interpersonal strategies and processes to position the business for growth and scale, developing relevant cases and recommending required investments to drive balanced growth.
  • Define innovation strategy and own execution including product roadmap, pricing, positioning, organic development, new product success, and leverage business development to develop efficient licensing, partnership, and acquisition strategies to address gaps and supplement the existing product portfolio.
  • Lead an impactful team by hiring, engaging and developing passionate and motivated employees. Develop talent to embrace change and new insights.


What is the primary responsibility of the Senior Director, General Manager Cell Culture?

The primary responsibility of the Senior Director, General Manager Cell Culture is to lead the Cell Culture global business, driving strategy, investment decisions, and commercial engagements for growth.

Where can this position be located?

This role is onsite and can be located at one of these locations: Grand Island, Hunt Valley, Carlsbad, or Waltham.

What are some key responsibilities of this role?

Some key responsibilities include P&L ownership, driving customer engagements and commercial success, product management leadership, devising and implementing growth strategies, defining innovation strategy, and leading a high-impact team.

What educational background is required for this position?

A Bachelor's degree is required, with an MBA preferred.

What type of experience is necessary for this role?

The ideal candidate should have 7+ years of product management experience, sales/commercial experience, people management experience, previous GM experience in a matrix environment, experience working with executives, and a background in life sciences or bioprocessing.

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Mission & Purpose

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 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, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team 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, Patheon and PPD.