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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Manager, LCS GSD and GTS Instrument Segment Leader in Redwood City, California

Sr. Manager, LCS GSD and GTS Instrument Segment Leader is responsible for developing OEM and partnership strategies and delivering results for assigned instrument platforms for the Genetic Sciences and Genetic Testing Solutions Business Units.

The successful candidate recognizes and interprets emerging trends to enable the appropriate strategic direction. Anticipates internal and external needs and develops solutions of the greatest effect for clients. The Director will have 'C' and executive level communication skill and be able to build new long-term partnerships that will have measurable success and growth for the division. She/he will execute the strategy, in partnership with business unit General Managers, and their team, as well and in collaboration with the global commercial organization. Vital to success in the role will be the ability analyze complex issues, develop fact-based recommendations, and lead efforts to adapt existing process to meet market and customer requirements.

What will you do?

  • Develop strategies and deal structures for out-licensing and OEM supply of products ranging from instruments to consumables to software.

  • Work in partnership with the Business Unit General Managers, and their team developing value propositions, capabilities, and customer centric solutions for OEM and GTS customers.

  • Define the go to market strategy with the regional leadership and the demand generation plan with marketing.

  • Collaborate with the field-based business development managers to uncover opportunities and expand deal pipeline.

  • Collaborate with partners in other functions including legal, product management, R&D, manufacturing, finance and accounting.

  • Lead negotiations, after initial contact via field-based business development team, through to the development of term sheets and the execution and management of agreements.

  • Maintain a global deal funnel and develop forecasts.

  • Develop business relationships with partners in a variety of markets including human molecular diagnostics, food and animal testing, and other commercial end markets.

How will you get here?

  • ​M.S. in life science; MBA is a plus.

  • Minimum of 5-10 years of relevant licensing and business development experience, including identification & validation of strategic business opportunities in the life sciences field, as well as the proven track record of relevant completed business development transactions. (Strong capital equipment sales experience a plus)

  • Strong leadership, business, technical and negotiating skills.

  • Familiarity with intellectual property and business practices.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; attention to detail; experience drafting term sheets and contract provisions.

  • Track record of successfully working with a variety of stake holders (internal and external) to resolve complex issues and create unique solutions.

  • Excellent relationship building skills internal and external.

  • Vision to identify licensing opportunities and using fact based approaches to drive business recommendations and decisions.

  • Expertise in complex sales and contract negotiation, alliance management and/or cross-functional team leadership experience.

  • Prior experience in human IVD market strongly preferred.

  • Ability to adjust for geographic and cultural differences.

  • Global business experience preferred

  • Hands-on experience in molecular biology applications or biotechnology / scientific instrumentation preferred.

  • Prior experience in developing new markets preferred.

  • Travel 25%

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.

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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.