Technical Innovation Scout and Alliance Manager

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Carlsbad , California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 11.FEB.2020


Technical Innovation Scout and Alliance Manager (R&D) Requisition ID: 98282BR When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part ...


Technical Innovation Scout and Alliance Manager (R&D)
Requisition ID: 98282BR

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Location: South San Francisco, CA, Carlsbad, CA or Boston, MA

How will you make an impact?
Thermo Fisher Scientific is seeking a talented Innovation Scout and Alliance manager who will build knowledge and understanding of evolving digital technologies for the purpose of enabling our business to identify threats and opportunities. You are an expert in applying digital technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and blockchain in R&D and commercial environments. You will interface with internal business leaders, learn their roadmaps, make recommendations for software vendors, and participate in the selection and initial management of these vendor relationships. In this capacity, you will inform and help businesses utilize innovative digital technologies. In addition, you will help the company to assess the next digital technologies on the horizon and ensure we are prepared to take advantage of these technologies.

What will you do?

  • Identify key areas where technical innovation in the digital space is relevant to Thermo Fisher Scientific R&D teams.
  • Coordinate with each business unit to understand their technology roadmap and the role for digital innovation and data science.
  • Identify businesses where engaging with new technologies provides a high level of business value and fills a major strategic gap.
  • Provide education on how these new technologies will provide value and help those who want to invest build the teams to do so, or serve as the point person for setting up and managing contracts with external software providers.
  • Create a repository of preferred vendors, provide guidance on proposed software contracts wherever data sharing occurs, and review software outsourcing agreements.
  • Advocate for a centralized agreement for the use of shared cloud services.
  • Continuous mapping of the digital landscape to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive view to senior business and R&D leadership
  • Attend relevant conferences and other digital innovation events, summarize events and disseminate across the company
How will you get here?

BA or BS degree in a technical discipline including, but not limited to: Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, or Physics

  • The ideal candidate has experience translating concepts in computer science or technology to a biological audience, including crafting a value proposition and understanding change management
  • Proven track record in project or vendor management to manage external vendors and ensure they are delivering on turnaround time and quality
  • Prior experience with rapidly assessing new technologies with the ability to quickly determine and assess market readiness and the value to the company
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Ability to understand fundamental concepts in both the IT and scientific R&D environment and speak both languages credibly
  • Ability to engage with innovation leaders globally and also high-level R&D leaders within a large global company
  • Enthusiastic about new technology and how technical innovation can accelerate R&D yet realistic in its potential and its application
  • Great communicator both in written and presentation skills
  • Able to travel at least 25% time

This position is not approved for relocation benefits
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 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. - provided by Dice

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