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Technical Innovation Scout and Alliance Manager job

DionexCarlsbad, CA
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Company Description

Dionex embodies passion for the science of chromatography, delivers power in the technologies behind our products, and productivity for the industries that shape the world. We pursue a strategy of diversity in our products, markets, and geographic locations, leveraging our technologies to ensure consistent progress. Our technological strength and leadership are rooted in our customer focus. Dionex was founded to help chemists automate and eliminate repetitive, time-consuming tasks. Solutions are at the heart of everything we do.

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Job Description

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?
Education

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

SDL2017

Estimated annual salary
$94,177
average
Minimum
$71,512
Maximum
$110,011

TASKS

  • Direct daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines.
  • Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.
  • Review project plans to plan and coordinate project activity.
  • Assign and review the work of systems analysts, programmers, and other computer-related workers.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Personnel and Human ResourcesKnowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Dionex

Type

Subsidiary

Size

Large

Revenue

$100M to $500M

Founded

1975

CEO

Kevin Chance

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