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Graduate Leadership Development Program - General Management Associate

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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Graduate Leadership Development Program - General Management Associate

Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals. Our staff members are committed to making a difference in our organization, for our client partners and the patients we serve. We seek individuals with proven competencies and strong character to help lead our organization now and into the future.


    The Thermo Fisher Scientific Graduate Leadership Development Program (GLDP) provides a unique opportunity for high potential advanced degree graduates to develop the skills necessary for careers as General Managers at Thermo Fisher Scientific. The program is managed by a dedicated Program Manager with oversight by senior leaders within Thermo Fisher Scientific.


    Our General Management Program enables participants to experience multiple rotation assignments over two years to provide a broad experience in different facets of general management while allowing for exposure to our core processes, technologies, and leaders. Each rotation is individually designed and determined through a combination of business priorities and individual interests which allows you to be located at any US Thermo Fisher Scientific location. The GLDP rotations expose program participants to diverse functional areas, business units, products/services, and geographical areas. Additional learning opportunities round out the two-year development program and include: three formal learning sessions, an Executive Mentor program, monthly meetings, and Practical Process Improvement (PPI) Action Learning Project, participation in company-wide leadership programs, and a network of Graduate Leadership Development Program graduates across the company.


    • Annual Operating Plans

    • Company processes and systems

    • Emerging markets

    • Manufacturing plants

    • Strategic initiatives

    • Senior Leaders

    Relocation is REQUIRED both during and after completion of the program. Some rotations may require travel, either domestic or international.

    The GLDP affords participants an outstanding chance to create results, quickly gain credibility and develop a strong company network over two years. From a post-program placement perspective, participants will work with their Program Manager to identify positions in which to interview across the organization.


    GLDPs will complete a 2-year program consisting of 3 rotations which could include (but not limited to) 8-month rotations in the Boston Metro area; Carlsbad, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; or Greenville, NC. Geographical flexibility is required during the program and upon completion of the program. Relocation assistance is provided.


    • Graduate student completing MBA between December 2021 and June 2022

    • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant industry work experience

    • Desire for a career in General Management leadership

    • Proven track record of accomplishments

    • Energized through change agent behaviors

    • Ability to interact with employees and leaders at all levels of the organization

    • Strong attention to detail and drive for results

    • Ability to effectively adapt to new assignments, managers, businesses, and locations

    • Desire to work in a manufacturing environment

    • Business understanding of metrics, budgets, and strategy aligned with business objectives

    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and strong professional presence

    • Experience in life sciences, business, or engineering

    • Unrestricted US Work Authorization (forms of OPT and CPT are restricted work authorization)

    • Willingness to relocate for each of the three rotations (to any of our U.S.-based locations)

    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.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

    We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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  • About Us

    As the world’s leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific's professionals develop critical solutions—and build rewarding careers. They help customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure food is safe, and so much more. When you #StartYourStory with Thermo Fisher, you are guaranteed meaningful work - both personally and professionally.