Careers at ThermoFisher Scientific

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Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with and positively influence leadership and all levels of the organization
  • A Lean Practitioner with 5+ years experience and a ‘hands-on’ track record of implementing successful Toyota-Production-System fundamentals including:
    • Visual management/5S, A3 thinking, value stream mapping, standard work, metric boards, stand-up meetings, productivity management, and project funnel coordination
    • Expertise in problem-solving utilizing a formal program/process
  • A holistic thinker who can look enterprise-wide to integrate and streamline systems for optimal benefit.
  • Able to drive strategic thinking and continuous improvement in both non-operational and operational areas, including strategy deployment and connecting the cross-functional resources to remove waste along the extended value streams.
  • Passion for driving improvement and leading change in a complex, global environment
  • Proven track record for developing, training, and coaching teams
  • Great communicator, including solid written, oral and presentation-giving skills.
  • Broad knowledge of multi-functional processes and financial business methods
  • High ethical standards to support a professional business code of conduct
  • Bachelors degree in engineering, science, operations or business
  • Able to travel periodically; <25%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership roles from disciplines such as operations, commercial, engineering, quality, or product management
  • Broad knowledge of multi-functional, multi-site, global organizational processes and financial business methods (SIOP, Customer Connections, Strategic Sourcing, etc.)
  • GMP/Pharma industry experience is a plus

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate strategy deployment and development of KPIs/tiered accountability with the site leadership team.
  • Lead/work with functional teams to streamline processes to improve the customer experience, enable profitable growth and become more efficient.
  • Diplomatically cultivate an action-biased culture of continuous improvement to improve KPIs, in the areas of customer, finance, people and quality.
  • Provide support to develop problem solving capability within the organization at all levels
  • Train, coach and follow-up with teams to ensure system improvements are sustained and the stakeholders are running the processes independently
  • Work closely with site leadership and PPI steering committees to identify and execute project funnel and accelerate the culture change necessary to drive profitable and sustainable growth.
  • Help teams identify new projects through value stream mapping, data analysis and daily management systems. Coordinate the project funnel to keep an ongoing queue of projects to meet productivity goals.
  • Develop Process Manager capability and capacity to support local project needs.
  • Manage PPI productivity savings reporting process in partnership with Finance.
  • Work with the expanded Division team to develop/promote/standardize the PPI Business System further.

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.
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