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43645BR
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US - California - Canoga Park
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Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Our four premier brands – Life Technologies, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.

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.

The Process Improvement Manager is a key influencing, high visibility role within the Transplant Diagnostics (TDX) PPI Business Systems Team, which is part of the Specialty Diagnostics Group (SDG) division. This role reports to the PPI Business Systems Director for TDX. The key success in the role includes strong change management effectiveness, operational/process excellence and strategic implementation of PPI and Lean practices. The position will influence and work cross-functionally across all levels of the organization; collaborating with Manufacturing, Quality, EH&S, HR, Finance, Engineering, Facilities, Supply Chain, Marketing/Commercial Ops, and R&D.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as a change agent on the floor and constantly challenge the status quo
  • Provide leadership in the areas of PPI and Lean by mentoring site teams to deliver results
  • Provide guidance for chartering of projects and kaizen events
  • Implementation of PPI and lean manufacturing practices (5S, Visual Controls, A3, SMED, Flow, GEMBA’s, Standard Work, etc.)
  • Manage and facilitate continuous improvement projects and Kaizen events to improve productivity and accelerate growth
  • Capture & record training and help coordinate the measurement, idea generation, tracking and reporting of PPI savings impact
  • Identify, prioritize, and lead PPI initiatives that are aligned with Value Stream business objectives
  • Assist in developing site improvement goals and objectives and coordinate and champion activities to meet or exceed those goals
  • Assists in managing the Productivity Funnel process for the value stream to ensure that projects have clear ownership within the business to drive execution
  • Partner with management to drive ownership of CI activities within the site
  • Ability to train site resources in the areas of PPI and lean principles implementation
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities, as needed

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in engineering, biology, chemistry, business or related field AND 5 years of experience with continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment; OR master’s degree AND 3 years of experience with continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working in recognized Lean business system and a solid understanding of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing/Enterprise philosophies
  • Experience coaching alignment between strategic business plans and lean improvement plans
  • Proven project implementation track record delivering results
Leadership, Communication, and Coaching
  • Ability to influence at all levels of the organization and lead and manage change effectively
  • Sincere belief in the viability of continuous improvement and the ability to communicate and demonstrate this to others
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills focused on coaching and influencing
  • True understanding that leadership behaviors can shape culture
  • A positive "can do" attitude with a strong commitment to doing whatever it takes to make the company succeed
  • Ability to successfully communicate and develop positive relationships with all levels of the organization is essential
  • Strong coaching, facilitation skills, and accomplished written, oral and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively lead project teams through entire improvement cycle, starting with project definition and ending with standardization of solutions (leadership experience, strong project management and organizational capabilities)
Technical Skills
  • Strong preference for experience with databases and complex data analysis (SQL, Access, Macros, Tableau, Minitab, ERP/MRP, etc.)
  • Experienced in advanced data collection, measuring, analysis, improvement and control
  • Ability to deliver fact- based decisions and apply a mindset for Lean Management
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite and ability to master a variety of software applications (SAP, iConnect, Dploy, Visio)
  • Experience with quality systems and deviations/quality investigations
  • Detailed knowledge of quality theory and lean tools and methodologies (5S, Visual Controls, A3, SMED, Flow, GEMBA’s, Standard Work, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems through effective application of root cause analysis and countermeasure methodology
  • Ability to accurately and quickly assess a situation on the manufacturing floor and determine and implement corrective measures to maintain flow of production
Collaborative and Operational Abilities
  • Collaborative team approach and excellent interpersonal, time management, decision-making and conflict management skills
  • Strong scientific, manufacturing, and/or quality background
  • Broad knowledge of multi-functional, multi-site, global organizational processes and financial business methods
  • Ability to see bigger picture and envision step-change scenarios
Character and Passion
  • Maintain high ethical standards to support a professional business code of conduct
  • Passion for driving innovation, business improvement, and leading change in a large, complex, global environment
  • Demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement
  • Demonstrate Role Model Leader Characteristics: Embody the 4-I values, Delight customers, Communicate openly and honestly, Focus on growth and Champion employee development.
  • Working conditions require the ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, and work at a computer station and on manufacturing shop floor.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree
  • Leadership or supervisory experience
  • Knowledge and/or experience in ISO quality standards
  • Possess demonstrated knowledge of ISO/FDA/GMP and other regulatory requirements
  • Experience working in process manufacturing, preferably related to reagent or chemical manufacturing
  • IVD experience with focus on clinical lab diagnostics
  • Certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt, and/or Lean certification



At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 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. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com

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.




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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