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Germany - Osterode
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An unserem Standort in Osterode entwickeln und produzieren ca. 320 Mitarbeiter im Geschäftsbereich LPG (Laboratory Products Group) Zentrifugen und andere elektromechanische Geräte zur Probenvorbereitung. Die Produkte beinhalten ein breites Spektrum unterschiedlicher Technologien und zeichnen sich durch höchste Qualität aus. Der Landkreis Osterode am Harz, in der Mitte Europas, ist eine traditionsreiche Industrie- und Tourismusregion. In unmittelbarer Nähe liegen die Technische Universität Clausthal und die Universität Göttingen.

Position Summary:

This position reports to the Materials Manager GmbH and is the strategic manager of Planning and Control of all Materials for this manufacturing site. The functional core competencies of this role include lean material flow, inventory controls and analytics, procurement, warehouse management, cross-functional planning, and continuous improvement. This leader must make connections and network with colleagues to leverage organizational knowledge as an effective partner in the business. This leadership position is also responsible for eliminating waste through inventory control and all associated work processes. The position requires a goal oriented individual who is a positive influence and role model leader that embraces change, possesses a continuous improvement mindset, and has a passion for exceeding company and customer expectations.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you will become part of a high-energy team that operates in a Continuous Improvement environment. We are a Lean Production facility that relies on Practical Process Improvement methodologies and Lean techniques. Thermo Fisher Scientific believes that it is necessary for all team members to be engaged and aligned and exhibit our core values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Represent the Materials function on the Site Leadership senior staff, including performance reporting, budget management, strategy contribution, decision-making and communications
  • Provide functional strategy to guide the daily execution, performance improvement and career development of the Planning, Procurement and local Warehouse organization staff
  • Manage the annual Performance Management and Development (PMD) and Human Resource Review (HRR) processes to maintain a robust staff that evolves into future leaders and is resilient to unexpected events
  • Participate in Divisional and Corporate Operations and Materials councils or forums to drive best practice sharing, benchmarking and talent development
  • Complete routine capacity planning for the site based on 3+ year forecasts, utilization rates, productivity assumptions and any strategic programs or events.
  • Lead the evaluation and own the execution of product specific fulfillment strategies, such as make to stock, make to order, Fast Ship, and postponement, assuring appropriate cross-functional and business engagement
  • Plan production across all value streams as part of the Sales Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP) process to properly align site goals and priorities of service level and operational efficiencies within a 12-18 month planning horizon.
  • Develop and govern the process through which production schedules are developed and managed within the value streams, including prioritization logic, constraint management, process controls and flex/buffer strategies
Procurement, Inventory Management & Shipping
  • Organize site Buyers to assure proper alignment with daily value stream activities, supplier management responsibilities and appropriate career development based on complexity, volume, risk and innovation
  • Manage the shipping and warehouse management process to ensure customer on time shipments with short and stable lead times.
  • Operation’s management of all warehouses to ensure transactional discipline is in place as well as meeting productivity targets
  • Strong linkage to Order Fulfillment to manage customer orders and provide timely customer updates and communications.
  • Using the Plan for Every Part methodology, establish optimized inventory targets, replenishment processes and materials flows at the site to achieve our service level, efficiency and productivity goals
  • Establish and govern site-wide inventory control policies and procedures, achieving inventory accuracy > 90% as a baseline requirement and demonstrating annual improvement
  • Develop, manage and deliver the Site’s Inventory Days of Supply (DOS) and Excess & Obsolete (E&O) Annual Operating Plan (AOP) for raw materials, work-in-process and finished goods (onsite), including annual DOS and E&O improvements by using the PPI business system
  • 3PL Management

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced degree such as MBA is preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated manufacturing expertise in a fast cycle production environment that produces complex instrumentation or electro-mechanical equipment that requires exemplary quality and product reliability, stable lead times, and industry leading product availability at low inventory levels.
  • Experience with BAAN, SAP and APICS highly desired.
  • Ability to work well with others, self-motivated, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities within established deadlines.
  • Demonstrated record of success in the areas of talent upgrade, personal/performance management, continuous improvement, and customer service.
  • Exposure to international distribution and procurement requirements, including packaging labeling, export documentation, duties, regulatory approvals
  • Hands on experience using and specifying planning, MRP, inventory controls, replenishment, warehouse management and procurement functionality in ERP is strongly preferred, with specific emphasis on SAP ECC, EWM and APO
  • Demonstrated experience and success using Lean business practices, preferably in materials management
  • Proven strong oral and written communication skills with both senior management and subordinate staff, including direct labor
  • Broad knowledge of P&L, Balance Sheet, NPV/ROI, and foreign exchange is preferred
  • A strong balance of analytical skills and action orientation to drive sustaining results with intensity, at times demonstrating the confidence, conviction and collaboration to innovate new strategies and methodologies
  • Embodies our Thermo Fisher values of Integrity, Involvement, Intensity and Innovation
  • Functional certification, such as APICS, CSCMP or comparable, is preferred

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