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Requisition: 4114BR
Job Title: Senior Manager Supply Chain Management

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.

Position Summary and Objectives

The Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management directs the activities of the combined supply chain team which consist of: Forecasting & Master Scheduling, Production Sourcing & Purchasing, Production and Supply Chain design and execution management.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Establish and institute a master schedule and master scheduling process that satisfies shipping requirements in the most cost efficient manner for sites and the business unit.
  • Lead planning of new product introductions, product end of life ramp downs, and service life requirements on all matters related to material availability and exposure.
  • Establish capacity requirements, monitors efficiency and utilization, and recommends changes in resource deployment in the supply chain
  • Translate marketing and sales forecasts and historical order trends into a production plan to achieve company revenue goals, customer service goals, and lean productivity goals.
  • Assure component and capacity availability.
  • Manages working capital (Inventory) levels to achieve or surpass financial goals (site & business unit).
  • Develop quarterly manufacturing production plan, long term capacity, and inventory receipt projections and communicates with all manufacturing operation personnel and the business unit.
  • Manage the Purchasing team consisting of buyers, buyer/planners, and or commodity leaders which handle the daily orders, expediting and internal customer service related to incoming materials.
  • Manage suppliers and construct agreements to acquire materials and services on time and complete, from approved global suppliers at competitive costs as required to support the operations and improve the profit position of the operation.
  • Lead develop, and enable the global purchasing/sourcing organization to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Manage major projects as assigned and the ability to manage projects with multiple sites across various functions with a global perspective.
  • Design and analyze supply chain models and scenarios for the different products and sites within the business unit to ensure the implementation and maintenance of the most efficient supply chain possible.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or related field is required. Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other advanced degree preferred.
  • 7+ years’ related experience, with 5 plus years of people management experience.
  • Minimum of seven years related business experience.
  • Experience working with suppliers in the major countries and regions of the world (China, USA, East Europe, Europe, South America).
  • Strong PPI, Lean and or Six Sigma working experience with demonstrated achievement of continuous improvement through utilization of Lean tools.
  • Experience with New Product Development or New Product Introduction with a focus on Design for Manufacturing and the transition from development to manufacturing.
  • Strong project management and team leadership skills with the ability to develop strong support for change
  • Demonstrated experience of optimizing inventory turns by understanding ABC classifications, MOQ and lead time optimization. Experience with strategies to eliminate E&O
  • Ability to define, lead and implement benchmark Supply Chain processes (stocking strategy, stocking parameters, Kanban, Sales Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP).)
  • Experience in implementing/improving existing SIOP.
  • Proven knowledge and experience on theoretical and practical concepts of stocking strategy, stocking parameters, Kanban, SIOP, ERP
  • Self Starter with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities
  • High degree of personal initiative and self motivation. Pro-active, with a bias for action
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to multitask.
  • Demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements
  • APICS strongly preferred.
  • Experience in GMP, regulated environment, preferred (Pharma, Med Device, etc)
  • Demonstrated experience in managing NPI / EOL projects.
  • Ability to influence geographically dispersed groups within a matrix environment
  • Green/Black Belt.
  • Lean Manufacturing certification.
  • Ability to effectively work with teams including design, development, marketing and customer service to develop supply chain requirements to support material flow optimization.

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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