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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and approximately 77,000 employees in 55 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. All of our employees share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve mankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. If you share in our values and if you're looking for an employer who is strongly committed to developing talent and rewarding achievement, come grow with us at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

The Area Director, Distribution Operations is responsible for providing high quality service to a multi-division customer base via multi-site distribution network consisting of fifteen core locations. This is accomplished through leadership and support of internal operating standards that drive efficiency, employee satisfaction, regulatory compliance and the desired return. Distribution Center profile includes a broad product offering, hazardous / non-hazardous materials & ambient / temperature controlled products in a “pick and pack” environment.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead and direct staff; interview, hire, train, motivate, develop, coach, and evaluate team members to improve execution of the planned activities and maximize results. Role model in a manner that is consistent with our organizational culture, which is based on four corporate values (integrity, intensity, innovation, involvement). Promote a friendly environment, good morale and cooperation among team members. Develop and deliver timely performance reviews to direct staff to ensure goal optimization. Discipline and terminate, as needed with Human Resources’ approval.
  • Oversee and direct the operations of several distribution facilities (6 to 8); support service offerings that consistently meet customer requirements through the support of various operational standards:
    • Cost
    • Quality
    • Service
    • Safety
  • Participate in the development, implementation and maintenance of an effective regional strategy, focused on customer satisfaction and controlling costs through efficiency gains. Take knowledgeable risks; re-engineer processes that support the customer and cost structure; drive quality processes that lead to continuous improvements.
  • Create and maintain a budget, assuring the target objectives are achieved within planned expenses. Function as the Gatekeeper, from the perspective of expense, service, quality and profitability. Monitor, report and control all expenses and asset lines to insure plans and targets are achieved. Use matrix to positively affect region performance (inbound, inventory planning, Finance, Transportation), such as:
    • Expense as a % to sales (leverage) and cost per line (variable / fixed)
    • Inventory Management and Control both directly and through matrix
    • Asset plan performance (Inventory Turns)
    • Use matrix to positively affect region performance (inbound, Inventory Planning, Purchasing Operations, Finance, Transportation)
    • Labor cost controls, flexible workforce and utilization
  • Develop, deploy, and maintain a safety plan for all facilities
  • Maintain 100% compliance with EH&S training programs
  • Ensure that each facility remains union-free by proactively developing employees and establishing a two-way, open communications environment. Embrace the Performance Management & Development process, ensuring that all team members are evaluated in a timely manner and have an opportunity to hold a career development discussion with their manager. Establish communications plans in each facility. Commit to and ensure operational excellence and 100% compliance for all required training
  • Must be able to assist customer with logistics support as required and establish an open direct dialog with customer to support VAS offerings and contracts. Function as the region resource on all Distribution Operations issues; train sales reps /managers and customers as required.
  • Support all regulatory and certified operating compliance
  • Ensure that all legal requirements, including Export Compliance and Sarbanes and Oxley are met
  • Prepare a variety of reports as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Business Admin or a related field.
  • Must have at least 10 years of progressive distribution experience, including at least 5 years in a multi-site distribution environment. Must have managed multiple sites and/or had “big box” experience managing a facility of 400,000 sq. ft. or larger
  • Must have been involved in the 3 phases of the lifecycle of a distribution center: 1) stabilized a facility (possibility during a start-up), 2) optimized (increased the key performance metrics), and 3) implemented innovation (improved the process flow to improve cost, quality, and service)
  • Must have proven experience in implementing change (from a cultural perspective) while being sensitive to the history and accomplishments of the organization
Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:
  • Must possess strong leadership to recruit and retain top-notch team members by coaching, motivating, and developing them and be able to address performance issues as they occur. Must be results-orientated with a high sense of urgency
  • Must possess solid interpersonal and persuasion skills to relate well to all levels of the organization, lead team to high levels of performance, work within a cross-functional team environment, and be able to influence others
  • Must have analytical qualities that allow you to plan, organize, and set priorities for the operation. Must be able to make sound decisions decision, through the conceptualization and evaluation of different courses of action to meet or exceed operational goals
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills to manage multiple projects concurrently to meet agreed-upon deadlines, and prioritize and organize others’ work
  • Must possess excellent presentation, oral, and written communication skills to formally present and document ideas and strategic direction to various levels of the organization and to work collaborative with other teams of Thermo Fisher, and to properly convey the organizational vision and goals to employees
  • Must be very proficient in the use of a computer including MS Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Must be able to learn to utilize statistical software, if required
  • Must be willing to relocate for future opportunities
Working Conditions:
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time.
  • Ability to read and write in English.
  • Role model leader with ability to lead with the Thermo Fisher values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement.

Alternative locations may be considered.

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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