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The main focus of this role is to drive process optimization in joint partnership with our supplier network to reduce the overall cost structure in our global supply chain. A strong focus will be given on eliminating any type of cost related to poor quality. The Supplier Process Engineer will approach the entire design to manufacturing process holistically and be a strong business partner for both Suppliers & internal R&D teams in terms of manufacturing and cost optimized product & process design.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Partner with our suppliers to create an open environment for collaborative process and cost optimization in the Global Supply Chain
  • Identify opportunities to improve processes related to the value stream of our Supplier Network. Develop & implement action plans accordingly & in alignment with key stakeholders across functions.
  • Reduce overall cost structure in our global supply chain with strong focus on eliminating any type of cost related to poor quality.
  • Work closely with the buyers, engineers, Supplier Quality Engineers to drive process optimization at the suppliers’ site. This includes monitoring & auditing progress made based on agreed action plans.
  • Accompany and support New Product Introductions (NPI) and Supplier Change Management with focus on integrating Supplier feedback, quality and productivity
  • Support our Quality Management Team in establishing, implementing, and maintaining the quality management system for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016.

Your Qualifications:
  • Engineering, M.Sc. Engineering/Operations Management, Applied Sciences or equivalent.
  • more than 10 years experience in manufacturing process optimization, Lean Management or equivalent
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified highly preferred.
  • Fluency in English and German (minimum Level C1/C2).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Very good facilitation skills to achieve results collaboratively including suppliers
  • Excellent consulting skills, preferable with consulting background
  • Ability to focus on continuous improvement practices using root cause analysis tools to drive corrective and preventive actions.
  • With your outstanding expertise in process and lean management and design to manufacturing skills you are on a par with GMs and Business Unit Managers at our suppliers as well as our internal R&D principals.
  • Must be a team player with strong interpersonal and intercultural skills.
  • Ability to take direction quickly, setting the right priorities and continue to work with minimal supervision.
  • Position will require travel (domestic and international >50%).

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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