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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.

How Will You Make an Impact?

This role serves as the primary global leader for supply chain, order fulfillment, inventory and operations process coordination and improvement in the business unit. This position will be responsible for developing and driving initiatives which enable the business unit to meet service levels and availability to end customers. This includes leading the SIOP process to link Sales, Operations, Finance and Supply Chain forecasts that will translate into capacity and inventory strategies to increase customer service levels at an optimal cost

What will you do?

  • Overall responsibility for one of the divisions Supply Chain functions
  • Develop and facilitate implementation of world-class supply chain operations practices and procedures within the business unit and support roll-out throughout the business.
  • Manage and execute the sales inventory and operations plan (SIOP) processes for the product line. Including forecasting, inventory management and reporting, capacity planning, and leadership reviews.
  • Own product, capacity, quality, and supplier escalations and drive appropriate root cause countermeasure (RCCM) and early warning systems.
  • Ensure active coordination and partnership with the global factory and supplier network in Asia, Europe and North America.
  • Responsible for weekly reporting on KPI’s including revenue progression.
  • Facilitate weekly and monthly operating reviews to ensure adherence to key business metrics.
  • Drive improvements and maintain metrics for forecast accuracy, DOS, inventory value, capacity, utilization, sourcing savings, PPI savings
  • Communicate, influence and interact globally with broad functional areas (Sales, Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain, and Finance) to develop and execute plans to achieve annual operating plan (AOP) goals.
  • Lead all practical process improvement (PPI) activities for the business unit across multiple sites to drive continuous improvement.
  • Key member of all new product introduction (NPI) projects and coordinating all supply chain efforts for product launch.
  • Lead projects and actions to successfully focus global supply chain and ensure optimal quality, delivery and cost while increasing customer allegiance score (CAS).
  • Serve as primary escalation point for order fulfillment issues by provide coordination for resolution, including investigation and diagnosis.

How will you get there?

  • Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of university education and work experience required.


  • At least 10+ years direct experience managing a global supply chain or operations.
  • Experience with a continuous improvement methodology (e.g., LEAN, Six Sigma).
  • SAP, APICS, CPIM and applicable CRM (e.g., salesforce.com) experience would be an asset.
  • Ability to work in a complex matrix environment to create buy in and implement processes.
  • Proficiency in engaging and influencing large teams and functional leaders.
  • Strong project management and problem solving skills
  • Prior experience having a major tactical component in order fulfilment.
  • Must possess solid judgment and be able to work autonomously, bias for action.
  • A strong collaborative leadership style with proven ability to drive change across multiple organizational levels, functions, locations, and “dotted lines” into entities to achieve objectives.
  • Analytical and statistical skills including the ability to develop and report metrics, develop complex models, & predictive and prescriptive analytics.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English – demonstrated through both written and spoken communication & can work with other countries and cultures.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of time.
  • Ability to work evenings on a weekly basis to accommodate global business needs.

This position has not been approved for relocation assistance.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. 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, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

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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