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Thermo Fisher Scientific Continuous Improvement Manager in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Continuous Improvement Manager

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of more than $25 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

The CI/Practical Process Improvement (PPI)Manager will work with senior leadership to deploy PPI-Lean Enterprise elements at the Tewksbury site. Areas of focus will include developing the organization's efficiency and responsiveness relative to mentoring, decision-making and problem solving via the PPI 8-Step method. .

What will you do?

  • In alignment with the Divisional PPI Strategic Roadmap, develop and lead the annual PPI Business System strategy deployment

  • Challenge leaders and cultivate an action-biased culture of continuous improvement and accountability to improve critical metrics, in the areas of customer, finance, people and quality

  • Take a structured approach to optimize site footprint utilization, grow capacity and reduce costs (3P, Strategic Sourcing, HLA/TLA and LCR methods, etc.)

  • Provide 'Sensei-type' mentorship to facility leadership and representatives to develop Lean expertise over time, ultimately moving the critical sites to self-sufficiency.

  • Simplify and improve the decision-making model and problem solving accountabilities and capabilities to drive autonomy

  • Work closely with business leadership and PPI steering committees to identify ways to accelerate change

  • Identify standard methodologies within the company, and outside of Thermo Fisher, and serve as a conduit for best-practice sharing.

  • May periodically be assigned specific projects cross the CAD division, which align with the strategic plan and company goal tree objectives

How will you get here?

  • Bachelors degree in engineering, science, operations or business required; MBA degree preferred

  • 7+ years of proven experience implementing successful TPS-based business systems including elements such as: A3 Thinking/Strategy Deployment, Lean Leadership (Daily Management, Leader Standard Work, and Gemba Walks), Value-stream mapping, Kaizens

  • Experience with 3P (Production Preparation Process) preferred

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence senior leadership, along with all levels of the organization

  • Able to drive critical thinking and continuous improvement in non-operational areas, including connecting the cross-functional resources to remove waste/grow along the extended value streams.

  • Broad knowledge of multi-functional, multi-site, global organizational processes and financial business methods (SIOP, Customer Connections, Strategic Sourcing, etc.)

  • Proven track record for developing, training, and mentoring employee teams in a continuous improvement environment

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 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!

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 Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.