Opening For Director - Waltham

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Director - Waltham

 Expertise Operations Education Bachelors Job Type Full-time Location United States - Massachusetts - Waltham, United States - All Job Level Experienced
Posting date: December 23, 2014
 
The Director, PPI – Lean Enterprise, Operations will initially be responsible for the implementation and support of the Practical Process Improvement (PPI) - Lean Enterprise program to assigned divisions and domestic/international facilities by conducting training and coaching on how to use and apply lean strategy, tools, and concepts to advance PPI – Lean Enterprise as a key business system for Thermo Fisher Scientific’s drive to become a world class organization.
 
Identify, research, develop and implement lean tools and methods while collaborating with the PPI-Lean Enterprise group. Ideal methodologies would emulate TPS; Lean Leadership, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen Blitz, Cell Design, Material Flow, 5S + Visual Management, Lean Sourcing, etc.
Conduct leadership and employee team training and provide ‘Sensei-type’ coaching to facility leadership and representatives to develop their Lean expertise over time.
Work closely with business leadership and PPI steering committees to identify ways to accelerate the culture change necessary to support the PPI – Lean Enterprise program.
Challenge organizational leaders as necessary to create an action-biased culture of continuous improvement and accountability to improve their KPI’s, including growth, productivity, asset utilization, inventory, and customer allegiance.
Work with the Sr. Director, PPI – Lean Enterprise to create and communicate ongoing PPI – Lean Enterprise strategy, aligned with the Thermo Fisher’s Mission and Vision.
Identify best practices within the company, and outside of Thermo Fisher, and serve as a conduit for best-practice sharing. Proliferate PPI and lean thinking throughout the organization. 
 
Potential/Typical Subsequent Key Responsibilities, (Operations Leader): 
 
 
Responsible for clear communication of the vision, mission, and operational objectives for the facility. Develop and execute Communication Plans that drive workforce motivation and employee allegiance, and meet the Company’s goal of being an Employer of Choice.
Accountable for the overall financial performance of the site, focusing on revenue recognition, cost management to deliver EBITA commitments, working capital management, and cash flow objectives. Act through the Site Finance Leader to insure timely and accurate financial reporting and adherence to Policy and Approval Matrices.
Develop and manage in accordance with an approved budget, maintains a system of internal controls, and holds the overall responsibility for safe-guarding assets.
Manage the Capital Budget for the Site. Plan and recommend investments to drive cost reduction, productivity improvement, and process controls to insure quality of all products.
Direct the Order Fulfillment activities at the facility; acting to insure safe, efficient, and high quality production, On Time Shipment (OTS) and positive customer experiences.
Oversee the Materials Management and Logistics functions to drive robust production planning and scheduling, inventory management, and transportation delivery performance to customers. Serve as the chief Customer Advocate in resolving prioritization issues.
Insure that the Site Quality function is continuously focused on the development of a Quality Culture that is based on process controls and continuous improvement, and that production is executed in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements, internal standards, and customer requirements.
Inter-acts with the Division Sourcing organization as required to maintain cost-efficient availability of materials and supplies, and achievement of inventory objectives.
Serve as a Role Model Leader, and assist the Human Resources function in developing and executing sound HR program and insuring HR policy conformance. As Site Leader, carry the end responsibility for Communications Programs, and is accountable for conducting Quarterly Town Hall Meetings in accordance with Company policy.
Serve as Program Champion for PPI. Drive continuous improvement and standard work across all organizational elements of the Enterprise using Key Performance Indicator metrics formats, balanced scorecards, and other systems of maintaining measurement and accountability.
Continuously responsible for working and leading in a collaborative manner and promoting cross-functional teamwork and optimum business efficiency while maintaining superior levels of customer service.
Incorporate and provide metric feedback using the following: Thermo Fisher Scientific Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), Financial Statements, Variance Reports, Expense Reports, Budgets, and other forms of standard financial measurement.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications: 
 
 
A lean leader with extensive experience driving a lean business system across a cross-functional organization with outstanding business results
3+ years, hands-on track record of implementing successful TPS-based Lean programs with value-stream mapping and follow-up kaizen events, focusing on cell design, material flow, 5S, visual factory, lean in the office, lean sourcing, etc, and experience as a lean sensei coaching facility leadership and employee teams
Extensive formal lean training, and comprehensive knowledge of Lean and continuous improvement methodologies and tools
10+ years of career progression in a high-velocity manufacturing business, including experience in fabrication, assembly, and testing of electro-mechanical products; broad leadership roles from disciplines such as engineering, quality, or product management
Broad knowledge of multi-functional, multi-site, 500+ employee, global organizational processes and financial business methods
Superior leadership skills with proven ability to effectively manage and develop a diverse team of people, and facilitate effective cross-cultural business inter-action
Detail oriented with the ability to see bigger picture and envision step-change scenarios
Electro-mechanical comprehension sufficient to understand the operation of production equipment and facility systems and to engage in problem-solving discussions on products produced.
Financial literacy sufficient to understand Financial Statements and Budgets.
Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of software and understanding of ERP systems
Great communicator at all levels of the organization, including accomplished written, oral and presentational skills.
Proficiency in spoken and written English; multi-lingual preferred
High ethical standards to support a professional business code of conduct
Self-motivated, with a bias for action.
Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria: 
 
 
10+ years of career progression in a high-velocity manufacturing business; broad leadership roles from disciplines such as engineering, quality, or product management
Experience to include 5+ years experience driving a lean business system across a cross-functional organization with outstanding business results
Experience to include 3+ years, hands-on track record of implementing successful TPS-based Lean programs with value-stream mapping and follow-up kaizen events, focusing on cell design, material flow, 5S, visual factory, lean in the office, lean sourcing, etc, and experience as a lean sensei coaching facility leadership and employee teams
Broad knowledge of multi-functional, multi-site, 500+ employee, global organizational processes and financial business methods
Bachelors degree from an accredited higher learning program required, with majors in engineering, science, operations or business; MBA preferred
Initially, able to travel 75% domestically and internationally, and occasionally in the US and internationally in potential, subsequent Operations role
This role is field based and can be based anywhere in the United States near a major airport.
 
This position has not been approved for relocation assistance.
 
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Skills/Requirements:
Bachelors
 
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