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Sr. Manager of Operations

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Frederick
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

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!

Position Objective:
The ACS (Advanced Cell Systems) Sr. Manager, Operations (Frederick, MD)) reports to the Sr. Director of Operations and is a strategic partner in the manufacturing operations, leading all aspects of an organization of over 20 employees and $35M+ revenue. The Sr. Manager is responsible for coordinating the supply chain, production activities, and quality control testing for primary cells and RNA delivery to customers.

This position drives the Biosciences Cell Biology Operations in Frederick, MD, and directly leads supervisors and individuals that specialize in areas of tissue procurement (to maintain, improve and expand sources), primary cell isolation, analytical QC testing and cell culture, to ensure isolation and characterization of primary cells is consistently producing high quality finished goods on time to meet demand, in a safe working environment. In this role, you will develop the inventory management strategy. You will provide influential leadership that ensures product planning, scheduling, sourcing, materials availability and equipment maintenance are effective in enabling the teams to achieve customer and business goals. You will partner routinely with internal suppliers, sourcing, planning, procurement, quality, engineering, maintenance, R&D, NPI, product management, other groups/divisions, and other sites to improve customer experience. The role drives the implementation of PPI-Lean Enterprise to eliminate waste and improve flow, and to encourage a team that is effective at root cause investigations and implementation of both corrective and preventive actions within RUO and ISO13485 QMS environments.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides excellent leadership as Operations business liaison to set mission and vision for strategy execution; ensuring employee safety and engagement, financial responsibility and organizational design.
  • Assures training efficiency, that all employees understand duties and responsibilities and reviews employee performance against established goals and company policies.
  • Mentors, coaches, and develops team. Promotes individual development planning and career mapping. Provides performance feedback for robust individual and team performance.
  • Demonstrates technical capability; deep understanding of manufacturing functions; contract negotiation skills; experience in cell isolation processing is a plus.
  • Drives growth and continuous improvement (lean/six sigma) by demonstrating the Practical Process Improvement (PPI) toolkit. Champions improvement projects.
  • Focuses team on using standardized work practices, such as tiered huddles/daily management, and implements 5S principles. Provides leadership mentorship during Gemba walks, Kaizen events, Management Reviews, etc.
  • Establishes goals, sets priorities, drives critical metrics.
  • Enable New Product Introduction success, by acting as member of stage gate process.
  • Communicate optimally with remote Tissue Sourcing team. Manages relationship and contractual obligations for all current tissue suppliers. Expand supply base, improve processes and costs. Work towards a consistent, stable and improved quality supply of tissues.
  • Lives the Thermo Fisher Scientific 4I Values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement.
  • Maintains compliance with 21CFR1300 for management of controlled substance and with various QMS (including ISO9001:2015 and ISO13485), and adherence with IACUC commitments.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor or Advanced degree in scientific field, or related field required
  • Minimum of 10 years of progression in manufacturing leadership positions of growing responsibility, with a preference for experience in a customer experience focused manufacturing setting

Key Competencies & Knowledge Areas:

  • Strong leadership and decision-making ability.
  • Experienced with organizational change.
  • Strong project management and excellent analytical capabilities.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills to work optimally in a highly matrixed environment.
  • Possess solid understanding of all Operations function, as well as R&D, Product Management, Commercial, and Program Management.
  • Knowledge, experience, or training in Lean techniques and proficient in process auditing. Possess a continuous process improvement attitude with the ability to effectively lead change.
  • New product launch or new service launch experience is helpful.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite.


Working Conditions:

  • Works in office environment, manufacturing floor environment, and laboratory environment.
  • Interacts with subordinate, peers, leaders, suppliers and customers daily. Less than 10% travel, including international, could be required.

*EVAMOPS2020 *GTSDouble

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