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Job Title: Strategic Business Operations Specialist III
Company Name: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Newark, NJ
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 07/01/2022
Expire Date: 08/14/2022
Job Categories: Finance/Economics, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Production, Executive Management, Research & Development
Job Description
Strategic Business Operations Specialist III

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. And you’ll have the opportunity for continual growth and learning in a culture that empowers your development. With revenues of more than $40 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.

Location/Division Specific Information

This is a US remote role based on the northeast coast of the United States supporting the Fair Lawn, NJ, Bridgewater, NJ, and Loughborough, UK manufacturing sites and the Laboratory Analytical Reagents Business Unit within the Laboratory Chemicals Division. Ideal candidate should be located on the US Northeast Coast.

How will you make an impact?

Scientific journeys begin with chemicals and end with life enriching results! You will be joining a growing business delivering chemicals products and services to enable scientific customers from research to drug discovery & development to manufacturing. The successful incumbent will help identify problem areas and opportunities to inform business strategy and operations optimization decisions. The ideal candidate will enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer by ensuring we can provide them with crucial laboratory analytical reagents.

What will you do?

We are seeking a Strategic Business Operations Manager who will assist the Director, Strategy Development and Business Operations, in developing business rules to optimize/expand manufacturing capacity and capabilities to achieve targeted growth and profitability. More specifically, the following will be critical elements of the role:

  • Conduct value stream mapping for key growth-driving products and develop/implement recommendations to expand capacity/capabilities where needed
  • Collaborate with the site leadership team and cross-functional teams (e.g., Supply Chain, Operations) to improve production scheduling and efficiency
  • Facilitate in developing and implementing business rules to optimize production operations and improve profitability in a constrained environment
  • Conduct analysis to support the development of business growth strategy and site optimization / simplification decisions, such as CAPEX business justifications, make vs. buy strategy, etc.
  • Develop process/mechanism and collaborate closely with individual sites and cross-functional teams to ensure alignment on strategic priorities
  • Participate in PPI initiatives and Kaizen events as needed to support the business's continuous improvement culture
  • Support the SIOP process, strategic capacity planning and strategy deployment as needed

How will you get here?

  • Bachelor’s degree required; major in Business, Supply Chain, or Operations preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of operations function or other relevant industry/market experience, preferably in manufacturing and distribution environment.
  • Strong experience in production planning, capacity planning /expansion, operations optimization and process improvement preferred
  • Previous experience conducting value stream mapping, preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Technical knowledge on manufacturing, operations, and process improvements
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to develop/implement strategies and recommendations based on both quantitative and qualitative inputs with basic understanding of financial drivers
  • Strong communications and presentation skills (PowerPoint and Excel expertise)
  • Self-motivated with a strong track record in carrying out both short-and long-term plans
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization, influence without authority, and develop/maintain strong working relationships cross functionally
  • Ability to travel up to 30%, including occasional international travel

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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