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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Manager, Operational Excellence in Saint Louis, Missouri

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 $22 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

St. Louis, MO

How will you make an impact?

Implement the Operational Excellence initiatives designed to meet or exceed the key performance indicators such as revenue, EBITA, right-first time (quality), and On-Time Delivery, as well as improving Organizational Health and Culture. You will be responsible for utilizing operational excellence and practical process improvement (PPI) tools to achieve process improvement. This role has direct reports in Saint Louis, MO and Princeton, NJ.

What will you do?

  • Lead, coach and motivate the PPI team to implement effective strategic and tactical continuous improvement initiatives across the Saint Louis and Princeton sites

  • Measure and report on PPI Key Performance Indicators at the sites to the global PPI team and Division leadership; develop effective countermeasures for unfavorable metrics

  • Personally lead high level and high impact cross functional improvement projects

  • Development and implement PPI strategic roadmap for annual priorities and strategic objectives for the team and the sites

  • Deploy PPI Business System across both sites and measure by leading health assessments

  • Develop a robust Project Hopper for the sites to ensure a continuous inventory of projects

  • Report developments of key projects to the Saint Louis and Princeton Site Leadership Team

  • Participate in the BPS (Biologics Pharmaceutical Sciences) Site Leadership Team

  • Become a certified Senior Process Manager by attending training and certified through performing a successful Kaizen; successfully train a colleague to perform a Kaizen

  • Coach, mentor and certify colleagues across the site to become PPI Process Managers

  • Drive culture of the PPI system through both sites by tracking and implementing site colleagues use of the PPI Business System

  • Work closely with the Director of PPI to employ tools across the sites and improve culture

  • Work closely with Finance team to identify and implement savings across both sites; achieve site savings goals

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline is required; MBA or other advanced degree is preferred

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training Required

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Required

  • Project Management Training Preferred

  • Advanced Lean Training Required


  • 7+ years of manufacturing or similar industry

  • 7+ years proven experience using Lean, Six Sigma, Toyota Production System, PMI Project Management, Danaher Business System, or other similar business system

  • 7+ years of leadership positions or 5+years of a continuous improvement role

  • 5+ years of experience leading cross functional teams

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Change Agent and Change Management concepts

  • Project Management concepts and skills

  • Cross Functional Leadership Skills

  • Advanced Lean knowledge and ability to translate into successful projects

  • Demonstrated ability to drive operational excellence initiatives

  • Commercial business orientation/financial acumen

  • Strong influencing skills

  • Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams to deliver against challenging objectives

  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds have 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! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

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.