Director, PPI Business System - Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (Methuen)


: $146,240.00 - $146,240.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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Job Description

Job Title : Director, PPI Business System
Requisition ID: 99996BR

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, youll 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.

How will you make an impact?

The Director, PPI Business System supports the business leaders and PPI leads at strategic locations and businesses, primarily within North America. The role helps the businesses in setting the strategic plan relative to the PPI Business System, along with the development, deployment and maturity progression of the detailed PPI roadmap across site or business. This role provides higher-level coaching while also getting directly involved to lead transformations within key businesses, functional / SG&A teams and sites through rapid and deep adoption of the PPI Business System. It includes helping leaders develop their strategy deployment plans, creating (and executing against) the continuous-improvement vision and developing PPI leadership capability throughout the organization. It is responsible for partnering with and coaching leadership teams to create a continuous improvement culture that routinely hits its goals relative to profitable growth, productivity, customer allegiance, quality and cash flow. This position will be a remote role with up to 75% travel.

What will you do?

  • Work with functional teams to streamline processes to improve the customer experience, enable profitable growth and become more efficient.
  • Responsible for facilitating/enabling the implementation of the PPI Business System to enable key sites to become true Centers of Excellence.
  • Diplomatically cultivate an action-biased culture of continuous improvement to improve KPIs, in the areas of customer, finance, people and quality.
  • Establish and mature the Lean Management System (tiered daily management systems, gemba walks, and leader standard work) and other coaching tools to transform the culture.
  • Provide support to develop lean expertise and capability within the organization at all levels
  • Improve the decision-making model and problem solving capabilities within high performance teams to increase autonomy and the pace of change
  • Work closely with business leadership and PPI steering committees to identify ways to accelerate the culture change necessary to support the PPI Business System.
  • Provide ongoing Lean support to multiple teams
  • Work with the expanded team to develop/promote/standardize the PPI Business System further.

  • How will you get here?
  • Bachelors degree in engineering, science, operations or business. MBA degree preferred
  • Experience:
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills and the ability to connect with and positively influence leadership and all levels of the organization
  • A Lean Expert with an 7+ year experience and a hands-on track record of implementing successful TPS-based business systems including elements such as:
  • Strategy Deployment: X-Matrix and/or A3 thinking
  • Lean Leadership (Daily Management, Leader Standard Work, and Gemba Walks)
  • Value-stream mapping
  • Kaizen events on cell design/3P, standard work, error-proofing, material flow, kanban, visual management, etc.
  • Expertise in problem-solving utilizing a formal program/process
  • A holistic thinker who can look enterprise-wide to integrate and streamline systems for optimal benefit.
  • Able to drive strategic thinking and continuous improvement in both operational and non-operational areas, including connecting the cross-functional resources to remove waste along the extended value streams.
  • Passion for driving improvement and leading change in a complex, global environment
  • Proven track record for developing, training, and coaching teams
  • Great communicator, including solid written, oral and presentation-giving skills.
  • Broad knowledge of multi-functional, multi-site, global organizational processes and financial business methods
  • High ethical standards to support a professional business code of conduct
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally; ~50-75%
  • Leadership roles from disciplines such as operations, commercial, engineering, quality, or product management preferred
  • Broad knowledge of multi-functional, multi-site, global organizational processes and financial business methods (SIOP, Customer Connections, Strategic Sourcing, etc.) preferred

  • At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular missionenabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

    If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance.

    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.

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