Director, Supply Chain

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Greenville, NC3.6

Job Description
The Director, Supply Chain develops the Supply Chain Management strategy and builds the processes which ensure the organization’s readiness to meet company objectives. The person in this role leads a multi-functional team to provide compliance with cGMP requirements and create stability in planning and adherence to schedule in a service oriented environment where flexibility and responsiveness towards customers as well as security of supply / delivery performance are crucial differentiators. In addition, the Director, Supply Chain will sit on the site’s leadership team and interact with the other directors, site VP/General Manager and senior corporate leaders to set direction, drive change, and execute on deliverables that meet the short term tactical needs and longer term ambition of the site and Thermo Fisher as a whole.


Develop the Supply Chain Management strategy and build the processes which ensure the organization’s readiness to meet company objectives. Build and maintain all Supply Chain Management supporting systems. Manage the Demand and Supply Planning group. Responsible for enhancing and executing integrated Sales and Operations Plans (operational and tactical level) processes including maintaining the capacity models. Master data oversight for all SCM related master data. Ensure accuracy. Timeliness and integrity of all master data. Manage and maintain all material master data and the related change control processes in both a compliant and efficient way. Oversight of customer service processes; warehouse operations and distribution; the management and optimization of procurement activities; and management and optimization of packaging systems engineering activities. Manage and optimize processes for forecasting and invoicing customers. Leadership of people to implement change, understand consequences and obtain commitment through coaching, training and clear objective setting to meet the site’s short term needs and long term ambition. Develop members of the department to be key leaders within the organization. Build and sustain employee engagement by creating a culture of efficient execution and an environment in which individuals and teams can excel and continuously improve.


BS/BA in a related field required (and MBA preferred)
8-10+ years relevant manufacturing experience required; pharmaceutical experience is a plus
Solid knowledge of Supply Chain Management concepts and processes
People management/development skills required
Must be able to handle ambiguity
Must be able to interact with and influence the most senior levels of the organization
Change management skills important
Demonstrated business acumen (i.e., ability to understand key aspects of the company’s business strategy)
Collaborative; encourages cross-functional cooperation and builds strong working relationships between the supply chain and operating teams

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