Senior Director, Operations

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Middletown, VA3.6

Job Description
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.

We are seeking a Senior Director of Operations who excels at transforming and automating Operations for our Clinical Diagnostics Reagent (CDR) Business Unit.

CDR, one of four businesses within the Clinical Diagnostic Division, develops and manufactures a wide range of diagnostic reagents, including automated immunoassays, clinical chemistry and hematology reagents, and high volume solutions for automated diagnostic instruments. A large majority of the business is providing products that are developed and manufactured on an OEM basis with the global leaders of the in vitro diagnostic industry. CDR currently employs more than 350 employees at its primary facility in beautiful Middletown, Virginia. CDR also has a small but growing team in Suzhou, China.

How will you make an impact?

The Senior Director of Operations is responsible for managing all aspects of Manufacturing and Supply Chain for CDR. This includes material sourcing and procurement, production planning and scheduling, production, customer service, warehousing and distribution, engineering, facilities management, and environmental health and safety. This role provides active leadership in the areas of customer satisfaction, employee engagement, continuous improvement, cost management and capacity planning. This role is based in Middletown, VA and requires relocation to or residing in the northern Virginia area.

What will you do?

Plan, organize and manage the manufacturing operations to ensure production is timely, accurate, efficient and cost effective and meets or exceeds external and internal targets.
Coordinate production with schedule requirements to ensure orders are filled correctly, on-time and meet cost objectives.
Develop, implement and continually enhance organizational structure and staffing that will effectively manage and control product and supply chain activities.
Provide appropriate direction and support to all levels of the department, increasing the talent, experience, and engagement of the department employees.
Create and manage annual Operations budgets, including capital expenditures and staffing.
Provide support for development of standards and overhead rates, equipment and facility investments, inventory levels and control, and material and labor cost assumptions.
Manage budgets throughout the year, ensuring variances are promptly analyzed and adjustments implemented to achieve goals.
Be an active partner with the Business Development team, providing strong support and communication to existing customers and positioning our operations capabilities with prospective new customers.
Lead and manage Operations projects, including product transfers, new product introductions, new equipment and facility improvements – to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget, as well as that project status is continually communicated to stakeholders, including customers.
Drive the PPI business system to continually identify and review priorities, assess effectiveness and implement changes as needed.
Develop plans to achieve year over year Productivity and Sourcing targets and reduce leakage.
Assure that the department complies with all GMP, FDA, OSHA and other company manufacturing and safety guidelines.
Ensure quality systems are effectively maintained to achieve strong levels of GMP/ISO/FDA/OSHA compliance.
Responsible for all facility and infrastructure systems supporting all site operations and long term planning to support business growth.

How will you get here?

B.S. degree in Engineering, Business or within an equipvalent technical discipline; MBA is a plus.
10 years of work experience in Manufacturing, with at least 5 years in Supply Chain (customer service, distribution, and logistics, planning.)
Minimum of 5 years proven management experience.
Specific experience in building or transforming a manufacturing organization, including implementing continuous improvement programs.
Strong people leadership skills, and prior success in leading by influence in a matrixed organization.
Effective time management and organization skills to handle a variety of activities simultaneously.
Experience in an FDA regulated manufacturing environment, preferably with IVD reagents.
Strong verbal and written language skills, as well as strong presentation skills to internal and external groups.
Interpersonal skills to develop relationships with representatives at all levels of customers, as well as develop with internal management. Strong team player.
Strong proficiency with Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
Have solid MRP system experience; SAP experience is a plus.
Strong financial and business acumen skills.
Goal oriented with passion, drive, a commitment to excellence and a can-do spirit.
Travel up to 10% including some international travel.

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 mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Apply today!

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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.