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Senior Manager, Supply Chain

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

How you will make an impact?

You will oversee the Sunnyvale Site Supply Chain group, part of the Operations Department, encompassing material/production planning, order management, sourcing, inventory management, purchasing, stockroom operations, receiving, and shipping. You will have strong links with the manufacturing functions as you drive optimal production schedules across a large catalog of complex products. You will also be connected to the divisional sourcing and supply chain groups to optimize supply contracts and system processes to drive reductions in material holding, purchased material costs and overall operations logistics to drive our performance and end to end customer experience.

What you will do:

  • Develop and drive the supply chain strategy focused on operational and customer excellence that aligns with our overall business strategy
  • Create, manage and drive Key Performance Indicators (KPI) that will enable organizational vitality and ensure KPI’s are aligned to overall business goals; specifically, serve as site owner of the Past Due Backlog, On-Time Delivery (OTD) and Days of Supply (DOS) KPIs.
  • Drive the continuous improvement culture by focusing on optimizing Standard Work and adherence to divisional/enterprise standards.
  • Develop and manage a high performing team and a culture of excellence with a focus on continuous improvement and customer service.
  • Instill a sense of urgency and accountability throughout the supply chain team.
  • Partner with key stakeholders, both on site and throughout the division, to optimize our customer experience.
  • Participate as a key stakeholder in the SIOP process by understanding the Demand Plan and developing a site supply plan.

How you will get here:


Requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Business or similar field.

Master's degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Business, Industrial Engineering or a similar field preferred.

Black Belt, Master Black Belt, or LEAN Trainer certification preferred.

APICS certification preferred.


  • 5+ years of experience in Supply Chain Management.
  • Experience managing a team and serving as a member of an organizational leadership group.
  • Demonstrated track record in improving business performance and sustaining in challenging business environments.
  • Experience in leading and building teams of individual contributors, with a track record of attracting and developing talent, developing bench strengths and managing a complex and diverse workforce.
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Power BI or other business intelligence tool desired.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Proven track record of building, maturing, and implementing business processes.
  • Proficient Change Agent capable of redefining and creating repeatable processes where none exist.
  • Comfortable operating in an environment of ambiguity.
  • Must possess solid judgment and be able to work autonomously from established goals and strategic direction.
  • Strong analytic skills, business acumen, and supply chain knowledge.
  • Can clearly communicate to all levels within the organization.
  • Possesses strategic thinking and can look ahead and respond proactively - bias for action.
  • Strategic problem solver with six sigma and/or LEAN experience.
  • Desire to lead and expand within this role and potentially beyond.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 85,000 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.

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sunnyvale , Senior Manager, Supply Chain, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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