Practical Process Improvement Business System Manager

San Jose, CA
July 21 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Job Description
Position Summary

The PPI (Practical Process Improvement) Business System Manager is responsible for enabling PPI Business System maturity within the Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry (LSMS) Business Unit (BU). These functions include; manufacturing operations, engineering, customer service, supply chain, finance, human resources and sales & marketing. The PPI Business System Manager will work with the LSMS leadership teams to achieve significant improvements across a balanced scorecard with a focus on Customer Allegiance, Quality and Productivity. This position has a direct responsibility to the LSMS leadership team to assist in defining and executing strategies that leverage the PPI Business System to drive continuous improvement and profitable growth.

    In alignment with the Divisional PPI Business System Strategic Roadmap, Corporate Implementation Framework and the LSMS annual strategic plan, develop the annual LSMS specific PPI Business System strategic roadmap and lead implementation In conjunction with the Senior PPI Business System Manager, LSMS Steering Committee, Divisional PPI Business System Director and Corporate PPI team, successfully execute the LSMS PPI Business System strategic roadmapWork closely with the LSMS leadership team to identify ways to accelerate culture change and embed the PPI Business System as a ‘way-of-life' within LSMSPartner with other BU PPI Business System Managers to manage and support cross-BU improvement activityConduct training events in areas such as lean leadership, value stream mapping, kaizen blitz, waste and variation elimination, material flow, 5S, visual management, lean sourcing, lean office, built-in quality, 3P etc.Identify best practices within and outside the company, and serve as a conduit for best-practice sharing Challenge organizational leaders as necessary to create an action-biased culture of continuous improvement and proliferate PPI and Lean thinking throughout the organizationPartner with Finance personnel to evaluate project savings estimates, validate reported PPI benefits, and ensure accurate accounting of PPI ProductivityFacilitate Kaizen events to improve productivity and accelerate growthParticipate in reporting processes as part of the LSMS Management Operating System; Champion, track, measure and report on PPI savings and PPI Business System maturity monthlyMay periodically be assigned specific projects within LSMS or across the company, which align with the LSMS strategic plan and company goal tree objectivesCoaches and mentors PPI teams to ensure project success.Must be comfortable in communicating and facilitating change using change management techniques.

Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, operations or businessExperience working in the Toyota Production System (TPS), Danaher Business System (DBS), Honeywell Operating System (HOS) or other recognized Lean business systemExperience coaching alignment between strategic business plans and lean improvement plansFormal lean training and comprehensive knowledge of Lean and continuous improvement methodologies and toolsProven implementation track record delivering results
    Must have ability to influence at all levels of the organizationMust have the ability to see bigger picture and envision step-change scenariosMust have a collaborative approachMust have excellent interpersonal, time management, decision-making and conflict management skillsPassion for driving business improvement and leading change in a large, complex, global environmentStrong coaching and facilitation skillsAccomplished written, oral and presentation skillsAble to travel domestically and internationally up to 25%Broad knowledge of multi-functional, multi-site, global organizational processes and financial business methodsDetailed knowledge of quality theory and lean tools and methodologiesDemonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and InvolvementDemonstrate Role Model Leader Characteristics: Embody the 4-I values, Delight customers, Communicate openly and honestly, Focus on growth and Champion employee development
This position has not been approved to provide relocation 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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