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Job Title: Senior Operational Excellence Specialist

Implements the Operational Excellence initiatives at the respective site designed to meet or exceed the key performance indicators such as revenue, EBITDA, right-first-time (quality), and On-Time Delivery as well as improving Organizational Health. Responsible for utilizing operational excellence tools to achieve process improvement.

Essential Functions:

  1. Monitors progress of improvement efforts and develops plans to address shortcomings
  2. Provides status updates to the Site Operational Excellence Leader and/or site leadership team on the results of the operational excellence initiatives and identifies any potential obstacles that may require site leadership interventions
  3. Measures and reports on key performance indicators (leading and lagging) at site level; develops and implements effective corrective action plans in conjunction with functional managers to address any areas of concern
  4. Deploys system to standardize operational excellence best practices within the site as defined
  5. Collaborates with colleagues and stakeholders to execute an operational excellence plan that supports site, business unit, and Patheon, part of Thermofisher Strategies.
  6. Implements annual operational excellence road-maps to drive continuous improvement
  7. Keeps abreast of industry trends and technology that can drive operational excellence and shares best practices to drive step-function changes

Lean Six Sigma Certification, MBA or other advanced degree is preferred


5 years experience in a highly-regulated industry (examples: pharma & medical devices)

2 years experience in operational excellence capacity


  • Demonstrated ability to drive operational excellence initiatives
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams to deliver against challenging objectives
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English

Physical Requirements:
Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office locations; ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch periodically for prolonged periods of time; manipulation (lift, carry, move) of light to medium weights of 10-35 pound pounds; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp and type for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity to use a keyboard, computer monitor, operate equipment, and read materials for prolonged periods of time; ability to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear for prolonged periods of time.

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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