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 Will You Make an Impact?
The Manager, Logistics position is a leadership role within the Sunnyvale site operations team, with logistics responsibilities supporting multiple business units. This role leads and provides oversight of the warehouse including receiving, storing, inventorying, issuing, and shipping for stockroom and finished goods. The Manager, Logistics will strive for operational excellence by continually assessing and improving processes to achieve greater levels of performance and productivity. This position directly reports to the Sr. Manager, Operations.
What will you do?
- Responsible for compiling data from sources such as contracts, purchase orders, invoices, requisitions, and accounting reports to maintain inventory, purchasing, shipping, or other records.
- Keeps back order file in established sequence and releases back orders for issue or shipment as stock becomes available.
- Oversees counts of material, equipment, merchandise, or supplies in stocking locations and manages postings of totals to inventory records.
- Compares inventories to office records or computes figures from records such as sales orders, production records, or purchase invoices to obtain current inventory.
- Oversees the verification of clerical computations against physical count of stock and adjusts errors in computation or count, or investigates and reports reasons for discrepancies.
- Prepares reports such as inventory balance, price lists, and shortages.
- Advises employees on care and preservation of items received, stored, and shipped; methods and use of equipment in handling, storing, maintaining, and shipping stock; and related problems.
- Engage in daily management functions: Gemba walks, 5S and Practical Process Improvement (PPI)
- Traces history of items to determine reasons for discrepancies between inventory and stock control records and recommends remedial actions to resolve discrepancies.
- Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules and duties, and expedites workflow. Schedules work for special and periodic inventories.
- Consistently demonstrates Role Model leadership, while driving engagement through the Company employee involvement survey results
- Drives rapid improvements in productivity and standardizes all applicable procedures to improve efficiency and drive cost from the business.
- Develops and maintains metrics to evaluate and support efficiency, profitability and customer satisfaction relative to transportation management and logistics standard work processes.
- Develops and utilizes an improvement plan for material flow in Finished Goods, Shipping and Stock Room areas with a focus on Safety, Quality, Delivery and Costs. Lead Tier board reviews.
- Occasionally lifts and/or move up to 35 pounds.
- Work with Purchasing/Planning Manager to track weekly production plan performance from specific orders due in that week through the complete kitting process.
- Directly supervises employees in the Stockroom, Receiving, Shipping, Import/Export, and Finished Goods departments.
- Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems and continually assessing and improving processes to achieve greater levels of performance and productivity.
How will you get there?
- A bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business, or equivalent, preferred.
- 8- 10 years of warehouse or logistics related experience
- A minimum of five years in people management position, with strong leadership skills
- Must be able to use computer and office-related software, including Excel and Microsoft word
- Hands-on ERP-system experience required, with SAP and Oracle experience highly desirable.
- APICS coursework or fundamentals preferred.
- Prefer forklift certification a plus.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and utilize data, metrics, and continuous improvement tools to consistently achieve organizational objectives.
- Driven and self-motivated; Calculated risk taker with a high bias for action that achieves results
- Ability to coach & mentor people and effectively work, influence, and negotiate in global cross-functional team settings.
- Customer focus when organizing and managing the execution of deliverables.
- Experience with Six Sigma, Practical Process Improvement, or other process improvement tools
- Experience in Hazardous Materials Shipping/Dangerous Goods shipping (such as DOT, IATA) required.
- Experience Global Trade Compliance requirements required.
- Experience with driving change management with demonstrated ability to influence
This position has not been approved for relocation assistance.
About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.
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.