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Position Overview: The objective of the Finance Shared Service Initiative (FSSI) is to transform Thermo Fisher’s Finance Organization through centralizing select Transactional Activities into Regional Shared Service Centers and driving consistency and efficiency through implementation of enabling technologies. The Global Process Owner is a key role on the FSSI project, owning the migration of existing processes to the future center and the design, implementation, and stabilization of future processes in the Shared Service Center.

Key Responsibilities: The Global Process owner will be responsible for the following activities for their relevant Process Area (Procure-to-Pay). 

  • Develop the future-state Service Delivery Model (split of activities between local and shared) with the objective of meeting migration expectations stated in the Business Case 
  • Support in the recruitment and hiring of Shared Service Center (SSC) resources including developing job descriptions, reviewing resumes, interviewing, and selections 
  • Support the design and build of Enabling Technology through participating in requirements gathering, design sessions, and testing 
  • Conduct Knowledge Transfer from existing sites to employees in the new SSC, including:
    • Assist with the development of Knowledge Transfer Strategy and definition of required toll-gates for go / no-go decision
    • Responsibility and oversight for creation of Work Instructions and SOPs to support migration (Designed and managed by Global process Leads and executed by new SSC resources)
    • Scheduling and oversight of job-shadowing where necessary
    • Support development and execution of training on new enabling technologies and processes
    • Ensure SSC resources are adequately trained 
    • Support the stabilization of processes in the SSC post Go-Live 
    • Own the future process as performed in the SSC, requiring:
    • Design of the future process enabled through new technologies
    • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives, to drive processes in the SSC toward global process standards

Skills Required: 

  • Strong project management and organization skills; highly structured work approach 
  • Strong presentation, verbal, and written communications skills 
  • Ability to engage with, provide guidance to, and quickly affect change across other teams/departments; ability to maintain collective motivation throughout the project 
  • Leadership, negotiation, interpersonal and strategic planning skills necessary to facilitate change and interact with senior management, division management, and business unit partners 
  • Business acumen to develop effective partnerships with key stakeholders and provide a strategic perspective in discussions and communications; including framing the needs of Finance and Groups in context of the larger Thermo Fisher organization 
  • Ability to internalize the long-term strategy of the Thermo Fisher Finance Organization and make decisions that align to both short and long term goals 
  • Committed to the objectives of FSSI and understands the importance and confidentiality of this initiative
  • Contacts:  Global Process Owners will report to the FSSI Finance Leader 
  • Project Resources: Global Process Owners will work across the FSSI Team, heavily interacting with the North America Transition Lead, Migration Execution Tracks, Shared Service Site Lead, and relevant Enabling Technology Execution Tracks. Project team members include both Thermo Fisher resources and outside vendors.
  • Finance Resources at Impacted Sites: Global Process Owners will interact with Finance Leaders and identified Subject Matter Experts at impacted sites 
  • External Stakeholders: Global Process Owners may interact with external stakeholders to communicate changes in existing processes, if necessary
  • Location & Working Conditions:  Relocation is not required for this position, however travel will be required  Travel is estimated to be every 2-3 weeks to attend key project meetings or co-locate with other project team members  Travel location will vary depending on the current Phase of the project

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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