When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. Surrounded by collaborative colleagues, you’ll have the support and opportunities that only a global leader can give you.
Our respected, growing organization has an exceptional strategy for the near term and beyond. Take your place on our strong team, and help us make significant contributions to the world.
About Thermo Fisher Scientific,
Our growing team of 1200+ employees work together to deliver world-class science products and solutions to a wide range of key markets.
specialty diagnostics; food, dairy & beverage; environmental & industrial; healthcare and analytical instruments including commercial, customer service, technical service, supply chain, finance and operations.
Operations Site Leader, LabServ
Reports to :
Director, Finance and Operations, Finance ANZ
Position Location : Auckland, New Zealand
Number of Direct Reports : 5
How you'll make an impact :
You’ll be leading a diverse, dynamic and proud team that makes and delivers laboratory consumables that are
designed to perform in demanding laboratory environments, enabling
our customers to achieve their goals which include fighting crime, diagnosing illness, ensuring food safety and enabling positive outcomes for the environment.
What will you do?
Build and maintain a best in class safety work culture ensuring a high level of safety awareness and involvement among team members
Develop a high performing team by motivating, challenging and coaching direct reports, ensuring they take accountability and facilitate on-going personal development for themselves and their teams
Build effective teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals
Drive engagement and creating a climate where employees are motivated to find
solutions to tackle challenges, improve our processes and make work easier for themselves and their team
Oversee and manage site operation expenses to meet budgets and financial objectives
Drive business unit performance through utilisation of key performance indicators and continuous improvement
Incorporates lean leadership and PPI tools into daily work, including visual management, stand-up meetings, gemba walks, and leader standard work.
Partner with the commercial team, providing technical and strategic support and input on pricing decisions to ensure profitable outcomes for the business
Build credibility and engage with customers to develop solutions to meet their needs and identify growth opportunities
Drive high performing planning and distribution functions to enable manufacturing supply to meet commercial / customer demand
Builds strong alliances with stakeholders to ensure the goals and performance of the operation directly support the ANZ business goals and commitments.
Monitors, reviews, and improves manufacturing and quality related activities and provides leadership to investigations, corrective and preventative actions.
How will you get here?
Experience and Qualifications
Experience working within an environment focused on growth and lean cost structure
Experience using practical process improvement (PPI) and lean tools to solve problems and drive productivity and efficiency gains
Track record in high volume dynamic manufacturing environment and the need for flexibility and responsiveness to meet changing customer demand
Track record in developing and implementing successful employee engagement strategies
Experience collaborating and being a site champion within a global and matrix organisation regardless of reporting structures
Experience in aligning manufacturing capability with portfolio strategy
Experience in negotiating with suppliers and stakeholders
Previous experience in plastic product manufacturing and / or equivalent qualification desirable,
degree in engineering
What will put you ahead of the competition?
Demonstrated experience in building best in class EHS system and culture
Experience handling difficult and challenging situations including tough people challenges, such as high turnover
What’s in it for you?
Ownership of end to end manufacturing operation and ability to make your mark
Opportunity to develop your commercial and financial acumen
Leadership development opportunities as part of a leading global organisation