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Snr Supply Chain Manager
Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Frederick, MD
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/28/2021
Expire Date: 07/18/2021
Job Categories: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Customer Service and Call Center, Finance/Economics, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Manufacturing and Production, Sales, Executive Management, Research & Development
Job Description
Snr Supply Chain Manager

Job Title: Sr Manager, Supply Planning

When you are 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.

Position Summary and Objectives

The Sr. Manager, Supply Planning is responsible for making decisions that impact the demand and supply plans and communicating those decisions to stakeholders, as well as identify and resolve supply shortages at the global level. This individual also owns Sales, Inventory and Operations planning (SIOP) process, as well as contributing to special projects and other supply chain and business strategy initiatives. As a leader of the team, the individual collects inputs from multiple demand and supply planners, which are then consolidated and rationalized together. This person is a well-rounded individual who encompasses analytical, communication and leadership skills. This role reports to the Vice President, Supply Chain.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities


  • As part of the Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP) process, the Sr Manager is responsible for delivery of the demand plan to the manufacturing and procurements teams across all value streams and ensuring supply is available to meet demand requirements within the planning horizon.
  • The role is also responsible for deploying new process changes, templates, work on projects with other functions to account for organizational changes, etc.


  • Directly manage team of production planners.
  • Represent the Supply Chain function on the Site Leadership senior staff, including performance reporting, budget management, strategy contribution, decision-making and communications.

(Impact / Success Measures)

  • Develop and govern the process through which production schedules are developed and managed within the value streams, including prioritization logic, constraint management, process controls and flex/buffer strategies while achieving company revenue goals, customer service goals, inventory and lean productivity goals.
  • Manage working capital (Inventory) levels to achieve or surpass financial goals (site & business unit).
  • Continuously strive to achieve balance across key goals and priorities of service level, inventory and operational efficiencies within a quarterly planning horizon.
  • Complete routine rough-cut capacity planning across all value streams based on 18-24 months of demand, utilization rates, productivity assumptions and any strategic programs or events.
  • Responsible for setting operational objectives and successful implementation, maintenance and execution of planning processes and initiatives across regions, business units and product families.
  • Achieve success through regular coaching, developing and the ability to motivate the team.

(Core Roles)

  • Facilitate monthly demand and supply planning meeting and ensure gaps between demand and supply are clearly understood and communicated, and appropriate actions are in place to resolve.
  • Influence and collaborate with key partners in marketing, demand planning and finance, and address input gaps as identified by forecast error, volatility and other means.
  • Understand and highlight capacity constraints and work collaboratively with Manufacturing on resolution across resources and constraints.
  • Make recommendations for necessary capacity expansions and support business case development and analysis.
  • Assist in development of annual plans and reconcile them with monetized demand plans. Communicate any gaps between the plans.
  • Develop and track key output and performance KPIs as required.
  • Support relevant supply chain projects around enhancing customer experience & improving delivery.
  • Develop and execute inventory management strategies that support revenue growth, minimize risk of E&O for both finished goods and raw materials, while balancing inventory turns and availability goals.
  • Participate in problem solving activities and drive back-order reduction efforts.
  • Provide input and recommendation in improving supply chain strategies, policies and practices to achieve Best-in-Class Supply Chain Management practices.
  • Manages the annual Performance Management and Development (PMD) and Human Resource Review (HRR) processes to maintain a robust staff that evolves into future leaders and is resilient to unexpected events.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or other business management discipline or related field.

  • Proficiency in SAP, JDE, or another major ERP system.
  • Ability to use technology tools and translate data into high-level analysis and demand planning to facilitate collaboration with external stakeholders.
  • Strong fluency in English language, both oral and written skills.


  • A strong balance of analytical skills and action orientation, combined with practical business acumen
  • Ability to work independently, typically initiating own tasks with input/guidance from manager.
  • Ability to thrive in a matrix and cross-functional team environment.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, including great presentations.


  • 7-10 years of relevant leadership experience in a manufacturing supply chain.
  • Demonstrated ability in building relationships across various functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing multiple tasks within tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability in working well in a global organization within Operations and with external clients.
  • Embodies our Thermo Fisher values of Integrity, Involvement, Intensity and Innovation

*EVAMOPS2020 *GTSDouble

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Company Name: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Website: https://thermofisher.contacthr.com/...
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