The position manages and co-ordinates several Operations-led activities, including technical writing, Kanban management, cycle counts and inventory reporting, custom manufacturing liaison, Kaizen leadership and other PPI activities, metric tracking, and other projects as needed by the Austin Manufacturing team.
Manages Operations projects as necessary to support best-in-class manufacturing team.
Manages the shared manufacturing Kanban. Orders materials according to reorder points. Stocks shelves in manufacturing area. Updates reorder points based on demand.
Coordinate cycle counts with team members to ensure inventory accuracy. Reports cycle count accuracy to Logistics stakeholders. Runs weekly inventory reports to ensure transactional accuracy in SAP and E1. Works with manufacturing team members to correct inventory inaccuracies in a timely fashion.
Ensures delivery of custom manufacturing products according to dates on purchase orders and supply agreements. As necessary, coordinates timing of custom builds with Planning and Procurement teams. Works closely with Technical Operations to ensure smooth handoff of new customs. Builds strong relations with customers and Thermo Fisher business team to increase customer satisfaction. Maintains metrics to track custom revenue.
Participates in PPI events, including Kaizens, Gembas, and JDIs. Participates in cross-functional process improvement activities. Maintains Tier boards.
Applies concepts of Lean Manufacturing in all areas of responsibility.
Demonstrates and promotes the company vision.
Requires understanding and competent use of SOPs required by company Quality standards.
Requires excellent organizational, planning, verbal, written and numerical skills with the ability to analyze and define solutions and manage multiple project tasks to meet strict deadlines.
Requires strong and effective communicator with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and clients.
- Pursing a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, or related fields.
- Prefer proficiency in appropriate project planning tools e.g. Microsoft Project to communicate milestones and critical path activities and responsibilities.
- Prefer knowledge of all internal systems associated with projects (i.e. SAP, E1, Agile) and personal computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook).
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.