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Director of Supply Chain - St. Louis, MO 6310


Job Description

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.


Location/Division Specific Information

The Director of Supply Chain is part of the Biologics Business Unit within the Pharma Services Group, which is one of the fastest growing areas of Thermo Fisher Scientific. We focus providing development and commercial scale services which include multiple mammalian cell lines such as CHO, myeloma, hybridoma and PER.C6 for biopharmaceutical and biosimilar products. There are currently four sites where services are provided including St. Louis, Princeton, Groningen, and Brisbane, Australia.


This position will be site-based at our facility in St. Louis, MO. Travel expectation is 10-15%.


What will you do?


Manage a department consisting of Planning & Scheduling, Inventory Management & Control, Customs Compliance, S&OP, Logistics and Warehousing professionals, in support of plant manufacturing operations.

Lead the St Louis Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)in support of site strategic goals . Serve as the subject matter expert and coach to develop and continuously improve the process each cycle.

Build a high-performing team based on delegation of responsibility and empowering them with the necessary resources to complete their assignments, being accessible to team member needs, and developing their skills.

Oversee development of production plans and schedules that optimize plant manufacturing resources while at the same time provide the fastest, possible response to customer demands.

Oversee management of the plant’s warehouse which receive, sample, store, pack and ship raw materials and manufactured product and ensure compliance with all security, safety & health, and regulatory requirements.

Manage the plant’s inventory assets by balancing maximum customer service with minimum inventory investment, making adjustments to lot size rules and purchasing policies as required.

Track and report key performance indicators for materials management and related manufacturing activities. Initiate corrective action when departmental performance does not meet target or plan.

Work closely with the Plant Management to achieve business objectives and achieve maximum response to an ever-changing market.

Oversee Customs Compliance with respect to Import/Export Compliance, Customs-Trade Partners Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), Foreign-Trade Zone Operations and Reporting, and Importer Self-Assessment participation.

Manages and initiates innovative ways to reduce cycle times and cost while maintaining or increasing quality utilizing Six Sigma and LEAN Principles.

Provide leadership and support on other assignments and projects as required


How will you get here?



BA/BS degree in Materials or Supply Chain Management, or Business Administration required.

Other majors such as Engineering may be considered.



Minimum 8 years’ experience leading Materials Management or Supply Chain functions.

Comprehensive end-to-end Supply Chain experience

Pharma GMP experience preferred


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Thorough understanding and knowledge of Supply Chain and Logistics, financial responsibilities and general operating principles and goals.

Knowledge of regulatory and compliance pertaining to the Supply Chain function

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.


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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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