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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr Manager, Manufacturing Sciences in Lenexa, Kansas

Senior Manager, Manufacturing Sciences - Lenexa, KS

Our team in Lenexa, KS is at the heart of the global response to COVID-19. Given the significant demand for COVID-19 testing, Thermo Fisher is expanding our capacity in Lenexa with a new $40 million facility dedicated to viral transport media (VTM) for COVID-19 sample collection. We are hiring more than 300 new team members to join us in this effort.

What's New?

  • Full-Time Employment Opportunities - Complete with full medical/dental benefits and more

  • Redesigned/Expanded site - Refresh of existing site + a nearby new facility

Interested? We are growing and want you to grow with us! Join us today! Check out our site and hear from some of our team members .

What will you do?

As our Senior Manager, Manufacturing Sciences, you'll help support our commitment to increase production of 8M VTM tubes a week for the testing and diagnosis of Covid-19 in our communities and around the world by acting as our Technical Leader in Lenexa.

  • You'll provide technical leadership for the Lenexa Microbiology operation which will include, R&D for new products in North America, leading second/third level investigations on product performance issues and evaluate and qualify new process and alternative raw materials

  • You'll lead in operations by designing and implementing quality and advising business leaders on quality and manufacturing standards applicable to the business being served

  • You'll ensure we maintain compliance with current EHS standards and good laboratory practice.

  • You'll manage the Media Formulation and Product Performance functions for the Lenexa site, including managing through other leaders within these functions.

  • You'll identify and implement select improvement projects to production processes, methods and controls, including scope development, justification and execution as well as potential capital investment analysis.

  • You'll provide technical support for project start-ups, test runs and special procedures.

  • You'll work closely with the manufacturing, planning, and distribution departments to troubleshoot and solve problems

  • You'll assist in long-term departmental planning.

  • You'll organize the staff and workload to meet or exceed departmental performance standards and achieve business key performance indicators.

  • You'll manage employee activities

How will you get here?

  • You'll have a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in biological sciences, microbiology, chemistry or engineering. A Master's Degree in Microbiology would be preferred

  • You'll have 5+ years in clinical microbiology or equivalent experience in quality control or chemical process laboratory.

  • You'll have experience with DOE and process control project

  • You'll have experience with Root cause analysis/problem solving

  • You'll have supervisory experience

  • You'll be familiar with setting up standard procedures and processes and experience in lean management would be preferred

  • You'll be detail oriented and efficient, with the ability to redirect focus quickly and effectively and have strong written and verbal communication

  • You'll have prudent and practical decision-making abilities, a team player, and work independently without direct supervision while working in a complex matrix organization

  • You'll be proficient with Microsoft and experience with SAP would be preferred

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.