Thermo Fisher Scientific Supply Chain Risk Manager, Global Procurement in Sunnyvale, California

Job Description

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.

How Will You Make an Impact?

Acting as a program manager within the procurement team and across the division’s global manufacturing network, you will ensure the success of supply chain risk management programs. The role, in conjunction with relevant business partners and key stakeholders, will lead and deliver large, complex programs, including supply chain risk strategy development and implementation and development of operational programs and tools.

What will you do?

  • Manage multiple projects with well-documented and organized project management skills to develop, implement and manage supply chain risk.

  • Develop and deliver executive-level presentations to propose key initiatives, provide critical implementation updates, operational line-of-sight, and demonstrate delivery of value within the organization.

  • Work with key stakeholders in order to achieve key milestones on time and within plan, and will develop relationships within the company in order to complete assigned projects.

  • Lead analysis to identify supply chain risk and risk mitigation activities.

  • Apply consistent project management approaches and processes, identify and report roadblocks and variances to project plan, ensure projects are on schedule and achieve stated objectives. Coordinate with team members to identify and document resource constraints.

  • Lead global, cross-functional, geographically distributed teams to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Identify key risks and the impact of those risks on the project and through scenario planning.

  • Track and monitor timely completion of project milestones within the portfolio, plan vs. actual and report that progress as required.

  • Comply with GMP requirements and company rules, policies and procedures. How will you get there? Education

  • Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in finance, engineering or science. MBA desirable.


  • Robust project management skills and capabilities (Gantt charts, dashboards, key deliverables, business case and baseline development)

  • Ability to manage multiple large projects simultaneously and on time

  • Research and analytical skills to support supply chain risk mitigation

  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry a plus.

  • Exceptional analytical, financial modeling and problem solving skills

  • Ability to efficiently organize forums and coordinate communication with team members

  • Excellent communication skills for structuring ideas in a clear and concise manner

  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to maintain standards of accuracy under tight deadlines

  • Strong proficiency in MS-Office tools (specifically, MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Demonstrate ability to make recommendations on and deliver assigned projects

  • Work independently, within a team, and collaboratively across teams

  • Lead matrix project teams of peers and other stakeholders

  • Multi-tasking skills and planning for prioritizing personal workload

  • Able to manage change effectively and frequently

  • Ability to travel up to 50% on an annual basis.

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.