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Thermo Fisher Scientific Continuous Improvement Business System Specialist in Frederick, Maryland

Job Title : Continuous Improvement Business System Specialist

Requisition ID: 1 61859BR

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

Frederick, MD/Specialty Diagnostics Group/CSD Operations

How will you make an impact?

The role will facilitate implementation of the Practical Process Improvement (PPI) Business System at the site level to enable profitable growth, intensify the customer experience and increase employee engagement. The position collaborates with key stakeholders to lead projects and kaizen events by deploying structured problem solving to improve systems and eliminate waste. The role involves facilitating the lean fundamentals, such as visual management/5S, value stream mapping, standard work, metric boards, stand-up meetings and project funnel coordination. It also involves developing capability in these areas by training teams and providing coaching through the events.

What will you do?

  • Lead/work with functional teams to streamline processes to improve the customer experience, enable profitable growth and become more efficient.

  • Diplomatically cultivate an action-biased culture of continuous improvement to improve KPIs, in the areas of customer, finance, people and quality.

  • Provide support to develop problem solving capability within the organization at all levels

  • Train, coach and follow-up with teams to ensure system improvements are sustained and the stakeholders are running the processes independently

  • Help teams identify new projects through value stream mapping, data analysis and daily management systems.

  • Work with the extended team to develop/promote/standardize the PPI Business System further and share best practices.

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, operations or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-3 years experience with a 'hands-on' track record of successfully implementing continuous improvement elements such as:

  • Visual management/5S, value stream mapping, standard work, metric boards, stand-up meetings and project funnel coordination

  • Problem-solving utilizing a formal program/process

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with and positively influence leadership and all levels of the organization

  • Passion for driving improvement and leading change

  • Proven track record for developing, training, and coaching teams

  • Great communicator, including solid written, oral and presentation-giving skills.

  • Broad knowledge of multi-functional processes and financial business methods

  • High ethical standards to support a professional business code of conduct

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.

Apply today!

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.

This position does not have relocation assistance

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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.