Head of Supply Chain Organization Excellence Execution - Life Sciences Services

Posted 16 May 2023

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 261823


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Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.


Throughout our transformation journey within Integrated Supply Chain Operations (ISCO), we have remained focused on our purpose to build a customer-centric organization that provides our customers and our business partners with the highest standards in safety, quality, service, cost, inventories and talent. To deliver on this purpose and support the bold ambitions for growth of the Life Science business, not only are we building a better engine but we are also ensuring we are optimizing this engine for reliability and high efficiency.


The new structure of the ISCO organization was designed with this optimization in mind by elevating Operational Excellence to its own role on the Leadership Team. This organization will provide a systemic approach to bring our continuous improvement to the next level with high impact on agility, reliability, yield and productivity. This Operational Excellence will now be called ISCO Excellence, with an intent to work beyond the scope of manufacturing and project execution, looking at capabilities, execution and governance in a more holistic way across our business.


Your Role



The Head of Head of ISCO Excellence Execution, LSS (Life Science Services) is a core member of the LSS Site Operations, with responsibility to transform and implement best practices though seamless execution of strategic local and global projects. They will lead the deployment of the global operations strategy and Operating Model across all LSS manufacturing sites.


  1. Strategic Impact: Acts as the partner to the Head of LSS Technical operations and LSS Site Heads, partnering with them to stimulate and steer all OpEx initiatives (i.e. topics such as LSS Operations Strategy, Performance Management, LSS Excellence Portfolio Management, scorecard application together with the LSS Business Performance Team); drives technology improvements together with the Head of LSS Technology & Innovation, building and implementing the Improvement roadmap at site level; Supports optimizing the internal supply network ; Actively involved in operative planning process, defining improvement projects together with the LSS Operations LT which are aligned with LSS business and LSS operations strategies and priorities
  2. Capabilities and Programs: Leads the capability building together with the Head of LSS Technical Operations via deployment of the transformational programs and rapid adoption of proven practices; Ensures flawless roll out and execution at site level of core programs and initiatives; Liaise with the Head of LSS Technical Operations and the rest of the LSS Operations LT to transform culture while achieving milestones and deliverables in performance metrics; Facilitates and coaches improvement teams
  3. Operational Excellence Portfolio Management: Collaborates strongly with the Life Science Production System team for best practice sharing & process improvement idea sharing, while leading the deployment of the Production System across LSS sites; defines governance of the scorecards that are quantitative and qualitative assessments of OPEX effectiveness at sites together with LSS stakeholders; Works with LSS Business Performance and the Head of LSS Technical Operations to perform data analytics to deliver deeper insights into performance, driving efficiency and real time decision making; leads meetings with LSS Global Leadership teams to review and examine project progress while working closely with LSS Operations Finance and LSS Business Performance to track budgets vs actual performance


Scope of People Responsibility: Direct leadership and management of a team of OPEX managers across LSS sites with indirect leadership of broader Continuous Improvement community


Who You are


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: BsC Industrial engineering/ Engineering /supply chain / business administration; Black belt accreditation
  • 8+ years experience in leading operations, has led manufacturing sites (i.e. as a Site Head or led cross-functional teams at sites)
  • Worked in a matrix organization


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise with the LS service business (CDMO) preferred
  • demonstrated experience in implementing improvement initiatives with impactful results
  • lean 6 Sigma experience
  • Has built cultural acumen through work experience globally
  • Strategic minded while having the ability to focus on the critical actions
  • Highly influential and able to sell ideas and approaches
  • Solid coaching and mentoring competency
  • Able to influence change without direct authority


Preferred Locations:

  • St. Louis – MO
  • Burlington – MA
  • Madison - WI


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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