Director, PMO(Practical Process improvement)
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Shanghai, Shanghai, CHN

About ThermoFisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE : TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $24 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally.

Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity.

Through our premier brands - Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities.

Supervisory Responsibilities :

This position will lead a team with 7 - 8 staffs.

Position Summary :

This role is to lead the PMO&PPI team to drive deliverables of strategic projects and other cross functions / divisions projects by developing and maintaining project management methodologies, standards and tool to align with the organization’s strategic objectives.

Meanwhile, this team

has overall responsibility

to int

roduc PPI knowledge and set up PPI Business System, build PPI culture and direct application of PPI& lean tools and concepts to a variety of business work groups excepts manufacturing.

Job Responsibilities :

Develop and lead the PMO team to drive strategic projects and other cross functions / divisions key projects to ensure the team achieves performance targets by aligning with the organization’s strategic objectives.

To achieve better productivity, profitability, synergy, quality, consistency and oversight of projects across an enterprise by developing and maintaining project management methodologies, standards and tools.

To establish the organization’s approach to the full life cycle of projects : This includes everything from project planning, initiation, resourcing and execution to monitoring, control and completion.

To work with leadership team to align which projects should be undertaken why and when, not just how, as well as the project objectives, KPI, etc.

Interface with leadership team to define project priorities and implementation opportunities and challenges, and keep them up-to-date with project risks and opportunities.

Work with organization leaders to deploy PPI Business System in China non-manufacturing organizations, successfully accomplish goals consistent with business needs and objectives.

Provide leadership and technical skills for

PPI projects,

kaizen blitzes and other


Act as a change agent, systematically driving use of

PPI thinking and application

for continuous improvement and change throughout operations

Develop PPI Process Managers to support PPI deployment in whole organization. Through PPI platform to identify and develop talents for fulfill organization development requirement.

Work with corporate and division PPI VP and Directors to create and communicate ongoing PPI Business System strategy, aligned with the Thermo Fisher’s Mission and Vision.

Identify best practices within the company, and outside of Thermo Fisher, and serve as a conduit for best-practice sharing.

Proliferate PPI and Lean thinking throughout the organization.

Set annual performance targets for individuals and the team and conduct performance reviews.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications :

Bachelor degree of Science, MBA is preferred.

Expert-level knowledge of project and change management and associated methodologies, techniques, processes and approaches ((PMP)® and Portfolio Management Methodology PPM).

Demonstrated technical skills in lean tools & concepts with an emphasis on implementation. Knowledge about Lean concept, Six Sigma or other process improvement techniques.

Six-sigma Black Belt or / and Lean Expert is preferred.

Budget, cost and profitability management skills.

Knowledge of resource management tools.

Credibility as a senior-level project leader.

Rich experience in stakeholder management.

Strategic Thinking : Ability to juggle multiple goals and deadlines in the context of the big picture

Team Leadership & Development : Ability to mentor, coach and effectively transfer expertise to others

Facilitation, Negotiation & Problem Resolution Skills : Ability to build a strong network and relationships at executive levels with technology and solutions, customers and vendor groups

Resilience and resourcefulness

Demonstrated ability to independently take ownership of initiatives and drive execution through team and in a matrix reporting environment.

Passion for driving business improvement and leading change in a large, complex, global environment

Broad knowledge of multi-functional, multi-site, global organizational processes and financial business methods

Eligibility Requirements :

Willingness to travel up to 20-30% of the time, including international travel

The position is based at Shanghai, China.


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