Sr Director ERP

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
    Carlsbad, CA
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    Job Description

    When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part a growing organization that empowers our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With our outstanding financial performance, leading market positions and the largest investment in innovation in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

    How will you make an impact?
    ETO (Enterprise Technology Organization) is part of the Global IT group in Thermo Fisher Scientific. ETO team is responsible for Applications and Systems that spans the enterprise like ERP's, Product Lifecycle Management, CPQ, CRM's, Middleware, Document Management and the Enterprise Data Platform that supports Data Science and Analytics.

    As part of the ETO Leadership Team, the Sr Director for Enterprise ERP and PLM has full and global responsibility for all aspects of the Enterprise ERP and PLM strategy, roadmap, project delivery, costs and operations. The Sr Director ensures that what is delivered by the ETO ERP and PLM organization meets expectations in terms of schedule, budget, quality, ROI and meeting the requirements of our business operations. S/he will ensure that we have a vision and direction for ERP and PLM platforms that is aligned to and supporting our enterprise goals and objectives. S/he will oversee and guide a team of leaders in the effective delivery of ERP/PLM strategy, projects and operations. The role will include activities that spans ETO in regards to Strategy development, Goal tree, PPI and strategic programs.

    What will you do?
    • Responsible for ensuring we deliver operationally reliable and optimally performing ERP and PLM platforms
    • Responsible for ensuring our ERP and PLM platforms meet our global business functional requirements
    • Ensuring we have a vision for ERP and PLM that is aligned to our long-term enterprise goals and objectives and overseeing the development of a strategy to support that vision
    • Working with our ETO LT, IT SLT and Business IT leadership stakeholders to gain broad alignment and investment to support the roadmap
    • Recognizing and planning for the external and internal factors that will drive adjustments to our business strategies and direction and ensuring that we're adjusting our ERP and PLM plans accordingly
    • Staying abreast of future technology trends that will impact ERP and PLM and ensuring these are factored into our business and ERP/PLM plans
    • Regularly benchmark our ERP/PLM cost, operational and functional KPI's to the equivalent industry KPI's
    • Ensuring the ERP/PLM teams are operating according to the overall IT and Enterprise principles, policies and culture
    • Engaged with key business stakeholders on a regular basis to understand their perspective on ERP/PLM delivery and what they need to be successful and factoring that into the ERP/PLM delivery
    • Work with IT and business leadership to influence their thinking on ERP/PLM capability and direction and ensuring all key IT and business are engaged and partnering effectively and regularly with ETO
    • Staying well connected on a daily basis on critical tactical challenges in project or operations delivery and ensuring the ERP/PLM LT have what they need to overcome those quickly and successfully
    • Building a culture of excellence, urgency and focus on customer in every aspect of ERP/PLM delivery
    • Taking the lead to work through conflict situations that reach an executive level
    • Developing a culture of continuous improvement in people, process and technology built around the Thermo Fisher PPI framework
    • Develop annual goals that are aligned to IT SLT and Enterprise goals that ensure we're focused on continuous improvement and business value
    • Ensure the ERP/PLM team is motivated, engaged and working towards positive business and customer outcomes
    • Ensuring we're effectively managing the business change management in the delivery of our ERP and PLM programs
    • Developing our talent so we've the right mix of skills and diversity for today's technologies and the emerging technologies that will develop in the ERP/PLM space
    • As required, leading special projects and ETO group level initiatives
    • Managing suppliers and vendors and negotiating large contracts
    How will you get here?
    • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or other technical field is desired.
    • Fifteen years of professional experience managing and leading IT teams in large global enterprises
    • Experience leading teams in excess of 100 employees and contractors in multiple regions
    • Experience with SAP is a must and JDE is preferred
    • Experience with at least one PLM platform required
    • Experience with on premise, cloud hosted and SaaS/PaaS applications
    • Experience being responsible for overall external partner and vendor relationships
    • Experience in setting vision and direction and gaining executive alignment with the strategy
    • Experience being responsible for multi-million dollar budgets
    • Experience in negotiating large software contracts
    • Experience in leading and guiding a team that is balanced from a skills and diversity perspective
    • Experience in implementing a culture change and transformation of teams
    • Experience managing Enterprise Shared Services is a plus
    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
    • Embody executive presence and must have observable influencing skills
    • Ability to problem solve and work effectively in complex, ambiguous situations
    • Strong attention to detail, organizational, and time management skills
    • Strong interpersonal and excellent presentation skills are a must
    • Demonstrate excellent problem solving, negotiating, conflict management and decision-making skills
    • Operate consistently with a sense of urgency and a 'can-do' attitude
    • Proven track record of driving productivity while maintaining or increasing quality
    • Proven track record of overseeing the successful implementation of large scale ERP/PLM programs
    • Knowledge of RPA, ML and AI required
    • Exposure to infrastructure, data science, CRM and digital domains
    • Strong business process knowledge required - Quote-To-Cash, Procure-To-Pay, Supply Chain, Finance, PLM, PDM
    • Good exposure to various software development methodologies including Waterfall and Agile/SCRUM development
    • Good knowledge of financial principals and processes
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

    Posting ID: 558255709Posted: 2020-05-21