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Distribution Team Leader

Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Job Description

We have a fantastic, newly created, opportunity for an experienced Distribution Team Leader to join our expanding EMEA HQ in Inchinnan, Paisley.

You will be responsible for optimising team performance by leading process improvement initiatives. You will have a demonstrable history of operational excellence in your area and have proven yourself to be ready to lead our Inchinnan Distribution team through a period of significant operational and cultural change.

You should crave mobilising your team to optimise all elements of Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People through key engagement practices and developing best practices.

We measure our Efficiency (our ability to support business growth through the greatest utilisation of our resources) and our Effectiveness (Our ability to serve our customers’ demands)

What you will do:

  • Supervise the activities of assigned shift and team
  • Determine the workload and work flow of customer orders for the team and allocate resources.
  • Measure / drive core team efficiency and effectiveness
  • Supervise the completion of routine inspections and regulatory interaction.
  • Plan and ensure staff handle hazardous materials and wastes in a safe and environmentally responsible manner
  • Provide input to employee performance management process for team
  • Ensure that housekeeping standards are met. Actively involved in Housekeeping 5s
  • Perform on the job training of Trainee Operators
  • Deputise for Distribution Manager
  • Carry out warehouse tours with internal and external customers
  • Generate and develop SOP’s

Who we are looking for:

  • Ability and experience of handling complex process, business, and staff issues in a high volume, fast paced environment

  • Previous experience of working and leading teams in a Distribution/ Manufacturing environment essential
  • Previous experience of leading transformation projects and knowledge of Continuous Improvement methodologies
  • Knowledge of shipping/receiving, order fulfilment and processing
  • Forklift license for both Reach and Counter balance would be a benefit
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office
  • Knowledge of plant operations (distribution, maintenance, manufacturing) required, as well as knowledge of GDP and safety (OSHA) regulations
  • Forklift license for both Reach and Counter balance would be a benefit

What we offer:

  • Free car parking
  • On site subsidised gym
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • A variety of flexible benefits

About us:

As the world leader in serving science, our work is more than something that fills our days. When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. With revenues of $24 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. It’s not just a career, it’s a chance to realise your best – professionally and personally.

Join us and contribute to our mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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