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Manager Procurement

Danaher Corporation Chaska, MN
  • Posted: September 15, 2019
  • Full-Time

Danaher Company Description
Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples' lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume online at the URL below or
Beckman Coulter is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Beckman Coulter is recruiting for aStrategic Procurement Manager. The role will be located in Chaska, MN. The Strategic Procurement Manager will provide overall leadership and management for the Chaska site.
Responsibilities to include:
* Establish and approve organization objectives and assignments
* Forecast and execute decisions related to staffing requirements
* Develop resource strategies, allocate budget, staff, tools, and specialized support necessary for cost-effective business solutions
* Communicate project status to executive management, users and staff that can have company-wide impact
* Champion for CPI and DBS
* Cost improvements including purchase parts variance (PPV), material usage variance (MUV/VAVE), indirect spend and payment terms
* Process improvement and breakthroughs within Strategic Procurement organization in accordance with company strategies
* Maintain effective alignment between tactical site procurement and strategic procurement initiatives / objectives.
* Develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with leading experts, and other manufacturing sites
* Drive targeted, sustainable improvement in PPV, DPO, OTD, Margin Expansion, and Working Capital turns and related KPI's/objectives by leveraging DBS tools, facilitation skills, and the change management process.
* Together with Commodity Managers, lead strategic sourcing direct materials and indirect workshops and kaizens, training associates on sourcing tools & processes
* Benchmark and incorporate best practices from other Danaher locations and build business cases to prioritize investments that help us move closer to industry best practices that are applicable to our operations & supply chain.
* Ensure all FDA, ISO and related regulatory requirements are consistently met
* Conduct business reviews with key suppliers to discuss performance, development and growth opportunities.
* Provide coaching, mentoring and support to commodity team members; dotted line responsibility to Director of Strategic Sourcing
* Bachelor's degree with 9 years' experience or Master's degree with 7 years' experience; previous experience to include leading Procurement organizations
* 4 years' experience in people leadership
* Prior experience working in an FDA/ISO regulated environment preferred
* Proven leadership experience in development of high performing teams
* Financial/cost accounting experience managing cost centers and budgets
* Team player with strong customer orientation and ability to work in multinational and multicultural environments
* Proven leadership, negotiation, and public presentation skills
* Excellent analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
* Practitioner experience applying lean principles in a variety of situations in functions/areas supporting Procurement, Planning, and Manufacturing.
* Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a senior leader's point of view.
* Intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
* Working knowledge of Oracle or similar ERP desired.
* Self-driven, capable of operating in a fast-moving, ever changing environment and able to effectively deal with difficult and/or ambiguous situations.
* Demonstrated customer focus and strong interpersonal and communications skills. Viewed by others as a change agent.
* Strong facilitation and teaching skills. Can collaborate with and effectively influence and coach all levels of the organization.
Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page-Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.
Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.
Organization: Beckman Coulter - Diagnostics
Job Function: Supply Chain & Logistics
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-MN-Chaska
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: BEC015956

Danaher Corporation


Chaska, MN
55318 USA

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