Danaher Corporation Buyer II in Bellevue, Washington
Danaher Company Description
A wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), Sea-Bird Scientific (www.seabird.com) is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Sea-Bird is the world’s largest developer and manufacturer of products for the measurement of salinity, temperature, pressure, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, nutrients and related oceanographic parameters in marine waters. We offer products with unparalleled precision and accuracy to support best-in-class oceanography and climate science. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Sea-Bird gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging stretch opportunities.
The Buyer II performs all functions needed to ensure the lowest total cost of purchased materials, timely delivery, and high quality to support the site. The purpose is to balance the objectives of maximum product availability with strategic inventory plans. The Buyer II will be responsible for identifying, negotiating and implementing cost savings initiatives working with cross-functional teams. A history of strong project management and relationship building skills are critical to this position.
Essential Functions: * Place and maintains purchase orders to support manufacturing and MRO. * Coordinate out-of-house product assembly for PCBAs. * Issuance of RFI’s, RFP’s and RFQ’s using best practices to identify best value * Understands and appropriately maintains the Kanban system. * Responsible for the management of supplier performance. Seek continuous improvement opportunities with our suppliers. * Expedite deliveries as necessary to support the internal customer. * Resolve all issues involving discrepancies, receiving quality holds, and invoice discrepancies, which may hinder final payment to the supplier. * Demonstrates effective problem-solving skills by working independently and engaging appropriate cross functional teams to address vendor/part issues. * Maintains open lines of communication with suppliers for prompt resolution of quality or delivery problems. * Provides timely communications to all internal team members on the status of any supplier quality or delivery problems.
Sea-Bird Scientific 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.
Education, Background and Skill Requirements: * Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5 years of relevant experience in procurement and supply chain. * Two (2) years manufacturing and MRP experience – electronics buying experience preferred. * Additional experience in planning, manufacturing, quality, or engineering disciplines desired. * Computer proficiency required in Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. * Able to support supplier risk mitigation activities. * Detailed oriented. * Demonstrated high levels of verbal and written communication, human relation skills and reasoning ability. * Ability to effectively negotiate price, quality, and delivery schedules to maximize cost savings and supplier performance. * Full understanding of the legal aspects of purchasing and the ability to negotiate and manage contractual relations. * Excellent skills in multi-tasking, organization and prioritization of multiple projects. * Basic understanding of the Lean concepts and the ability to use supply chain management principles to support continuous improvement. * Regular and prompt attendance.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: * Ability to see and hear well (either naturally or with correction) and speak clearly * Coordinate the movement of your eyes, hands or fingers * Physical requirements included: bending, sitting, squatting, walking, lift items overhead, and standing * Frequent computer screen, keyboard, and mouse use * Lift up to thirty (30) pounds periodically during your shift
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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 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.
Organization: Sea-Bird Electronics
Job Function: Supply Chain & Logistics
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States
Req ID: SEA000183