Danaher Jobs

Job Information

Danaher Corporation Global Sourcing Manager (m/w/d) in Berlin, Germany


The primary role of this position is to develop and execute supply base strategies for assigned commodities that meet the short and long terms goals of the business. This includes a) developing formal commodity strategies; b) selecting and developing preferred suppliers; and c) achieving performance improvement targets. The assigned commodities will be commercially challenging and technically complex. This position is expected to create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.

This position reports directly to the Director Global Procurement.


  • Develop and execute breakthrough commodity strategies and plans which generate high levels of incremental value.

  • Achieve performance improvement targets in PPV, quality, delivery and inventory.

  • Maintain deep commodity knowledge and subject matter expertise to understand macro and micro commodity drivers. Utilize this information when forming effective commodity strategies.

  • Assist in the development of Strategic Sourcing Managers and Component Engineers through mentoring and peer assistance where appropriate. Serve as Strategic Sourcing Director’s designee when needed.

  • Support attainment of department goals by leading special projects as assigned and improving overall department execution & efficiency.

  • Identify and develop preferred suppliers.

  • Achieve New Product Development (NPD) projects supply chain goals by assuring that effective commodity and supplier decisions are made. Ensure project cost and launch targets are met.

  • Fully leverage Danaher Purchasing strengths through collaboration with Danaher Corporation Purchasing & applicable Operating Companies.

  • Through rigorous use of problem-solving techniques, quickly and completely resolve chronic and serious supplier.

  • Ensure that product quality requirements are met by executing the established qualification procedures and standard work.

  • Fully utilize DHR Procurement tools where applicable. Example include: iSource auctions, iSource project management, Sourcing Workshops, Supplier Portal, Seaview, etc.

  • Other special projects and duties as required.

Your Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in materials or business management

  • Seven years experience in commodity management, purchasing, and / or materials management in manufacturing businesses.

  • APICS or ISM certification is preferred.

What we offer:

  • Remuneration according to the collective agreement

  • 30 days vacation per calendar year

  • Subsidy for the BVG ticket

  • Flexible working hours

  • Company-financed pension plan

  • Professional induction and training as well as a team that looks forward to seeing you

  • Insights into our Lean Management System (Danaher Business System) Extensive employer benefits, discounts via our employee portal

  • Annual Christmas party and summer party

  • Discounted canteen food

  • Provision of your personal protective equipment

  • Annual flu shots

  • The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensure water quality for people around the world.

OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.

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 industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.5B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000 percent over 20 years.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.