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Danaher Corporation Senior Buyer in Carlsbad, California

R1154305: Senior Buyer

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The Senior Buyer is responsible for the planning and buying of one or more commodities that support our chemical reagent manufacturing site and managing MRO purchases for the site. This will be done in accordance with our global supplier strategy, selection and relationship management, service, cost and risk mitigation plans. This individual will work closely with Manufacturing, Master Scheduling, Manufacturing Engineering and Development to ensure an efficient and effective supply of raw materials and bulk reagents for filling and packaging.

This position is part of the Materials Department and will be located in Carlsbad, CA You will be an integral part of the Procurement and Planning team and report to the Manager of Materials and Planning responsible for materials, procurement, and warehouse.

If you thrive in a fast-paced role and want to work to build a world-class supply chain organization—read on!

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Manage specific suppliers wholly; some are used across several operating companies requiring coordination with other sites and our Strategic Procurement group to maximize the most favorable outcome for Beckman Coulter.

  • Take ownership of Key Performance Indicators including on-time delivery, savings generation, and inventory performance.

  • Drive the analysis and review of demand data to support purchase and planning decisions both short and long term to ensure continuity of supply.

  • Identify potential savings opportunities and lead cross-functional initiatives to achieve Purchase Price Variance financial goals.

  • Improve inventory performance and drive positive cash flow.

  • Manage vendor relationships to develop and foster characteristics of preferred suppliers.

  • Maintain conformance to all Beckman Coulter policies and practices in a FDA regulated environment.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in field with 5+ years experience OR Master’s degree in field with 3+ years experience.

  • A strong track record of driving measurable results working with suppliers in the chemical/biological and packaging markets.

  • Strong ERP acumen with good analytical abilities. We operate within an Oracle business platform.

  • Experience managing a diverse set of worldwide suppliers, communicating our needs related to quality, total cost, delivery and compliance.

  • Able to analyze and evaluate spend data from imperfect historical data, and to develop logical sourcing strategies and fact-based options.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Procurement

  • Project Management

Beckman Coulter, a Danaher company, 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, paid time off, or 401K savings plans our programs give to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com. We believe you’ll like what you see.

At Beckman Coulter, we’re driven by a sense of wonder for what we can create—and what we can become. Here, you’ll accelerate your career while driving innovation that improves lives. You’ll work hard with guidance from committed leaders, powerful DBS tools, and the support of a global organization. In the Danaher team of 67,000 associates across the globe, your possibilities for growth and development are unparalleled.

We believe that creativity and innovation thrive when the most diverse set of voices are heard, and that’s why we’re taking concrete steps to ensure that we’re fostering an inclusive and engaging workplace. If you’d like to learn more, read stories from our associates on our Careers Blog (https://jobs.danaher.com/global/en/blog) or contact one of our recruiters.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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