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Danaher Corporation Procurement Manager in Chaska, Minnesota

Wondering what’s within Beckman Coulter Diagnostics? Take a closer look.

At first glance, you’ll see that for more than 80 years we’ve been dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and healthcare forward. Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. We’re building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. Look again and you’ll see we are invested in you, providing the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful.

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

The Purchasing Manager for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics provides oversight and direction for the hardware purchasing team that manages inventory planning, item setups, and all purchasing of raw materials to support hardware production, ensuring inventory is maintained at optimal levels so company goals and customer requirements are met.

This position is part of the Integrated Supply Chain Team located in Chaska, MN, and will be an on-site role. At Beckman Coulter, our vision is to relentlessly reimagine healthcare, one diagnosis at a time.

You will be a part of the Integrated Supply Chain team and report to the Director of Materials & Planning responsible for all supply chain operations at the Chaska site. If you thrive in a fast-paced and growing role and want to work to build a world-class materials organization—read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Responsible for hiring and performance management of direct reports.

  • Accountable for developing supply plans that consider forecasts, availability of materials, and manufacturing capacity.

  • Drive targeted, sustainable improvements in Supplier On-Time Delivery, Margin Expansion, Working Capital turns, Inventory, and related KPI’s/objectives using Danaher Business System (DBS) tools, facilitation skills, and the change management process.

  • Responsible for providing materials to manufacturing areas based on planned production schedules.

  • Manages relationships with other functional leaders and teams to support the business fully.

  • Drive cost improvements, including Excess and Obsolete materials, aged inventory, and scrap.

  • Communicates potential stockouts and issues to executive management, users, and manager.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 9+ years’ experience or Master’s degree with 7+ years’ experience.

  • 2+ years of previous experience leading a Procurement or Materials Planning function.

  • Strong working knowledge of ERP/MRP systems: Oracle working knowledge is preferred.

  • Experience using written and verbal communication and interpersonal leadership skills in a high-volume work environment.

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

  • Prior experience working in an FDA/ISO-regulated environment

  • Knowledge and application of Kanban and other lean methodologies


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