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Danaher Corporation Indirect Sourcing Lead - External Services Sourcing Leader in Chicago, Illinois

Be part of something altogether life-changing.

Working at Cytiva in the Life Sciences industry means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40 countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Cytiva is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

As the External Services Sourcing Operations Leader, you will be fully accountable and responsible to manage and drive the direction of the Cytiva’s procurement and onboarding of temporary staffing and other external worker services, as well as functional ownership for the vendor management system (VMS). Strategically, the role will develop industry leading processes, trends and systems to ensure a smooth process associated with the sourcing, acquiring, managing and paying of temporary workers.

What you’ll do

  • Partner with Corporate & Cytiva’s Indirect team, suppliers, and sponsors to manage Cytiva’s contingent worker process.

  • Partner with Human Resources and Legal to ensure compliance with local hiring laws and policies

  • Run bids and hold suppliers accountable to contracts

  • Support sponsors to ensure detailed deliverable based program

  • Drive continuous improvement opportunities for digitization, process simplification, process standardization and cycle reduction to accelerate implementation/leverage and maximize business benefit

  • Influence and at times lead a cross functional steering committee to build requirements and project timeline and then successfully achieve service, quality and timeliness of the objectives

  • Own governance, develop operating rhythms, proactively monitor risks, escalations, mitigation, initiate necessary corrective actions and present to senior supply chain and finance VP leadership on overall performance

  • Provide cross country sourcing leadership and support to partners at all levels of the organization

  • Drive cost improvements by negotiating with suppliers and report on site key Indirect Sourcing metrics (e.g. savings, Days-to-Pay, etc.)

  • Lead regular sourcing execution reviews with internal clients.

  • Facilitate cross-functional workshops and efforts as related to sourcing processes and related cost improvements.

  • Conduct training on VMS sourcing processes and serve as main point of contact on sourcing process inquiries.

  • Drive sourcing process compliance; Provide input to and deployment support of procedures and guidelines as necessary.

Who you are

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university

  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in labor management and Indirect Sourcing roles

  • Experience with vendor management systems (VMS)

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in parallel, both short and long term

  • Track record of leading, developing, implementing sourcing processes and procedures.

  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • Independent thinker; proven ability to lead across functions; data / fact driven decision maker; change agent; customer focus

  • Strong change management, facilitation skills, DBS or similar experience

  • Drive to closure and execution skills including persistent drive for results utilizing sound project management, organizational, communication and problem-solving skills

  • Communication and interpersonal skills including crisp verbal skills plus effective listening skills; effective written presentation and facilitation skills

  • Adaptable/Flexible: being open to change in response to new information or unexpected circumstances

  • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel domestically and internationally (<20%)

  • Demonstrated ability to lead courageously, maintaining a strong position amidst opposition to resolve important issues, and ability to navigate through a large complex business

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible. We help you realize your life’s potential with a competitive benefits package. At

Danaher, we provide a suite of benefits to support your physical, financial, and emotional wellbeing. Speak with your recruiter or hiring manager to learn more about country-specific offerings.

Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 202-419-7762 or e-mail applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. 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.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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