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Danaher Corporation Planning & Materials Lead in Co. Clare, Ireland

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 Planning & Materials Lead for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is responsible for Supervising the Purchasing & Planning activities of a set of value stream products within Beckman Coulter Ireland Inc and leading a team of Buyer/Planners. This position is part of the Planning & Materials Group and will be located in our Co. Clare facility. If you thrive in a leadership, 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 the Purchasing & Planning activities of a set of value stream products within Beckman Coulter Ireland Inc.

  • Manage and support the development of a team of Buyer/Planners

  • Lead and motivate a dynamic team driving/implementing continuous Lean process and system improvements using the Danaher Materials Systems

  • Define and execute strategic objectives for the team

  • Manage assigned Finished Goods to meet set safety stock levels and customer demand in Distribution Centers

  • Work with Finished Goods Planners to manage supply to customers

  • Complete monthly Manufacturing volume plan and communicate with Operations & Finance

  • Review capacity requirements for monthly & annual required production volumes

  • Purchase assigned materials for Beckman Coulter Ireland Inc. from approved supplier base per agreed purchase policies

  • Manage Supplier base with regular business reviews & supplier scorecards, including focus on supplier validation and introduction

  • Meet set Inventory targets & continuously review stocking policies in order to optimize Inventory design levels

  • Support Purchasing/NPI projects as assigned by manager

    The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a min 5+ years experience or high school diploma with 5+ years experience in a relevant Buyer/Planner position

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

  • Experience working and implementing / improving Lean systems would be a desired advantage

  • Highly numerate with a strong aptitude for data analysis and achieving high quality output

  • Experience in using Oracle Manufacturing would be an advantage

  • Experience working in an MRP/MPS environment

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.