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Danaher Corporation Buyer in Coralville, Iowa

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT 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.

Location: Coralville, Iowa - Mobile (On-Site/Work from Home Hybrid)*

Mobile associates must live in an area that does not exceed a 100-mile (150 km) radius of an IDT location. *May require on-site occasional presence for team meetings, etc.

Purpose statement:

Buyers perform the complex technical duties related to the procurement of the specialized equipment, materials, services and supplies, required by IDT’s operational groups in accordance with all applicable procedures and regulations.

Essential Functions:

  • Incorporates forecast information and historical usage rates to develop and distribute RFQ/RFP/RFI documents to qualified bidders

  • Prepares and processes various purchasing related documents, e.g. requisitions, orders, and agreements

  • Determines and develops appropriate sources of supply and maintains cooperative working relationships with vendors to stay current with trends, technologies, products, and services

  • Reduces cost, increases quality, and improves service by reducing the number of suppliers and consolidating purchasing power (supplier rationalization)

  • Coordinates material returns and facilitates the receipt of subsequent credit memos

  • Revises/Updates essential ERP item data to ensure the proper calculation of inventory demand signals

  • Confirms material, equipment, and service requirements/specifications with key stakeholders

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or a science related field from an accredited college or university, required

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressive work experience managing supply chain, logistics, or purchasing functions on behalf of an organization is preferred

  • Working knowledge of a tier one ERP system (e.g. SAP, Oracle, etc.), is required

  • Prior professional experience within an ISO 9001, 13485 and 14001 certified organization preferred

Other Job Qualifications

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral & written)

  • Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities

  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

  • Adaptability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exert up to 10lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to a minimal amount frequently

Constant (67%-100% of work day)

Visual Acuity:

  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.

  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 68,000 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 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.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .