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Danaher Corporation Buyer in Cortland, New York

Find what drives you on a team with a more than 70-year history of discovery, determination, and innovation. As a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, Pall Corporation thrives on helping our customers protect people. Our products serve a wide range of markets, so if your interests lie along the spectrum of Life Sciences to Industrial, you’ll find a rewarding role here. For the exponentially curious, Pall is a place you can thrive and amplify your impact on the world.

Pall 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.

Pall Corporation is seeking a Buyer in Cortland, NY. This role ensures the efficient purchase and flow of materials to internal and external customers to support on time delivery, reducing past dues, while maintaining inventory goals. Responsible for purchasing raw materials, both Bill of Material items and Non-Bill of Material Items. Monitors status of requirements and orders for exceptions and expedite/cancel as appropriate. Partners with Operations Management and DMS Leader to develop and communicate strategies to reduce inventory levels, reduce lead times, and increase quality with the intent of continuous improvement to achieve sustainable plant goals.

  • Drive plant OTD (On time delivery) to >95% to customer request date through improved material availability within assigned value stream. Use DBS (Danaher Business system) process tools to ensure sustainable delivery results. Some key tools include (but not limited to) Visual Management, Standard work, Dynamic KANBAN, Heijunka Scheduling, etc.

  • Drive Improved inventory turns in assigned value stream through rigorous application of Danaher Materials System (DMS, a subset of DBS) tools. This includes, Dynamic KANBAN and post factory inventory management, Supplier Management, Tactical Materials (Cycle counting, BOM accuracy, etc.), Heijunka Scheduling, and PSI

  • Drive improved Materials cost thru PPV (Purchase Price Variance) using DMS. Process tools include Sourcing and supplier management, Life cycle management and DBS deployment at Strategic Suppliers.

  • Solicits suppliers and evaluates capabilities to manufacture products to meet or exceed the standards of quality and physical requirements of Pall / Danaher Corporation.

  • Acts as an agent of Pall / Danaher Corporation in the Material process by negotiating contract costs, payment terms, and material transportation along with other areas related to purchasing.

  • Provide updated ship dates and communication to the appropriate personnel.

  • Act upon the disposition of Non-Conformance Reports.

  • Identify thru PSP Kaizen opportunities to improve the Pall Cortland Material system to drive the core metrics of OTD, Inventory and Cost. Develop Action plans to execute improvements.

  • Controls cost, quality, schedule, inventory and health, safety & environmental activities for the location

  • Maintains appropriate data files on active suppliers, standard costs, and lead-times.

  • Standard cost ownership for all purchased parts spot, schedule

  • and non-BOM.

  • Point of escalation for any supplier issues. Owns commercial relationship

  • Converts suppliers to the scheduled agreement process

  • Service level agreements with subcontract suppliers

  • Provide supplier OTD metrics and scorecard reviews.

  • Manage Supplier agreements. Negotiate discounts, Supplier LT, MOQ, and PKG size. Manage PPV / PPC

  • Create & Manage Supplier blanket PO’s and quantity contracts.

  • Must be able to work independently with little supervision

  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 1-year of related experience, an Associate’s Degree with 5 years of related experience or High School Diploma or equivalent with 7 years of manufacturing materials experience including direct support of manufacturing product planning value Streams and scheduling.

  • 1-year experience using continuous improvement tools and methodologies

  • A comprehensive understanding of production purchasing

  • Experience in Project Management

  • Strong MS Excel skills

  • SAP Business System Experience Preferred

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.

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) .