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Danaher Corporation Materials Planning Manager in Duncan, South Carolina

Be part of something altogether life-changing!

Working at Cytiva 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.

Forming part of the Biotechnology segment at Danaher, we bring together dedicated technical expertise and talent to develop the next generation of life-changing therapeutics.

This position is part of the supply chain team located in Duncan, SC, and will be a fully onsite role . At Cytiva, our vision is to advance future therapeutics from discovery to delivery.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead, manage, and develop a team of material buyers and production planners comprising the collective materials planning team.

  • Develop and implement the annual performance and development objectives for the materials planning team.

  • Be accountable for the functional KPIs of the materials planning team in support of the supply chain departmental and plant level KPIs and Danaher Core Value Drivers.

  • Work closely with the site inventory leader, distribution manager, and warehouse manager to control site inventory levels and drive increases in inventory turns while simultaneously supporting improvements in on-time delivery.

  • Lead and participate in team, departmental, and cross-functional kaizen events.

  • Champion the Danaher Business System and Danaher Materials System to drive exceptional operational performance in support of the Danaher Core Value Drivers and the site vision and mission statements.

  • Develop, implement, sustain, and manage a robust supplier performance measurement and monitoring program.

    Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 6 years experience in production/supply chain roles or High School Diploma/GED and 9 years experience in production/supply chain roles.

  • 3+ years of direct experience in materials planning, purchasing, or production planning roles.

  • Minimum of 3 years utilizing SAP and a minimum of 5 years total experience utilizing MRP/ERP systems.

  • 3+ years of leadership experience (“senior,” “team lead,” and other influential leadership roles included)

  • Strong user of Microsoft Office software package. Required skills include proficiency in email communication, meeting scheduling, PowerPoint creation and presentation, pivot tables, data charting, document creation, and Microsoft Teams communication (or equivalent).

  • Experience synthesizing information and making informed business decisions supporting the plant-level KPIs with site vision and mission that supersede team or departmental goals.

  • Willingness to gown and operate in an ISO-certified cleanroom environment in accordance with site gowning policies and procedures (<10% of the time).

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

  • Direct management of production planning teams

  • Direct management of material purchasing teams

  • APICS CPIM Certification


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.

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