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Danaher Corporation Senior Sourcing Manager - Cell & Gene Therapy in Eysins, Switzerland

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.

We are looking for a Senior Sourcing Manager for our Cell and Gene Therapy division – directly managing a team of 5 people and supporting a fast-paced franchise, with strong plans for organic and inorganic growth.

What you’ll do

  • Be single point of contact for Cell and Gene Therapy franchise key stakeholder, including business general manager and R&D leadership

  • Define and deploy a robust sourcing strategy supporting specific plans and challenges of Cell and Gene Therapy Franchise

  • Build and Execute strong year/year plan to drive performance in the P&L on key performance indicators including cost, raw material on time delivery, quality, security of supply and sustainability

  • Support new product introduction – drive strategic vendor selection, drive robust DFx activities to secure COGS targets, ensure early vendor engagement in design

  • Build and grow strategic sourcing team for franchise – grow existing talents and attract new ones

Who you are

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or technical discipline, or a Bachelor's degree with minimum 15 years in strategic sourcing and 5 years in a leadership position

  • Proven track record in driving sustainable change in complex, fast moving organizations

  • Prior experience in communicating with external suppliers globally

  • Strong team player - collaborates well with others to solve problems and actively incorporates input from various sources

  • Demonstrated internal/external customer focus - evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer, builds strong customer relationships, creates processes with customer viewpoint and partners with customers to help shape their future initiatives

  • Strong analytical and strong problem-solving skills - communicates in a clear and succinct manner and effectively evaluates information / data to make decisions, anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve them, and creates actionable strategies and operational plans

  • Change oriented - actively generates process improvements, champions and drives change initiatives, confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways, balances multiple and competing priorities and executes accordingly

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.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.

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