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Danaher Corporation Procurement Agent with USP Technologies in Glen Allen, Virginia

A wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), USP Technologies (www.usptechnologies.com), we're continuously developing innovative peroxygen technologies and full-service chemical treatment programs for a clean environment. We're finding better ways to purify water, wastewater, air and soil. Vital to this effort is our talented team of engineers, specialists, technicians, sales and marketing, and support staff who are passionate both about building careers and providing solutions for a cleaner environment. Within Danaher, USP Technologies is proud to be one of Danaher's Water Quality companies (https://www.dhwaterquality.com/) . Through strong customer partnerships, the water platform advances the quality and delivery of water. Want to help us in this mission?

Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself ! At USP Technologies, a Danaher company, we’re building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates.

General Description:

The Procurement Agent will be responsible for procurement of chemicals in country that are regionally/locally sourced and will support Global Category Managers in executing sourcing strategies.

Essential functions & responsibilities

  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies to ensure supplier quality, delivery, cost, lead time, inventory, service level, and risk mitigation goals are met

  • Plan and perform negotiations with suppliers for assurance of supply, contract terms, and pricing

  • Prepare contract agreements and other documentations as needed

  • Execute on projects that will achieve year over year price savings within the managed category

  • Responsible for vendor set ups, new product requests and product updates and vendor master maintenance within USP Technologies’ ERP system.

  • Develop an overall supplier base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage, utilizing market knowledge, leveraging spending and technologies

  • Develop and deliver clear category management plans, fully aligned with Global Category Managers

  • Oversee supplier related activities and monitor supplier performances. Coordinate with suppliers to resolve supply, quality, and performance related issues.

  • Communicate and collaborate with Global Category Managers to identify in-country sources of supply for cost reduction and risk mitigation.

  • Conduct commodity specific competitor and industry analysis to identify cost, material selection, manufacturing techniques and materials sourcing to improve the company’s competitive position

  • Stay informed of changing environmental, social responsibility and diversity standards, regulations, and laws.

  • Coordinate the efforts of cross-functional groups to improve Quality, Delivery, and Productivity

Supplemental responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly reports and pull data for weekly management reviews

  • Communicate and collaborate with Sales, Product Management, Product Technology, Corporate Services, R&D, Logistics, and Supply Chain

  • Act as focal point and communicate actual and potential material availability problems, and lead activities to mitigate disruptions and other supply risk.

  • Monitor implementation of Root Cause/Corrective Action plans to short term and permanent solutions to material supply issues

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & skills

  • Technical, Analytical skills and business knowledge

  • Communication and Interpersonal skills

  • Teamwork and leadership

  • Organizational skills; Self-management

  • Advanced understanding of Excel

  • Knowledge of Dynamics 365 ERP system is a plus

Education & experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Minimum one to two years’ experience in raw material procurement or demand planning

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.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID–19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. 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.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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