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Danaher Corporation Pall Water - Buyer II in Guelph, Ontario

Position Summary:

The Buyer II procures project goods/services in support of project execution while focusing on maintaining project schedules and material margin improvements. Resolve supply chain logistical and accounting concerns with suppliers and PALL Water internal customers (Puchase-2-Pay, Goods Receipt Invoice Receipt).

In addition, this role will lead, develop and implement advanced sourcing strategies that will drive direct & indirect cost savings.

This is a great opportunity as a truly operational buyer that, over time, will have the ability to develop strategic capabilities with growing complexities. Our ideal candidate has intermediate level experience in procurement and enjoys continuously looking for ways to be more efficient!

Join our team and help ensure a world where customers have the quality and consistency of water they need to produce and protect what matters!

*This role will be based out of Guelph, however, will be a remote position to start. Must be in commutable distance to Guelph.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiation and purchase of various components and commodities including complex commodities such as, but not limited to: fabricated parts, fabricated Tanks, Valves, compressors, rotating equipment, buyout equipment and hardware/fasteners. With Governance and responsibility for the Purchase 2 Pay (P2P) Process. Resolves supply chain logistical and accounting concerns with suppliers and PALL Water internal customers (P-2-P, GR IR). (40%)

  • Identify and implement business improvement initiatives and inspire change through Danaher Business System (DBS) (15%)

  • Implementation of Master Supplier Agreements for responsible categories/commodities (10%)

  • Handles supplier performance, supplier evaluation and supplier development. Interviews, recommends and selects vendors/suppliers using an established supplier qualification process (10%)

  • Reviews purchase requisitions and Engineering releases for completeness to ensure items quoted and satisfy project demand (5%)

  • Develop RFP's and RFQ's to support engineering specifications and project requirements. Sourcing activity including preparation of bid packages and evaluation plans (in case of competitive bid developments), bid evaluation, negotiation and contract awards (5%)

  • Ensure the most accurate and current material costs are updated and communicated across the business (5%)

  • Collaborate with commodity management organizations (other Pall operating companies) and/or Product Management while optimizing company-wide buying power by reviewing the financial, quality, pricing, service, and availability of suppliers (5%)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering, or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 3 years of procurement / category management experience required.

Procurement/Category Management experience must include:

  • MRP / ERP materials planning system experience.

  • Global sourcing for a global manufacturing company.

  • Leading and supporting Global Value Sourcing projects with internal cross-functional teams

  • Use of electronic sourcing tools for Request For Information (RFI), Request For Quote (RFQ), Reverse Auction.

  • Conducting business travel in and outside of North America.

Preferred Experience:

  • Procurement in Water industry, especially filtration of water

  • SAP ERP Materials Management Module experience

  • Procuring custom engineered equipment, working with Applications & Project Engineers in a project environment.

    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) .