Danaher Corporation Indirect Buyer (FTC) in Huntingdon, United Kingdom

Danaher Company Description
Since its formation in 1987 Linx has earned a reputation for its thoughtfully designed and well-engineered products. The company has continued to invest around 6% of turnover annually in research and development, making it one of the UK’s top research spenders in relation to its turnover. Investment in R&D has delivered new continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers, laser coders, thermal transfer overprinters, and case coders, supported by a comprehensive range of ancillary products. Linx sells to a geographically diverse market, with over 80% of sales outside the UK. With a growing worldwide market share and a significant position in all major CIJ markets, Linx is one of the CIJ industry’s leading players. Linx is renowned for reliable, easy-to-use products which have a low total cost of ownership, as well as for its strong customer service ethos.

Role Purpose:

Fixed term contract to cover maternity leave. 15 month requirement

Create and deliver appropriate sourcing strategies for Indirect spend. Manage supply base to optimum performance in Quality, Cost, Delivery and Innovation.

  • Develop relationships with functional heads to enable delivery of year on year cost down in line with company set stretch targets.

General Task Management:

-Pursue relentless drive to reduce purchasing costs through cost down initiatives, identification and implementation of cost improvement activities.

-Utilise best practice Procurement techniques

-Create a negotiating strategy based on factual information and through knowledge of the supply base

-Devise & implement a sourcing strategy per identified commodity utilising resources & leverage opportunities within Danaher in line with business QDC and innovation.

-Collaborate with functional experts to ensure continuous improvement in QDC with Key indirect suppliers

-Develop mutually beneficial supplier relationships at all organisational levels

-Owning and processing of Purchase Requisitions & New Supplier process to ensure compliance and spend is visible to drive new opportunities for cost down.

-Delivery of some Direct Material projects to support the wider procurement team

-Responsible for maintaining indirect spend data and monthly collation of declared savings.


Strong Negotiation Skills

Excellent Interpersonal skills


Drive, Ambition and Passion to succeed


Team Player


Already qualified or working towards CIPS qualification

You will hold a relevant business degree or equivalent experience

You will have worked within an Indirect purchasing role

Have a proven track record of devising and implementing a strategy, contracts & cost down

Capable and confident of working independently on Indirect Projects

Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years. At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Organization: Linx
Job Function: Supply Chain & Logistics
Primary Location: EMEA-Western Europe-United Kingdom-Cambridgeshire-Huntingdon
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: LIN000506