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Danaher Corporation Director Global Purchasing (m/f) in Kempten, Germany

Danaher Company Description
OTT Hydromet Groupis an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. OTT Hydromet, a member of Hach Company, helps water resource professionals generate reliable data throughout the entire water cycle. We go beyond simply providing solutions by partnering with our customers in designing effective answers to the challenges they encounter in their vital role of monitoring the world’s water.
Proudly formed from six separate companies (OTT, Hydrolab, ADCON Telemetry, Sutron, Kipp & Zonen and Lufft), OTT Hydromet offers the combined strength and expertise of leaders in the water quality, quantity and telemetry fields and over 140 years of experience in environmental measurement. OTT Hydromet, as part of the Environmental and Applied Sciences segment, is a proud Danaher company.

Do you want to be part of one of the most successful Fortune 500 companies? Do you want to build a career in a long-term projected growth environment that does good for the world? If you do, join us at Danaher’s water platform operating company OTT now! In this high exposure leadership role within the OTT organization you will lead a global team of 20 and be responsible of a volume of approx. 35 million € (electronic and mechanical components). You will reportdirectly to the VP Global Operations. Your responsibilities include:
* Global management of the strategic and operational purchasing of electronic and mechanical components with a volume of approx. 35 million € (electronic and mechanical components) * Development of the purchasing organization and teams at four locations in Europe and the US with around 20 employees * Systematic optimization of processes, development of benchmarks * Supplier management * Price and contract negotiations incl. cost break down and target costing analyses * International procurement analysis and market observation, supplier, price and value analysis * Efficient use and further development of purchasing controlling instruments for better measurability and control of purchasing as well as monitoring of the resulting measures

* Technical or (business) engineering degree from a reputable university * At least ten years of experience in purchasing with a proven track record * Experiencing in leading teams and acting as a a coach and mentor for the team members * Experience working in a manufacturing company and ideally within international matrix organizations * Understanding of and experience with global change processes * Excellent negotiating skills, hands-on mentality * Desire to grow, learn and in further career development * Fluency in English / German language skills are highly advantageous

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 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 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. Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.

Organization: OTT
Job Function: Supply Chain & Logistics
Primary Location: EMEA-Western Europe-Germany-Bavaria-Kempten
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: OTT000068