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Danaher Corporation Purchasing Manager in Loveland, Colorado


In this role, you will be responsible for the activities of the purchasing team in pursuit of extraordinary supply chain management. You will coordinate operations-wide activities to effectively handle external suppliers to provide exceptional customer service at an effective cost. You will be challenged to develop level 4 Policy Deployment in support of Plant wide breakthrough goals by identifying breakthrough activities, resource them appropriately and apply Kaizen activities. Developing a continuous improvement culture and team to ensure smooth business growth and management succession will be crucial.


  • Leads daily activities of the purchasing team

  • Partner closely with team members & R&D on the NPI process

  • Achieve performance improvement targets in PPV, quality, delivery and inventory.

  • Maintain deep commodity knowledge and subject matter expertise to understand macro and micro commodity drivers. Utilize this information when forming effective commodity strategies.

  • Support attainment of department goals by leading special projects as assigned and improving overall department execution & efficiency.

  • Fully use Danaher Purchasing strengths through collaboration with Danaher Corporation Purchasing & applicable Operating Companies.

  • Run the following inventory areas: IMAG for purchasing team, LQ/LQS stockroom, RR stockroom.

  • Responsible for DM/VM for purchasing metrics

  • Lead strategic inventory optimization projects by using DMS tools

  • Responsible for plant wide freight objectives

  • Closely supervises inventory levels to ensure effective management

  • Work with Operations teams to maximize the effectiveness of Kanban systems.

  • Enlists all associates in the commitment to excellence by presenting appropriate business information in a timely manner.

  • Creates and executes level 4 Policy Deployment by identifying their area’s breakthroughs, building the matrix and bowling chart, and ensuring action plans are resourced and doable. Drive a culture of stretch goal attainment utilizing DBS.

  • Responsible for supplier score carding, relationships, and appropriate critical issues

  • Ensures all associates are knowledgeable of, and align with, all work policies and Quality system requirements.

  • Evaluates Associates performance and conducts review. Recommends hiring and termination. Coaches, trains, and counsels associates to improve performance. Works closely with HR Dept. to resolve issues resulting from unacceptable associate’s behavior. Top-grades talent as required to ensure a strong team.

Other non-essential functions:

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain, Business, or other related field.

  • 5 or more years experience in materials experience or a combination of equivalent experience.

  • 3 or more years in a leadership role leading direct reports.

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Demonstrated organizational change skills.

  • Data and fact-based problem solving skills

  • Scheduling and planning skills

  • Basic financial skills

  • Experience in prioritizing and time management skills in a fast paced environment.

  • Strong computer skills

  • Lean manufacturing and/or 6 sigma knowledge desired

  • ISM / APICS certification desired


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach. The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.

Employees will be required to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include: eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields. Contact lenses may not be allowed in some areas.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

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.