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Danaher Corporation (Senior) Buyer Planner (f/d/m) in Munich, Germany

The Supply Chain department of Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is seeking a Buyer Planner to support our Manufacturing Automation Organization in Munich! Do you want to take ownership for a defined amount of parts and suppliers? This position will report to the Senior Manager Materials & Planning and will be located in Munich. You will be responsible for the Supplier Management in daily SCM operation and ensure, all parts are available in the right time and amount.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Release rolling forecast / PO to suppliers upon Purchasing rules

  • Safety Stock Management (Analysis/ Manage stocktaking discrepancy/using DBS tools like IMAG)

  • Control raw material stock

  • Maintain Oracle system data

  • Set accurate safety inventory based on material requirements

  • Evaluate supplier performance according to supplier assessment criteria

  • Cross department communication

  • Evaluate and manage supplier performance (OTD)

  • Set safety stock, planning calendar (min & max)

  • Maintain materials holding policies in line with customer and business objectives

  • Raw Materials and Finished Goods Inventory management

  • Resolve inventory policies to optimize revenue opportunities while minimizing excess and obsolescence exposure

  • Material requirements planning for selected products/suppliers and effective scheduling of responsible production areas

  • Place purchase orders & updates, handle call-offs and monitor vendor performance. Ensure all Oracle system messages are acted upon in a timely and efficient manner and all system data records are accurate and up to date

  • Manage vendors to ensure continuity of material supply in order to maintain uninterrupted production and in accordance with purchasing and inventory policies. Manage inventory levels to meet set inventory targets with the minimum risk of obsolescence

  • Identification of potential procurement problems, taking the necessary precautions and presenting these issues to the Logistics and relevant Departmental Managers

  • Ensure that scrap, rework, returns are identified and the necessary vendor communications take place to obtain credit or replacement in line with purchasing policy

  • Adherence to relevant SOP's, ISO and FDA standards and purchasing code of ethics and behavior. Give due consideration to the confidentiality of company information and the non-disclosure of same

  • Participate as required in vendor negotiations and in identifying potential cost savings either with existing or new sources of supply or through improved Planning and Purchasing processes. Participation as required at all meetings relating to material availability and to support new product introduction

  • Responsible for the approval of purchase orders as per relevant procedures

The crucial requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in field with 2+ years of experience

  • Proficient computer skills especially MS Office

  • Verbal and written English and German communication skills

  • Experience of working in international and multicultural environment is a plus

Beckman Coulter, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates’ and their families’ lives. Whether it’s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com. We believe you’ll like what you see.

At Beckman Coulter, we’re driven by a sense of wonder for what we can create—and what we can become. Here, you’ll accelerate your career while driving innovation that improves lives. You’ll work hard and try new things, with guidance from committed leaders, powerful DBS tools, and the support of a global organization. As part of the Danaher family of 67,000 associates across the globe, your possibilities for growth and development are unparalleled.

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.At Danaher, 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.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.