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Danaher Corporation Senior Manager Materials & Planning (m/f/d) in Munich, Germany

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Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

The Senior Manager of Materials & Planning (m/f/d) for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is responsible for leading and executing strategies for Purchasing, Materials Management and Logistics while overseeing a team of associates are responsible for the planning, scheduling and delivery from suppliers. This role will be responsible for driving improvements in the effectiveness and efficiency of these teams as they monitor the flows of buy items, guarantee availability of components in order to avoid material shortages and production downtime, as well as to manage inventory levels to meet our customer service and inventory targets in line with corporate targets.

This position is part of the EU Manufacturing Operations Team located in Munich, Germany and will be onsite. At Beckman Coulter, our vision is to relentlessly reimagine healthcare, one diagnosis at a time.

You will be an integral part of the EU Manufacturing Operations Team and report to the Senior Director of Manufacturing & Operations of Munich & Prague. If you thrive in a fast-paced operation and customer-focused role and want to work to build a world-class supply chain organization, read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead in planning processes and overall inventory management to optimize inventory, on-time delivery and order fulfillment, as well as, materials management and shipping processes in support of on-time delivery to the customer and lean manufacturing principles

  • Understand the capacity plan and model the effects of future demand. Build production scheduling / production control processes through effective implementation of the Level Load

  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and support to team members to improve overall team performance and provide growth and development opportunities. Responsible for performance management and engagement of team members.

  • Drive targeted, sustainable improvement in PPV/MUV, DPO, OTD, and Working Capital turns and related KPIs/objectives by maximizing DBS tools and facilitation skills.

  • Take an active role in and/or facilitate Kaizen events to support the continuous improvement process both within the plant and across all supply chain activity. Build stability and sustainability within the manufacturing plan.

  • Effective and cost-efficient procurement of materials and warehouse management within financial and operating budgets.

  • Maintain a strong ongoing knowledge as well as QS compliance with latest agency regulatory requirements (e.g. FDA, cFDA, Health Canada, HPRA, JPAL, IVDD) and applicable standard requirements (e.g. ISO 13485, 14001).

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Higher educational degree with 12+ years of professional experience and 4+ years of managing people.

  • Experience in procurement/purchasing, supplier negotiations, ERP systems, payment terms, supplier performance management, global sourcing, buying and supply chain management.

  • Ability to lead a team and drive development of team members across all areas of responsibility.

  • Action-oriented individual who is highly proactive at solving problems and obtaining results.

  • Proven track record of managing managers and individual contributors and driving both performance and employee engagement.

  • Demonstrated success in developing and using problem solving processes and action plans to achieve stretch goal targets.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • a multinational company

  • CPM/CPSM or equivalent certification.

  • Extensive knowledge with Lean manufacturing or Six Sigma philosophies/practices

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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.