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Danaher Corporation Director of Materials and Planning in O'Callaghan Mills, Ireland

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The Director, Materials & Planning for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is responsible for developing and executing strategies for Purchasing, Materials Management and Logistics while leading day-to-day activities of the associates who make up these teams. This role will be responsible for developing actions to drive improvements in the effectiveness and efficiency of these teams and their contribution to corporate objectives.

This position will have responsibility to manage inventory planning for raw material through finished goods, ensuring inventory is maintained at optimal levels so company goals and customer requirements are met.

This is a new position and will be responsible for the management of strategic and tactical resources at the Beckman Coulter Clare facility. We need a col league who has extensive knowledge of integrated ERP systems, lean manufacturing concepts, material savings, planning, and warehouse management to help us right-size our inventory, create levelness in the supply chain and drive our team to world-class supply chain practices.

You will be an integral part of the Integrated Supply Chain organization and report to the Director of Operations. This role is located in O’Callaghan’s Mills, Co. Clare. 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.

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

  • Ensure business continuity by creating close collaborative working relationships with suppliers and developing alternate sources of supply for key commodities and materials

  • Lead materials management and shipping processes in support of on-time delivery to the customer and lean manufacturing principles

  • 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.

  • Use Daily Management to create visibility to critical metrics and problem solving required to deliver on Core Value Drivers

  • Effective and cost-efficient procurement of materials within financial and operating constraints.

  • Effective and cost-efficient management of the Warehouse.

  • Enhance internal communication with other departments on cost reduction, supplier quality improvement initiatives, and localized materials strategies

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree 14+ years of experience, or a master’s or doctoral degree with 12+ years of 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.

  • Positive attitude and ability to work closely with entire leadership team to drive change continuous improvement and engagement throughout the organization.

  • 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:

  • CPM/CPSM or equivalent certification.

  • Extensive knowledge with Lean manufacturing or Six Sigma philosophies/practices - Black Belt/Green Belt highly preferred, including:

  • Kanban Processes/Standard Work

  • Work Flow Diagrams/Value Stream Maps

  • Kaizen participation or facilitation experience.

    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.

    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.

    We believe that creativity and innovation thrive when the most diverse set of voices are heard, and that’s why we’re taking concrete steps to ensure that we’re fostering an inclusive and engaging workplace for our team. If you’d like to learn more, read stories from our associates on our Careers Blog (https://jobs.danaher.com/global/en/blog) or contact one of our recruiters.

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