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Danaher Corporation Buyer with USP Technologies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Water Platform of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), USP Technologies (www.usptechnologies.com), we're continuously developing innovative peroxygen technologies and full-service chemical treatment programs for a clean environment. We're finding better ways to purify water, wastewater, air and soil. Vital to this effort is our talented team of engineers, specialists, technicians, sales and marketing, and support staff who are passionate both about building careers and providing solutions for a cleaner environment. Within Danaher, USP Technologies is part of the Water platform group of businesses. Through strong customer partnerships, the water platform advances the quality and delivery of water. Want to help us in this mission?

We have a career starting opportunity available for a Buyer to join our supply chain team. This unique role will wear many hats, with responsibilities in three main areas:

  • Place and process orders, including arranging transportation with 3PLs for chemicals, equipment and parts

  • Purchasing for engineering services including contacting vendors, conducting basic negotiations, and placing and tracking multi-line POs

  • Electronic and physical inventory counting/management in our facility in Buffalo. We are ideally seeking a candidate that either lives close to our Buffalo facility or can travel there at least twice a year for an entire week to conduct the physical inventory.

In our small and entrepreneurial environment, this opportunity is perfect for someone that is self-motivated and detail-oriented to impact our processes (improve our currently manual PO process) and impact the bottom line (realize cost savings and improve on time delivery)!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Process daily orders as received from USP Engineering and Commercial (sales) teams and inventory reports

  • Ensuring order fulfillment to improve on-time shipment, while communicating shortfalls

  • Negotiate and maintain system pricing to ensure ease of order processing

  • Track vendor performance and work with the Supply Chain & Quality Manager to drive improvements

  • Facilitate meetings to review vendor performance while upholding them to USP Technologies standards

  • Efficiently resolve vendor discrepancies (price, quality, delays, safety, etc.) while working with suppliers to drive to root cause and implementing corrective actions where needed

  • Drive continuous improvement through daily reporting of departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

  • Identify and lead continuous improvement activities using multiple tools (Problem Solving Process, Kaizen, etc.)

  • Manage Blanket PO’s from issuance to renewal/deposition

  • Maintain shared departmental standard work documents

    REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1-2 years of purchasing or inventory management experience

  • Bachelor's Degree; Degree in Business or Supply Chain preferred

  • ISM C.P.M or CPSM certification preferred

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with limited oversight

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)

    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 (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

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