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Danaher Corporation Analyst III, Inventory in Romeoville, Illinois

Schedule: Monday-Friday

Location: Romeoville, IL - Onsite


Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, chemistry, software and service for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

Hach Mission

Ensure water quality for people around the world.

Hach Vision

We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.

For additional company details, see www.hach.com


Provide strategic definition, inventory management expertise, direction and hands-on involvement for inventory reduction and control. Identify breakthrough activities, resource them appropriately and apply Kaizen activities as needed. Obtain, analyze, and prepare reports, problem solving statements, and action plans related to continuous improvement opportunities for inventory reduction.

Make a difference - join us to ensure water quality for people around the world.


Strategic Focus:

  • Lead the development and deployment of an annual comprehensive and prioritized inventory control strategy for the department.

  • Engage and enlist all associates in this process as well as in the commitment to excellence by communicating appropriate business needs and information in a timely manner.

  • Conduct and maintain current Danaher’s Problem Solving process for the department.

  • Construct, maintain, and champion a prioritized action plan

    Leading Initiatives:

  • Provide leadership in driving continuous improvement initiatives aimed at significant inventory reductions across Hach Loveland’s Components department. Examples of related activities include:

  • Create and deploy across the department action plans, root cause and countermeasures to eliminate excess inventory.

  • Initiate and/or facilitate projects, DMP, or Kaizen events to eliminate waste, create poka-yoke processes and improve visual management.

  • Assess and improve KanBan implementation, planning processes and inventory management processes to maximize product flow throughout the facility.

  • Ensure standard work is being followed within the department specifically related to transactions affecting inventory.

  • Serve as a source for information and technical assistance related to inventory and order management within Oracle.

  • Closely monitors inventory levels to ensure effective management

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

  • Opimize kanban execution using PSI process for various products during seasonal effects.

    Data Analysis:

  • Obtain, analyze and synthesize data to assist in defining the department’s inventory problems and opportunities. Examples of related activities include:

  • Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly reports to analyze related KPI data.

  • Obtain data that identifies excess inventory including-excess KanBan, excess purchasing (MRP) and excess production.

  • Provide data for gaps to goals for each areas of business.

  • Monitor and manage the availability of materials, equipment, resources.


  • Assist in achieving Policy Deployment and Strategic Plan objectives.

  • Participates in daily Gemba.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


  • 4 years’ experience in inventory control to include cycle counts, project management, identifying root cause and countermeasures, plan for every part, etc.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain management, logistics, or a similar area.

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively interface with a variety of people at various technical and management levels.

  • Computer skills including databases, spreadsheets, enterprise systems, presentation programs, etc.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Working knowledge of quality principles and tools (problem analysis, statistical tools, design of experiments, control charts, and other quality methodologies).

  • Working knowledge of the Toyota Production System (Danaher Business System).

  • Data and Fact-Based problem-solving skills, Lean Mfg./6 sigma knowledge desired

  • Basic financial skills

    Key Competencies:


  • Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

    Decision making

  • Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

    Facilitating Change

  • Encouraging others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.

    Gaining Commitment

  • Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.

    Information Monitoring

  • Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.

    Initiating Action

  • Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.

    Planning and Organization

  • Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.


  • Staying with a position or plan of action until the desired objective is obtained or is no longer reasonably attainable.

  • To understand different cultures and market needs


    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 stand/or sit, squat, turn/twist, reach, use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, 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.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

    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 .

This job is also eligible for bonus pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

You can apply for this role through the Careers Page at https://jobs.danaher.com/global/en/ (or through the Workday “Find Jobs” function if you are a current employee)

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

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.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. 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.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.