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Danaher Corporation Commodity Lead in Santa Clarita, California

You may not have heard of chromatography, the science of separation, but it’s likely affected your life . Phenomenex’s chromatography products advance the future of scientific analysis and investigation, ensuring the quality of essentials like your food, water, shampoo, and even cold medication. We strive to provide the best tools and resources possible to help researchers improve global health and well-being, including award-winning liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and sample preparation products. Be part of our global success, centered on a commitment to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions, unique marketing, and exceptional customer service and support.

Phenomenex is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we are pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives. It’s an awesome time to join as we’re boosting our efforts to establish Phenomenex as a leader to serve biopharma industry through technological innovation.

Do you enjoy establishing Supplier contracts and managing Commodity costs to competitive, market driven levels as well as supporting product cost objectives? Then Phenomenex is calling you!

We are currently hiring a Commodity Lead to develop and implement sourcing strategies that are aligned with business needs for quality, delivery, cost, growth, and risk management . Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain the Commodity Lead is a critical position providing strategic and tactical leadership of sourcing direct materials (raw materials and chemicals) across the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive ongoing supplier optimization, Sourcing Strategy and continuous improvement for assigned commodity. This includes quality, cost, OTD delivery improvements.

  • Develop, integrate, and manage preferred suppliers to meet global requirements through systematic performance ratings and Danaher Supply Base Management tools

  • Develop and implement “best-in-class” supply chain processes and procedures

  • Negotiates agreements to mitigate supply chain risk and ensure adherence to all key metrics

  • Leading workshops and Kaizens associated with sourced products

  • Provide coaching, mentoring and support to commodity and procurement team members

  • Leads Sourcing effort for new product development (NPD)to ensure new launch sustainment

  • Drive execution of Purchase Price Variance (PPV) through data analytics and supplier negotiations

  • Drive execution of Value Analysis, Value Engineering (VAVE) through working cross-functionally with Engineering, Research & Development, Manufacturing, and the suppliers

  • Build strong funnel pipeline to support ongoing cost objectives

  • Drive 2nd Source activities to eliminate single source and help drive supplier risk mitigation

  • Visits suppliers to establish the appropriate commercial framework

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced business degree (e.g., MBA, MS) is preferred

  • 3+ years overall experience in manufacturing, engineering, sourcing, logistics, supply chain, or procurement roles

Key Skills and Attributes used for Measurement of Success:

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Demonstration of continuing education in sourcing and supply chain

  • YoY improvement in supplier Quality, Delivery and Cost

  • Reduction in supplier leads times, MOQ’s, and inventory

  • Improvement of working capital (DPO)

  • Drive Best Cost Country utilization where appropriate

  • Supplier Consolidation/Rationalization/Segmentation

  • Funnel Management to drive cost objectives

  • Risk Management through robust analysis and contingency planning. Leads Supplier Risk Management

  • Successful project management through execution of Purchase Price Variance (PPV) and Value Analysis, Value Engineering (VAVE)


    · Holidays – Twelve paid holidays each year

    · Paid Time Off – Three weeks (increases by one-day annually years 2 thru 9)

    · Paid Parental Leave

    · Health Care Flexible Spending Account

    · Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

    · Pet Insurance

    · Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    · Associate Discounts

    · Legal Assistance Plan

    · Anniversary Bonus

    · First Time Home Buyer Plan

    · Employee Development/Tuition Reimbursement


    · Learn more about what we do and who we are by watching our company video “Phenomenex: Our Science” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8tLAso-JpE


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.

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