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Danaher Corporation Senior Sourcing Engineer (Electronics) in Singapore, Singapore

Leica Microsystems has helped shape the future of microscopy for over 170 years by developing groundbreaking optical and digital solutions. As a global leader, we’re driven by continuous improvement to excite our customers and to create the best work environment for our people. Customer focus, innovation, and teamwork are at the core of our culture and the foundation of our success.

Want to be part of a company whose products are part of cutting-edge research around the world? Join Leica Microsystems in our commitment for brilliant solutions and insight.

Leica Microsystems is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Senior Sourcing Engineer, Electronics


Drive sourcing activities through Commodity Management and New Product Introduction to meet overall company objectives.


Commodity Management

  • Evaluates the supplier base encompassing technical capability, quality sustainment, and costs deliverables.

  • Defines, develops, and executes sourcing strategies.

  • Identifies and implements cost savings opportunities.

  • Negotiate contracts (commercial and terms of supply), conducts price negotiations and regular supplier/quarterly business reviews (SBR/QBR) on suppliers’ performance indicators. Driving for root cause analysis for performance indicators failing below expectations and following up for closure to the action plan.

  • Maintains sustainable relationships and partnerships with suppliers to optimize procurement spend and fulfil the assigned commodities cost target.

  • Be point-of-escalation to manage supply and quality delinquencies.

New Product Introduction – Sourcing Support

  • Leads DFM discussions and manage RFQ packages with suppliers and internal key stakeholders (R&D, Industrial Engineering, SQE) to meet drawing specifications and achieve optimal component cost and quality

  • Manages the FA (First Articles) submission timeline, qualification status and approval records. Expedite resolution of FA failures to meet the project target milestone.

  • Ensures supply chain connectivity of all parts during Product transfer and NPI builds till mass production phase.

  • Comply and adhere to company Quality Management System and Environment, Health & Safety Management System requirements.


  • Undertakes and performs any other duties as assigned by the Dept Head


  • Degree in Engineering with min. 5 years (or Diploma in Engineering with min. 8 years) or more of relevant experience in sourcing, purchasing and process engineering in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in manufacturing processes related to EE commodity, preferably in power supply, PCBA, and related EE components and processes.

  • Experience in NPI sourcing and product transfer.

  • Ability to comprehend engineering drawings, BOM independently for the purposes of vendor qualification & selection

  • Knowledge in SAP and MS Office.

  • Exposure in high-mix low-volume (HMLV) environment and Kanban system, preferably in a medical equipment environment

  • Flexibility and willingness to travel (10% - 25%)

Personal Trait Profile

  • Ability to influence suppliers to meet performance targets.

  • A good team player.

  • Ability to work independently, a self-starter and resourceful.

  • Tenacity to do what is necessary to meet on-time deliveries.

  • Multi-tasking – Expediting, Analysis, Reporting simultaneously.

Key Relationships


  • Engineers, Production

  • Engineers, R&D

  • Buyers

  • Supervisors, Production

  • Engineers, Supplier Quality

  • Functional executives


  • Suppliers

  • Auditors


  • Equal pay is a given for us.

  • Learn all there is about Kaizen, PSP's and Muda as part of our Danaher Business System (DBS) trainings - if you believe in continuous improvement like us

  • We have no room for prejudices and stereotypes. We promote equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion.

  • We offer a balance between support and autonomy to achieve your own goals in an international environment


Learn more about what we do and who we are by watching our company video “We Are Leica”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zHmalqMXN4

Are you interested to discover new opportunities in an innovative, team-oriented environment? Do apply online with your complete documents (cover letter, CV, certificates). We are looking forward to your application!

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.