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Danaher Corporation Automation Engineering Materials Planner in Sunnyvale, California


The Automation Engineering Planner procures, and tracks tooling and materials required to assemble automation equipment utilized by production staff. The Planner ensures all materials meet the provided specifications, are delivered on-time and on budget to ensure project deadlines and cost targets are achieved.


  • Negotiate volume discounts and safety stock programs for high usage components

  • Communicate lead-time, End-Of-Life and cost issues (increases) with AE management to drive resolution

  • Work with Engineering to spec in alternate components as needed

  • Work with suppliers to drive replacement components for incorrect, incomplete or damaged items (as received from vendor)

  • Request quotes from multiple suppliers to ensure a balance of pricing and lead-time is achieved (Off the shelf and custom components)

  • Track existing orders and provide updates to staff


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience (in years):

  • High school degree (or equivalent experience) with 1-2 years of relevant work experience

Knowledge and skills:

  • Proficient in the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Experience with SAP is a plus

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.


  • High school degree (or equivalent experience) with 5+ years of related work experience.

  • 5 years minimum experience required in materials procurement

  • 3 years minimum planning and/or production scheduling experience

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

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