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Danaher Corporation Buyer/Planner in Torrance, 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’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job Description

The Buyer/Planner position is a key role within the Phenomenex Supply Chain requiring an enthusiastic self-starter with drive to learn and improve existing processes where needed. This position will control the planning and execution of the material plan for every part as well as coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials for all manufacturing operations.

This position will focus on the following key areas: supply continuity, supplier on-time delivery, supplier management, inventory management and analysis, and cost reduction, achieving targeted customer service levels.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Monitor, manage, and track supplier on-time delivery through purchase order execution

  • Lead the material replenishment process (Champion of Kanban process)

  • Manage inventory to achieve yearly turn rate while improving customer service levels

  • Develop and execute inventory plan based on forecast and product sales history while monitoring real-time material consumption taking corrective action when needed

  • Develop and coordinate purchase agreements, generate purchase orders and in-house work orders

  • Maintain purchase order status and tracking information, communicating to all internal stakeholders in a professional and timely manner

  • Work cooperatively with other department representatives and vendors to resolve product delivery, inventory, and pricing discrepancies quickly and efficiently

  • Ensure supplier selection, qualification, evaluation and monitoring process is maintained per SOP

  • Responsible for maintaining strong supplier relationship to ensure quality standards, target pricing, and on-time delivery of material is consistently achieved

  • Assist sales and marketing to create supply schedules for new product launches

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, or supply chain, or equivalent work experience preferred

  • Demonstrably versed in MRP, Bills of Material, Customer Sales Support in a fast-paced manufacturing, multiple divisional environment

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Buyer/Planner

  • Detailed, accurate, analytical, and metric driven

  • AX 2012 ERP software experience preferred

  • Strong negotiation skills

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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.