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Danaher Corporation Commodity Lead in Torrance, California

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General summary:

This Commodity Lead provides strategic and tactical leadership of sourcing across OpCo and develops & implements sourcing strategies that are aligned with business needs for quality, delivery, cost, growth and risk management.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies for various Material commodities

  • Achieve world-class results in Quality, Delivery, and Cost

  • 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

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

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

  • Champion Commodity Team initiatives throughout OpCo

  • Lead Procurement effort for NPD

  • Interact with various strategic sourcing associates (Commodity Team, Corporate Procurement, Manufacturing and Materials Management executives)

  • Frequently connect with and visit suppliers to establish the appropriate commercial framework for OpCo’s needs and to relay the required processes for doing business


  • YoY improvement in supplier Quality, Delivery and Cost

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

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

  • Improvement of working capital (DPO)

  • Supplier Consolidation/Rationalization/Segmentation

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

  • Funnel Management to drive cost objectives

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Bachelor degree preferred. Advanced business degree (e.g. MBA) beneficial

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

  • Demonstration of continuing education in sourcing and supply chain

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.

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