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Danaher Corporation Procurement Manager in Torrance, California

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Directs and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in the procurement and distribution of materials, equipment, and supplies in an organization by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Leads all aspects of all activities related to the procurement of raw materials, distributed products, components, tooling, equipment, supplies, and purchased services, from intent to purchase through delivery of the commodity. Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications. Negotiates or supervises the negotiation of complex requests for equipment, supplies, and services from suppliers and subcontractors. Visits major vendors to discuss issues/concerns and to maintain good relationships as required. Approves all new vendors and maintains the approved vendor list.

This person will maintain and lead the vendor rating system. Pursues cost reduction programs where possible. Develop and maintains an effective organization through the selection, training, compensation, and motivation of department personnel. Provide support to manufacturing indicators, including but not limited to customer service numbers and inventory dollars, and vendor performance ratings. Prepares instructions regarding procurement systems and procedures. Analyzes market and delivery conditions to resolve present and future material availability and prepares market analysis reports.

  • Develops a system to evaluate vendor quotations that utilize appropriate negotiation and procurement techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery, and service.

  • Designs, implements, leads, and supervises procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements.

  • Recruits and maintains suppliers that provide high-quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.

  • Prepares and issues purchase orders and change notices.

  • Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.

  • Develops and installs clerical and office procedures and practices, and studies workflow, sequence of operations, and office arrangement to resolve expediency of installing new or improved office machines.

  • Arranges for disposal of surplus materials.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and advising work; appraising performance; rewarding and focusing employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Understands and implements corporation policies regarding the ethical conduct of procurement activities.

  • Prepares and coordinates an annual department budget.

Knowledge, skills, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or another relevant field

  • Ten years of experience in Procurement

  • Three to five years of experience with management.

  • AX experience and knowledge strongly preferred

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Inventory software; Spreadsheet software, and Word Processing software

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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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