Purchasing Manager
Danaher - Elizabethtown, NC

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OPCO Description

The Specialty Products business generates approximately $75m-$100m in revenue combined with significant operating profit. With two locations: Elizabethtown, NC (approximately 60 minutes from Wilmington NC) and Farmington CT (approximately 20 minutes from Hartford, CT), the business unit has more than 300 associates performing marketing, sales, product development, manufacturing, engineering, supply chain management, human resources, finance and customer service activities. The business is comprised of a variety of product lines under industry recognized brand names including Veeder Root, Eagle Signal, Namco, Dolan Jenner, Joslyn Clark, Superior Electric, Thomson, Hecon and Partlow. The markets served include electronic timers and counters, mechanical timers and counters, voltage control components, variable transformers, thermoplastic bearings, safety light curtains, proximity sensors, fire pump controllers, limit switches and chart recorders.

Description

We are seeking a talented Purchasing Manager to work in a fast-paced multi-site manufacturing environment. The ideal candidate will play a key role within the Operations group. This position requires an innovative individual with the willingness to take calculated risks, excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of associates and in cross functional teams. This is a high visibility opportunity with advancement opportunities through operations or supply chain management throughout Danaher.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Principle owner responsible for driving/implementing materials process improvements to support business goals with emphasis on supplier management, supplier improvement, deflation, inventory management, continuity of supply to support the manufacturing floor.

Responsible for leading and developing the purchasing, planning and receiving team

Implementation and execution of Kanban processes to drive inventory and OTD improvements

Drive a culture of stretch goal attainment

Drive supplier quality, delivery, cost and inventory metrics

Ensure compliance to all accounting and legal regulations

Lead supplier selection, development and strategic supplier management, ensuring that the supplier qualification process is followed

Develop and lead negotiation strategies with suppliers and establish contractual agreements

Provide cross-functional materials and sourcing expertise and leadership across manufacturing, sales, and engineering teams

Work closely with sourcing/materials personnel in Danaher to implement and receive benefits of best practices

Responsible for professional development and team building of Purchasing, Planning, and Receiving.

Drive deflation and overall cost out for direct and indirect materials

Drive supplier base to standard Danaher payment terms

Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS:
Strong Leadership skills. Able to build teams and build consensus with Staff, peers and direct reports.

Lean manufacturing experience/ Value Stream mapping and kanban planning, Six Sigma trained; strong process mind set

Demonstrated ability to drive quantifiable improvements in inventory turns

Proficient in kanban process

Previous Sourcing/Contract negotiation experience

Excellent negotiation skills (including contract negotiation) with proven performance in a sourcing environment

Ability to develop and execute strategic plans

Excellent cross-functional interpersonal, facilitation, communication and leadership skills

Self-starter and highly motivated

Project management skills

Results driven and possess excellent organization, communication (written and oral), and presentation skills

Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, performing queries in ERP systems (Business Objects), along with data gathering, manipulation, and analysis expertise

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor in Business/Engineering
  • 5 Years minimum Sourcing, Materials Management, Purchasing or Supply Chain experience in industrial manufacturing environment
APICS or CPM Certification

Danaher Overview

Recognized as one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies (and #1 in its category, Precision Equipment), The Danaher Corporation is a $13 billion publicly-traded company (NYSE: DHR) that designs, manufactures, and markets industrial and consumer products. The company focuses on the advantages of strong brand names, proprietary technology, and leading market positions.

The Company has grown faster than our competitors and we plan to keep exceeding industry growth rates through share gains, aggressive new product development, international expansion, and acquisitions.

Danaher obtains competitive advantage through excellence across multiple disciplines including; general management, manufacturing, marketing, finance, human resources and business development. Their significant investment in leadership identification and development is preplanned, long term, and approved and funded at the Executive Board level. In summary, Danaher seeks senior executives who are leaders, strategic, creative, highly intelligent, courageous, and great developers of managers.

Danaher associates, located in 30 countries around the world, are active participants in the powerful management process called the Danaher Business System (DBS). This cohesive and pervasive philosophy begins with outstanding people and superior market-driven and customer-driven plans. The Danaher Business System provides the tools and methodology to continuously advance quality, delivery, customer service, and reduce

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Specialty Products

Job Function

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Supply Chain / Logistics

Primary Location

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North America-United States-NC-Elizabethtown

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Schedule

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Full-time

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