Senior Procurement Specialist
Danaher 26 reviews - Miami, FL

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OPCO Description

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems are found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world and produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. Hospital laboratories are our core clinical diagnostic customers. Our life science customers include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities, medical schools and research institutions. More than
275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on six continents. For more than 75 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.


Senior Procurement Specialist

Staff Procurement -

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Team

Standard Duties:
Aligns supplier performance and behavior with overall business group and corporate strategies.

Conducts supplier business reviews with key suppliers and performs deep dives and manage supplier behaviors and key performance indicators.

Identifies plans and executes projects that generate cost savings for the Procurement and Materials Planning group.

Supports corporate Strategic Sourcing projects for Metals and Plastics/Packaging Commodities. Works with corporate Commodity Managers to support company wide projects from the business group level.

Experience with Low Cost Regions

Supports Value Engineering group from a procurement focus- assisting in identifying opportunities, negotiating pricing, RFQ’s, bid analyses, etc.

An understanding of validation processes

Negotiates pricing, price reductions, inventory stocking agreements, supply agreements, lead time reductions and process improvements with supplier’s year over year.

An understanding of Value add applications

Maintains corporate supplier scorecard data for respective commodity.

Serves as escalation point for functional buyers and commodity specialists to resolve issues with suppliers.

Partners with buyers and supplier quality engineers to resolve delivery and quality issues, respectively. Issues and follows up on supplier corrective action reports (SCARS) as needed.

Identifies and drives continuous improvement opportunities within department and with suppliers through use of Lean Six Sigma tools.

Serves as a change agent, a role model for continuous improvement and promotes use of Lean Six Sigma tools and thinking.

Senior Procurement Specialist


Bachelor of Business degree from accredited school, MBA preferred but not mandatory.

Bachelor of Engineering acceptable with combination of business/ procurement experience.

APICS/ ISM certification preferred- CPIM, CSCP, CPM or equivalent designation preferred.

Strong understanding of Metals & Plastics Commodity Fabrication and functionally as it relates to pricing and application, mandatory.

Familiar with Lean Six Sigma philosophies/ practices- Black Belt/ Green Belt mandatory.

Kan-Ban Processes

Work Flow Diagrams/Value Stream Maps

Kaizen facilitation

The ability to understand and read engineering drawings and specifications related to fit, form and functionally, preferred but not mandatory.


ntermediate-advanced Microsoft Office suite skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio).

Demonstrated ability to analyze large data sets, prepare formal reports of findings and provide decision support based on data.

Strong grasp of statistics and how to apply statistics to support decision making.

Comfortable in presenting information/ proposals to groups using Microsoft PowerPoint and ensuring message is understood by target audience.

Ability to negotiate with suppliers and align processes/ programs to support the BCI operating plan, enabling superior quality and internal/ external customer value.

Excellent project management skills- ability to complete projects expeditiously with minimal supervision.

Knowledge of FDA requirements.

Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally with multiple departments/ sites in a team environment while also representing the best interests of BCI, Procurement department and SRM team.

3- 10 years of fundamental procurement experience- supplier negotiations, RFPs, RFQ’s, comprehension of cost drivers, ERP systems, payment terms, supplier performance management, etc.

Demonstrates sound decision making based in pragmatism and data but thinks outside of the box for creative ideas and how to achieve goals.

Ability to define high, medium and low impact activities and prioritize workload/

focus to produce high impact deliverables.

Senior Procurement Specialist

Danaher Overview

Danaher is a diversified technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Our portfolio of premier brands is among the most highly recognized in each of the markets we serve. Danaher's portfolio is comprised of five reporting segments: Test & Measurement; Environmental; Life Sciences & Diagnostics; Dental; and Industrial Technologies. Driven by a foundation provided by the Danaher Business System, Danaher's 48,000 associates serve customers in more than 125 countries and generated $13.2 billion of revenue in 2010.




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North America-United States-FL-Miami






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Danaher Corporation (Danaher) is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing of professional, medical, industrial, commercial and...