Buyer/Planner (TEMP)
Danaher 24 reviews - Sunnyvale, CA

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OPCO Description

Molecular Devices, LLC provides one of the widest ranges of bioanalytical systems for life science and drug discovery research available from a single supplier. Our systems are built on proprietary technology platforms that deliver high performance, flexibility, and reliability. By joining Molecular Devices, you will work with best-in-class people who share a common purpose - to be our customers' first choice for innovative systems, tools, and support that advance both basic and applied life science discovery.


The Buyer/Planner works within the Purchasing Department at the Sunnyvale manufacturing facility, reporting to the Materials Manager. This is a highly motivated, results oriented team. This is a great opportunity to learn and practice the renowned Danaher Business System.

The buyer/planner will be responsible for planning and ordering materials required to operate a smooth running product line. They will maintain a build plan in order to achieve a linear build schedule (based on the master schedule). Responsibilities will also include opening work orders and identifying and resolving work order variances. They will be required to establish blanket PO’s and negotiate with vendors for the best prices. They will also be responsible for their daily standard work, which includes releasing orders based on kanban cards (indicating empty bins), reviewing MRB issues and getting the necessary information back to the vendor, reviewing and responding to service spares orders, reviewing various reports from the MRP system and acting on the information and attending the daily management boards for their cell.

The buyer/planner will be measured on inventory levels for their assigned product line, number of part shortages that affect the build schedule and on-time delivery of the products produced in their cells. Also, they will be measured by the amount of favorable (or unfavorable) PPV they can generate for their parts.

This is a 3-6 months TEMPORARY position.


  • Minimum BA in Business or related field, with emphasis on supply chain
  • Must understand kanban manufacturing
  • Knowledge of cellular manufacturing is preferred
  • Experience working with configurable products is useful
  • Knowledge of MRP type systems (Oracle/SAP) is useful
  • Advanced Excel skills
Danaher Overview

Molecular Devices is part of the Life Sciences & Diagnostics segment of Danaher Corporation. Danaher is a science and technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Our premier brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets we serve. The Danaher Business System provides a foundation to our 59,000 associates around the world, serving customers in more than 125 countries. In 2012, we generated $18.26 billion of revenue. For more information please visit our website:




Molecular Devices

Job Function


Manufacturing / Operations

Primary Location


North America-United States-CA-Sunnyvale






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