Manager, Purchasing
X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS) - Albany, NY

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OPCO Description

XOS® www.xos.com is a leading global provider of mission-critical materials-analysis equipment for industries and regulators that must control material quality and performance, from consumer products (e.g. toys) to electronics to petroleum industries. XOS leverages its world leadership in x-ray optics to supply application-specific analyzers that measure environmental and product contaminants such as lead, cadmium, chlorine, and sulfur. As a supplier to analytical instrument companies, XOS offers x-ray optics and sub-systems to enhance analytical performance in x-ray instruments.

Advanced X-ray optics can often increase the sensitivity of the measurements by more than a factor of 100, while decreasing the measurement time, increasing spatial resolution, and decreasing the size and cost of the equipment.

XOS has established its national and international presence by partnering with well-established manufacturers; and also through established distribution partners who are the most experienced and respected in the relevant markets. Using this strategy, XOS has penetrated the most important international markets and the most respected companies in Europe and Asia, to become a dominant supplier of this technology in the world.

Instrument designers call on XOS expertise in X-ray optics, systems, and application engineering, from design simulation and rapid prototyping, to complete analytical engine design.

Description

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Purpose of Position

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This position reports to the Director of Operations and is located at XOS in Albany, NY.

In addition to other duties, this individual will be primarily responsible for providing leadership in supply chain management and support venues, as well as achieving purchasing cost reduction annual objective (PPV) and Value-Add Value Engineering (VAVE), improved supplier quality management program (SQM), on-time delivery performances and superior inventory leverage through the development of highly effective material systems and processes.

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Essential Functions:
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Responsible for improving the XOS supply chain process including component level forecasting, Kanban/pull-system rollout, success and maintenance (i.e., “spike” process and “re-size” process), automation of Kanban and ordering triggers (e.g., bar coding/other), and inventory control.

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Provide direct leadership and mentorship to the Buyer and Supplier Quality Program Manager positions, leveraging these resources to achieve business objectives.

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Manages daily activities of the purchasing function in procuring materials that meet quality, delivery, inventory, and cost objectives.

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Creates supply base strategies to meet short and long term business needs.

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Collaborates within Danaher Corporation to realize corporate leverage benefits at Operating Company level.

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Identifies preferred suppliers and engage them in new product development projects.

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Resolves chronic supplier issues through timely short-term actions and process improvements for permanent resolution, through Supplier Quality Management.

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Ensures effective procurement planning and execution systems exist and improves as required.

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Drives a culture of stretch goal attainment utilizing DBS.

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Evaluates Associates performance and conducts periodic reviews. Coaches, trains, and counsels Associates to improve performance.

Other Non essential Functions:
Other duties as assigned.

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Relationships

Individuals in this position will have ongoing interaction and communications with the following:

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New Product Development teams

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Manufacturing Operations

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Engineering

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Marketing and Sales

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Company Leadership

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Internal customers

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Internal and external suppliers

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Measures of Performance

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Material Cost Productivity (PPV/VAVE)

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Inventory Turns

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Delivery of quality goals & improvement

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Delivery of projects against plans (schedules, costs, quality targets)

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Adherence to processes and procedures

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Annual Performance Reviews – Performance Against Objectives

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Quality of communications (written and oral)

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Team leadership on Supply Chain matters

Qualifications

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Education and Experience Requirements:
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Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain, Business or related discipline

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5 Years minimum Purchasing, Materials Management or Supply Chain experience in industrial manufacturing environment

APICS or ISM certification desired, or equivalent Danaher-specific experience

Danaher Overview

www.danaher.com

Organization

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X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

Job Function

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Supply Chain / Logistics

Primary Location

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North America-United States-New York-Albany

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Schedule

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Full-time

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