Danaher Corporation Senior Buyer in Timonium, Maryland
Find what drives you on a team with a 70+ year history of being recognized for discovery, determination, and innovation. As a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, Pall Corporation thrives on helping our customers protect people. Our portfolio is broad, so if your interests lie along the spectrum of Life Sciences to Industrial, you’ll find a rewarding role here. Our career opportunities are as diverse as our products and they are all focused on creating better lives and a better planet. At Pall, we believe that innovation is our legacy, our privilege, and our destiny. If that resonates with you, join us!
The Senior Buyer ensures the efficient purchase and flow of materials to internal and external customers to support on time delivery, reducing past dues, while maintaining inventory goals. Responsible for purchasing and releasing manufactured components and finished goods. Monitors status of requirements and orders for exceptions and expedite/cancel as appropriate. Partners with Operations Management and DMS Leader to develop and communicate strategies to reduce inventory levels, reduce lead times, and increase quality with the intent of continuous improvement to achieve sustainable plant goals.
Drive plant OTD (On time delivery) to >95% to customer request date thru improved material availability within assigned value streams. Use DBS (Danaher Business system) process tools to ensure sustainable delivery results. Some key tools include (but not limited to) Visual Management, Standard work, Dynamic KANBAN, Heijunka Scheduling, etc.
Purchases required material from specific, approved suppliers by processing requisitions or material requirements data and generating appropriate and approved purchase orders to procure material in a timely basis. Effectively communicates with Planners and coworkers. Communicates requirements to suppliers, expedites purchase orders, clears receiving rejects, and invoicing discrepancies as needed. Closes out and files purchase orders as appropriate.
Provide updated ship dates and communication to the appropriate personnel.
Act upon the disposition of Non-Conformance Reports.
Provide production lead times based on material lead times, production capacity and capability. Collaborate with necessary functions that will assist in resolving appropriate response to the customer or sales entity.
Identify thru PSP Kaizen opportunities to improve the Pall Timonium Material system to drive the core metrics of OTD, Inventory and Cost. Develop Action plans to execute improvements.
Controls cost, quality, schedule, inventory and health, safety & environmental activities for the location
Maintains appropriate data files on active suppliers, standard costs, and lead-times.
Standard cost ownership for all purchased parts spot, schedule and non-bom
Point of escalation for any supplier issues. Owns commercial relationship
Converts suppliers to the scheduled agreement process
Service level agreements with subcontract suppliers
Provide supplier OTD metrics, scorecard reviews, and drive Supplier OTD to 95%+
Lead Supplier agreements. Negotiate discounts, Supplier LT, MOQ, and PKG size. Lead PPV / PPC
Create & Handle Supplier blanket PO’s and quantity contracts.
Must be able to work independently with little supervision
Effectively facilitates through conflict to ensure listening and adherence and support differences of opinions
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor of Science Degree with a minimum of 2- 5 years’ experience, or an AAS degree with a minimum of five years’ experience in manufacturing product planning.
5-8 years of manufacturing buying experience including direct support of manufacturing product planning value
2-5 years’ experience using continuous improvement tools and methodologies
A comprehensive understanding of production purchasing and scheduling
Experience in Project Management
Strong MS Excel skills
Must have solid understanding of purchasing and familiarity with SAP.
SAP Business System Experience Preferred
Pall Corporation is proud to be part of the Danaher global family of more than 20 operating companies, driving meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic, growing industries. Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world-class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
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Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.