Materials Procurement and Planning Manager in Carlsbad, California at SCIEX

Date Posted: 8/2/2019

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Job ID: SCI003429

About Us

SCIEX – An operating company within Danaher’s Life Sciences platform

SCIEX helps to improve the world we live in by enabling scientists and laboratory analysts to find answers to the complex analytical challenges they face. Our leadership in LC-MS and CE-MS have made us a trusted partner globally to those who are focused on basic research, drug discovery, food and environmental testing, forensic toxicology, clinical research and diagnostics. With over 40 years of innovation, we continue to redefine what is achievable in routine and complex analysis.

We are seeking smart, team-oriented people who have purpose and are committed to helping us deliver Answers for Science. Knowledge for Life. ™ Our global team, located on every continent, is our greatest strength, bringing diverse perspectives and breakthrough thinking. With the power of the Danaher Business System behind us, it’s our people who have made us the industry leader. Come join our winning team. Visit us at www.sciex.com.

Sciex offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. 

Sciex is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Description

The Danaher Materials System (DMS) Buyer/Planner Manager is responsible for driving PPV, OTD, Inventory, and responsiveness to the Customer through disciplined application of DMS and DBS tools and processes.  The position is responsible for continuous improvement in and management of customer orders, finished good stock, production planning, raw material inventory, Kanban/MRP systems, and strategic/tactical purchasing for designated value stream(s) with a goal of driving incremental and step-function improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Productivity.
  • Employ DBS (Danaher Business Systems) processes to continuously improve all aspects of role and responsibilities.
  • Utilize standard work to ensure daily responsibilities are completed according to priority.
  • Actively participate and lead assigned SQDIP and other Daily Management activities.
  • Track, analyze, manage, document, and report on open customer orders, past-due lines, past-due dollars, AOS stock status, Customer Expedite status and performance at Daily Management and as needed.
  • Act as PSI and daily Materials Lead for specified value streams providing current status, order-book information, and adjusting DMS (Danaher Materials System) elements such as Kanban, plan to design and others.
  • Lead and facilitate updates to daily management elements including Kerr charts, stock-out sheets, critical orders, and production plans.
  • Implement, audit, problem solve, correct, resize, and continuously improve Value Stream and Site-wide Kanban systems.
  • Perform ongoing IMAG analysis for all designated parts at established frequency and drive reductions in Supplier Leadtime, On-hand Inventory, MOQs, and other factors.
  • Initiate “SPIKE” Kanban orders and MRP requisitions for purchased goods as needed to support OTD targets.
  • Schedule production for assigned value streams as defined in standard work.
  • Print and Deliver Production Order ‘travelers’ to the shop floor according to design.
  • Participate in new product launch activities providing strategic sourcing.
  • Set and drive KPI targets for VAVE and PPM.
  • Work cross functionally and collaborate with a global organization.
  • Other responsibilities assigned by Manager.
  • Manage the Procurement And Planning teams to meet company and dept. goals and objectives.
  • Provide expertise to teams including:
  • (PSI) Production, Sales, and Inventory team.
  • Apply continuous improvement methods such as Dynamic Kanban, PSP problem solving, set up wheel, Heijunka, TPI, etc. 
  • DMS principles of teamwork, methodology, innovation and customer focus.
  • Subject matter expertise in DMS elements such as Dynamic Kanban, IMAG, Heijunka, PSI.
  • Lead transformational change and work on identifying greatest DMS opportunities across the plant.
  • PPV and global strategic sourcing.
  • Identify and share best practices.
  • Strategic sourcing for new product introductions.
  • Team and Project Leadership. 
  • Educate, communicate and excite the organization on DMS.
  • Generate interest for DMS across the Carlsbad site.
  • Develop and promote common DMS Language across Carlsbad by integrating continuous improvements utilized across Sciex and Danaher.

Job Requirements



Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Business Management or a degree in a related field such as Finance disciplines, with no less than 5+ years of business/operations, materials management and manufacturing material planning experience OR a Master’s degree with no less than 3+ years of industry experience.  
  • Strong planning/procurement skills (e.g., PPM, VAV, KanBan) with demonstrated experience using and applying continuous improvement tools and methodologies.
  • Recent experience deploying DMS and PPV or equivalent based methods in operations.
  • Position Competencies 
  • Management of the Procurement and Planning Team to achieve OTD, inventory and cost reduction targets.
  • Leadership: Willingness to work on the shop floor and lead by example building followership; ability to influence decision making with or without authority, facilitate groups with diverse perspectives, bring teams to agreement. High tolerance for ambiguity
  • Communication:  Interpersonal skills that build productive relationships and influence others, both within the business and across organizations.  Ability to interact with all levels of the business (senior leaders to working teams), exceptionally good listening skills, able to present complex or new ideas with clarity and simplicity
  • Teamwork:  collaborate effectively with others in the spirit of common objectives
  • Planning and Execution: Excellent project management and prioritization skills. Solid business acumen. Able to deliver results despite shifting environment
  • Analytical Problem Solving: Able to identify problems; apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data. Innovative and effective solution development, risk mitigation and execution. Hands-on experience with most of the following Lean / Problem solving tools: DMAIC, Lean, voice of the customer, benchmarking, quality function deployment, control charts, standardized work, etc. 
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate 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.


Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate 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.


Danaher Corporation Overview

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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