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Purchasing Manager/Supply Chain Manager in Sturtevant, Wisconsin at Ormco

Date Posted: 11/17/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: ORM001430

About Us

Since 1960, Ormco, one of the many successful companies owned by Danaher Corporation, has been developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad line of orthodontic appliances and related products for sale in the U.S. and abroad. Ormco provides orthodontists with brackets, wires, adhesives, and ancillary supplies used through the course of treatment.

Ormco believes the direct contact of its sales force with orthodontists facilitates the identification and verification of market trends and new product opportunities. Ormco works closely with orthodontists to improve existing products and develop new products primarily through its Champion programs in which selected orthodontists assist Ormco in designing, developing and ultimately educating users on new product and technique innovations.


Description

The Purchasing Manager/Supply Chain Manager is responsible for all the aspects of scheduling, forecasting, planning, and inventory level management related to the Supply Chain and to directly support customer OTD.  Supports the establishment and maintenance of key metrics and performance measurements and is involved with project management of key products, programs, and/or suppliers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Translate customer requirements into manufacturing priorities and purchase requirements based on available inventory and manufacturing programs.
  • Work closely with Manufacturing, Purchasing, Shipping & Receiving, and/or miscellaneous internal customers to align supply with demand.
  • Responsible for planning systems and Kanban concepts, such as time fences, demand input, consumption rules, Plan for Every Part (PFEP) and Inventory Management at Gemba (IMAG).
  • Manage Item Master control and maintenance of key attributes for assigned product families.
  • Controls due dates and expedites product receipts as necessary.
  • Actively communicates with suppliers regarding product availability and delivery performance.
  • Provides organization with accurate information regarding product availability, delivery dates and possible problem areas.
  • Identifies changes required to improve planning and distribution processes and sees them through to implementation.
  • Work cross functionally to lead efforts towards evaluating current state and altering the replenishment parameters to improve in stocks and / or reduce inventory investment.
  • Leads process and cost improvement developments which meet and exceed the strategy set.
  • Accountable for driving Inventory turn performance, maintain action plans and improve OTD sustainment by driving root cause and counter measure analysis (PSP).
  • Work with various teams to install and drive solid Daily Management (DM).
  • Embrace Danaher Business System (DBS) mindset of continuous improvement.
  • Complies with ISO procedures.
  • Actively supports other material team members in their daily tasks.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Job Requirements



Qualifications

EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor's degree required; preferably in Business, Materials Management or Operations related studies.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 2+ years of experience in a high volume Distribution or Manufacturing facility required;
  • 5-7 years related experience desired. 
SUPERVISORY REQUIIREMENTS:
  • Oversight of staff in the following areas: Shipping/Receiving, Purchasing & Inventory

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain management.
  • Willing to pursue and close out (Master Black Belt) MBB for Danaher Materials Process (DMP), Value Stream Mapping (VSM), and Transactional Process Improvement (TPI) within 1.5 years in position.
  • Strong disposition for process oriented thinking with a mind for continuous improvement.
  • Excellent leadership skills, well grounded in coaching and mentoring individual development.
  • Collaborative and teamwork oriented approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to analyze business process and present best fit solutions to management for continuous improvement.
  • Knowledge of high performance business systems (lean background preferred).
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in Project Management and Inventory Control.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the proper handling of chemicals and waste, both hazardous and nonhazardous, as defined by FDA, OSHA, EPA and DOT.
  • High degree of joint accountability and ability to create and foster continuous improvement culture in department.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.)
Ormco Corporation 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. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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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 industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 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 #144 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% over 20 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.