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Senior Technical Sourcing Engineer - New Product Introduction (NPI) in Indianapolis, Indiana at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 4/12/2019

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Job ID: BEC014620

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
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Beckman Coulter 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.


The Senior Technical Sourcing Engineer - NPI is the primary technical procurement interface for new product introductions across Beckman Coulter Life Sciences (BEC LS). This position is designated as the key point of contact and interface with external suppliers for front end design manufacturability. The role participates early in the process with the Product Development and Strategic Procurement teams to determine suitable candidate suppliers and to drive early supplier involvement and engagement throughout the initial phase gates.  This role serves as an active participant and contributor to several cross-functional teams composed of multiple internal functions including Product Development, Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Regulatory, Marketing, Regulatory and Supply Chain. The position stewards procurement responsibilities through product qualification steps and through the eventual hand-off to the production team as a fully qualified product. This role manages and monitors the costs throughout the development cycle and provides report outs to the project team and management. 

  • Enables BEC LS to get the best out of its suppliers during NPI projects, ensuring a clear understanding and communication of specifications and expectations between suppliers and project teams.
  • Maintains strong relationship with BEC LS Procurement Management during the NPI phase and provides support to ensure commodity strategies are being implemented appropriately.
  • Arranges technical meetings and supplier reviews with potential suppliers to harness knowledge of supplier technology, strengths and weaknesses as well as future technology directions and disruptors.
  • Knows the BEC LS product technology roadmap and establish relationships with key suppliers to leverage new technologies and processes.
  • Stewards the “Make versus Buy” analysis of the decision of internal manufacture versus external supplier purchases 
  • Coordinates standard cost estimates for new and carry-over components and continues to monitor the cost throughout the development lifecycle, reporting any gaps to budget back to the team for closure or for escalation if not mitigated.
  • Develop costs with suppliers in effort to deliver new product to the initially proposed cost targets, with early identification of risks to cost budgets.

Job Requirements


  • Ability to travel as required (up to 25%).
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • Supply Chain Professional and/or Project Management Certification(s) a Plus
  • 5+ years’ experience in life sciences, medical device or similar regulated industry desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement Mechanical Design/ GD&T into complex parts
  • Demonstrated technical, front end engagement with electromechanical, machining, sheet metal and/or plastics suppliers
  • Demonstrated ability to support multiple, complex projects via participation on several cross-functional teams.
Other Skills
  • SolidWorks
  • Lean Design
  • Cost Modeling/Estimating
  • Project Scheduling & Management Tools (e.g. MS Project, JIRA, Agile)

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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 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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