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Senior Procurement Engineer in Brea, California at Ormco

Date Posted: 3/9/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: ORM001561

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.


The Senior Procurement Engineer is to use professional and skilled procurement practices to strategically source assigned commodities globally assuring long term supply for Ormco at world class levels of quality, delivery and total cost.  Contribute to new product development/ implementation, provide direction on improvement projects, and contribute to DHR Corporate Procurement requirements.

  • Participation/ownership of new product development procurement activities.
  • Completion of components planning and procurement (dock to stock), Suppliers on Board, Delivery and Cost targets met, and successful product planning hand-off to Buyer/Planner.
  • Champion of Early Supplier Involvement            
  • Ad-hoc data analysis and reporting when needed by procurement management or commodity buyers.       
  • Interface with DHR OpCo’s to develop and implement Global Procurement best practices.
  • Procurement responsibilities met or exceeded, as tracked and measured by the new product project lead.        
  • Management of commodity projects database and visual project board
  • Development and management of prototype supply base

Internal Relationships:
  • Reports to the Director of Global Procurement
  • Interacts with the Cross Functional Team members including Operations, R&D, Engineering, Materials, Finance, Marketing, Technical Support, and Global Product Development Partners.
  • Interacts with various strategic sourcing associates (Commodity Team, Danaher Procurement, Manufacturing and Materials Management executives)
  • Interacts with Segment Ops/Procurement professionals

External Relationships:
  • Interacts with suppliers across all commodities

  • NPD project support per project timeline
  • Improvement in supplier quality and delivery
  • Annual cost improvements
  • Cost Targets Achieved
  • Improvement in payment terms
  • Supplier Consolidation
  • Preferred Supplier and preferred parts percentage at launch.

Job Requirements



  • MBA in Engineering or Bachelor's degree plus experience in field

  • 10+ years of professional procurement engineering experience, preferably in the medical sector
  • Functional Training - Demonstrated skills/experience in Project Management, Cost Improvement Project Management, Communication or Management with Supply base, Cross-functional project management, strong skills in negotiations, communications, leadership and ability to influence
  • Microsoft Office experience (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access) 
  • Lean Manufacturing certifications or Certified Green Belt is preferred


  • The ability to work collaboratively with the supply base and internal cross-functional support team to achieve overall cost improvement goals.
  • The primary responsibility of this position will be to optimize the cost structures of our procured materials & components with key suppliers in support of our financial business needs.

Sense of Urgency:
  • Must have a bias for taking action.  
  • A high level of motivation, discipline mindset & self-starting capability required to achieve aggressive expectations.
  • A high level of integrity and ethics are imperative.

Commitment to a Future Vision:
  • The commitment to being part of an integrated organization is mandatory.  The needs, priorities & goals of the organization must be the "vision" requirements in support of this critical endeavor.

Continuous Improvement: 
  • The ability to develop a "best practices" benchmarked process & system management for this endeavor is a key imperative.  

  • English fluency required, in addition Spanish is a plus. 
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  
  • Ability to effectively present information, influence, persuade, and respond to questions from groups of executives, managers, peers, and suppliers.

  • Frequent travel up to 40% is required and may be exceed these levels at times.  
  • Travel regions may include but are not limited to Europe, the US, and countries in Asia or South America. 

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 at:


Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher's Dental Platform is a $3B global business focused on all aspects of dental care.  With the intention to spin-off the Dental Platform to become its own public company in the second half of 2019, “Dental Co” will become one of the largest and most innovative dental companies in the world.  We are changing the face of dentistry with our differentiated portfolio of products designed to serve every dental professional’s need. It is our mission to make our dentist's work simpler and better connected so more patients are cared for in a shorter time. Our dental brands include traditional consumables and equipment (KaVo Kerr) and specialty products (Ormco and Nobel Biocare).