Analyst II Materials / Planning in Indianapolis, Indiana at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/8/2018

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Job ID: BEC008441

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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Analyst II Material/ Planning

Location: Indianapolis, IN

The FG Planner will be the responsible for the overall
direction of material parts inside the factory. This includes, but is not
limited to, ensuring material parts are sized correctly using the Kanban
guidelines established by the plant, understanding true customer demand and
adjusting the part flow accordingly, and driving problem solving to enable
inventory reduction and availability throughout the plant. This person will be
closely connected to the sales and operation planning process and will be responsible
for analyzing output from that sales and operation planning process in order to
drive the material system appropriately. This position will be closely tied to
the manufacturing cell in order to understand build rate and how that compares
to customer take time.

  • This position will be responsible for communicating
    effectively with all buyers in the plant to ensure parts are ordered
    appropriately based on changes to the material system. 
  • This position will be
    responsible for interacting with the Operations team to ensure parts are being
    built at the correct rate to sustain high on time delivery to the customer. 
  • This position will be a champion for the material process in the plant. They
    will promote problem solving at the point of impact, promote coaching and
    mentoring where gaps are identified, and promote teamwork to achieve plant
  • This position will be responsible for two Key Performance
    Indicators (KPI’s) across the plant; On Time Delivery and Inventory. This
    position will be responsible for communicating issues across the organization
    and working effectively to problem solve solutions.
  • This position will be an analytics expert on the material
    team. They will own discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful
    patterns in the data. They will be able to use existing tools to gather data
    and drive problem solving. This position will use data to drive decisions and

Job Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree with 5+ Years of Experience OR
  • Master’s Degree with 3+ Years of Experience
  • Proven experience planning and controlling inventory
  • Proven experience with material planning
  • Previous experience with injection molding manufacturing
    environment preferred
  • Experience with supply chain and inventory management
  • Experience with the Sales and Operation Planning process
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively across teams and upwards
    through the organization
  • Detailed oriented and focused on delivering value to the
  • Strong Computer Skills Required

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 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% 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.


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