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Assistant Manager, Purchasing in Singapore, Singapore at Leica Microsystems

Date Posted: 2/14/2019

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Job ID: LEI004759

About Us

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company’s history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise.  Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems’ tradition of innovation, which draws on users’ ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in three divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division, and Medical Division. Leica Microsystems has seven major plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.

Leica Microsystems, Inc 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. 

Leica Microsystems, Inc. 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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Your primiary role will be to support the Purchasing Manager to meet the Department and Company goals. You will lead a team of Buyers to plan, coordinate and manage day-to-day material supply activities, while concurrently meeting supplier on-time delivery and factory inventory targets. You will drive and work with team on day-to-day activities; and taking the lead to communicate with vendors to resolve issues.


Demand Management

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure assurance of supply & work with vendors to meet build plans
  • Working with team to meet monthly inventory targets.

Supplier Management

  • Manage supply from vendors to meet safety-stock levels.
  • Analyze and implement supply chain initiatives to meet key performance indexes e.g. inventory reduction/ turns improvement, supplier “kanban” agreements with suppliers.
  • Establish periodic supplier audits and visits to ensure liability matters are at the minimum.

Daily Management

  • Manages PO activities including placement, pulling-in & pushing out of Purchase Orders.
  • Manage day-to-day escalations on Stock-Out, Sales Spikes, Invoicing and Parts Received quantity discrepancies.
  • Lead the team on daily Gemba walk with ready and up-to-date material status.
  • Work with Purchasing Manager to establish department’s KPIs.
  • Maintain and ensure all electronic purchasing database is accurate and up-to-date.

Process Improvement

  • Review purchasing processes and implement strategies and procedures in accordance purchasing policy and company’s guidelines.
  • Lead and drive process improvement events or workshops.


  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the Purchasing Manager or the Department Manager as and when needed.

Job Requirements


  • Diploma or Degree with at least 5-7 years of related experience in manufacturing environment. Ideally with 1-2 years of supervisory activities.
  • Self-motivated, confident and good interpersonal skills.
  • Preferably with hands-on knowledge of SAP
  • Preferably with exposure in High-mix/ Low-Volume environment and familiar with lean manufacturing tools like VMI, Re-order Point (ROP), JIT and Kanban replenish systems.

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
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