Buyer/Planner in Timonium, Maryland at Pall

Date Posted: 10/6/2019

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Job ID: PAL003475

About Us

Find what drives you on a team with a 70+ year history of being recognized for discovery, determination, and innovation.   As a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, Pall Corporation thrives on helping our customers protect people. Our portfolio is broad, so if your interests lie along the spectrum of Life Sciences to Industrial, you’ll find a rewarding role here.  Our career opportunities are as diverse as our products and they are all focused on creating better lives and a better planet.  At Pall, we believe that innovation is our legacy, our privilege, and our destiny. If that resonates with you, join us! 


The Danaher Materials System (DMS) Buyer/Planner will drive OTD, Inventory, and responsiveness to the Customer through disciplined application of DMS and Danaher Business Systems (DBS) tools and processes. Position is responsible for continuous improvement in and management of customer orders, finished good stock, production planning, raw material inventory, Kanban/MRP systems, and tactical purchasing responsibilities for designated value stream(s) with a goal of driving incremental and step-function improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Productivity (SQDIP).

As Buyer/Planner you will:

  • Employ DBS processes to continuously improve all aspects of role and responsibilities

  • Utilize standard work to ensure daily responsibilities are completed according to priority

  • Actively participate in and lead assigned SQDIP and other Daily Management activities

  • Track, analyze, manage, document, and report on open customer orders, past-due lines, past-due dollars, AOS stock status, Customer Expedite status, and performance at Daily Management as needed

  • Act as Production, Sales, and Inventory (PSI) and daily Materials Lead for specified value streams providing current status, order-book information, and adjusting DMS elements such as Kanban and others

  • Lead and facilitate updates to daily management elements including Kerr charts, stock-out sheets, critical orders, and production plans

  • Implement, audit, problem solve, correct, resize, and continuously improve Value Stream and site-wide Kanban systems

  • Perform ongoing Inventory Management At Gemba (IMAG) analysis for all designated parts at established frequency and drive reductions in Supplier Lead Time, On-hand Inventory, MOQs, and other factors

  • Initiate SPIKE Kanban orders and MRP requisitions for purchased goods as needed to support OTD targets

  • Schedule production for assigned value streams as defined in standard work

  • Print and Deliver Production Order travelers to the shop floor according to design


  • (PSI) Production, Sales, and Inventory team

  • Apply continuous improvement methods such as Dynamic Kanban, PSP problem solving, set up wheel, Heijunka, TPI, etc.

  • DMS principles of collaboration, methodology, innovation, and customer focus

  • Subject matter expertise in DMS elements such as Dynamic Kanban, IMAG, Heijunka, PSI

  • Lead transformational change and work on identifying greatest DMS opportunities across the plant

  • Identify and share best practices


  • Generate interest for DMS across Timonium site

  • Develop and promote common DMS Language across Timonium by integrating continuous improvements utilized across Pall and Danaher

Job Requirements



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Science or Engineering related disciplines

  • 3+ years of business/operations, materials management, or manufacturing experience

  • Technical Skills and understanding of continuous improvement tools and methodologies

  • Experience with deploying DMS or equivalent based methods in operations


  • Leadership: Willingness to work on the shop floor and lead by example; ability to influence decision-making with or without authority, facilitate groups with varied perspectives, bring teams to agreement; high tolerance for ambiguity

  • Communication: Social skills that build productive relationships and influence others, both within the business and across organizations; ability to interact with all levels of the business, exceptional listening skills, ability to present complex or new ideas with clarity and simplicity

  • Collaboration: Work effectively with colleagues in the spirit of common objectives

  • Planning and Execution: Excellent project management and prioritization skills; solid business acumen; ability to deliver results despite shifting environment

  • Analytical Problem Solving: Identify problems; apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data; innovative and effective solution development, risk mitigation and execution; hands-on experience with most of the following Lean/Problem solving tools: DMAIC, Lean, voice of the customer, benchmarking, quality function deployment, control charts, standardized work, etc.


At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page - Diversity & 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, 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.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.