Buyer in Redruth, United Kingdom at Pall

Date Posted: 8/29/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: IND001056

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 position is a professional individual contributor role within a high-performance team, responsible for all aspects of Materials Management, Procurement, and Strategic Sourcing for the supply of products and services. Encompassing Direct / BOM and Indirect / Non-BOM spend.

Main Duties:
• Lead sourcing projects with minimal supervision.
• Understand the spend profile and cost drivers for the respective commodity under management. 
• To understand global supply conditions and market challenges, to define risks and liabilities. 
• To develop a cohesive and logical supply chain strategy for the commodity, covering aspects such as number of suppliers, potential location of suppliers, global or local, key selection criteria and appropriate relationships.
• To obtain business buy-in during the supplier selection process.
• To drive significant total landed cost / MCOS (Materials Cost of Sales) savings within the commodity.
• To ensure suppliers clearly understand expected performance levels and the required competencies. In addition to a mutually agreed upon gap analysis and supplier development plan in place.
• Embrace and promotes the company vision and mission.

Key Measures of Performance:
• Supplier Q.D.C (Quality, Delivery, and Cost) performance.
• Supplier 3P,Q&L (Quality, Price, Package Size, Payment Terms, and Lead-Time) performance.
• Material cost of goods sold savings (MCOS)
• Indirect spend savings

General Duties:
The position is a professional individual contributor role within a high-performance team, responsible for all aspects of Materials Management, Procurement, and Strategic Sourcing for the supply of products and services. Encompassing Direct / BOM and Indirect / Non-BOM spend.

• The successful candidate will be wholly responsible for the sourcing and supply of products from a portfolio of Suppliers, requiring “Total Supplier Ownership”. 
• Responsible for all aspects of tactical and strategic sourcing, to ensure a continuous supply of products and services from a portfolio of suppliers, requiring “Total Supplier Ownership”. This to ensure Quality, Delivery and Cost (QDC) objectives are met. 
• Responsibility for the management of all issues arising in relation to the vendor commodity portfolio, to include but not limited to: Quality, Productivity, On Time Delivery, Inventory and MCOS maximization.
• The role will require an understanding of the transition process, to enable a continual rationalization of the supply base. (This will include insourcing, outsourcing and vendor to vendor transitioning).
• The role requires an ability to work within an established team, and participate in other sourcing exercises that may arise. 
• Responsible for monitoring and evaluating supplier performance, and aligning corrective actions as required. To own the development and implementation of a strategy for a commodity, or group of commodities.
• Supports the Materials Manager with the development and negotiation of commercial agreements with vendors. This will encompass 3P, Q&L criteria, key program specifics, functional and corporate objectives, with a strong focus on risk and liability mitigation strategies to produce a win-win outcome.

Job Requirements


To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily in line with annual goals and objectives agreed upon. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required:

• Bachelor degree in applicable field preferred (Procurement, Business or Engineering), or equivalent experience.
• Commodity management experience and / or purchasing experience preferred procuring a wide range of commodities, preferably in a manufacturing environment.  
• Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) certification or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), CIP’s Chartered Institute of Purchasing certification preferred.
• Has a solid understanding of purchasing “best practice” including but not limited to – Supplier PULL systems, VMI, supplier assessment and vendor rating, including supplier performance reviews.
• Knowledge ideally within the Aerospace or similar electro-mechanically orientated industry.
• Assist in continued development of grow/maintain/phase out supplier strategies, driving continuous improvement. 
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
• Excellent negotiation skills required, based upon a solid professional ethical foundation.
• Supporting new business proposals / opportunities with supplier technological inputs / information.
• Has a solid understanding of Material Planning Requirements (MPR) systems.
• Possesses excellent computer skills including - Microsoft: PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Word. 
• Strong analytical skills to support / drive business decisions and performance. 
• A self-motivated, dynamic, systems thinking professional with the ability to organize and plan to deliver the required business goals and objectives.
• Knowledge and experience in the development of foreign sources preferred.
• Must be able to professionally interact with internal and external contacts at all levels.
• Ability to facilitate and effectively hold meetings and training sessions as required.
• Travel as required – Not exceeding 30%.

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

Pall Corporation is proud to be part of the Danaher global family of more than 20 operating companies, driving meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic, growing industries.  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.
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