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Indirect Procurement Manager in Wood Dale, Illinois at Videojet

Date Posted: 1/13/2019

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Job ID: VID004315

About Us

We invite you to Imprint the WORLDTM on an exciting journey of continuous improvement! Every day, 4,000+ associates in over 38 countries work together to achieve amazing results as One Videojet. From freshness dating to track and trace coding, Videojet technologies help ensure products sold across the globe are authentic and safe for consumers to use in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and industrial marketplaces.

As a global leader in the marking and coding industry, our continued growth brings an opportunity for you to chart the course and drive your own career success. As a Videojet associate you will:
ENGAGE in bringing consumer brands to market globally.   
DRIVE results with the Danaher Business System (DBS). 
REALIZE your potential! 


This position will be responsible for leading Indirect, Fleet and Travel Commodities by facilitating and implementing Best in Class Practices and Strategies across the Americas region concentrating on the Lowest Total Cost of Ownership, establishing a preferred supply base and ensuring all Videojet regions are aligned with Videojet / DHR corporate spend policies. 
Primary Responsibilities: 
• Driving and delivering annual Year over Year net productivity goals
• Develop and deploy category sourcing strategies for various parts of the organizations (e.g. Consulting, Legal, HR, Travel & Entertainment, Fleet, MRO, Equipment, Facility & Professional Services, Contract Labor & Training Services, Operational Services, Informational Technology Tools & Equipment, etc.)
• Building pipeline of projects by conducting cross functional workshops throughout Videojet organizations 
• Formulating regional / in-country / global sourcing strategies on key spend categories 
• Executing on working capital turns improvement programs including inventory reduction and supplier payment terms improvements
• Develop, negotiate and execute contracts/agreements with suppliers that minimize TCO, improve quality, minimize supply risk and assure on-time delivery.
• Travel up to 10-25%
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Cost Improvement Project Management
• Management or Communication with Supply base
• Strong skills in negotiations, communications, leadership and ability to influence
• Knowledgeable in leading workshops and improvement processes

Job Requirements


• 4-year Bachelor’s degree in business related curriculum 
• 5+ years of professional procurement experience related to indirect, commodity leadership, purchasing and/or project management, Supply Chain, Operations or Finance
• Cross functional project management experience, successfully implementing measureable improvements in the supply chain.
• Broad Supply Chain and TCO experience.
• Leading sourcing workshops and/or Kaizen events
• Strong sourcing, supply management, and negotiation skills necessary including negotiating contracts and manage business relationships
• Skills such as Six Sigma (green belt), Root cause analysis etc., preferred.
• Effective leadership and facilitation demonstrated.
• Ability to influence and lead with and without authority in a highly matrix organization 
• Ability to collect, analyze, and integrate information by leveraging appropriate productivity tools

Videojet Technologies 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.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges, and improving quality of life around the world. 

Videojet is part of a global family of 20+ operating companies who drive meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic, growing industries. With operating companies based around the world – our groundbreaking  businesses operate across four strategic platforms:
• Product Identification
• Water Quality
• Dental
• Life Sciences & Diagnostics 

We are proud to say that we’re a Fortune 150 company of 59,000 dedicated associates who are Helping Realize Life’s Potential every day by bringing our diverse skills, backgrounds and perspectives together to make a  difference.
We are currently seeking an Indirect Sourcing Manager to join our Global Procurement team.  This role is based in Wood Dale, IL and will report into Global Director of Indirect Procurement & Logistics.