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Inventory and Procurement Specialist, Advanced Workflow Engineered Solutions (AWES) in San Jose, California at Molecular Devices

Date Posted: 3/13/2019

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Job ID: MOL002372

About Us

Molecular Devices, LLC creates innovative, high-quality bioanalysis solutions that increase our customers’ productivity.  By joining Molecular Devices, you will work with best-in-class people who share a common purpose, to be our customers'  first choice for systems, consumables, software, and support that advance both basic and applied life science discovery.  Our core values are critical elements of our past and future success -- The best team wins.  Customers talk, we listen.  Continuous improvement is our way of life.  Leading edge innovation defines our future.  We compete for our shareholders.

Molecular Devices 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.

Molecular Devices 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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We are looking for an enthusiastic Logistics and Procurement Specialist to join the Advanced Workflow & Engineered Solutions team. From custom optical systems enhancements, new hardware and software applications and features, to automated workflow, the AWES team works on value added solutions to enhance our Life Science Instruments including Cellular Imagers, Detectors and Colony Pickers.

The Logistics and Procurement Specialist has the primary responsibility of ensuring on time delivery of AWES projects by managing inventory levels and ensuring material availability for project schedules. Other responsibilities include creating and maintaining procurement and logistics processes using DBS tools to support AWES. The successful candidate will help AWES scientists and engineers build great things and ensure excellence with on time and on budget delivery of projects. 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Drive on time delivery of AWES projects through management of inventory based on forecast, demand and lead times. 
  • Procure material per forecast and scheduled AWES projects
  • Manage and/or create AWES procurement and logistics processes using DBS tools.
  • Monitor and communicate status of open orders for on time delivery of materials and timely resolution of problems 
  • Actively participate in resolution and mitigation of inventory issues, including expediting or deferring orders
  • Maintain AWES products installed base and manage work orders in ServiceMax  
  • Perform supply chain functions as assigned

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • Advanced skills in Oracle and MS Excel required
  • Knowledge and experience in inventory management and MRP required
  • Minimum 3 years' procurement experience required
  • Attention to detail and  sense of urgency 
  • Adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Enthusiastic and self-driven learner
  • Results-driven individual with passion for customer satisfaction and working in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Excellent communication, follow up and organizational skills
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving abilities

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.
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.