Materials Manager in San Jose, California at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 9/3/2019

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Job ID: BEC015348

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter 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.
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Beckman Coulter 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.


The Materials Manager is responsible for managing and providing leadership for a all aspects of the material flow, from Procurement through Receiving, Inventory and Production Control through Shipping and Logistics.  This individual will establish and implement best practice systems and processes that support the Materials Department.

  • Oversees the team and the activities related to purchase of materials (inventory & non-inventory), inventory control, shipping/receiving and stores functions.
  • May develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and material control practices.
  • Sets and monitors acceptable inventory levels to support company’s business activities. Reports same as required by Finance.
  • Oversees planning functions and Kanban material execution.
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate metrics. 
Supply Chain:
  • Plans and implements activities within the Supply Chain to increase efficiency, reduce supply chain risk (sole & single source suppliers, critical materials).
  • Coordinates with Finance on matters involving inventory and related costs.
  • Participate in vendor selection and audits as required.
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate metrics related to supply chain activities. Production Control:
  • Establish metrics and monitor production control performance to schedule.
  • Review and approve schedule changes as required.
  • Oversee function to ensure proper implementation of ECOs.
  • Ensure compliance to import/export regulations.
  • Evaluate and recommend solutions to reduce logistics cost while maintaining company customer service levels and experience. 
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure efficient execution of appropriate functions within the group. 
  • Ensures proper supporting documentation and files related to group responsibilities are in place and maintained. 
  • Lead and/or participant as a member on various cross-functional teams.

Job Requirements


  • Leads by example and motivates personnel by creating a challenging, empowering, and collaborative work environment.
  • Understands industry best practices and concepts and able to leverage for continuous improvement
  • Deep expertise and exposure to various organizational disciplines
  • Solid analytical and problem solving ability
  • Foster innovation and implement continuous improvement throughout the organization

  • BS degree in business, management, or related discipline
  • Minimum of 7 years’ progressive experience in materials, supply chain, or related discipline 
  • In depth understanding of ERP and PLM systems, concepts and their use in a manufacturing environment.  
  • APICS or ISM certification a plus

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 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.