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New Product Development Procurement Manager in Wood Dale, Illinois at Videojet

Date Posted: 4/15/2019

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Job ID: VID005202

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! 


We are currently seeking a New Product Development Procurement Leader to join our team.

Position Purpose:
This position is to use professional and skilled procurement and supply chain practices to strategically source various categories in support of New Products launches at Videojet. The intent is to identify right suppliers and to ensure long term supply for Videojet at world class levels of quality, delivery and total costs in support of such New Product Development (NPD) initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities: 
• Develop, hone, and execute on NPD Procurement strategies across global Videojet sites.
• Ensure successful implementation of Global NPD initiatives and ensuring Technical, Quality, Delivery, and Cost targets are met.
• Lead supplier on boarding and production readiness process and successful transition to Buyer/Planners for tactical procurement.
• Lead and Manage including delegation of tasks, mentorship, and supervising the Global NPD Procurement team.
• Enhance and Develop standard work and other process muscle build initiatives to ensure sustainable performance.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment to meet NPD Procurement performance targets.
• Constantly benchmark NPD procurement processes versus other Danaher Operating Companies and External companies to ensure the world class performance levels.
• Interface with recent acquisitions to develop, lead, and implement Global NPD Procurement best practices. Lead and assist with acquisition integration processes for NPD Procurement and contribute to DHR Corporate requirements. 
• Management of NPD Procurement visual board and daily management process 
• Collaborate with Category management team to ensure sustainable year over year cost reduction targets are achieved and target preferred / qualified suppliers are awarded the business

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Problem solving—must possess the technical skills necessary to effectively assess, analyze, and solve complex issues in a constantly-changing environment.
• Results orientation—must deliver measurable and auditable results on policy deployment targets and key performance indicators
• Communication—must be able to communicate effectively with all levels in various organizations from transactional to senior management
• Teamwork—must be able to work with various teams of procurement & logistics 
• Process orientation---must be able to establish and document standard operating processes for sourcing, supplier management, and acquisition integration
• Ability to influence others---through leadership must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to action on key sourcing initiatives 
• Negotiations—must be able to negotiate effectively and ethically
• Integrity --- must follow the Danaher standards of business and personal ethics policies and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations in countries where we, and our partners, operate

Job Requirements


• Education Required:  Bachelor's degree preferably in Engineering preferred along with an MBA 
• Work Experience:   7+ years of professional procurement experience 
• Demonstrated skills/experience in Project Management and New Product Development Procurement
• Strong skills in negotiations, communications, leadership, and ability to influence
• Ability to manage and communicate with the Global Supply Base in various time zones
• Demonstrated ability to operate and work in a cross functional environment 
• Experience leading sourcing workshops and/or kaizens
• Experience in structuring contracts and managing business relationships with suppliers
• Ability to establish relevant sourcing strategies and clearly articulate expectations with supply base and internally
• Lean Manufacturing certifications or Certified Green Belt is preferred
• Level of Travel Required: 20% (includes international)

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.