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Planner/Buyer in Timonium, Maryland at Pall

Date Posted: 3/13/2019

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Job ID: PAL003146

About Us

Pall Corporation is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.

Pall Life Sciences provides cutting-edge products and services to meet the demanding needs of customers discovering, developing and producing biotech drugs, vaccines, cell therapies and classic pharmaceuticals. Pall offers advanced medical technologies, which are often a patient’s last line of defense from dangerous pathogens. Pall’s food and beverage products provide critical protection from contaminants during various manufacturing steps.

Pall Industrial serves a diverse range of customers in the microelectronics, aerospace, fuels, petrochemical, chemical, automotive, and power generation industries. Pall is a key supplier to the innovative and demanding semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, and provides filtration products used in critical applications on commercial and military aerospace vehicles. Pall products are key to the reliability of industrial equipment. Pall’s engineered solutions help municipal and industrial customers address mounting water quality, scarcity and demand issues, and help energy companies maximize production and develop commercially successful next generation fuels.

Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Pall has offices and plants throughout the world.

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The Danaher Materials System (DMS) Buyer/Planner is responsible for driving OTD, Inventory, and responsiveness to the Customer through disciplined application of DMS and DBS tools and processes.  Position is responsible for continuous improvement in and management of customer orders, finished good stock, production planning, raw material inventory, Kanban/MRP systems, and tactical purchasing responsibilities for designated value stream(s) with a goal of driving incremental and step-function improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Productivity.
  • Work with business unit and functional leaders to develop and execute tactical plans including, but is not limited to:
  • Employ DBS processes to continuously improve all aspects of role and responsibilities
  • Utilize standard work to ensure daily responsibilities are completed according to priority
  • Actively participate and lead assigned SQDIP and other Daily Management activities
  • Track, analyze, manage, document, and report on open customer orders, past-due lines, past-due dollars, AOS stock status, Customer Expedite status and performance at Daily Management and as needed
  • Act as PSI and daily Materials Lead for specified value streams providing current status, order-book information, and adjusting DMS elements such as Kanban and others
  • Lead and facilitate updates to daily management elements including Kerr charts, stock-out sheets, critical orders, and production plans
  • Implement, audit, problem solve, correct, resize, and continuously improve Value Stream and Site-wide Kanban systems
  • Perform ongoing IMAG analysis for all designated parts at established frequency and drive reductions in Supplier Leadtime, On-hand Inventory, MOQs, and other factors
  • Initiate “SPIKE” Kanban orders and MRP requisitions for purchased goods as needed to support OTD targets
  • Schedule production for assigned value streams as defined in standard work
  • Print and Deliver Production Order ‘travelers’ to the shopfloor according to design
Provide expertise to teams including:
  • (PSI) Production, Sales, and Inventory team 
  • Apply continuous improvement methods such as Dynamic Kanban, PSP problem solving, set up wheel, Heijunka, TPI, etc. 
  • DMS principles of teamwork, methodology, innovation and customer focus
  • Subject matter expertise in DMS elements such as Dynamic Kanban, IMAG, Heijunka, PSI
  • Lead transformational change and work on identifying greatest DMS opportunities across the plant
  • Identify and share best practices 
  • Educate, communicate and excite the organization on DMS:
  • Generate interest for DMS across Timonium site
  • Develop and promote common DMS Language across Timonium by integrating continuous improvements utilized across Pall and Danaher

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Science or Engineering related disciplines is preferred
  • 3+ years of business/operations, materials management or manufacturing experience is preferred
  • Technical Skills and understanding of continuous improvement tools and methodologies is preferred
  • Experience with deploying DMS or equivalent based methods in operations is preferred
Position Competencies 
  • Leadership: Willingness to work on the shop floor and lead by example; ability to influence decision making with or without authority, facilitate groups with diverse perspectives, bring teams to agreement. High tolerance for ambiguity
  • Communication:  Interpersonal skills that build productive relationships and influence others, both within the business and across organizations.  Ability to interact with all levels of the business (senior leaders to working teams), exceptionally good listening skills, able to present complex or new ideas with clarity and simplicity
  • Teamwork:  collaborate effectively with others in the spirit of common objectives
  • Planning and Execution: Excellent project management and prioritization skills. Solid business acumen. Able to deliver results despite shifting environment
  • Analytical Problem Solving: Able to identify problems; apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data. Innovative and effective solution development, risk mitigation and execution. Hands-on experience with most of the following Lean / Problem solving tools: DMAIC, Lean, voice of the customer, benchmarking, quality function deployment, control charts, standardized work, etc. 
Other Requirements 
  • Charts the Course
  • Drives Innovation and Growth
  • Leads Through DMS
  • Builds People, Teams, and Organizations
  • Acts with Integrity

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.