Procurement Specialist in Cincinnati, Ohio at Mammotome

Date Posted: 10/1/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: MAM000557

About Us

In December 2014, Devicor® Medical Products, Inc. was acquired by Leica Biosystems, part of the Danaher family of companies. Leica Biosystems is the global leader in anatomic pathology solutions and automation, striving to advance cancer diagnostics to improve patients’ lives. The combination of the two companies uniquely positions us to develop integrated patient-to-pathology solutions for the diagnosis of cancer.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Mammotome brand is sold in over 50 different countries throughout the world. Mammotome remains committed to its heritage of advancing technology for early detection of breast cancer, providing support and education for clinicians worldwide, and offering breast care information for patients.

Devicor Medical Products, 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.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check.


  • Collects, sorts, and analyzes data to develop indirect purchasing strategies and savings opportunities to achieve annual savings targets, including item standardizations, supplier consolidations, and items not currently under an agreement.
  • Executes/Leads cost savings projects.
  • Studies market trends, internal forecasts, and interviews suppliers to recommend projects to generate funnel focused on indirect spend cost reduction.
  • Generates Spending Reports and analysis utilizing ERP and other systems, including monthly, weekly, and daily reports on results based on KPI’s. 
  • Builds and maintains relationships with strategic suppliers.
  • Assists in the supplier selection process per sourcing strategies, including identifying and researching prospective suppliers.
  • Responsible for Indirect Spend Daily Management.
  • Responsible for executing, analyzing and assisting with Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Quote (RFQ) creation and evaluation related to indirect spend, including making final recommendations based on best overall value.
  • Supports the contract negotiation and approval process.
  • Participates in and supports corporate indirect spend and procurement initiatives.
  • Primary area of focus is indirect spend including Research and Development, contract services, facilities, capital expenditures, Information Technology, Human Resources, and travel. 
  • Works cross functionally to maintain documented Standard Work for the indirect procure-to-pay process and monitors and sustains compliance to all purchasing policies.
  • Responsible for key process indicators and managing improvements.
  • Consults with employees from all departments to understand purchase requirements.
  • Defines purchasing specifications, Statements of Work (SOWs), freight terms, or payment terms. 
  • Works cross functionally to develop and execute indirect purchasing strategies.
  • Reviews and approves purchase requisitions received from multiple departments ensuring purchasing policy compliance before approval.
  • Prepares and submits purchase requisitions for approval process.
  • Tracks and reports open purchase requisitions on a routine basis.
  • Works with all departments to provide training and implementation of purchase requisitions to ensure all employees adhere to all purchasing policies.
  • Prepares/processes Purchase Orders.
  • Ensures required documentation for all Purchase Orders related to indirect spend are properly stored.
  • As needed, communicates Purchase Orders to suppliers.
  • Communicates with suppliers to confirm receipt of purchase orders, accuracy of pricing, and due dates.
  • Responsible for executing Purchase Orders changes as required and maintaining appropriate revision levels on Purchase Orders.
  • Tracks and reports status of open and past due Purchase Orders on a routine basis with all departments.
  • Contacts suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.
  • Performs goods and services system receipts for assigned departments at Corporate Headquarters, including verification of billed amount versus received amount.
  • Communicates and resolves receipt discrepancies directly with suppliers.
  • Interacts with Finance on a regular basis.
  • Responsible for new supplier set up process and execution.
  • Responsible for researching and reconciling invoice discrepancies with Accounts Payable Department and suppliers. 
  • Maintains records and assists in the preparation of reports.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience in highly transactional, supplier-facing environment. 
  • Experience with SAP required. 
  • Background in indirect and non-production areas strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge of common shipping methods and general requirements required. 
  • Moderate knowledge of standard procurement processes (i.e., purchase requisitions, purchase orders, SOWs, etc.) required.
  • AA/AS in Business, Supply Chain, Logistics or Technology related discipline, or equivalent years of directly applicable experience required.
  • ISM or APICS Certifications such as Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) preferred, but not required.
  • Thorough knowledge of administrative practices and procedures.
  • Procurement – Moderate knowledge of standard procurement processes (i.e., purchase requisitions, purchase orders, SOWs, etc.). Experience with material procurements and inventory techniques. Able to proactively manage difficult situations with suppliers.
  • Communication – Communicates effectively at all levels of the organization. Expresses ideas clearly and simply both verbally and in writing. Promotes timely, ongoing flow of information to others. Communicates and listens effectively in order to develop and maintain key business relationships.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Ability to work with co-workers and customers, both internal and external, of all levels. Ability to professionally interact and build constructive and effective relationships with all levels and functions within the Company. Ability to effectively interface with others on behalf of the organization. Influences key business partners and customers to achieve mutually beneficial results.
  • Initiative – Ability to work well independently and exercise appropriate judgment under general direction. Ability to prioritize workload, goals and tasks consistent with the department and corporate objectives. Ability to take direction from multiple sources and manage conflicting priorities in an effective and efficient manner. Ability to multi-task, completing concurrent projects within given time frames and managing interruptions and change requests. Takes initiative to establish new processes and methods to support a variety of coordination activities.
  • Problem Solving – Uses rigorous logic to solve problems. Probes all sources for answers. Looks beyond the obvious. Enjoys solving tactical and process problems. Applies appropriate theory and principles, expert judgment, and cross-functional expertise to address a broad range of complex problems.
  • Decision Making – Makes timely, sound decisions based on analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment. Utilizes a high degree of creativity and latitude. Relies on extensive experience and good judgment to ensure that expectations are met and that business objectives are achieved.
  • Adaptability – Embraces and adapts to change and demonstrates a willingness to learn. Reactionary and adaptable to abrupt changes, arising issues, extreme time pressures, and other exigent circumstances. Ability to identify urgent issues and respond accordingly. Accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Trust and Integrity – Interacts with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization. Accepts responsibility for one’s own decisions and actions. Demonstrates honesty. Keeps commitments. Behaves in a consistent manner and is open, honest and trustworthy.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork – Works collaboratively and cooperatively with many teams cross-functionally. Ability to work well with other people to solve problems and to find the best solution. Energetic and willingness to work closely with all team members to achieve success.
  • Customer Orientation – Demonstrates a keen understanding of various customers’ (internal or external) needs and utilizes a variety of Devicor resources to provide solutions and a compelling value proposition.
  • Business Acumen – Shows understanding of issues relevant to organization. Keeps up to date with current practices and trends. Has and uses cross-functional knowledge. 
  • Computer Skills – High proficiency in computer system-based tools including Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, etc.), e-mail, web browsers and spreadsheet software. Proficient in ERP systems. Experience with SAP required. Experience with QAD preferred. 

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

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