Senior Analyst Materials and Planning in Brea, California at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 7/6/2019

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Job ID: BEC014753

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.
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume online at the URL below or at
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 Senior Finished Goods Planner manages and controls the inventory for one or more major products. The incumbent maintains an accurate statistical forecast of inventory requirements. Analyzes, adjusts and manages exceptions such as phase in/out products, lot set-asides and low stock situations. Develops inventory reduction strategies and service level improvement initiatives, minimizes scrap value; reacts promptly and accurately to regulatory and engineering change notices; and ensures inventory is managed in accordance with accounting and fiscal rules.
  • Interface with corporate and subsidiary management (senior commercial operations,
  • strategic and tactical marketing, program development, field service, finance and
  • technical support) to develop and modify:worldwide forecasts, product promotions, and reporting
  • Assumes department responsibility in the absence of a manager
  • Recognizes and exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in
  • selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criterion for obtaining results.
  • Formulates changes in development, maintenance and system standards.
  • Formulates/monitors project plans.
  • Authorizes finished goods stocking levels worldwide
  • May assign work to others.
  • Drive the manufacturing planning and purchasing organizations independent demand
  • requirements
  • Identify, recommend and disposition of excess and obsolete inventory worldwide
  • Adheres to department policies/procedures
  • Works within system parameters.
  • Participate in program management teams to help facilitate launching new products
  • while monitoring the phase out cycle of obsolete product.
  • Responsible for ensuring the manufacturing and purchasing schedules supports the
  • plan.
  • Determine and manage fair share allocations worldwide during periods of constrained
  • conditions.
  • Maximize inventory turns by product lines.
  • Determines implementation dates for change orders and new product releases

Job Requirements


  • Bachelors degree in Supply Chain Management, Business administration or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years experience
  • Oracle experience preferred 
  • Kanban experience in a lean mfg environment
  • Capacity requirements planning experience
  • Strong Analytical skills, initiative, judgment, and problem solving ability
  • Excellent verbal communications/interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, complete multiple tasks, and attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Must have hands on approach 
  • Strong commitment to continuous quality improvement
  • Ability to adapt to rapid changes of a rapidly growing company
  • CPM, CPIM, or APICS Certification highly preferred
  • Prefer FDA (medical device) and ISO Experience

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.