Senior Analyst Procurement in Florence, Kentucky at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 8/13/2018

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Job ID: BEC010228

About Us

At Beckman Coulter, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to advance scientific research and patient care. We do challenging work on a global scale, and are invested in growing our associates’ careers. We embrace continuous improvement, and are passionate about moving science and healthcare forward.

We have a vital role at Beckman Coulter: our focus on innovation, reliability and efficiency has led us to become the partner of choice for clinical, research and industrial customers all over the world.

Beckman Coulter is a Danaher company, operating in two industries: Diagnostics and Life Sciences. 


The Senior Analyst Procurement will be responsible for the planning and buying of one or more commodities that support our reagent manufacturing site. This will be done in accordance with our global supplier strategy, selection and relationship management, service, cost and risk mitigation plans. This individual will work closely with Manufacturing, Planning, Manufacturing Engineering, Supplier Quality, and Product Development to ensure an efficient and effective supply of components and sub-assemblies to support reagent manufacturing.

This position will manage specific suppliers wholly; some are used across several operating companies requiring coordination with other sites and our Strategic Procurement group to leverage the most favorable outcome for Beckman Coulter. Key Performance Indicators are well established and measure on-time delivery, savings generation and inventory performance. This position reports to the Supervisor, Procurement.

Demonstrated Abilities for Consideration:
• Drive the analysis and review of demand data to support purchasing and planning decisions both short and long term to ensure continuity of supply.
• Identify potential savings opportunities and lead cross-functional initiatives to achieve Purchase Price Variance financial goals.
• Improve inventory performance and drive positive cash flow by expanding our Kanban program, adjusting safety stocks and improving lead times.
• Manage vendor relationships to develop and foster characteristics of preferred suppliers.
• Maintain conformance to all Beckman Coulter policies and practices in a FDA regulated environment
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.

Job Requirements


• A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree plus 2-5 years’ experience, or a Master's Degree with 0-2 years of experience
• A strong track record of driving measurable results working with suppliers in a regulated manufacturing environment. A minimum of two years in a procurement capacity is needed to ensure success.
• Strong ERP acumen with good analytical abilities. We operate within an Oracle business platform.
• Experience managing a diverse set of worldwide suppliers and the ability to communicate our needs as it relates to quality, total cost, delivery and compliance.
• Able to analyze and evaluate spend data from imperfect historical data, and to develop logical sourcing strategies and fact-based options.


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.