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Senior Procurement Analyst - Biochem/Plastics in Chaska, Minnesota at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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Job ID: BEC012780

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.


We are looking for great talent, for future opportunities.   This is an evergreen / pipeline position, to help us proactively identify potential candidates for future openings.

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Team- Standard Duties:

• Experience in Plastics, or Chemicals/Biologics space.

• Aligns supplier performance and behavior with overall business group and corporate strategies.

• Conducts supplier business reviews with key suppliers and performs deep dives and manage supplier behaviors and key performance indicators.

• Identifies plans and executes projects that generate cost savings for the Procurement and Materials Planning group.

• Supports corporate Strategic Sourcing projects for multiple direct material commodities.  Works with corporate Commodity Managers to support companywide projects from the business group level.

• Experience with Sourcing from multiple global regions.

• Supports Value Engineering group from a procurement focus- assisting in identifying opportunities, negotiating pricing, RFQ’s, bid analyses, etc.

• An understanding of validation processes

• Negotiates pricing, price reductions, inventory stocking agreements, supply agreements, lead time reductions and process improvements with supplier’s year over year.

• An understanding of Value add applications

• Maintains corporate supplier scorecard data for respective commodity.

• Serves as escalation point for functional buyers and commodity specialists to resolve issues with suppliers.

• Partners with buyers and supplier quality engineers to resolve delivery and quality issues, respectively.  Issues and follows up on supplier corrective action reports (SCARS) as needed.

• Identifies and drives continuous improvement opportunities within department and with suppliers through use of Lean Six Sigma tools.

• Serves as a change agent, a role model for continuous improvement and promotes use of Lean Six Sigma tools and thinking.

Job Requirements



•.Bachelor's degree with 5 years experience OR Masters with 3+ years experience and related experience OR Doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years experience.  

• APICS/ ISM certification preferred- CPIM, CSCP, CPM or equivalent designation preferred.

• Strong understanding of Plastics or Chemical/Biologics Commodities as it relates to pricing and application, mandatory. 

• Familiar with Lean Six Sigma philosophies/ practices- Black Belt/ Green Belt highly preferred.

 Kanban Processes/Standard Work

 Work Flow Diagrams/Value Stream Maps

 Kaizen facilitation

• The ability to understand and read engineering drawings and specifications related to fit, form and functionally, preferred but not mandatory. 

• Intermediate-advanced Microsoft Office suite skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio).

• Demonstrated ability to analyze large data sets, prepare formal reports of findings and provide decision support based on data.

• Strong grasp of statistics and how to apply statistics to support decision making.

• Comfortable in presenting information/ proposals to groups using Microsoft PowerPoint and ensuring message is understood by target audience.

• Ability to negotiate with suppliers and align processes/ programs to support the BCI operating plan, enabling superior quality and internal/ external customer value.

• Excellent project management skills- ability to complete projects expeditiously with minimal supervision.

• Knowledge of FDA requirements.

• Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally with multiple departments/ sites in a team environment while also representing the best interests of BCI, Procurement department and SRM team.

• 3- 10 years of fundamental procurement experience- supplier negotiations, RFPs, RFQ’s, comprehension of cost drivers, ERP systems, payment terms, supplier performance management, etc.

• Demonstrates sound decision making based in pragmatism and data but thinks outside of the box for creative ideas and how to achieve goals.

• Ability to define high, medium and low impact activities and prioritize workload/ focus to produce high impact deliverables.


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.