Senior Procurement Engineer in Singapore, Singapore at Leica Microsystems

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

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Job ID: LEI004070

About Us

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company’s history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise.  Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems’ tradition of innovation, which draws on users’ ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in three divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division, and Medical Division. Leica Microsystems has seven major plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.

Leica Microsystems, Inc 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. 

Leica Microsystems, 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.

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Drive sourcing activities through Commodity Management, New Product Introduction and

Improve Supplier Quality to meet overall company objectives.


Strategic Commodity Management

  • Execute Procurement strategies for assigned Electronics / Mechanical commodities.
  • Conduct price negotiation with Suppliers, including commercial and contractual terms of supply.
  • Maintain sustainable relationships and partnerships with suppliers to optimize procurement spend and fulfil the assigned commodities cost target.
  • Provide support to Purchasing team when deliveries from suppliers impact production shipments.
  • Development and Improve supplier to deliver quality product and services on time that meet engineering and project requirement.
  • Execution of DBS Tools in Supplier Gemba.

New Product Introduction – Sourcing Support

  • Work with Strategic Procurement Manager to derive the NPI Sourcing strategy and ensure FA smooth execution.
  • Procure prototypes to support Engineering evaluations and position/purchase new parts materials needed for initial product launch.
  • Participate in design reviews with R&D and Suppliers on manufacturability, raw material selection in order to achieve optimal component cost.
  • Identify, develop and collaboratively with key strategy vendor to ensure implementation of optimal Manufacturing processes to meet the product quality.
  • Develop supplier process capabilities, as well as manage the part approval process (PAP) and primary engineering interface between Leica and its suppliers during mass production phase.
  • Support RA/QA team to resolve quality issues for new and existing parts.

Process Improvement

  • Conduct sourcing workshop and VAVE to identify cost reduction initiative to meet annual MPC targets.
  • Engage with cross-function team in driving new or improvement projects to meet project cost, timeline and quality requirement.
  • Participate and support improvement events such as "Kaizen", "Materials Process" and "Standard Work".
  • Execution of localization projects to achieve savings and quality improvement.
  • Regular engagement using QDC performances matrix with supplier.


  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the Dept Head.
  • Participant and keep abreast of DBS tools, such as 5S, DMP, SW, TPI to drive continuous improvement with sustainable results.
  • Ensure training and quality compliance.
  • Comply and adhere to the regulatory, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and company’s EHS requirement.

Job Requirements


  • Diploma or Degree in Engineering, Electrical/Mechanical, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Management, or similar discipline
  • Min. 2 years of relevant experience in sourcing, purchasing, supplier development and process engineering in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to comprehend engineering drawings independently for the purposes of vendor qualification & selection or any other purposes.
  • Technical knowledge in manufacturing processes (metal machining, casting, plastic injection molding, metal stamping) will be advantageous.
  • Preferably with knowledge in SAP and MS Office.
  • Exposure in high-mix low-volume (HMLV) environment and Kanban system.

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.