Sourcing Specialist in Charlotte, North Carolina at KaVo Kerr

Date Posted: 4/3/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: KAV001802

About Us

KaVo Kerr is a cohesive organization comprised of two global leaders, united to provide dental excellence and serve as a single premier partner for the dental community.  KaVo Kerr operates with a common vision inspiring and helping our customers, their patients and our own associates realize their potential.  KaVo Kerr offers solutions for endodontics, restoratives, treatment units, infection prevention, imaging, rotary and instruments. 


The Commodity Buyer is responsible for managing a global supply chain for assigned commodities.   This position will help develop and execute a strategic commodity plan to ensure optimal quality, delivery, cost, and payment terms.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effective idea generation, planning, and project execution to drive category specific commodity strategies.

  • Drives supplier accountability and performance by negotiating agreements; Price, Inventory Liability, Quality. 

  • Supports planners during supply chain disruptions through tactical expedites as needed.

  • Work closely with quality to reduce internal and external DPPM/Non-Conforming Product.  Drive resolution of Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR’s).

  • Implement the materials portion of Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) submissions for all purchased parts within assigned commodities.

  • Drive cost reduction through purchasing tools; reverse auction, RFP/RFQ, should cost modeling, negotiation, YOY contracting, payment terms, make vs. buy.

  • Work with VAVE engineers to develop and support total cost reduction projects.

  • Provide support of Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives including Kaizen events.

  • Other duties, reporting, special assignments or projects as needed and assigned.

Job Requirements


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or related field.

  • 2-5 years of experience a Procurement, Commodity Buying or Buyer/Planner role.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • APICS Certification.

  • SAP Experience.

  • Strong analytical with intermediate Excel skills.

  • Working knowledge of principles of Kanban/planning/pull system .


Kavo Dental Technologies LLC 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 maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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 industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 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 #144 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% 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.


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