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Supply Chain Analyst in Fremont, California at Molecular Devices

Date Posted: 2/6/2019

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Job ID: MOL002329

About Us

Molecular Devices, LLC creates innovative, high-quality bioanalysis solutions that increase our customers’ productivity.  By joining Molecular Devices, you will work with best-in-class people who share a common purpose, to be our customers'  first choice for systems, consumables, software, and support that advance both basic and applied life science discovery.  Our core values are critical elements of our past and future success -- The best team wins.  Customers talk, we listen.  Continuous improvement is our way of life.  Leading edge innovation defines our future.  We compete for our shareholders.

Molecular Devices 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.

Molecular Devices 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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The Supply Chain Analyst at ForteBio is responsible for various project aspects of the Materials department and is a highly analytical inventory and purchasing specialist with a proven record of leading projects and moving them to fruition.  Supply Chain Analyst works closely with internal Associates and outside suppliers. Through analysis and material management skills, this position supports the company in meeting short term and long term production goals and keeps the supply chain active throughout, managing various aspects of Direct & Indirect materials.  This role uses the ERP system and the Kanban calculator tool (in Microsoft Excel) to plan material flow resulting in inventory reduction. The Supply Chain Analyst has responsibility for the negotiation and management of select commodities for indirect and direct material, and for meeting Global Sourcing savings targets as well as serving as an escalation path for delivery, quality, and supplier management issues.  The ability to manage multiple complex projects and to develop the supply base to meet corporate and business unit objectives is critical.  The  ability to evaluate and select new suppliers along with Engineering, Quality and Regulatory groups and to select strategic partners worldwide is required.  

This position is based at ForteBio (Fremont, CA).  Domestic travel 10% to 30%, international travel may be required (Europe and/or Asia).  

  • Ownership of supplier non-conforming material (NCMRs), resulting with quality improvements from Supplier(s)
  • Manage the Kanban system with the use of Kanban calculator (includes resizing Kanban bins and adding/removing parts as needed.  Analyze parts to move to Kanban.
  • Negotiate and manage stocking agreements, pricing, payment terms, supplier lead times, and MOQ’s 
  • Cycle Count management and reconciliation of cycle counts with team members.  Develop process improvements for cycle counting accuracy.
  • Month-end reporting (e.g. cycle count results, month end shipments, etc.)
  • Lead various projects as required (e.g. lead materials representative for ISO, Materials Project Lead for NPI, etc.)
  • Overall strategy and relationship management in both direct and indirect categories. 
  • Responsible for securing savings in line with annual objectives. 

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering or related field.
  • 5+ years of Supply Chain experience
  • Experience with Oracle
  • Experience with Great Plains ERP and ReQlogic requisitioning system a plus
  • Excellent negotiation and decision-making skills
  • Experience in lean manufacturing,usage of lean tools, such as: 5S, Standard Work, KANBAN, Policy Deployment, Value Stream Management, Visual Management.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to  use data to drive decisions
  • Advanced skills in PowerPoint, Excel, Word
Skills and Attributes: 
  • Strong competency in driving for results, and ability to gain followership and enlist help from others.
  • Openness to coaching, with strong collaboration, communication and team work skills.
  • Ability to compile reports, analyze data, and present in meaningful manner.
  • Comfortable presenting/training in front of groups as well as via phone.
  • Strong attention to detail/accuracy, meeting deadlines, and organizational skills to manage multiple prioritizes.
  • Customer Service oriented – high sense of urgency 

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 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.