Job Description: Job ID: KAV003792
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.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Commodity Manager position is responsible for leveraging spend across the business, creating and executing strategic cost savings projects and driving out cost focusing within categories MRO, facilities, outside services, print, packaging and office supplies. The position is responsible for maintaining and managing the company indirect buying process and serves as the indirect order gatekeeper, ensuring associates are complying with preferred suppliers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage indirect supply base by leveraging preferred suppliers across the organization
Drive competitive business advantage by implementing innovative strategies for cost reduction, quality, and delivery across non-production expenditures for goods and services.
Achieve operating performance targets and improvements including indirect cost savings and funnel/project generation
Work cross functionally to assist other departments with the RFx process, supplier selection and negotiation
Negotiate supplier agreements and contracts including general terms and conditions, pricing and lead-times
Maintain consistent communication with suppliers to ensure RFQ timelines are met and act as a liaison between suppliers and functional teams to answer any questions related to RFQ documents.
Stay abreast of procurement activities and commodity-focused initiatives within Dental Corporate Procurement
Drive continuous improvement in procurement through standard work and kaizen
Assess and improve existing tools to support spend visibility, dashboards, reports, and KPIs that drive action.
Adhere to all FDA regulated standards and Quality Policy
Review Capital Asset Requests to ensure proper procurement protocol has been followed.
Other duties as assigned
Most Important Competencies Required:
Ability to influence others must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to action on key initiatives
Teamwork must be willing and able to work closely with other departments, peers, etc.
Utilizes critical thinking
Creates followership through collaboration
Acts with integrity
Consistently uses sound judgement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Analytical problem solver and data-driven decision-making abilities;
Ability to communicate to all levels of the organization
Effectively work in cross functional environment eg. engineering, quality, marketing, sales;
Ability to negotiate and interact with suppliers;
Operates with utmost integrity;
Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills;
Positive and self-motivated
Supports daily management and maintains a kaizen/continuous improvement focus
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a business focus, preferably supply chain management
3+ years overall business experience with at least 2 years sourcing-related experience
Experience in a regulated environment is a plus
Knowledge of lean manufacturing practices will enhance the candidate's ability to communicate with internal business associates
Ability to work well in a multicultural, cross functional environment
Experience in structuring contracts and managing business relationships
Personal Trait Profile
Team orientation (knows when to lead and when to follow)
Lives the "continuous improvement" philosophy and can drive change successfully
Logical and creative thinker
Ability to influence others credible
Ability to articulate the lean philosophy
English fluency required. Ability to read, analyze, interpret and write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information, influence, persuade, and respond to questions from groups of executives, managers, peers, and suppliers. Additional language skills are beneficial.
Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified 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. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.
Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaher's Dental Platform is a $3B global business focused on all aspects of dental care. With the intention to spin-off the Dental Platform to become its own public company in the second half of 2019, "Dental Co" will become one of the largest and most innovative dental companies in the world. We are changing the face of dentistry with our differentiated portfolio of products designed to serve every dental professional's need. It is our mission to make our dentist's work simpler and better connected so more patients are cared for in a shorter time. Our dental brands include traditional consumables and equipment (KaVo Kerr) and specialty products (Ormco and Nobel Biocare).