Director, Global Procurement##Indianapolis, Indiana

Danaher Indianapolis , IN 46218

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description: Job ID: BEC012125

About Us

At Beckman Coulter, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to advance scientific research and patient care. We do challenging work on a global scale, and are invested in growing our associates' careers. We embrace continuous improvement, and are passionate about moving science and healthcare forward.

We have a vital role at Beckman Coulter: our focus on innovation, reliability and efficiency has led us to become the partner of choice for clinical, research and industrial customers all over the world.

Beckman Coulter is a Danaher company, operating in two industries: Diagnostics and Life Sciences.

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.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check.

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The Director Global Procurement will provide overall leadership and management for the Life Science Procurement organization. This is a nearly $1 billion dollar business with responsibility for overall leadership in Strategic Procurement, Value Engineering, and Component Engineering in Indianapolis; South Florida; Suzhou, China; Marseille, France; and, other global sites.

Responsibilities for this will include cost improvements including PPV/MUV saving, strategic sourcing, and supplier quality initiatives, support new product development by prioritizing and allocating resources; oversee process improvement and breakthroughs within procurement in accordance with company strategies, develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with leading experts, other companies, joint ventures, and OEMs; and ensures all FDA, ISO, and related regulatory requirements are consistently met.


  • Establishes and approves organizational objectives and assignments, delegating assignments to staff

  • Forecasts staffing requirements across multiple departments

  • Develops resource strategies, allocates budgets, staff, tools, and specialized support necessary for cost-effective business solutions

  • Reviews and monitors operating budgets

  • Leads the group's involvement in the planning processes; participates in division, corporate strategic and tactical planning processes

  • Communicates project status to executive management, users and staff that can have company-wide impact

  • Champion for the Danaher Business System (DBS)

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree with 20+ years of experience or Master's/Doctoral degree with 18+ years' experience and at least 6+ years managing people

  • Leadership and management experience in developing & mentoring high performance teams across multi-departmental organizations

  • Demonstrated results in leading MUV/PPV cost reductions, supplier risk analyses and management, commodity strategy development, and inventory and cash flow improvements across multiple sites

  • Substantial experience working cross-functionally with R&D, product marketing, finance and other functional teams in product development / New Product Introduction

  • Financial/cost accounting experience managing multiple cost centers and budgets.

  • Team player with strong customer orientation and ability to work in multinational and multicultural environment.

  • Proven leadership, negotiation, and public presentation skills

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrates Drive for Results in personal, team and organizational performance

  • Models humility, transparency and integrity in all interactions with internal and external stakeholders

  • Operations experience a plus

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.

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