Senior NPD Procurement Analyst

Cepheid Chaska , MN 55318

Posted 2 weeks ago

  • This position will use professional and skilled procurement practices to strategically source new product commodities globally assuring long term supply for Beckman Coulter at world class levels of quality, delivery and total cost. Specifically, contribute to new product development initiatives, assist integration of acquisition's procurement processes. The Senior Analyst Procurement is directly responsible for the planning, organizing, and execution of strategic and tactical procurement activities across multiple commodities on Hardware Product Development Projects. As a member of the SCM sub-team, they drive for shortest lead times, lowest cost products and time to market. The incumbent will thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial culture and will embrace change.

  • Responsibilities:

  • Manages the purchasing of critical components and commodities throughout all stages of the NPD program

  • Manages material procurement activities from external and internal entity suppliers, scheduling, ordering, and expediting for material needs.

  • Solicit and validate competitive quoting amongst suppliers and have strong competency and experience in negotiating cost and pricing

  • Maintain a summary of all quotations and store for reference

  • Maintain a summary of orders and delivery dates to the project team via standardized metrics for daily stand-up review meetings to status to others in the supply chain and R&D organizations

  • Responsible to proactively plan and manage long lead components and initiate risk buys to meet project target dates to enable faster time to market of new designs

  • Responsible for supplier management to ensure internal and external customer satisfaction through use of established lean tools.

  • Employs procurement automation and standardized buying processes across value streams using tools such as iBuy

  • Ensure rapid lead time supply of all parts with purchase orders for new product development builds through close interaction and management of prototyping and production suppliers for all phases from Concept to Product Transfer to Manufacturing

  • Work closely with Global Sourcing and Supply Chain team on supplier selection and ramp up for production

  • Interface and collaborate closely with Strategic Sourcing team and Project Engineers and serve as a contact between suppliers and product development

  • Ensure that all problems which impact cost, delivery and quality are escalated and quickly resolved

  • At project completion, disposition excess material as required

  • Work closely with receiving, stores, and QC to solve any quality, delivery and part identification issues

  • Work with finance to ensure all invoice, pricing, and standard cost discrepancies are setup and resolved within timeframe required

  • Participate as one of main contributors to design transfer to Manufacturing

  • Can be assigned to lead cross-functional teams focused on supplier lead-time reduction or to lead or participate in special projects for Continuous Improvement.

  • Participates on teams to determine specific cost reduction activities that are assigned as commodities dictate. Goals are established and tracked.

  • Providing support and guidance to other supply chain professionals including but not limited to tactical buyers and commodity leaders.

  • Minimum 7-10 years hardware sourcing experience, NPI experience is an absolute must exposure to sheet metal, precision machining, plastics, and electromechanical commodities

  • Requires strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal leadership skills in a high volume work environment

  • Must have a practical working knowledge of ERP/MRP systems: Oracle working knowledge is preferred

  • Proficient at managing relationships with suppliers

  • Demonstrated familiarity with engineering design documentation including fabrication drawings including awareness of GD&T

  • Very organized and able to independently pursue concurrent resolution of multiple issues

  • Excellent Global communication and interpersonal skills to work closely with cross-continent time zones, some occasional travel may be required

  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of MS Office applications especially Excel with the ability to learn new programs that are job specific

  • Applied knowledge of Lean/6 Sigma Supply Chain or other continuous improvement methodologies in a regulated manufacturing environment

  • Supplier contract creation and management knowledge and experience

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Post-secondary education in a related field (engineering or business)

  • Graduate or actively enrolled in an accredited supply chain management program

  • 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.


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