Materials Buyer

Beckman Coulter - Life Sciences - Indianapolis, IN (30+ days ago)3.7

Materials Buyer - BEC010778
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.

The Materials Buyer will be responsible for the purchase of a subset of raw material parts in the facility. They will be the owner of executing the KANBAN process on a daily basis. They will be responsible for managing supplier relationships and maintaining strong On Time Delivery to the end customer. This position will own all Key Performance Indicators that are associated with a Materials Buyer role in the facility, and they will be responsible for problem solving any metric misses and driving to root cause.

This position will be responsible for purchasing activities associated with raw material parts. This includes, but is not limited to, placing purchase orders for material, expediting material, calling suppliers to verify deliveries, and working with the Procurement department to mitigate risk where appropriate.

This position will be a champion for the material process in the plant. They will promote problem solving at the point of impact, promote coaching and mentoring where gaps are identified, and promote teamwork to achieve plant metrics.

This position will work closely with all other materials team members in the plant to ensure effective tactical material execution in the plant along with On Time Delivery to the end customer. They will be responsible for communicating issues across the organization and working effectively to problem solve solutions.

Bachelor's Degree with 0 – 2+ Years of Experience
Proven experience planning and controlling inventory
Experience with material buying
Experience with supply chain and inventory management systems
Excellent organizational and leadership skills
Ability to communicate effectively across teams and upwards through the organization
Detailed oriented and focused on delivering value to the factory
Strong Computer Skills Required
Strong analytical skills, initiative, judgment and problem solving ability
Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments
Advanced skills in Microsoft Products; including advanced-level skills in Excel

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.

: Beckman Coulter - Life Sciences
Job Function
: Supply Chain & Logistics
Primary Location
: North America-North America-United States-IN-Indianapolis
: Full-time