Metrex Buyer

Company Name:
Danaher - Danaher
# Danaher Company Description
Metrex Research (Metrex) products were developed with the vision of "Protecting People" by providing value added consumable products and services in global health care environments. We offer a complete line of high quality enzymatic detergents, high-level disinfectants/sterilants, hospital grade surface disinfectants, liquid medical waste disposal products, hand hygiene products, eye/face shields and MRSA infection prevention products. Our products are specifically designed for hospitals, group medical practices, outpatient clinics, emergency medical services, laboratories, veterinary clinics, academic facilities, and integrated systems. Founded in 1985, Metrex is a division of Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc and a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation. Our headquarters is located in Orange, California and our 85,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is located in Romulus, Michigan. Our products facilitate the delivery of quality patient care by minimizing operational costs, improving outcomes and increasing regulatory compliance.
## Description
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Procurement, performs buying assignments of a complex nature requiring substantial experience in assigned commodities and within the scope of Kerr Total Care Policy and Procedures. The Buyer is an assistant to the Associate Director of Procurement in supervising the resources in the Procurement Department in certain phases of procurement, plan execution, expediting and clerical functions.
Other duties may be assigned, in addition to those identified below.
The primary function is the Procurement Process:
Margin Management
Cost reductions (all PPV/VAVE activities),
Cost price analysis
Negotiation (turn key)
Source selection
Data Analysis and
Supplier Maintenance
Supplier Database creation and maintenance
Supplier Performance Rating system
Contract administration
project planning
soliciting RFQ's,
special expediting, settling terms and conditions, understanding specifications, and supporting PPV/VAVE activities.
Confidently will employ strict proven self management disciplines.
Zeal for the Procurement Role and the management of savings plans.
Perform functions as listed above in one or more of the following widely diversified groups of raw materials, commodities, components, MRO or finished goods. Products include but are not limited to chemicals, mechanical products, production tooling, packaging materials, indirect materials, etc.
Work with Planners to keep inventories as low as possible without jeopardizing production while being consistent with market conditions. Evaluate market conditions and trends and advise inventory adjustments accordingly. Develop and apply "JIT'' procurement techniques.
Maintain good relationships with supplier personnel which mean: courteous, impartial and objective dealings. Negotiate price changes through knowledge of those commodities assigned and by keeping current of industry competitive situations.
Investigate lower priced substitute commodities to accomplish the same function.
Negotiate return material with suppliers to obtain proper adjustments on rejected material. Work with supplier to correct the defect before the next requirement. If the problem persists, evaluate dependability and quality of a new supplier.
Approves purchase orders before distributing. Corrects or approves for payment any inventory item invoicing requiring adjustments because of variation from the purchase order description.
## Qualifications
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.
Bachelors degree in supply chain management, business, economics, finance or related field or equivalent work experience.
Proven Self Management Skills are a must.
Project Management experience is highly desired.
Two years experience working in similar position (Margin Management) including work leadership experience. Experience in GMPC, medical retail, food retail or merchandise retail is preferred; work in a regulated environment is also preferred.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
Proven ability to maintain (Procurement, operation and QA) site support across 2 locations (geographically separated).
LCR Supplier Sourcing experience is highly desired.
Oracle Experience is highly desired.
Advanced Excel experience is highly desired.
Experience with monthly Performance reporting is highly desired.
Ability to Travel 15% to 35%.
Ability to learn and utilize computer for standard business applications including word processing, advanced spreadsheet (excel) and database applications (Oracle);
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Kerr Total Care Corporation reserves the right to change, amend, add, delete and otherwise assign any and all duties, responsibilities, and position titles as it deems necessary to meet the needs of its business.
Metrex, LLC Corporation 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.
## Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaher Overview Danaher Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and consumer products, which all generate approximately $13 Billon in revenue. Danaher's business activities encompass four reporting segments and are comprised of six strategic platforms: Medical Technologies, Professional Instrumentation (Environmental, Electronic Test), Industrial Technologies (Motion, Product ID, and Focused Niche Businesses) and Tools & Components (Mechanic's Hand Tools). Danaher operates globally with about 50% of its revenues derived from outside the United States. The Company has significant operating businesses headquartered in Europe and has greatly expanded its operating presence in Asia over the past several years. Danaher is a well-capitalized business, which has historically used available cash flow to fund acquisition activity. Culturally, the company operates in a highly de-centralized model with an extremely lean corporate structure. Danaher has a proven system for achieving performance: the Danaher Business System (DBS). It drives every aspect of the group's culture and performance. DBS is a system of continuous improvement and is used to guide and measure everyday activities, which has enabled it to double in size about every 5-years with impressive financial performance.
Organization: Metrex
Job Function: Supply Chain / Logistics
Primary Location: North America-United States-MI-Romulus
Schedule: Full-time

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