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Strategic Buyer - Indirect

Company: Danaher
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

X-Rite Pantone is seeking a Strategic Buyer- Indirect to join our team in Grand Rapids, MI Who We Are LIFE IS COLORFUL -----" COLOR IS OUR PASSION Our mission is to advance the creation, communication, and delivery of color and appearance. We strive to be the most trusted organization delivering the best customer experience in color technology. X-Rite Pantone are the specialists in blending the art and science of color, we provide complete end-to-end color management solutions for our clients in every industry where color matters. Our customers are companies representing printing, packaging and visual arts, cosmetics, textiles, plastics, automotive, paints, and health care. What We Value We believe that real breakthroughs come from teams that think big and respect each other--------s differences -----" different ideas, different perspectives, and different experiences. We encourage all voices to be heard, both internally as we collaborate and externally as we listen to our customers-------- most pressing needs. And we would love to have you on this journey with us Apply today. The successful candidate will support operations and indirect business partners in all aspects of indirect procurement. You will develop a funnel of indirect savings projects and optimally deploy cross-functionally to meet in-year metrics. Lead contracting, negotiations, and implementation of new indirect services and materials projects. Own indirect purchasing policy and strategy to improve compliance and operating margin for X-Rite Pantone globally In your main role at X-Rite Pantone, you will: Support global teams with operational execution within areas of responsibility. Lead indirect procurement activities in support of non-production material requirements as well as all indirect services categories. Drive in-year cost savings objectives. Create a funnel of future year cost savings opportunities globally, and lead reporting and management for communication to our leadership team. Support and lead cost savings Kaizens and other continuous improvement activities. Work closely on external relationships with preferred suppliers to drive supplier safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and cost. Champion and lead and direct high-level indirect purchase projects and initiatives for a variety of indirect spend categories, including IT, Marketing, R&D, Travel, Finance, and Sales. Critical Success Factors for the Ideal Candidate Profile are: A flexible and creative problem solver with a knack for forming relationships, influencing, and challenging the norm Proactive and strategic problem solver who first understands business and associate needs and is then keen to bring forward and test new ideas and industry-leading practices to bring a better communications experience to our associates A service-minded teammate who seeks feedback to continuously improve programs Excellent listening skills and ability to understand and interpret business needs to define communication requirements for a variety of audiences A collaborator who can quickly influence and drive action Y our Education and/or Background Experience will have: Bachelor--------s Degree in procurement field preferred (or non-logistics work experience) Three to five years-------- experience in procurement, indirect procurement preferred. Experience working in a multi-site, matrix organization. Strong skills in organization attention to detail, negotiation, project execution, presentation, and data analysis. Strong MS Excel skills as well as proficiency with all other Microsoft Office applications. Our offer We grow talent; we give you the opportunity to develop your career based on your strengths. X-Rite Pantone is a career destination for engaged, hardworking, and skilled people who are driven to seek innovation, growth, and opportunity. A career with X-Rite Pantone will push you and challenge you, providing growth opportunities and the prospects to advance your career. If you are a driven high achiever, you will work with committed, like-minded people, giving you the support to reach your full potential. At Danaher, your potential is amplified. Our culture of continuous improvement defines who we are, drives our success, and translates to a career without limits for our team of 65,000 intellectually curious associates LI-DH1 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 here .

Keywords: Danaher, Grand Rapids , Strategic Buyer - Indirect, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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