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Indirect Global Category Lead

**Danaher Company Description**
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 develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems are found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world and produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Instruments for life science research are used by scientists as they study complex biological problems including the causes of disease, identify new therapies, and test new drugs. Our customers include hospitals, physicians' offices, diagnostic reference laboratories, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities, medical schools and research institutions. In fact, Beckman Coulter has more than 200,000 clinical and research instrument systems operating in laboratories around the world.

The Indirect Category Lead (Facilities & Manufacturing) will be a pivotal member of the Global Strategic Procurement group, supporting the team's tactical and strategic direction. The role requires someone who can apply her/his experience while adapting what they know to new circumstances. The Category Lead must be comfortable with being in high demand environment handling not only 'core' responsibilities but supporting other team tasks as they arise. This individual should be growth-oriented, capable of moving up to the next level and willing to make the investment. We rely on the Category Lead to be analytical and detail-oriented, yet have a sense of vision and possibilities for what this role, and this team, could be. A sense of humor, fun and imagination are highly valued attributes.

* Achieve world-class results in quality, delivery, cost, innovation and working capital
* Gather and analyze spend and price data, identifying opportunities for negotiations based on company data
* Stakeholder management through our 7 Step Strategic Sourcing process
* Data analysis of spend categories, RFP and post event negotiation optimization
* Negotiation and implementation of pricing agreements, managing and improving supplier performance
* Leading Workshops and Kaizens, training acquisition associates on Beckman Coulter sourcing tools & processes
* Ensure usage of Danaher's preferred supplier contracts in order to maximize QDCI results and to comply with respective policies
* Develop, integrate and manage preferred suppliers primarily within the Facilities & Manufacturing functions to meet global requirements
* Provide coaching, mentoring and support to other commodity team members
* Champion Commodity Team initiatives throughout Beckman Coulter
* Participate in teams led by corporate commodity leaders, as appropriate
* Actively participate in preparation and executing corporate-wide events
* Establish supplier performance data requirements

* BS/BA from accredited institution with 5 years' experience in comparable function, or MS degree with 3 years' experience, or PhD with 1 years' experience.
* Strong analytical ability and competence with Excel and other MS Office tools
* Demonstrable record of "passion and drive" working within a target-driven environment
* Familiarity with Strategic Sourcing methodologies, Procurement systems and procedures.

**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 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% 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.

**Organization:** Beckman Coulter - Diagnostics
**Job Function:** Supply Chain & Logistics
**Primary Location:** North America-North America-United States-CA-Brea
**Schedule:** Full-time
**Req ID:** BEC011123