Sr. Director of Strategic Procurement, Asia Pacific

Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter

Shanghai, China · Beijing, China · Beijing, China · Hebei, China · China
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

At first glance, you’ll see Danaher’s scale. Our 65,000+ associates work across the globe at more than 15 unique operating companies within three platforms—life sciences, diagnostics, and biotechnology.

Look again and you’ll see the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and take risks with the support you need to be successful. You’ll find associates who are as certain about their impact as they are about where they’re headed next.

You’ll find the Danaher Business System, which makes everything possible. You’ll also see a company that investors trust—our culture of continuous improvement has helped us outperform the S&P 500 by more than 5,000% over the past 25 years.

The Senior Director of Procurement, Asia Pacific is responsible for driving competitive business advantage by implementing innovative strategies and processes for cost reduction, quality, and delivery across the corporation’s $850M spend within the Asia Pacific region. The position will support platforms and Danaher operating companies with procurement initiatives that deliver cost reduction, cost avoidance, risk management and service/quality improvement. This role is a key participant in developing our procurement strategy in a rapidly evolving and important region of the world.

This position is part of the Corporate Global Strategic Procurement team and will be located in China at a Danaher office, or could be hybrid.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Partner with our operating companies to deliver on commitments to total cost of ownership, supply chain resiliency, and other strategic procurement initiatives
  • Recruit and nurture key talent in the region
  • Provide market intelligence and budget guidance
  • Manage a team of 11 total procurement and supplier quality professionals in executing priorities, strategies and processes to deliver OMX while ensuring QDCI objectives are achieved.
  • Enable effective processes throughout the region to deliver Supplier Development, Supply Base Optimization and Supply Continuity
  • Ensure our supply base is compliant with all Danaher requirements and the Supplier Code of Conduct

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant area such as supply chain, business management, engineering, operations or finance with a preference for an advanced degree
  • A minimum of 10 years’ combined leadership experience in procurement or other supply chain-related functions, with at least 5 years in China and/or Southeast Asia
  • Fluent English language skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience with many of the following direct & indirect material / Services procurement categories: Metals, plastics, electronics, engineered services, real estate, IT, HR, marketing, MRO
  • Ability to work comfortably in ambiguous situations, know how to resolve conflicts and have a proven track record of achieving results
  • Experience negotiating with C-suite executives at supplier companies
  • Full proficiency in use of computer tools including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other database type tools.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Leading or executing tool moves or business transfer between suppliers, at scale
  • Established relationships with capable suppliers across many categories in China as well as Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, etc.

At Danaher we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Danaher can provide.

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