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Danaher Corporation Director, Indirect Sourcing & Global Travel EASCo in Eldridge, Iowa

About The Role

As the Director, Indirect Sourcing & Global Travel you will drive competitive business advantage by implementing innovative strategies for cost reduction, quality, and delivery across the corporation’s non-production expenditures for goods and services totaling $500M annually across indirect spend, real estate, fleet, travel, and business services categories.

This position is virtual though preferably located at or near one of EAS’ Operating Company sites.

Your Experience

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Drive strategic and tactical solutions by providing decision support data/materials (market data, financial analysis) with a vision of total cost management.

  • Strong vendor management skills including contracting, metrics, issue resolution, budget management, and driving continuous improvement to leverage EAS volume and discounts while establishing supplier performance data requirements and reporting monthly performance data to users in operating companies.

  • Lead integration of new acquisitions in coordination with and according to the global or regional commodity strategies with commodity leaders. Train acquisition associates on sourcing tools, best practices, and standard processes.

  • Strength as a collaborator, communicator, and team player to operate effectively in a team setting and build strong relationships with co-workers.

  • Lead the selection of preferred suppliers in targeted spend categories and manage their performance to ensure they consistently meet operating companies’ requirements. Increase the spend with P&Q and drive global contract agreements. Drive usage of EAS preferred suppliers with new acquisitions and in targeted spend categories.

  • Prepare and execute corporate-wide bid packages utilizing RFIs, RFPs, and reverse auctions.

  • Evaluate marketplace trends and provide price and budget guidance to operating companies for targeted spend or transportation mode categories.

Your Attributes

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Continuous improvement mentality to analyze, translate, determine root causes, develop action plans, and implement plan of action as necessary.

  • Strength as a communicator and team player, you need to be well versed in the details but capable of communicating to all levels of the organization the goal setting, metrics, and results to establish a strong sense of responsibility, accountability, and enthusiasm among the teams.

  • Experience managing direct and indirect reports in a decentralized and matrixed environment.

  • Strong leadership with the ability to inter-act, influence and advise senior company leadership and to challenge current practices and ways of thinking about the operation of the organization and encourage innovation.

  • Ability to work comfortably in ambiguous situations, know how to resolve conflicts and have a proven track record of achieving results.

  • BS or BA Degree in relevant area such as supply chain, business management, operations, or finance.

  • Justified progressive leadership experience (10+ years) delivering year-over-year improvements in global indirect spend, service levels and client satisfaction. Direct experience managing business services (legal, HR, marketing, accounting, consulting), IT, MRO, fleet, travel, and real estate.

Travel

  • Approximately 30% travel is required

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

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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