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Danaher Corporation Procurement Category Team Leader, Indirect - Veralto in Coralville, Iowa

Danaher CorporationDanaher (NYSE: DHR) is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life around the world. It’s portfolio of operating companies and world class brands have unparalleled leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. With over 25 major operating companies, Danaher drives growth both organically and inorganically through M&A.Danaher has a diverse team of over 80,000 associates united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System (DBS). DBS serves as our ultimate competitive advantage and has evolved from a collection of manufacturing improvement tools into a philosophy, set of values, and series of management processes that collectively define who we are and how we do what we do. In 2021, Danaher generated $29B in revenue. The company is ranked #130 on the Fortune 500 and during the past 20+ years, Danaher stock has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by more than 2,000 %. For additional company details, see . VeraltoOn September 14, 2022, Danaher announced its intention to separate its Environmental & Applied Solutions segment to create an independent, publicly traded company. The new company will be called Veralto and will be comprised of an outstanding collection of market-leading brands in Danaher's Environmental and Applied Solutions (EAS) segment: Hach, ChemTreat, Trojan, OTT HydroMet, and McCrometer from Danaher's Water Quality Platform and Videojet, Esko, X-Rite Pantone and Linx from the Product Identification Platform. The EAS segment generated revenue of approximately $4.8 billion in 2022 and has a global team of approximately 16,000 associates.As stewards of the world's most vital resources, Veralto will help ensure billions of people have safe food, water, and medicines every day. With a strong Danaher heritage, the Veralto team will continue to deliver trusted expertise to solve its customers' most complex workflow challenges. Its culture of continuous improvement will be codified in the Veralto Enterprise System, which is derived from the Danaher Business System. Veralto will be headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, and intends to apply to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol VLTO.

Position SummaryAs the Procurement Category Leader, Indirect you will drive competitive advantage by defining and deploying strategies for cost reduction, service quality and delivery across the corporation’s >$300M in spend across Business Services, Legal and Marketing spend categories. The position will be responsible for leadership and spend performance across platforms, regions, and operating companies. You will provide indirect management supervision of operating companies’ category leaders that will result in cost reduction, cost avoidance, risk management and service/quality improvement to the corporation. Activities include gathering and analyzing spend and price data, identifying opportunities for consolidated negotiations based on operating company data, evaluating, and selecting preferred suppliers, negotiating, and implementing price agreements, managing, and improving supplier performance, leading workshops and Kaizens, training acquisition associates on EAS sourcing tools & processes; and, analyzing, reporting, and monitoring project savings against policy deployment goals. You will also be responsible for supporting integration projects associated with new acquisitions.This position will be located at Veralto’s corporate headquarters in Waltham, MA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Use Danaher Business System tools and processes to drive continuous improvements in service quality, delivery, cost, and cash while developing supplier relationships and contracts leveraging Veralto volume and growth.

  • Lead integration of new acquisitions, incorporating global and regional commodity strategies with company procurement leaders. Train acquisition associates on sourcing tools, best practices, and standard processes

  • Lead funnel creation events, deliver cross-business savings and drive/monitor business-specific savings projects. Prepare and execute corporate-wide bid packages utilizing RFIs, RFPs, and reverse auctions.

  • 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 strategic and tactical solutions by providing decision support data/materials (market data, financial analysis) with a vision of total cost management. In addition to establishing supplier performance data requirements and report monthly performance data to users in operating companies and evaluate marketplace trends and provide price and budget guidance to operating companies for targeted spend categories Additional language skills are beneficial.

Your ExperienceUndergraduate degree in relevant area such as supply chain, business management, operations or finance with 5-10+ years of leadership experience delivering year-over-year improvements in respective spend categories.

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

  • Strong proficiency in use of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PowerBI and other analytical tools.

  • Problem resolution skills and root cause analysis experience.

  • 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.


  • Approximately 30% travel is required

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 ( 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 ( .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 to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.