Director, Instruments Planning

at Danaher Corporation in Richmond, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Leica Biosystems’ mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. We’re a global leader in cancer diagnostics with the most comprehensive portfolio from biopsy to diagnosis. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. Our associates know that every moment matters when it comes to cancer diagnostics. When you come to work, you’re helping develop solutions that enable accurate diagnoses to turn anxiety into answers. Join our diverse, global team of talented people, and be inspired to grow every day.

Leica Biosystems is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

The Director, Instrument Planning for Leica Biosystems is responsible for developing production/supply plans that take into account forecasts, availability of material and manufacturing capacity. Is responsible for identifying and maintaining the appropriate planning parameters in ERP systems to optimize subassembly production and raw material supply plans. May also be responsible for providing materials to manufacturing areas based on planned production schedules and for the appropriate shipping of finished goods to various distribution centers utilizing material handling equipment in support of management policies for customer delivery and inventory levels.

This position is part of the Global Supply Chain function located in Richmond or Deer Park, IL and will be hybrid with a minimum of four days a week onsite. At Leica Biosystems, our vision is to advance cancer diagnostics and improve lives.

You will be a part of the Global Supply Chain Material Planning Team and report to the VP, Operations and Supply Chain responsible for leading the Richmond site Operations for Leica Biosystems Consumables and Global Supply Chain worldwide. If you thrive in a global and dynamic role and want to work to build a world-class Planning organization-read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

+ Manage and coordinate PSI (IBP/S&OP) discussion with our core manufacturing sites, our finished goods suppliers, our Selling Unit teams regionally and our planning teams to optimize inventory, OTD and operating costs.

+ Responsible for Demand, Supply and Inventory balancing across our sites.

+ Drive continuous improvement of our planning processes and system, deploying DMS (Danaher Material System) tools and methodologies such as PSI, IMAG, MRP, MTO and Kanban to drive improvement.

+ Play a pivotal role in supporting our ERP development and planning system to enable more efficient and effective operating processes.

The essential requirements of the job include:

+ 5 or more years of experience in global operations or supply chain roles within a manufacturing company.

+ Experience using Microsoft Excel and BI tools.

+ Strong process acumen and demonstrated experience developing, modifying and improving processes to deliver results.

+ Experience leading teams in a global environment (e.g.: China, Europe)

+ Experience in Lean Manufacturing or Continuous Improvement Concepts

+ Working in a highly regulated environment

At Leica Biosystems 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 with four days a week onsite. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Leica Biosystems can provide.

The salary range for this role is $150,000 to $175,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company’s sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

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.

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Job Posting: JC252749380

Posted On: Dec 20, 2023

Updated On: Mar 25, 2024

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