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Danaher Corporation Supply Chain Analyst II in Ames, Iowa


The Supply Chain Analyst assists in providing direction and hands-on involvement for interacting systems such as, planning, purchasing, and manufacturing. Will be the main backup for Planners and is responsible for learning multiple areas. Obtain data and prepare reports for management as requested. Reports generally routine in nature but may involve some customization. Assists in process creation for the optimization of delivery and inventory.


  • Is the source for information and technical assistance on how the supply chain systems work and interact. This includes Oracle ERP and Planning Central. Troubleshoots problem situations.

  • Back-ups other Planners

  • Assists with planning processes and overall inventory management to optimize inventory and OTD.

  • Supports manufacturing processes and improvements

  • Prepares daily, weekly, and monthly reports that analyze KPI data

  • Assists with action plans, root cause and countermeasures for KPIs and PD objectives.

  • Participate in and/or facilitate kaizen or improvement project teams

  • Performs item master maintenance

  • Supports NPI projects


  • Bachelor’s degree, preference in Supply Chain Management or related field

  • 2 – 3 years Supply Chain experience, preference for production planning

  • APICS or ISM certified or willing within two years of hire

  • Experience with ERP system

  • Good computer skills (word processing, queries, spreadsheets, etc.)

  • Ability to work with cross functional teams across different levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management

  • Could be 5-10% domestic travel for kaizens or benchmarking


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach. The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment consists of an indoor, work or home office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes such as collective bargaining, or compensation.


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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.