At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through
faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert System,
we've taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and
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become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest
laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution
delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them
most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing
product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for
healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical
infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join
our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all!
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This is an exciting planning role where you will ensure material
scheduling works effectively in order to ensure material supply
meets production requirements with minimum stock levels, while
optimizing cost. Your responsibilities include identifying,
maintaining, and coordinating materials in accordance to forecasted
demand and schedules to ensure inventory levels and safety stocks
are planned accurately.
This position is located on site in Sunnyvale, CA.
- Responsible to predict and resolve site specific material
planning issues that arise, including over or under delivery and
take up immediate actions in the event of material shortages put
production at risk
- Resolve material specifications, creating and maintaining
forward looking inventory schedules.
- Monitor MRP, inventory, customer demand, production schedules,
build plans, inventory transactions and rejected material.
- Coordinate inventory levels and controls to mitigate production
impact risk with active safety stock planning, demand forecasts and
open orders. Build contingency plans around risk.
- Coordination with internal departments as valued partner and
handle external stakeholder relations regarding expectations,
production goals and forecasts, timelines, supplier payments,
supplier lead times.
- Coordination and management of suppliers to organize and ensure
scheduled deliveries arrive on time. Or working with Procurement to
create second sources, change allocations, or develop new
- Execute flexible material processes to provide shortage risk
visibility, correct safety stock levels, aid business efficiency,
and drive new process improvements
- Lead site materials planning applied across the business, while
ensuring SAP MRP Bill of Materials (BOM) integrity, inventory
accuracy and inventory movements are handled daily.
- Oversee responsibility for E&O process to ensure balance
sheet has minimum liability
- Ensure strategic and operational information, reports, and
metrics are available to business partners
- Collaborating closely with customers, suppliers, upstream make
operational teams, and distributors.
- Validate MRP information through direct interaction with
- Stage inventory levels and execution processes for success to
support JIT Kanban environment between inventory staging
- Develop transparency and actions around changes to MPS and LRP
driven by MRP/DRP.
- Develop best fit solutions for supplier management of
production utilizing and/or implementing blanket orders, Purchase
Orders, VMI, Inventory Reports, Shop order and Sale orders.
- Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering or Supply Chain or
related with 8+ years of related experience OR Master's degree with
6+ years of related experience; MBA preferred
- Experience within an FDA regulated industry
- Lean practice awareness or certifications; daily Management,
Standard Work, Kaizen's around Problem Solving, Value stream,
Heijunka, Poka-yoke, and Gemba
- Expert knowledge and experience of Power Point to enable
concise data driven communication preferred
- High level of knowledge and experience in Excel for required
- Direct Operations experience - in factory or production
Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to
helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality
of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of
the most demanding and attractive industries, including life
sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied
solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united
by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business
System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated
$19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500
and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200%
over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can
duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across
multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced,
results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep
winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus
execution, align our people, and create value for customers and
shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically
has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive
compensation based on personal and company performance, and
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When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global
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