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Danaher Corporation Supply Planner in Bengaluru, India

Danaher Corporation is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life around the world. Our family of world class brands have unparalleled leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries. Our team of over 59,000 associates around the globe is united by a powerful business system which serves as our ultimate competitive advantage. In 2015, we generated over $16.5 billion in revenue, and are on the Fortune 150 list. Over the past 20 years, our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by nearly 2,800 percent – Danaher is where great people do extraordinary things! Our quiet quest to expand and build high-performing businesses across a variety of industries requires top-notch professionals that seek a challenging career path.

Our consistent success is the direct result of our people and the Danaher Business System (DBS). DBS 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. Today, our DBS tools are designed to help us excel in areas of GROWTH, LEADERSHIP and LEAN. Through our strategic focus on Life Sciences, Diagnostics, and Environmental & Applied Solutions, Danaher is Helping Realise Life’s Potential.

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At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world’s most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we’re working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.

Learn about the Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) which makes everything possible.


The position is required to be a team player in highly demanding Supply Chain Org, responsible for all aspects of Material Planning. Demonstrates and provides Supply planning leadership at Bangalore facility within factory and GSCM organizations. Establishes methodologies with proven cross functional facilitation within operational projects and required to be a Holistic thinker focused on systems/process improvement for business needs in FDA facility. Experienced in SAP with proven track record in establishing workflows and utilization. Experienced in planning and/or science environment by formal education or work experience.


  • Oversees master schedules for production and new product, ensuring comprehensive compliance with materials requirements for manufacturing. Incorporate in forecasts and master production schedules.

  • Manges Intercompany and Intracompany “Stock Transfer Orders” STO Management.

  • Proven experience in handling global transactions with knowledge of Import , Export and Local transactions.

  • SAP planning expertise. Determines ERP driven material requirements and creates production execution schedules and maintains inventory at planned levels.

  • SAP planning expertise. Help set up appropriate structure and test new SAP implementation at new factory – reflecting other manufacturing sites.

  • Incorporate new products or product improvements into the manufacturing forecasts and master production schedules.

  • Executes master production schedules relative to shelf life, inventory guidelines and requirements.

  • Executes manufacturing Purchase Orders for critical product work centers.

  • Proven capable of providing analyses and using judgement to assess options. Expectation of concise communication with senior leaders to highlight issues and solutions with supporting data

  • Provide analyses and judgement while assessing options. Expectation of concise communication to highlight issues and solutions with supporting data.

  • Determines ERP driven material requirements and creates production execution schedules and maintains inventory at planned levels.

  • Develop and facilitate proposals, to support organizing and conducting relevant, concise, data driven, professional presentations to leadership with recommendations.

  • Create graphical scorecards supporting bowlers – summarizing information of what really matters

  • Works to resolve (in case of design changes) labor and material shortages, backlogs and other potential schedule interruptions.

  • Drives cost savings quality improvement projects and innovation.

  • Manage finished goods inventory to meet agreed-upon customer service requirements.

  • Minimize inventory write-offs of finished goods inventory, intermediates and raw materials.

  • Develop statistical models for predictive analytics as well as historical trending.

  • Partnership with engineering plans and production constrains to establish production schedules, labor loading, and capacity requirements.

  • Establishes and maintains supply system as assigned to ensure uninterrupted supply of required materials.

  • Maintains open lines of communication with internal and external stake holder for prompt resolution of supply, quality or delivery problems.

  • Actively engages with operations team and provides a high level of responsiveness and communication as it pertains to supply chain needs

  • Understands and appropriately manages inventory for new product, transitioning and discontinued product lines

  • Demonstrates effective problem-solving skills by working independently and engaging appropriate cross functional teams to address vendor/part issues.

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


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

  • Proactively request for trainings that are required to improve the existing job performance or as a part of development plan.


Education and Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering (Preferably Industrial Engineering)

  • 10 to 15 years’ experience in Supply Chain with minimum 5 years in Production Control, Planning in SAP environment preferably in Med Tech Industry.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Prefer coursework in Operations or Analytics.

  • Experience working with SAP or other inventory management systems.

  • Experience with SOP's, MES, and ERP strong benefit

  • Candidate should be strong in Microsoft Word and Excel (pivot tables & v-look up.) SQL and Visio experience valued.

  • Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of Planning “best practices” including but not limited to – Supplier PULL systems, VMI, STO process, Materials Management , MRP , Forecasting and Production Work Order processes.

  • Knowledge ideally within the IVD / Med-Tech industry.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

  • A self-motivated, dynamic, systems thinking professional with the ability to organize and plan to deliver the required business goals and objectives.

  • Experience with working on planning activities in “Manufacturing site Project Start-up” & “Manufacturing site Production phase”.

  • Must be able to professionally interact with internal and external contacts at all levels.

  • Ability to facilitate and effectively hold meetings and training sessions as required.

  • Travel as required

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to work at manufacturing sites (brown field & green field sites) in project and live sites.

  • Domestic and International travel as required


  • Readiness for Short travel & stays between 2 facilities – Chennai & Bangalore & Overseas


  • SCM Certifications

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Med-Tech industry in India.

  • Experience with conversion of Global and Local transactions

  • Valid US Visa

  • SAP experience

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.At Danaher, 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.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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