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Danaher Corporation Freight Strategy Management in Fremont, California


  • Manage business relationships with Cepheid’s network of freight carriers.

  • Identify opportunities for, and drive implementation of, freight related cost reductions

  • Lead rate negotiations with freight carriers on key freight lanes and select spot quotes

  • Establish a strategy for periodic RFQ’s for all modes of Cepheid’s freight

  • Responsible for mode (Air, Ocean, Rail, etc) optimization of Cepheid’s freight network.

  • Coordinate and lead quarterly business reviews (QBR’s) with Cepheid’s freight carriers.

  • Develop relationships with other business functions (Purchasing, Sales, Manufacturing) to work collaboratively to drive Logistics’ costs down while still meeting their requirements

  • Establish and monitor carrier related KPI’s

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Business Management, or in a related field and 5+ years of experience in Transportation or Logistics.

  • Master’s degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience OR

  • Doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience.

  • Previous experience as a people manager, ideally internationally.

  • They require strong financial acumen – the ability to utilize fundamental concepts of finance to manage budgets, forecast costs, and provide relevant information for decision-making.

  • Must possess creative thinking ability, originality and imagination while developing a solution to a problem

  • Requires excellent problem-solving and analytical skills in order to be able to clarify and resolve complex business issues by breaking them down into meaningful components to determine root cause, and to redesign internal and external business processes where necessary. Ability to approach problems systematically and develop scalable solutions

  • Must be able to function in a highly dynamic, fast paced environment

  • Must be highly organized and able to multi-task with a clear bias for action and a sense of urgency on priorities

  • Advanced Excel skills required, knowledge of PowerPoint and Microsoft Access a plus

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 (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID–19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

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Operating Company: Cepheid