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Danaher Corporation Logistics Coordinator in Itapevi, Brazil


Perform the following administrative functions on behalf of Cepheid, this role plays an integral part in providing exceptional logistics support. The role will undertake various administrative tasks such as inventory management, coordinating inventory requirements and shipments, responding to customer requests, SAP and Microsoft Office processes, and assisting the Logistics teams in most day to day activities.

This role will be responsible for local logistics from the time the goods leave the manufacturing plants until they reach the customer. This position has a hard-line reporting to the Logistics Manager ANZ, Brazil, HK and a dotted line to the Customer Service Manager Brazil.


  • Ensure all transactions meet internal, local and international compliance requirements.

  • Provide back-office support to the Sales, Marketing and Service Teams performing logistics activities while providing relevant information as required.

  • Daily control of delivery dashboard, interacting with carriers and customers.

  • Working in conjunction with Importation/Exportation team by coordinating shipments from factory to 3PL.

  • Coordination of incoming shipments including: warehouse notification and receipt into SAP

  • Ensure stock count is accurate through regular cycle counts and stocktakes.

  • Stock quality is maintained by appropriate segregation and disposition of damaged and expired stock.

  • Analyze all aspects of logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies.

  • Ensure that all logistics processes are documented and that the processes meet corporate compliance guidelines. Prepare & maintain SOP’s as required.

  • Liaising with the 3rd party warehouses in Brazil by ensuring:

  • Day to day operations meets Cepheid logistics and quality requirements.

  • Operations meet the defined service level requirements including local shipping arrangements

  • Work with suppliers or customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability.

  • Take ownership for the coordination and planning of warehousing activities including: inbound, outbound and reverse logistics with a focus on inventory management.

  • Ensure that our 3rd party logistics partners follow best practices and processes and will be responsible for measuring their KPIs.

  • Ensure that KPI’s, Metrics and reporting is conducted weekly, monthly or as required.

  • Recommend process, procedure and system improvements where necessary.

  • Process SAP transactions ensuring adherence remain in line with corporate requirements.

  • Liaise with all relevant parties on any local issues, new product introductions and product changes.

  • Prepare and analyze reports as required to meet company objectives and compliance reporting requirements.

  • Co-ordinate exporting of any product/s to other Cepheid locations (e.g. module returns for refurbishment)

  • Liaison and follow‐up when appropriate with transport companies, ensuring Cepheid service levels meets customer expectations of prompt delivery times.

  • Provision of proof of deliveries (POD) as required to aid in resolving outstanding accounts.

  • Ensure adherence with Quality procedures and Internal policies.

  • Assist in the management of stock take and cycle count activities with the 3PL warehouse and ensure the inventory is reconciled timely.

  • Performing other administrative tasks as requested.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of related work experience OR

Master’s degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience.

Experience in warehousing processes and desired in importation

SAP experience essential

Certificate in Logistics Management, Supply Chain or Administration.

One-year experience working in a similar environment.

Knowledge of medical/pathology/scientific terms an advantage

Understanding of logistics, supply chain

Knowledge and skills:

Excellent customer and interpersonal skills, well organized, able to multi-task, able to work with multiple groups internally and externally, strong work ethic.

Proven experience and a successful record in a logistics environment

Must be able to maintain multiple projects at one time.

Strong customer service focus, customer satisfaction oriented with strong problem-solving skills.

Strong general computer literacy with Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office products

SAP experience essential

Excellent written, communication & interpersonal skills.

Ability to prioritize and work under pressure.

High attention to detail

Ability to work autonomously and within a team

Language: English and Spanish/Portuguese

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Operating Company: Cepheid