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Danaher Corporation Senior Supply Planner in Lodi, California

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. As a member of our team, you’ll get to make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, to develop rapid groundbreaking solutions for the world’s most complex health challenges.


Thought leader and facilitator with wide breadth of scope, managing efforts strategic production control, driving planning strategy to improve scheduling and tool efficiencies. Critical proven activities should include OEE improvements, anticipation of cross functional business requirements, development of strategy for production execution, coordination of multi-echelon implementations, and full accountable for targeted business deliverables. Position requires a holistic thinker, proven senior level facilitator across operations and supply chain, proven rapid transformations, and capability of highly effectively influence of leadership at both C-level and operational supervisor levels. In charge of production plan scheduling across multiple sites in a high complexity environment.


  • Demonstrated success improving OEE, capacity planning, scheduling and production planning.

  • Experienced as lead with operational shop floor management, enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools, quality management, and quality metric methodology, including Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.

  • Proven track record of high-quality strategic decision making with multi factory global impact.

  • Implementation of successful continuous improvement through Lean Leadership (Daily Management, Leader Standard Work, and Gemba Walks).

  • Demonstrated success as technical expert in broad supply chain areas, supporting management, creative new solutions, and execution of wide breadth of initiatives.

  • Broad expertise in multiple supply chain disciplines.

  • Problem solver.

  • Proven high level capability to concisely communicate complex and controversial issues.

  • Optimize cross functional resources to achieve complex and unique objectives within budget and timelines

  • Demonstrated project integration, planning, communication, and documentation skills to oversee and prepare project team resources requirements in collaboration with cross-functional departments.

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

  • Perform critical analysis of material requirements from Production and Engineering drawings and documents in released or pre-released status.

  • Drive cost savings and quality improvements.

  • Create the manufacturing forecast and load the planning database accordingly.

  • Develop rough-cut capacity plans to analyze and negotiate resource requirements.

  • Develop an executable master production schedule in accordance with shelf life and inventory guidelines.

  • Minimize inventory write-offs.

  • Analytics and model deployment experience and value-stream mapping.

  • Proven experience leading Kaizen events including elements such as standard work, planning process, value-analysis, material flow, or Heijunka. Implementation and teaching lean practices.

  • Knowledge of good manufacturing practice for medical devices in FDA regulated environment desired.


• Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

• For people managers, ensure your associates attend and complete all required trainings satisfactorily and on time


Education or Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of related work experience OR

  • Master’s degree in field with 6+ years of related work experience OR

  • Doctoral degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience

Knowledge and skills:

  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Preferred SAP experience.

  • Thorough understanding of master production scheduling, capacity planning and forecasting principals.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Ability to facilitate groups or meetings.

  • Experience with SOPs, GMP, ISO, JIT, MRP.

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Ability to work in an office environment.


  • APICS certification, CPIM preferred.

  • Medical device manufacturing experience.

  • SQL and Visio experience valued.

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

As part of the Danaher family of companies, our work at Cepheid is supported by a global science and technology innovator. In addition to Danaher’s unrivaled leadership training and professional development programs, this 3 of 3 relationship also provides expanded career opportunities across industries and brands. Together, we are united by a shared purpose: Helping Realize Life’s Potential.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

Operating Company: Cepheid