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Danaher Corporation Training Program Manager, Americas Customer Care Operations in San Diego, California


At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care 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, as we develop rapid groundbreaking solutions to solve the world’s most complex health challenges.

Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics ­ ­­– from ideation and innovation through development and delivery of life-changing advancements in healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology and oncology applications. For more details, visit us at www.cepheid.com or follow us on Twitter. (@CepheidNews)

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 relationship also provides expanded career opportunities across industries and brands. Together, we are united by a shared purpose: Helping Realize Life’s Potential.


The Training Program Manager (TPM) is responsible for all training activities across the US Customer Care organization, including ensuring consistent messaging and service techniques for internal and external customer-facing interactions. They will partner with the Global Product Support and Enablement Team to create training modules and measure effectiveness. The TPM will champion the Danaher Business System (DBS) and help increase associate proficiency.


  • Develop overall Customer Care training roadmap and priorities, elevating the operations of Americas Customer Care

  • Collaborate with management to determine training requirements and timelines

  • Communicate training initiatives to all stakeholders

  • Assist in proprietary instructional content creation, including but not limited to company policy, commercial messaging, standard work, product and/or process changes and service bulletins

  • Create and maintain associate training matrix/report to identify skill gaps and collaborate with management to propose individualized training programs to close the gaps

  • Regularly review program content and collect feedback from trainees to assess quality and effectiveness, propose changes and continuously improve

  • Define program resource needs, negotiate resourcing plans and track usage

  • Deploy industry best-practices for measuring and increasing associate engagement

  • Help drive sales by aligning and collaborating with Sales, Marketing, Global Product Support and Enablement for consistent commercial messaging

  • Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure program success and report-out to senior management using visual program management tools

  • Quickly gain cursory-level understanding of DBS toolbox, partner with DBS Leader to engage associates and drive DBS proficiency across the organization

  • Capture learning from other Cepheid regional initiatives, to avoid common issues, utilize best practices and successfully integrate into training program

  • Develop working knowledge of Cepheid products, the Customer Care ecosystem, regulatory requirements, and industry and technology trends to identify business-oriented opportunities

  • Benchmark with other Danaher Operating Companies on best-practices


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree in field with 5+ years of related work experience

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

Knowledge and skills:

  • Ability to adapt to change, proactively manage risks, clear roadblocks, and effectively communicate end-to-end program health

  • Successfully manage and lead program in a completely remote work environment

  • Ability to use Visual Project Management methodology to manage programs/projects

  • Proven ability to quickly build trusted relationships at all levels of an organization, from SMEs to Senior Executives

  • In depth knowledge of electronic Learning Management System (Adobe Captivate, Docebo, SAP Litmos LMS, or similar)

  • Experience using Business software to include: MS Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word), Conferencing Applications (MS Teams, Zoom)

  • Advanced problem-solving, conflict resolution, active listening, and time management skills

  • Experience with analytics and understanding of support metrics and KPIs

  • Ability to collect information from multiple sources, sort through, integrate, and resolve often conflicting requirements, and drive an organization through the various issues to resolution

  • Highly effective communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, goal oriented and time-sensitive environment

  • Ability to learn quickly and pick up tools, systems, and processes in a short amount of time

  • Lean awareness and ideally experience with structured continuous improvement (Daily Management, Standard Work, Problem Solving, Kaizen, and Gemba Walks)


  • Experience managing training program for Customer Care teams across NA regions

  • 3-5 years experience working in an FDA-regulated environment. Medical device or pharmaceutical preferred

  • CPLP/CPTM certification or similar


  • Travel to Cepheid office locations (15%)

  • Around 10% International travel for effective execution of projects

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.

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Operating Company: Cepheid