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Danaher Corporation Master Scheduler in San Jose, California

Molecular Devices, LLC creates innovative, high-quality bioanalysis solutions that increase our customers’ productivity. By joining Molecular Devices, you will work with best-in-class people who share a common purpose - to be our customers' first choice for systems, consumables, software, and support that advance both basic and applied life science discovery. Our core values are critical elements of our past and future success -- The best team wins. Customers talk, we listen. Continuous improvement is our way of life. Leading edge innovation defines our future. We compete for shareholders.

As a Master Scheduler you will be the single point of contact for fulfilling all instrument shipments. You will work closely with global Operations, Sales, Service, Warehouse, Marketing, and Finance teams to coordinate instrument shipments from the point of instruments being forecasted until the instruments have shipped. You will own creating build plans each quarter based on sales forecasts, and will be responsible for achieving continued reduction in PSI inventory levels month to month. You will also be expected to drive continuous improvements in the existing processes and tools used in this role.

Key Deliverables:

  • Global instrument On Time Delivery (OTD) >= 98%

  • Global past due <= $175k

  • Global shippable backlog <= $850k

  • San Jose PSI inventory <= $1,154k


  • Coordinate and lead communication with global teams to meet instrument order and demand fulfillment

  • Lead PSI meetings with production and sales leaders

  • Attend PSI-related production meetings and Sales forecast meetings

  • Respond to emails sent to company’s general “Planning” mailbox

  • Own OEM 13 Week Build Plan

  • Generate monthly reports (PSI-related, Past Due, Shippable Backlog, Shipments, etc.)

  • Run Daily Order Status meeting during month -ends

  • Maintain file of instruments shipping each month; to be reviewed during daily stand up meeting

  • Track destination orders each month to ensure arrival in time for revenue recognition

  • Maintain constant communication with sales leaders as needed for instrument order fulfillment questions


  • B.S. in Business or related field is required

  • 2 years of relevant work experience in the Life Sciences industry

  • Proven experience managing complex tasks in a fast paced environment

  • Advanced skills in Excel and Oracle

  • APICS certification desirable

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Key Characteristics:

  • Results oriented with a track record for delivering results

  • Takes ownership and is accountable

  • Works collaboratively and effectively with associates in all levels of the organization

  • Stretch target oriented, and embraces and thrives on challenge

  • Continuous improvement oriented – participates in Kaizens, has familiarity with lean principles and how to apply them

  • Customer Service oriented – high sense of urgency

  • Proven ability to manage the challenges associated within a commercial multi-site company.



Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping our 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, including health care, environmental and communications. We are a globally diverse team of 66,000 associates united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our ultimate competitive advantage. In 2013, we generated $19.1 billion in revenue and our market capitalization exceeded $50 billion. We are ranked #152 on the Fortune 500 and, during the past 20 years, our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by nearly 2,800 percent.

At Danaher, you’ll have the opportunity to build a career in a way no other company or environment can duplicate. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and most importantly, like to win. Why? Because it’s fun! But, when it comes to the development of our leaders and associates, we’re serious. Our business is growing, and we need top talented people to keep winning. The breadth and depth of our family of brands makes it possible for us to offer a variety of dynamic and challenging career opportunities across multiple global industries. Working with us, you’ll have the unique experience to learn the Danaher Business System, our common operating system used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create tremendous value for customers and shareholders. At Danaher, great people do extraordinary things. Come join our winning team. For more information please visit our website: www.danaher.com.

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