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Danaher Corporation Shipping Manager in San Jose, 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)

Position summary:

Reporting to the Sr. Manager Warehouse Operations, you are responsible for all aspects of the shipping of direct, in-direct and finished goods materials from our Fremont, CA logistics center. You will lead the department by assuring materials are shipped in a manner consistent with company service and cost objectives. Additionally, you are also responsible for providing direction and scheduling to ensure coverage for the team. The ideal candidate will develop, implement, and measure standard operating processes in order to achieve optimal efficiency and meet all established critical metric goals. Leadership, strong ability to multitask, prioritize, communicate, and direct in a team environment are critical.

Essential job responsibilities:

  • Schedules, plans, and coordinates domestic and international outbound shipments.

  • Develops and maintain all Shipping Metrics and analyzes trends to improve efficiency, conserve budget, and remove waste.

  • Participates in continuous improvement and develops and shares best practices for shipping with the Global Logistics Team.

  • Implement personnel on-boarding, training, and service improvement activities, ensuring systems, methodologies, and procedures are in place and followed by each shipping team member

  • Delivers shipping operational objectives by contributing warehouse operations information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; resolves problems; participates in audits; and identifies trends

  • Provides input into warehouse design by planning layout, product flow, and product handling systems; evaluating and recommending new equipment

  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and carrying out standards and procedures; following legal regulations and corporate EH&S policies

  • Designs, implements, monitors and provides timely KPI reports through Daily Management, GEMBA, +QDIP and weekly update meetings

  • Prioritizes Shipping Department workload; leads the capacity of the department

  • Teams with other functional peer group managers and departments to meet customer requirements both internal and external.

Minimum requirements:

Education or Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of experience or Master’s degree with 6+ years of experience

  • Consistent record of process improvement, warehouse transformations, operation optimizations, implementing and leading improvements in project lifecycle.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication and presentation skills.

  • Shown leadership skills with the ability to motivate, lead, develop, direct

Preferred requirements:

  • APICS certification a plus

  • Lean/Six-Sigma Certification a plus

  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance experience

  • Experience with SAP MM, WM, S&D, HANA4

  • Experience in a Distribution / Shipping / Logistics environmentand position people to work effectively.

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • May be asked to lift 25 lbs and able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions

About Danaher

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.

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.

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

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