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Danaher Corporation NPI Procurement Program manager in Solna, Sweden

We are continuing our expansion phase in Solna and are now looking for a new star to join us as New Product Introduction Procurement Manager!

Cepheid is a leading molecular diagnostics company that is dedicated to improving healthcare by developing, manufacturing, and marketing accurate yet easy-to-use molecular systems and tests. In our facilities in Solna / Sundbyberg we develop and manufacture diagnostics tests that improve patient outcome all over the world.

The person in this role will support NPI Program Management for Reagent and Assay new product introduction teams and is responsible for leading activities such as: sourcing decisions, design for cost and manufacturability, product cost and roadmap, supplier qualification and approval, manufacturing and supply chain readiness (capacity, continuity of supply, capability, Agreements. You will work closely with Category Managers to align long term strategic plans. The essential job responsibilities include

  • Engaging with the PLC process to ensure alignment with the product deliverables for each phase and manages the Supply Chain deliverables.

  • Forming and leading cross-functional supply chain operations teams (comprised of Supply Chain, Category Management, Supplier Quality, Mfg Engineering, Supplier Engineering, Planning, and other members as required) to define sourcing strategies and sourcing plans for new products, including recommendations for new supplier selection & evaluation as part New Product Introduction.

  • Leading and influencing supplier selection and guide alignment to a sustainable long term supply chain and manufacturability.

  • Serving as single point of contact to the Supply Chain team to confirm supplier and production readiness in terms of production capacity and approved critical parts manufacturing prior to key product milestones

  • Managing the transition of new products from development to pilot production then to volume production.

  • Leading supplier performance projects specific to commodity

  • Supporting Global Supply Chain in all Kaizen and VPM activities

  • Leadership in adhering to the product development process of test and verification as part of the product release process.


Education or Experience (in years):

  • The role requires a minimum of 5 years related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).

  • A technical degree in: Biology, Microbiology, or other Life Sciences discipline; or a technical competency in this area based on related experience.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Work collaboratively with supply chain and engineering stakeholders; develop supplier selection process for piece parts or outsourced assemblies and identify supply chain risks supporting sourcing decisions.

  • Have a strong background in reagents, enzymes, and chemicals.

  • Manage the product cost roadmap prior to production release; analyze product cost and manufacturing cost models to drive corrective action as required to achieve product cost targets.

  • Fundamental understanding of should-cost or cost allocation & recognizes opportunities to improve product design for cost/quality/delivery with early supplier involvement.

  • Creates and delivers presentations to program executives and stakeholders. Provides feedback to engineering on DFx (cost, manufacturability), and manages resources to drive the assessment

  • Support new supplier introduction and/or disengagement requirements to/from the strategic supply base.

  • Drive resolution to systemic supply chain issues affecting quality, cost, delivery, assets

  • Develop and present high level cost reduction opportunities for managed categories

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Some travel domestically and internationally is required (15%)


  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Power Point, Agile, and SAP

  • Must be a self-starter and be able to operate independent of day to day supervision

  • Direct experience leading cross-functional teams (CFT)

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt, critical thinking skills, and problem solve under pressure

  • Contract/supply agreement negotiation experience

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