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Danaher Corporation Business Systems Analyst in Sunnyvale, California

The Business Systems Analyst role is a Global position within the Logistics Organization that requires a broad understanding of the different Supply Chain functions – PLAN, SOURCE, MAKE and DELIVER. The key responsibility will be to support major Logistics infrastructure investments by leading the design and implementation of systems solutions to help the organization operate efficiently and effectively. Write, update and/or assist with the development of Business Requirements Documents (BRDs), identify testing scenarios across multiple logistics functions, writes and execute User Acceptance Testing (UAT) scripts with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and Change Control approvals. In addition, will lead logistics process improvements or business failures (Key Performance Indicators – KPI’s) that are below selective performance limits for a specific Global Logistics Function.

Essential job responsibilities:

  • Leads the Business Requirements process for the specific focus area with a strong emphasis on working closely with Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) to develop a plan to achieve the project commitment.

  • Analyze, designs, and implement information system improvements by interacting with internal users and customers to learn and document requirements to produce business requirements documents

  • Assess the suitability of information systems and liaise with end-users, software vendors, and programmers to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Identify, understand, and plan for organizational and human impacts of planned systems, and ensure that new technical requirements are properly integrated with existing processes and skillsets

  • Write, update and/or assist with the development of current and new SOPs

  • Assist programmers during system development, e.g. provide As-Is and To-Be flowcharts, design documents, and test scripts

  • Perform system testing and validation

  • Resolve end user’s system access and/or transactional issues and work with additional internal/external resources as required

  • Conduct or assist with the deployment of system audits

  • Utilize Supply Chain Best-Practices knowledge to ensure Logistics Systems supports current and future operational growth

  • The key focal point for Global WMS Super Users related to the day to day activity for revenue achievement

  • Understands and when required will troubleshoot Material Handling Hardware functionality to the WMS system

Minimum requirements:

  • Requires in-depth knowledge and experience

  • Uses standard methodologies and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services

  • Solves complex problems; takes a new point of view using existing solutions

  • Works independently; receive minimal guidance

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience

  • Requires conceptual and practical expertise in own subject area and basic knowledge of related fields

  • Has knowledge of standard methodologies and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements

  • Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information

  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project, or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies

  • Explains difficult or critical information; works to build consensus

Education or Experience:

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

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

  • Doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Comprehensive understanding of ERP System with working knowledge in SAP WMS, TMS, Order Fulfillment, and GTC.

  • Understands the good movement flows across the Supply Chain. Supplier to Factory, Factory to Distribution Center, and DC to Customer

  • Working experiences across SAP WMS transactional applications that move goods within an insourced and outsourced warehouse environment

  • Working experiences across multiple Supply Chain functions – Demand Planning, Order Fulfillment, Sourcing/Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, and Reverse Logistics

  • Base level understanding of standard Logistics modes – Air, Ocean, Surface, Parcel, White-Glove …

  • Ability to drive process flow/supply chain mapping discussions within a work team

  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to lead internal and external resources across multiple Supply Chain functions

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as high ethical standards. Ability to create and present to multiple organizations within Cepheid

  • Capability to manage multiple priorities, organize sophisticated requests, and resolve issues creatively

  • Experience using Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Word, and Excel

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

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Ability to work in an office environment


  • International experiences with actual operational experience in the region

  • International and Domestic travel


  • Master’s degree in supply chain management

  • APICS certification, CPIM preferred.

  • Multilingual skills

  • Related experience in a diagnostic, medical device, or pharmaceutical environment

    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