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Danaher Corporation Director of Environmental Sustainability in Sunnyvale, California

Cepheid has helped shape the future by developing groundbreaking diagnostic solutions. As a global leader, we’re driven by continuous improvement to excite our customers and to create the best work environment for our people. Customer focus, innovation, and teamwork are at the core of our culture and the foundation of our success.

Come and join a fantastic team! As Director of Environmental Sustainability you are responsible for the success of our company’s sustainability strategy. You interact with a cross-functional team of experts from R&D, Operations, Commercial and Compliance to design and implement key initiatives and ensure we reach our ambitious sustainability goals. Your knowledge and cross-industry network will enable you to take sustainability to the next level at Cepheid .


  • Regularly benchmark the competitive landscape and assess sustainability trends & existing initiatives across the life science industry, customers, and key suppliers as well as within Cepheid and across Danaher.

  • Lead the development, implementation and regular review of a differentiated Cepheid sustainability strategy covering all relevant areas (e.g., green-house gas emissions, supply chain sustainability, renewable energy, waste reduction, product design/circular economy, customer sustainability assessments).

  • Represent Cepheid at relevant Danaher sustainability group and industry associations, building a strong network of sustainability leaders across Cepheid, other Danaher operating companies, and external industry leaders and leveraging key insights to inform and evolve current internal sustainability programs.

  • Contribute to the Cepheid’s employer branding and design key communication activities to ensure stakeholder engagement and broad internal and external visibility of the sustainability program and its progress as well as strong employee engagement.

  • Lead a cross-functional team within the global Cepheid matrix organization to review & design relevant initiatives and overseeing successful strategy execution.


  • Bachelor’s degree Life Science, Engineering, Sustainability, or similar field required and 8 years of field related experience with 2 years of management preferred

  • Strong experience in sustainability related fields - preferably within the life science industry – Some experience successfully leading sustainability programs, changing business practices and delivering tangible results towards ambitious net-zero targets in a global environment.

  • Extensive knowledge of sustainability practices, applicable laws and regulations with a solid understanding of the life science industry and a strong network across key sustainability leaders

  • Results-driven strategic-analytical problem-solver with the ability to translate complex information into impactful and differentiated strategies as well as the ability to develop concise and effective communications tailored to specific audiences.

  • Ability to perform exceptionally in fast-paced, performance-oriented environment with excellent time management and organizational skills to manage competing priorities and changing business needs.

    At Cepheid we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part of the time at the Company location identified above and part of the time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Cepheid can provide.

The salary range OR the hourly range for this role is $150,000 - $215,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit www.danaher.com.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

Operating Company: Cepheid