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Danaher Corporation Executive Assistant, Global Supply Chain in Sunnyvale, California

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world’s most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we’re working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.

Learn about the Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) which makes everything possible.

The Executive Assistant provides administrative support to the VP, Business Operations and is responsible for proactively managing the calendars and schedules along with other Executives and serving as the primary point of contact between them and their internal and external colleagues. This position will be located in Sunnyvale, CA office. At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide support services to the Supply Chain Executive Staff that ensure a professional, responsive, and effective experience across a global organization.

  • Responsible for organizing, coordinating, and assisting administrative details to provide highly effective staff support, with highest level of professionalism, discretion, and positive energy.

  • Exercise considerable discretion, diplomacy, and independent judgement in protecting or releasing confidential information and in interpreting or implementing policies and procedures.

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, but take direction with positive attitude .

  • Balance conflicting priorities to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects, and meet critical deadlines in alignment with diverse business activities, with inter-related activities and relationships.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • High School Diploma with 5 plus years of demonstrated successful secretarial job experience, preferably at an administrative level supporting executives. Including reception, event, travel coordination

  • Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft office suite (outlook, excel, word)

  • High standard of ethics. Ability to confidentially manage sensitive information

  • Ability to generate and edit communications; memos, emails, and action items at key meetings (financial/expense, headcount, std Power Point slide deck updates.)

  • Compiling and disseminating information or material across organization

    It would be a plus if you also possess:

  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing activities and workloads

  • Navigation in corporate office environment

Cepheid, a Danaher operating company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it’s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com.

The salary range OR the hourly range for this role is $80K - $106K. 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.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .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. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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