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Danaher Corporation Executive Assistant 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 SVP Market Access and Government Affairs and VP Global Strategic Planning & Business Development and is responsible for proactively managing the calendars and schedules of these executives and serving as the primary point of contact between them and their internal and external colleagues. This role will also provide administrative support for important projects within each organization which allow for the opportunity to learn more about the Company’s strategic intent and purpose.

This position is part of the Market Access and Government Affairs organization and the Strategic Planning & Business Development organization and will be Remote with a focus on the Pacific Time zone. Both organizations are central to setting strategy and ensuring the Company is optimizing access to its addressable markets.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Coordinate complex scheduling and extensive calendar management

  • Manage all travel which includes close coordination with various groups locally and internationally, visa preparation, organization of ground transportation, booking hotel reservations, registering for conferences, etc. This will also require the flexibility and agility to deal with unexpected travel updates if/when schedules change both before and during trips.

  • Act as the point of contact between the executive and internal or external colleagues

  • Prepare reports, presentations, and data, as well as maintains files, records, and correspondence

  • Be responsible for all logistics of both large and small meetings, including conference room reservations, teleconference & video conference set-up, food ordering, and associated meeting logistics, including related social activities

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred

  • 5-7 Years supporting high-level executives

  • E xcellent communication skills with an ability to respond with professionalism in verbal and written communications with all levels of the organization

  • Excellent computer skills using Windows and MS Office, which includes Outlook (e-mail and calendar management), Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience using Apple Macs (in addition to Windows PCs) and iPhones preferred

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Providing support at a global level, working with a worldwide team, and being mindful of different time zones when scheduling meetings and performing other coordination activities

  • Ability to anticipate needs, prioritize responsibilities, manage multiple priorities with tight timelines, and take initiative

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.

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



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.

Operating Company: Cepheid