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Danaher Corporation Inventory Control Manager - Stockroom Operations 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.

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Business Context: Cepheid’s Global Logistics team is comprised of over 150+ employees worldwide to support a rapidly growing, multi-billion-dollar business. Our mission is to provide the highest quality service at the lowest possible cost to our customers, leveraging fun, talented, professional people in an environment fostering enthusiasm, continuous improvement and safety.

The Inventory Control Manager - Stockroom Operations is responsible for:

Reporting to the Director of Stockroom Operation, the Inventory Control Manager will be responsible for the effective management, control, and coordination of Cepheid’s cycle count program for the Sunnyvale Stockroom Operations. This will be accomplished through the generation of count documentation (electronic or paper form) while ensuring strict adherence to Cepheid’s Inventory Control Standard Operating Procedures and Corporate SOX Narrative.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for effectively leading inventory teams, designs effective work teams.

  • Develops strategic inventory management and staffing plans.

  • Documents inventory processes, updates documents as required.

  • Acts as the main contact for audits

  • Responsible for perpetual inventory balances and ensures finished goods inventory availability.

  • Reconciles inventory discrepancies among different systems, locations, categories, and classes.

  • Analyzes and addresses root cause for inventory transaction errors

  • Manage all Cycle Count and Physical Inventory activities for the Sunnyvale Stockroom Operations and adhere to the Corporate policies and narrative

  • Provides daily direction and leadership to the cycle count team members

  • Conducts regular one on one and helps drafts performance objectives and development plans

  • Coach and develop team members on proper processes, methodology, tools, etc.

  • Create and apply visual Gemba evidence and standard work for inventory discrepancy tracking and status for core team and decision-makers

  • Analyze complex inventory issues involving real-time inventory levels

  • Teams with Finance to lead internal & external Inventory audits

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) to address all escalated Inventory Control request for research, validation, and special projects

  • Defines requirements for and lead the implementation of inventory system improvements, develops new strategies to make inventory transactions more efficient.

  • Manage the collection and presentation of Inventory metrics and KPIs utilizing Daily Management fundamentals and collaborate with Global Inventory Control team Monitors KPI's, evaluates performance and service levels, drives improvements for critical measurements such as cycle count accuracy, overall inventory accuracy, and weeks-on-hand

  • Leads inventory control projects and process improvements

Training Responsibilities: (REQUIRED)

  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

  • For people managers, ensure your associates attend and complete all required trainings satisfactorily and on time

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education or Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 9+ years of experience OR

  • Master’s degree with 7+ years of experience

Knowledge and skills:

  • Thorough understanding of Material Handling, Supply Chain and Logistics processes

  • In-depth knowledge and experience with SAP IM/WM/eWM modules and cycle count execution

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Inventory Control industry best practices

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as high ethical standards

  • Thorough understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) rules and requirements

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, organize complex requests, and resolve issues creatively

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to coordinate and implement team projects

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) skills are required, Advanced Excel skills preferred

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Ability to work in an office environment

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS (optional):

  • APICS certification

  • Reagent manufacturing experience

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

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The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

Cepheid, a Danaher 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.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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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