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Danaher Corporation Manager, Reagent Manufacturing 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 Manager, Reagent Manufacturing will be directly responsible for managing end to end production operations for bead and bulk reagents in the Cepheid manufacturing facility in Sunnyvale CA. The incumbent will partner with the manufacturing management team for consumables and fill-pack operations, DBSL, Quality, Supply Chain, Technical Operations, Facilities, and EH&S to drive production KPIs that contribute corporate objectives and core value drivers.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Manage staff resources by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training and developing associates for growth opportunities

  • Maximize the performance of Value Streams by implementing and sustaining lean conversion principles in order to meet customer requirements.

  • Develop and execute strategy for improving the safety, quality, delivery, inventory and productivity (SQDIP) performance.

  • Utilize standard reports and visual management to clearly communicate production schedules, delays, and corrective action

  • Maintains workflow by monitoring steps of the process; observing processes and equipment, monitoring personnel and resources, developing reporting systems in accordance with company guidelines to ensure success in meeting the Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Productivity goals.

  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources, maintaining established policies and procedures.

  • Provides input for capital expenditures for new equipment and facilities to meet production demand

  • Support/Lead productive kaizen events and sustainment of KPIs.

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

  • Master's Degree with 7+ years of experience

  • 5 to 7 years in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment; 5 years minimum in a leadership role

    The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Leadership: Willingness to work on the shop floor and lead by example; ability to influence decision making with or without authority, facilitate discussions with perspectives, bring teams to agreement. High tolerance for ambiguity

  • Communication: Interpersonal skills that build productive relationships and influence others, both within the business and across organizations. Ability to communicate at different levels of the business (senior leaders to working teams), exceptionally good listening skills, able to present complex or new ideas with clarity

  • Teamwork: collaborate effectively with others in the spirit of common objectives

  • Planning and Execution: Excellent project management and prioritization skills. Solid business acumen. Able to deliver results despite shifting demands

  • Analytical Problem Solving: Able to identify problems; apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data.

  • Hands-on experience with DBS tools: PSP, Standard Work, TPI, DM, 4E, SMED, VSM, 3P, and VPM

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

  • Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a “general manager’s” point of view

  • Familiarity with various manufacturing process technologies

  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management

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.

Operating Company: Cepheid

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