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Danaher Corporation Material Logistics Specialist in Sunnyvale, California

Job Title: Material Logistics Specialist

Job Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Date Written: 8/30/2021

Written By: Gizelle Amador

Job Profile: T3 – Production Planning & Control

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. As a member of our team, you’ll get to make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, to develop rapid groundbreaking solutions for the world’s most complex health challenges.


This role will be responsible for providing a high level of customer service to all parties with focus on supporting domestic shipments. Performs analyses of organization and customer needs to ensure cost efficient and timely delivery of product. Preferred candidates are those which have experience creating, coordinating, and managing domestic/international supply chains relative to warehousing and transportation. The right candidate will need to have a global forward-thinking mindset. They will need to influence and engage cross-functional teams, meet deadlines, and have the determination to persevere through potential blocks.


  • Coordinates and monitors workflow, assisting in scheduling and prioritizing activities in assigned logistic area

  • Tracking and tracing of all freight movement

  • Assist management with network distribution optimization

  • Assist with the standardization of logistics operations

  • Participate in/lead projects to improve service to customers and reduce/control costs.

  • Identify problems, recommend, and execute creative/innovative solutions.

  • Collaborate across various geographical sites with various departments including operations to obtain and analyze data for proforma supply chain models

  • Utilize Danaher Business System and other continuous improvement methodologies to drive sustainable results

  • Report metrics and manage KPI’s, data analysis and reporting, and other duties as assigned

  • Maintains compliance with ISO 9000, IATA, OSHA, DOT, FAA, and FDA Guidelines


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience:

  • High School degree with 4-6 years of related work experience OR

  • AA or Technical Trade degree with 2-4 years of related work experience

Knowledge and skills:

  • Solid understanding of warehouse and transportation operations national and/or international basis

  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate across different operating companies, departments, and cultures.

  • Familiarity with continuous improvement and lean operations

  • Analytical mind with excellent problem-solving abilities.

  • Working Knowledge of ERP system, such as SAP (HANA)

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 25 lb

  • Must be able to stand for several hours

  • Ability to work in warehouse type environment


  • 6+ years of related work experience

  • Strong understanding of supply chain management, including procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation

  • Certified in Dangerous Goods requirements for DOT, IATA, IMDG.

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

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.

As part of the Danaher family of companies, our work at Cepheid is supported by a global science and technology innovator. In addition to Danaher’s unrivaled leadership training and professional development programs, this relationship also provides expanded career opportunities across industries and brands. Together, we are united by a shared purpose: Helping Realize Life’s Potential.

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