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Danaher Corporation Production Planning Manager in Sunnyvale, California


Strategic supply chain consumables planning manager with multi-site responsibilities. Holistic thinker and leader focused system / process improvement for business needs and in FDA facility.

Accountable for managing efforts for strategic production control, driving planning strategy to action, building teams, improve scheduling, and tool efficiencies. Thought leader responsible for aligning strategy to executable plans. Proven capable of operating at strategic and tactical levels while navigating a highly complex series of production levels across wide range of component operations. Critical experience should include OEE improvements, anticipation of cross functional business requirements, customer focus, P&L awareness, development of strategy for production execution, and full accountable for targeted business deliverables.


  • Development of balanced factory optimization schedules to ensure customer demands and factory utilization targets are achieved

  • Manage builds and inventory targets, including monthly report out on metrics at C level OPs meeting

  • Ensure End-to-End supply chain processes are supporting customer and business needs

  • Oversees master schedules for production and new product, ensuring comprehensive compliance with materials requirements for manufacturing. Incorporate in forecasts and master production schedules.

  • Experienced with capacity planning processes, tools, and planning across multiple sites and tools

  • Incorporate new products or product improvements into the manufacturing forecasts and master production schedules

  • Proactively and effectively facilitate at both operational level meetings, such daily production sessions, as well as concise narratives in executive/strategic level meetings

  • Implement process improvements to decrease overall costs and improve inventory management and supply chain efficiencies

  • Ability to translate analytics to implications, action, and strategy through influence and presentation

  • Proven capable of developing and leading teams. Track record of elevating people and organizational capabilities through hiring, coaching, and mentoring talent.

  • Proven capable of providing analyses and using judgement to assess options. Concise communication with team, partners, and leadership to highlight issues and solutions with supporting data

  • Works to resolve (in case of design changes) labor and material shortages, backlogs and other potential schedule interruptions

  • Minimize inventory write-offs of finished goods inventory, intermediates and raw materials

  • Engages with engineering plans and production constrains to establish production schedules, labor loading, and capacity requirements

  • Develop rough-cut capacity plans to analyze and negotiate resource requirements

  • Oversee the process for developing an executable master production schedule in accordance with shelf life and inventory guidelines


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time.


Education and Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of related work experience OR Master’s degree in field with 6+ years of related work experience

  • Graduate degree/studies in science, business, engineering, finance or organizational management strongly preferred.

  • APICS certification is a plus.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the linkages in supply chain from demand planning through delivery to customer

  • Experience with SOP's, MES, SAP MRP, and ERP strong benefit

  • Candidate should be strong in Microsoft Word and Excel. SQL and Visio experience valued.

  • Deployment of Value Stream Mapping

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Ability to work in an office environment

  • Travel for work


  • Extensive SAP knowledge

  • SQL, Python

  • Microsoft Vision

  • Lean manufacturing

  • MBA and Engineering combination

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.

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