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Danaher Corporation Senior SAP Solutions Architect WM/MM in Sunnyvale, California

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at www.cepheid.com or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).

The SAP WM/MM Solutions Architect will be responsible for applying business and technical expertise to design, implement and support new business capabilities into Cepheid’s SAP systems and related third party systems.

This role will lead or participate in local or global projects across Supply Chain, Logistics, Shipping, Inventory Management, Production Supply and related processes. The applicant should also have broad knowledge of SAP. The applicant should have ability to support advanced business functions, translate complex business requirements into solution designs, and build and implement systems and technical solutions for Operations. The applicant is expected to drive continuous improvements and SAP best practices in support of the company vision and roadmap.


  • Establish relationships with Supply Chain (primarily Logistics, Warehouse, Shipping but also other Operations functions and Quality) and super users, locally in Cepheid’s bay area sites and globally

  • Collaborate with business users in Supply Chain Dept. and other groups when needed, to gain a deep understanding of their business processes and requirements

  • Design, develop, and test system solutions to address business requirements, in alignment with the global solution template

  • Lead implementation projects with Cepheid IT’s methodologies and governance model

  • Collaborate with other IT teams to ensure solution designs are well integrated and aligned to the overall enterprise architecture

  • Configure SAP WM, LE, MM modules (or other modules as needed) to meet needs, including integration points with other SAP modules or other applications, following SAP standard methodologies

  • Develop functioal specifications for custom developments, and collaborate with the development team to get those built and tested

  • Provide technical mentorship to offshore support resources as needed

  • Provide support to end users for issue resolution, user acceptance testing, and occasionally training

  • Advise users on ways they can improve their use of the SAP solution

  • Minimum requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, Business, (or related) or the equivalent in work experience.

  • 13 + years of experience in the Information technology profession focused on ERP design and management

  • 8 + SAP Warehouse Management and Logistics Execution modules with secondary expertise in Materials Management within manufacturing organizations.

    • Knowledge and skills:
  • Knowledge and understanding of the integration with other ECC modules (especially PP, SD and FI)

  • Expertise in other related areas such as Master data (Material Master, Control Cycles, condition records etc.), Stock Transfers, Batch management, Classification, Reporting, Queries.

  • design and implementation of EDI communicate with 3PL warehouse systems and related business process is preferred.

  • Experience in rollout of handheld devices in warehouse processes such as picking, shipping

  • Experience in Global Trade System and/or Shipping System is preferred.

  • Experience in implementing large and complex SAP Projects and crafting solutions to meet business requirements.

  • Experience in working with business process/activity owners in understanding business requirement and solution design

  • Ability to identify, clarify and resolve project issues and risks as needed.

  • Good analytical problem solving and fact-finding skills.

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.

  • Positive relationship building skills, internally within IT and with partners

  • Capability to lead or execute sophisticated assignments and projects independently.

  • Preferred requirements:

  • Background in healthcare or life sciences industry with manufacturing set up is helpful.

  • Experience in leading validated systems is helpful.

  • Certification in SAP WM module is helpful.

  • Experience in implementation of advanced warehouse management systems such as SAP EWM is helpful

  • Experience in Business Intelligence Tools

  • Experience with EDI interfaces and/or RF scanner transactions

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.


Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

Operating Company: Cepheid