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Danaher Corporation Stockroom Lead 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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Shift 2 Swing Tuesday – Saturday

The Stockroom Lead is responsible for:

  • Stockroom operations and transportation to support movement of material.

  • Responsible for performing the physical and administrative tasks involved in the shipping, receiving, picking/packing, storing and distributing of GMP and non-GMP materials.

  • Responsible for overseeing stockroom activities and performance and leading the stockroom material handlers to accomplish the productivity goals for the day and establishing a culture of positive employee relations while ensuring all processes, best practices, and policies are adhered to consistently.

  • This role is a floor position that will require 95% of the workday spent in the stockrooms.

  • This role will require the Lead to c reate a climate in which people want to do their best; empowers others; invites input from each person; makes each individual feel his/her work is important; is someone people like working for and with.

  • Provides daily directions and leadership to the stockroom department material handlers.

  • Delegating and assigning tasks to the material handlers.

  • Ensure that the stockroom is operating under strict GMP guidelines.

  • Anticipate, communicate and resolve internal and external issues that could affect the stockroom optimization.

  • Coordinate/lead efforts to improve stockroom operations.

  • Continuously achieve good customer service while following guidelines to support best business practice.

  • Identify operational issues and process improvement opportunities to management, propose solutions.

  • Engage with cross functional groups to facilitate problem resolution and continuous improvements.

  • Accountable for the safe operation of all equipment, including forklifts, hand tools, and other equipment in the operation.

  • Ensures all team members are trained properly operate all warehouse equipment.

  • Makes recommendations for manpower needs including involvement in recruitment and selection process within the Stockroom department.

  • Assist with the Visual Daily Management.

  • Ensures that production orders processed are verified against pertinent documentation.

  • Establishes and maintains procedures for determining and meeting company and customer commitments by handling materials, providing labor, and effective use of time.

  • Recommends and assists in implementing operating procedures and promotes continual improvement within the stockroom.

  • On Time Delivery: Responsible for researching missed or late staging of production orders and KANAN requests.

  • Transaction Errors: Responsible for researching and identifying root cause.

  • Inventory control: Research/reconcile end of day cycle count variances.

  • Follows stockroom methods for material using the proper SOP and takes ownership of process documentation creation, changes and periodic review.

  • Accountable for ensuring the Stockroom is audit ready 24x7. Readily takes action to implement effective countermeasures and monitor sustainment of audit findings.

  • Accountable for ensuring the Stockroom is 5S ready 24x7 and promotes 5S activities to sustain stockroom organization and safety.

  • Stockroom Lead will immediately document and report to the Stockroom Supervisor or Manager any situation, incident or problems that directly relate to the efficient, complete, and timely dispatch of any and all assigned work.

  • Will ensure all team members are aware of their job duties and will be cross trained as needed.

  • At all times, Stockroom Lead will promote a cooperative/teamwork atmosphere toward all employees.

  • Must investigate and report all accidents and near misses to the Supervisor or Manager in a timely and efficient manner.

  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • 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.


  • High school degree (or equivalent experience) with 5+ years of related work experience.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge of the safety and legal documentation processes for handling related stockroom activities (MSDS, Equipment checklist, BOL).

  • Understands Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Documentation Practice (GDP)

  • Certified, or ability to be certified on all forklift equipment.

  • Experience on operating the company van and bobtail truck.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, use hands to handle objects, or reach with hands and arms, climb ladders, kneel, crouch.

  • Excellent leadership and administration skills and abilities.

  • Good problem-solving ability

  • Strong motivational skills and effectual team building and decision making.

  • Ability to effectively manage time, resolve crisis and decision making.

  • Ability to pay close attention to detail

  • Ability to efficiently coordinate workings with internal and external workers of the company.

  • Ability to work multiple shifts and occasional weekend shifts during peak season.

  • Commitment to performance: Demonstrates a commitment to doing it “the right way” with a high level of attention to details and high personal standards of performance.

Physical requirements/abilities :

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to operate warehouse equipment including but not limited to forklift and pallet jack.


  • Certified on all forklift equipment.

  • Skills in Microsoft Office.

  • DBS knowledge

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and SAP required.

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 require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID–19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

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