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Danaher Corporation Vice President, Global Supply Chain 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 various 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, which makes everything possible.

The Vice President, Global Supply Chain is accountable for setting up processes and systems for procurement, compliance, sourcing strategy, inbound/outbound logistics, and working capital management while providing overall functional leadership. The Vice President also ensures supplier readiness to support global product development activities for reagents/assays. The leader will collaborate closely with Planning, Quality, Regulatory, Engineering, and other functions to coordinate the efficient and effective deployment of materials worldwide with principles of continuous cost and service level improvement and security. The Vice President will oversee CEP Ops strategic projects and the business systems roadmap, working through the functional leader.

The VP leads through Danaher Business System lean practices and thrives in a cross-functional, matrix environment where continuous improvement is the cultural norm. They must be comfortable leading through influence and effectively communicate within the company and with external partners. This position is part of the Manufacturing and Operations Supply Chain Sr Leadership team and will be located onsite in our Sunnyvale, CA location. This position reports directly to the Senior Vice President of Operations for Cepheid. At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Architect supplier management best practices towards improving supply performance in terms of quality, on-time delivery and working capital turn improvement and oversight of the Supplier Risk & Continuity program, reporting Quarterly to Executive Leadership

  • Establish a multi-year cost reduction program throughout the entire supply chain through logistics productivity improvements, PPV and value engineering and business automation while increasing supply chain flexibility and scalability.

  • Drive quality, on-time delivery and cost position contribution to new product development roadmap

  • Provide leadership, mentorship and partnership to develop / execute supply chain strategies and tactics aligned with Cepheid Global Operations objectives in supporting a multi-billion-dollar company.

  • Manage compliance worldwide and ensure audit integrity.

    The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor's degree in manufacturing, engineering, logistics, or a related field, or equivalent experience required.

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in supply chain management, with 5-7 years of managerial experience working across a global organization, preferably in a regulated industry

  • Demonstrated success in supplier management, cost reduction projects, VAVE, DPO/terms, on-time delivery, supplier sustainability, or experience in a mature industry/healthcare industry/consulting.

  • Previous ERP experience, preferably with QAD or SAP.

  • Demonstrated experience in negotiating using contract law/structure knowledge

  • Experience aligning business needs with external suppliers/internal stakeholders.

  • Experience in a make-or-buy project role.

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

  • APICS certification, experience with Six Sigma/lean or Danaher Business System.

  • Demonstrated ability to construct, negotiate, and build consensus for complex contracts.

  • MBA or advanced law degree , with technical experience preferred.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit www.danaher.com.

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.

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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.

Operating Company: Cepheid