Director, Global Process Improvement (DBSL), Analytics and Compliance in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 9/11/2019

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Job ID: CEP003810

About Us

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 or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


Cepheid is recruiting for a Director, Global Process Improvement (DBSL), Analytics and Compliance.  This role will be based in Sunnyvale, CA.


The Danaher Business System Leader (DBSL) or Director, Global Process Improvement, Analytics and Compliance, is responsible for overseeing a diverse team of data analysts and process improvement specialists within the Global Customer Care Enablement group. The team is responsible for providing data, analytics and insights to cross functional teams and driving process improvement, as well as the associated IT and SOP enhancements, to improve customer satisfaction, drive team efficiency and eliminate compliance risks. 


  • Leverage Danaher Business System tools, such as Standard Work (SW), Problem Solving Process (PSP), Visual and Daily Management (DM), Target Process Improvement (TPI) and Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to drive process improvement within the Global Service Organization
  • Prepare, facilitate and sustain multi-day Kaizens or other process improvement events with cross-functional teams
  • Manage a diverse team of data analysts and process improvement specialists or project manages
  • Analyzes data to identify key performance indicators and negotiate team targets to ensure customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance
  • Establish and maintain the KPI bowler system for Global Customer Care
  • Extrapolate insights from data and analytics to identify key process gaps and coordinate cross functional teams to close the gaps
  • Manage a project funnel for key process improvements for Customer Care and identify the right tools to drive the changes
  • Oversee a change control steering committee for process, SOP, and IT enhancements with the Global Service management team
  • Service liaison to interpret business needs into IT requirements and collaborate with IT teams on implementation
  • Service liaison to work with Quality and Regulatory teams, initiate and own CAPA (Corrective Action and Preventive Action) to ensure compliance with internal and external audits
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Job Requirements



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with 9+ years related work experience OR
  • Master’s degree in related field with 7+ years of related work experience
  • 3+ years of managing people


  • Credentials or certifications in Danaher Business System
  • Experience in medical device, clinical laboratory, life science, field service or hotline technical support
  • Experience working with and its Analytics platform
  • Experience in driving process improvement successfully in global service organizations
  • Demonstrated track record of strong leadership, organizational and communication skills
  • Metrics and results oriented with a continuous improvement mindset


  • 5-10%

Danaher Corporation Overview

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.
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