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SAP SD Senior Solutions Architect in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 3/4/2019

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Job ID: CEP002078

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).


The SAP SD Senior 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 Commercial Operations, with a primary focus on Customer Service Workstream. The applicant should have ability to support advanced business functions, translate business requirements into solution designs, and build and implement systems and technical solutions for Commercial Operations. The applicant is expected to drive continuous improvements and SAP best practices in support of the company vision and roadmap.

  • Job Description


    • Establish relationships with Customer Service, Logistics, Technical Service, Finance workstreams and super users, locally in US and also globally
    • Collaborate with business users in Customer Service, and other departments 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
    • Manage implementation projects in alignment 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 SD module to meet business requirements, including integration points with other SAP modules or other applications, following SAP best practices
    • Develop functional specifications for custom developments, and collaborate with the development team to get those built and tested
    • 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

Job Requirements


  • Required Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Business, (or related) or the equivalent in work experience.
    • 12  + years of experience in the Information technology profession focused on ERP design and management
    • 8 + years of experience primarily in SAP Sales & Distribution module (Sales Order/Delivery/Pricing/EDI/Integration with CRM (Salesforce) & other external systems/Vertex/VAT/Billing/Account determination & other SD related functionalities).
    • 8 + years of SAP SD functional design and implementation experience
    • Deep understanding of the integration with other ECC modules (especially MM, WM, CS, FI & CO)
    • Expertise in other related areas such as Master data (Customer Master, Material Master, BOM, Equipment Master, Pricing  & Output records etc.), Payment Cards, Batch Determination, Serial Numbers, Reporting, Queries, LSMW.
    • Experience in Business Intelligence Tools.
    • Experience in implementing large and complex SAP projects, and designing 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.
    • Strong relationship building skills, internally within IT and with business users.
    • Capability to lead or execute complex assignments and projects independently.
    • Verbal and written fluency in English

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Background in Life sciences or Medical Devices industry is preferred.
    • Experience in managing validated systems is preferred.
    • Certification in SAP SD module is preferred. 
    • Experience in SAP CS module is preferred.
    • Experience in Business Intelligence Tools.
    • Knowledge in Brazil SAP localization.
    • Experience in Salesforce integration.
    • Experience in eCommerce application.

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 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.