Buyer in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 9/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: CEP000343

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 www.cepheid.com or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


Description

Overview:


  • Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner.

  • Acquires and maintains technical understanding of products purchased.

  • Performs cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities.

  • Obtains materials, components, equipment and services.

  • Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate.

  • Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure highest quality at best value.

  • Recommends cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, alternative sourcing and vendor evaluation criteria.

Job Requirements



Qualifications

Responsibilities:


  • Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner.

  • Acquires and maintains technical understanding of products purchased.

  • Performs cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities.

  • Obtains materials, components, equipment and services.

  • Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate.

  • Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure highest quality at best value.

  • May recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, alternative sourcing and vendor evaluation criteria.

  • May run Supplier Management projects, as required. 
Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • SAP experience a plus


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.