Director Business System Solutions in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 8/29/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP004325

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).


Global thought leader and facilitator with wide breadth of supply chain scope, proven capable of transforming an end to end supply chain software solution - and willing to do it again, as greenfield project.

Position requires a senior level business leader, proven system architecture implementations, functional mgt experience, and strong facilitation across supply chain and partner organizations. 

Critical capabilities include vision, rapid transformations, data management, analytics, and capability of highly effectively influence of leadership.  Responsible for building and managing complex cross functional planning system to support world class medical diagnostic supply chain operations efficiency and availability.

Proven management of cross functional systems and data, driving strategy to improve next generation data analytics and planning systems.  Proven end to end supply chain system planning, execution, and delivery of business solution deliverables with a full accountability of timeliness and next level customer service.

  • Broad expertise in multiple supply chain disciplines or modules, accompanied by deep knowledge across Operations, Sales, Marketing, Finance, and Demand Planning.  Moving strategy to action.
  • Proven high level capability to concisely communicate complex and controversial issues
  • Optimize cross functional resources to achieve complex objectives within budget and timelines
  • Demonstrated development of global supply chain architecture and implementation of solutions
  • Experienced managing daily systems to support existing processes, while influencing new methodologies
  • Proven track record of global multi factory strategic decision making to create flexible systems with real efficiency improvement and customer centric solutions
  • Proven track record of steering committee facilitation and communication of analytics, charter, processes, activities, decisions, and change.  Ensures socialization and documentation.
  • Demonstrated leadership in Advanced Planning Solution program implementation (multi-module)
  • Experienced leadership with operational shop floor management, enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools, inventory mgt, availability, and quality metric methodologies
  • Implementation of successful continuous improvement through Lean Leadership (Daily Management, Leader Standard Work, and Gemba Walks.)
  • Develop and facilitate system proposals, to support organizing and conducting relevant, concise, data driven, professional proposals to leadership team.

Job Requirements


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 12+ years of experience OR
  • Master’s/Doctoral degree with 10+ years of experience
  • AND 4+ years managing people direct and indirect

Preferred Requirements

  • End to end supply chain system transformations (software implementations)
  • Demonstrated ability to translate strategy to action; Influence, negotiation, change mgt, and presentation
  • Proven expertise with project management practices, tools, and methodology to manage complex project timelines and resources.  Strategy deployment and value-stream mapping leadership.
  • Senior software architect experience within supply chain or consulting supply chain desired
  • Demonstrated experience working with SAP architecture and collaborative systems integrations

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.


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.
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.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.