Inventory Analyst in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 8/29/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP004222

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).


Introduction to the role: The Inventory Analyst will be a part of the Production Support Team and will be responsible for supporting Manufacturing inventory. This role will focus on inventory counts and transaction for Manufacturing. Will be responsible to ensure inventory cycle count is perform and all inventory investigations are done live .


• Work with SAP and other inventory management system
• Perform training to new SAP users
• SAP Manufacturing support
• Perform cycle count for all Manufacturing areas
• Investigates any material discrepancies
• Perform material adjustment transactions in SAP
• Audit daily SAP transactions
• Log and report SAP and DHR errors
• Review and correct COGI and MF47 errors
• Work Order variance review
• Monitor of KANBAN card system which include updating KANBAN Cards
• Create and manage routings and production versions for NPI
• Create and manage control cycles for NPI
• Manage component and assembly scrap percentage for all parts in SAP
• Run and disseminate weekly Global Scrap Report and Variance Scrap Report
• Physical Inventory activities adhere to the Corporate policies
• Ensure Global 3rd Party Logistics sites perform Cycle Counts and Physical inventory in adherence to Cepheid’s Global policies.
• Analyze complex inventory issues involving real-time inventory levels, including Work-in-Process (WIP) inventory materials which may include external ERP tracking systems.
• Review, modify and/or generate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to meet Cepheid’s Global Inventory Control policies.
• Oversee the Material Review Board (MRB) and Non-Conforming Report (NCR) processes to ensure adherence to Corporate policies.
• Teams with Finance, Operations, Manufacturing, Planning and Purchasing departments to ensure accurate inventory levels for business continuity.
• Tracks raw material usage and distribution to manufacturing work orders
Maintains traceability of all physical inventories and conducts periodic cycle counts
• Manage MRB and NCR materials, disposition and ensure transactions are complete and accurate
• Perform follow-up discussions with Logistics team members with any issues related to cycle counts or MRB/NCR errors
• Charge out material for Work Requests
• Log Work Request labor hours for Finance Department

Job Requirements



Education or Experience (in years):

• 2-4 year of related experience
• High School diploma/GED or equivalent experience
• Degree preferred but not required in lieu of experience
• Experience in clean room assembly or Manufacturing in the medical device, pharmaceutical or biotech industry, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge and skills:

• Understands Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Documentation Practice (GDP)
• Must be a team player and able to demonstrate willingness and ability to provide assistance to co-workers.
• Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with peers, supervisors, managers and leads. Able to understand instructions written and spoken in English.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to pay close attention to detail.
• Must have background in Inventory Cycle counting
• Must be computer literate with SAP
• Basic Computer Skills: Microsoft Excel & Word.
• Ability to solve practical and analytical problems.
• Ability to manage the pressure associated with deadline-oriented atmosphere and customer service issues.
• Demonstrate skill in making independent decisions in support of the company policies and procedures in timely manner.

Physical Requirements/Abilities:

• Able to lift 25 lbs
• Able to work with pallet jack

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

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