NPI Buyer in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 10/7/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP001938

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).


Job Description


The New Products Introduction (NPI)  Buyer works with a pre-approved list of category suppliers to ensure that pre-negotiated terms are followed for all of the Capital expenditure POs.

Negotiating favorable payment terms and competitive pricing are essential to this position. These are tracked through 2 key supply chain metrics of DPO and Cost Savings. These metrics are visible throughout the organization and across the other Danaher Operating Companies.

A proven track record of vendor communications and negotiations is required to be successful in this role.

The NPI buyer will gather requirements and drawings from the engineers and will request competitive bids from the pre-approved suppliers. The responses will be evaluated and recommendations made to the engineers.

Creating POs in SAP, communicating with suppliers, resolving receiving and invoice discrepancies is an essential part of this role. .

An attention to detail while managing multiple priorities is necessary to be successful in this high visibility role at Cepheid.

Job Requirements


Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree  Science or Business Administration with 0-2 years of related

MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Preferred Requirements:

Experience with SAP, Oracle ERP systems and Agile

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.