Project Analyst in Bothell, Washington at Cepheid

Date Posted: 7/6/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP003732

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).



  • Develop and facilitate proposals, to support organizing and conducting relevant, concise, data driven, professional presentations to leadership with recommendations.
  • Experienced facilitator.  Accountable for plans, schedules and monitoring material through production to support appropriate inventory levels as required at Oligos, Chemistry, and Enzyme planning levels
  • Works to resolve (in case of design changes) labor and material shortages, backlogs and other potential schedule interruptions.
  • Oversees master schedules for production and new product, ensuring comprehensive compliance with materials requirements for manufacturing.  Incorporate in forecasts and master production schedules.
  • Determines ERP driven material requirements and production execution schedules and maintains inventory at planned levels.
  • Drives cost savings quality improvement projects and innovation.
  • Executes manufacturing forecast based on global sales demand by product and work center.
  • Executes master production schedules relative to shelf life, inventory guidelines and requirements.
  • Development of balanced factory optimization schedules to ensure customer demands and factory utilization targets are achieved.
  • Proven capable of providing complex analyses and using judgement to assess options.  Expectation of concise communication with senior leaders to highlight issues and solutions with supporting data
  • Manage finished goods inventory to meet agreed-upon customer service requirements.
  • Minimize inventory write-offs of finished goods inventory, intermediates and raw materials.
  • Understands shop floor management systems, enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools, and quality metric methodology, including Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
  • Incorporate new products or product improvements into the manufacturing forecasts and master production schedules.
  • Provide analyses and judgement while assessing options.  Expectation of concise communication to highlight issues and solutions with supporting data. 
  • Develop statistical models for predictive analytics as well as historical trending. 
  • Create graphical scorecards supporting bowlers – summarizing information of what really matters


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

Job Requirements


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of related work experience ORMaster’s degree in field with 6+ years of related work experience OR  Doctoral degree in field with 3+ years of work experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Requires a BS degree Bachelor's degree (prefer industrial engineering, chemistry, biology)
  • Minimum of 2 yr project mgmt, operational planning, or supply chain experience in biomedical device, regulatory, and pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Experience working with SAP or other inventory management systems.
  • Candidate should also have SOP's, ISO, MES, and ERP experience
  • Candidate should be confident in Microsoft Word and Excel.   SQL and Visio valued.
  • Familiar with raw materials used in biomedical device, pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Prefer SQL experience
  • Prefer MBA or graduate specialty degree

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to work in an office environment

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.