Sr. Supplier Development Engineer, Commodities/Plastics in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 9/28/2019

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Job ID: CEP004272

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

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and qualify suppliers based on selection criteria.
  • Audit and perform assessments (scorecard) at supplier sites.
  • Establish, track, and trend key supplier performance metrics - OEE and SPC.
  • Use data analytics to make recommendations and drive improvement actions (Quality, Cost, Productivity).
  • Identify, quantify, prioritize, and drive supplier improvement projects.
  • Review, approve, and release engineering change orders to suppliers.
  • Develop and execute qualification plans with engineering and manufacturing teams.
  • Review, initiate, and represent supplier recommended design changes to internal engineering teams.
  • Understand and represent supplier capabilities to engineering teams during program design changes / development.
  • Drive Cepheid requirements at supplier, while representing supplier capabilities within Cepheid
  • Review, drive corrective actions, and approve supplier issues (Non conforming material, corrective action requests, etc).
  • Provide input and update internal supplier selection and qualification processes.
  • Responsible for consistent predictable supplier production throughput
  • Responsible for reviewing tool health, spares, and making recommendations on required repairs/refurbishment.

Job Requirements



Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in field with 5+ years of related work experience OR Master’s degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience OR Doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience. Bachelor of Science (Engineering / Technical discipline).
  • Demonstrated technical and analytical ability.
  • Strong / Concise verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Experienced and comfortable with executive level presentations (.ppt / “elevator pitches”).
  • Familiar with ISO and GMPMD requirements.
  • Familiar with 6 step studies / DOE / Process window development
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with internal functional organizations and suppliers on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrated experience with manufacturing processes and controls related to area of expertise.
  • High degree of professional acumen. 
  • Demonstrated experience with high volume manufacturing processes - injection molding
  • Demonstrated experience with tooling development
  • Demonstrated experience with equipment selection, operation, and processing
  • Understanding of processing limitations and design characteristics

Preferred Requirements:


Masters Degree (business or technical) preferred

Must be willing and able to travel to supplier locations – primarily regionally located



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, 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.
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