Sr. Supply Chain Planning Manager
Posted on: November 17, 2021
At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care
through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us,
every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking
solutions to solve the world's most complex health challenges. Our
associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics,
from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements
that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a
member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on
a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth
Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow
Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we're working at the
pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that
address the world's biggest health challenges.
Position summary: Strategic supply chain planning manager with
multi-site responsibilities. Holistic problem solver and leader
focused system / process improvement for business needs and in FDA
Accountable for managing efforts for strategic production control,
driving planning strategy to action, building teams, improve
scheduling, and tool efficiencies. Inspiring leader responsible for
aligning strategy to executable plans. Proven capable of operating
at strategic and tactical levels while navigating a highly complex
series of production levels across wide range of component
operations. Critical experience should include OEE improvements,
anticipation of cross functional business requirements, customer
focus, P&L awareness, development of strategy for production
execution, and full accountable for targeted business results.
Essential job responsibilities: Development of balanced factory
optimization schedules to ensure customer demands and factory
utilization targets are achieved
Manage builds and inventory targets, including monthly report out
on metrics at C level OPs meeting
Ensure End-to-End supply chain processes are supporting customer
and business needs
Is responsible for master schedules for production and new product,
ensuring comprehensive compliance with materials requirements for
manufacturing. Incorporate in forecasts and master production
Experienced with capacity planning processes, tools, and planning
across multiple sites and tools
Incorporate new products or product improvements into the
manufacturing forecasts and master production schedules
Proactively and effectively facilitate at both operational level
meetings, such daily production sessions, as well as concise
narratives in executive/strategic level meetings
Implement process improvements to decrease overall costs and
improve inventory management and supply chain efficiencies
Ability to translate analytics to implications, action, and
strategy through influence and presentation
Proven capable of developing and leading teams. Track record of
elevating people and organizational capabilities through hiring,
coaching, and mentoring talent.
Proven capable of providing analyses and using judgement to assess
options. Concise communication with team, partners, and leadership
to highlight issues and solutions with supporting data
Works to resolve (in case of design changes) labor and material
shortages, backlogs and other potential schedule interruptions
Minimize inventory write-offs of finished goods inventory,
intermediates and raw materials
Engages with engineering plans and production constrains to
establish production schedules, labor loading, and capacity
Develop rough-cut capacity plans to analyze and negotiate resource
Be responsible for the process for developing an executable master
production schedule in accordance with shelf life and inventory
TRAINING RESPONSIBILITIES: (REQUIRED)
Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on
Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of related
work experience OR
Master's degree in field with 6+ years of related work experience
Doctoral degree in field with 3+ years of related work
Preferred requirements: Graduate degree/studies in science,
business, engineering, finance or organizational management
APICS certification is a plus.
Extensive SAP knowledge
MBA and Engineering combination
Knowledge and skills: Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning
(ERP) systems. Preferred SAP experience.
Thorough understanding of master production scheduling, capacity
planning and forecasting principals.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Ability to facilitate groups or meetings.
Experience with SOPs, GMP, ISO, JIT, MRP.
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.
Deployment of Value Stream Mapping.
Ability to lead, mentor and coach a team.
Physical requirements/abilities: Ability to work in an office
Travel for work
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
When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global
organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to
help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things,
work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated
leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System
tools and the stability of a tested organization.
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