Vice President, Manufacturing Operations. Job in Sunnyvale WestCoast-Jobs

  • Job Reference: 462859649-2
  • Date Posted: 2 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Cepheid
  • Location: Sunnyvale, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Executive Positions
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

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 and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we're working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world's biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.

Learn about the Danaher Business System which makes everything possible.

The Vice President, Manufacturing Operations will be responsible for leading all Manufacturing, Maintenance Engineering, and Process Engineering for the IVD factory in Sunnyvale CA location.

This includes all activities directly related to direct and indirect manufacturing operations present at the site including process excellence, process engineering, maintenance engineering, training and development, and continuous improvement activities. In addition, this position will have responsibility for the ongoing success of product franchise including build plan compliance, on time-delivery, working capital management, cost factors improvement and internal & external continuous quality improvement programs.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages and coordinates the activities of project(s) with responsibility for results in terms of timelines, cost objectives and process implementation. Develops the production capacity plan in partnership with Global Supply Chain and establish procedures for maintaining high quality standards to ensure that products conform and exceed established customer and company quality standards.

  • Ensure compliance with all GMP rules, product documentation, specifications, SOPs, and FDA requirements as required.

  • Ensure that organization structure, resources, facilities and capital equipment are available to meet long-term production forecasts.

  • Provide leadership and strategy in the hiring, development, engagement and performance of the organization.

  • Responsible for creating/maintaining an environment where employees take individual responsibility for their success and alignment with our leadership anchors

  • Active champion of quality and productivity improvement efforts to deliver future organizational objectives. Leads through Danaher Business Systems process excellence standard work.

  • Communicate the company vision and develop site culture through leading from the front with words and actions.

  • Supports process development, improvement and troubleshooting activities within the Manufacturing organization

  • Collaborates effectively with Global Operations supply chain, manufacturing engineering, technical operations, and shared services function.

  • Responsible for budget development and compliance within his/her department and resource planning to meet project objectives

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires a minimum 20+ years of Operations and/or Technical Operations or 18+ years with master's degree

  • 6+ years' experience leading people leaders at Director, Sr. Manager, and Manager levels.

  • Experience in Manufacturing Operations with direct and relevant experience leading technical operations teams focused on the product transfer from development and sustainment of product manufacturability and 24/7 high throughput manufacturing operations

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high-growth, fast-paced global setting

  • Strong people leadership, a global mindset and strategic thinking are essential while ensuring execution on organizational objectives. Comfortable with dealing with ambiguity

  • Requires highly-effective influencing, verbal and written communications skills, and demonstrated negotiating skills;

  • The demonstrated ability to work effectively across organizational lines required

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prior experience in life science /diagnostic/medical device and/or biopharmaceutical equipment and systems

Cepheid, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com .

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.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we'll empower you to push the boundaries of what's possible.

If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

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.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.