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Production Planner

Company: Cepheid
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: November 23, 2022

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 Production Planner role - -is responsible -for developing production/supply plans that take in to account forecasts, availability of material and manufacturing capacity. - Critical proven activities should include OEE improvements, anticipation of cross functional business requirements, development of strategy for project execution, coordination of multi-echelon implementations, and full accountable for targeted business deliverables. - In charge of production plan scheduling across multiple sites in a high complexity environment. This position is part of the Supply Chain and Logistics team and will be located in Sunnyvale. At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions. In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Own assay finished goods production orders and work requests in SAP, including creation and scheduling based on Materials Requirement Planning (MRP).
  • Assure schedule adherence and mitigation of loss of capacity on finished goods manufacturing equipment by coordinating with Materials Planning, Consumables Planning, Stockrooms, Logistics, and Demand Planning. If assurance cannot be secured, escalate to Higher Management.
  • Investigate non-conformances caused by actions owned by Finished Goods Supply Planning, write and submit investigation reports and shepherd them to closure with Quality Compliance; analyze using SAP, and other business tools root causes of non-adherence to production plans, and present analysis to Higher Management with recommendations for CAPAs. -
  • Understand restrictions at different nodes of the supply chain and collaborate with stakeholders based on a holistic understanding of those restrictions and product demand to drive outcomes that maximize customer service under those constraints.
  • Frame and present workarounds to Higher Management to articulation of threats to supply continuity based on anticipated disruption in any factor that impact supply continuity: materials, constraints, equipment, labor, demand, etc. The essential requirements of the job include:
    • 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 It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in: -
      • Life sciences/ process industry manufacturing experience.
      • ERP, SAP, Oracle, Peoplesoft experience.
      • SQL and or business analytics tools experience Cepheid, a Danaher operating 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
        - When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 80,000 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.

        The EEO posters are available here.

        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.

Keywords: Cepheid, Mountain View , Production Planner, Other , Mountain View, California

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