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Production Manager

Company: Cepheid
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 15, 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 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.ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:Manage staff resources by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training and developing associates for growth opportunitiesCollaborate with Program Managers, Manufacturing and Process Engineering to support bring up Jidoka/Manual production lines in current and new expansion locations worldwide.Maximize the performance of Value Streams by implementing and sustaining lean conversion principles in order to meet customer requirements.Develop and execute strategy for improving the safety, quality, delivery, inventory and productivity (SQDIP) performance.Report progress and necessary counter-measures to achieve set goals through Daily Management walkthroughs.Coach and develop teams, facilitate individual and team growthUtilize standard reports and visual management to clearly communicate production schedules, delays and corrective actionMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Education or Experience (in years): Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level5 to 7 years in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment; 5 years minimum in a leadership roleExtensive experience using continuous improvement tools and methodologiesKnowledge and skills: Leadership: Willingness to work on the shop floor and lead by example; ability to influence decision making with or without authority, facilitate groups with diverse perspectives, bring teams to agreement. High tolerance for ambiguityCommunication: Interpersonal skills that build productive relationships and influence others, both within the business and across organizations. Ability to interact with all levels of the business (senior leaders to working teams), exceptionally good listening skills, able to present complex or new ideas with clarity and simplicityTeamwork: collaborate effectively with others in the spirit of common objectivesPlanning and Execution: Excellent project management and prioritization skills. Solid business acumen. Able to deliver results despite shifting environmentAnalytical Problem Solving: Able to identify problems; apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data. Innovative and effective solution development, risk mitigation and execution. Hands-on experience with most of the following Lean / Problem solving tools: Lean, Standard Work, Kaizens, PSP, etc.PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS (optional):---Experience in a clinical diagnostic or medical device environment---Statistical, Lean, and Six Sigma training---Knowledge and experience with IQ, OQ and PQ validations---cGMP/GLP experience is highly preferred The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed.They are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.The "EEO is the Law" poster is availableCepheid, 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.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 applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

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