Sr Director of Commodity Management

    • Danaher Corporation
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • Posted 58 days ago | Updated 1 hour ago


On Site
USD 190,000.00 - 250,000.00 per year
Full Time


Business systems
Commodity management
Customer satisfaction
Continuous improvement
Risk management
Demand management
Strategic planning
Supply chain management
Industrial engineering
Strategic sourcing
Team leadership
Analytical skill
Project management
Critical path method
Project planning
Health care
Life sciences

Job Details

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 Sr Director of Commodity Management is responsible for creating and driving strategic sourcing for a group of spend categories with enterprise-wide responsibilities for the procurement strategies as well as collaboration with cross functions to secure optimal purchasing opportunities for Cepheid. Strategic business partner, interfacing at the executive levels of the company, with the ability to understand customer needs and drive results to achieve customer satisfaction. This position is also responsible for driving continuous improvement of procurement processes throughout Cepheid and provides expertise to others in planning and implementing supply chain strategies to achieve business goals and objectives. This position has multi-million dollar financial and enterprise risk mitigation responsibilities.

This position is part of the Global Supply Chain Team and will be onsite in Sunnyvale, CA. At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Lead creation and implementation of sourcing and demand management strategies for categories of spend, manage the development of RFx materials, detailed analysis of proposals and vendor capabilities, negotiations and supplier selection as well as perform player/coach for staff to produce the same results for their respective areas. Leverage key metrics to identify problem areas and adopt current and emerging business models with an entrepreneurial mindset and creative approach to drive best practice.
  • Build and manage relationships with priority business executives, serves as a key SME to support implementation of business strategies through advanced procurement initiatives and team alignment, facilitate the entire sourcing process and closely collaborate with clients to select and award business to suppliers. Demonstrates a strategic business mindset, organizational savvy, presents an executive-level presence, and balances multiple stakeholder interests simultaneously.
  • Create, drive, and mentor staff in long-term strategic planning efforts for assigned sourcing categories including advanced multi-year category strategies designed to anticipate enterprise-wide requirements while optimizing forecasted shifts in both supply markets, industry trends and supplier economic cycles.
  • Lead the development and negotiation of contracts with new suppliers and/or renegotiate existing contracts to accomplish lowest total system cost and savings objectives as well as perform player/coach for staff to produce the same results for their respective areas.
  • Conduct category spend analyses and reporting, supplier stratification, supply market and category industry research as well as perform player/coach for staff to produce the same results for their respective areas.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Marketing, Liberal Arts, or Industrial Engineering
  • 15 years' experience in a procurement role
  • 7 years' strategic sourcing experience with expertise in influencing business strategy and vendor relations
  • 5 years' experience in management and leading cross divisional teams
  • Experience writing/generating RFxs to suppliers and leading teams in complex RFx projects
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical and project management skills
  • Strong influencing skills that can be used to lead teams and build partnerships with internal resources and external partners

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
  • Master's or post-graduate Degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Certification in or equivalent training in Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
  • Project planning and management 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 .

At Cepheid we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part of the time at the Company location identified above and part of the time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Cepheid can provide.

The salary range for this role is $190,000 - $250,000 USD . This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonincentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole discretion, consistent with the law.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow's science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what's next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit .

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