Commodity Business Manager, Plastics

Danaher Corporation

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description


+ Serves as a single point of contact for the Supply Chain team for the Suppliers and Category of responsibility.

+ Forms and leads cross-functional teams (comprised of Suppliers, Supply Chain, Operations, Quality, and other members as required) to define sourcing strategies and sourcing plans for new products, including recommendations for new supplier selection & evaluation as part of NPI activity.

+ Lead in Technology and Supplier Technology, Quality, Forecasting, Logistics Models, and Supplier performance management and evaluation.

+ Manages the transition of new products or changes from development to pilot production then to volume production as needed

+ Manage the costs at the manufacturing partner site for the facility and associated overhead in addition to product costs.

+ Address any compliance related issue specific to managed material with the appropriate subject matter experts

+ Negotiate supply agreements with strategic suppliers and act as the primary interface with the Suppliers under area of responsibility.

+ Manages the supplier and supplier relationship and act as a central point for escalation for area of responsibility.


Education or Experience (in years):

Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of related work experience OR

Master’s degree in field with 6+ years of related work experience OR

Doctoral degree in field with 3+ years of work experience.

Knowledge and skills:

+ Develops, aligns and implements commodity and/or supplier strategies as part of sourcing localization of material and services.

+ Perform regular cost rollups and analyze product cost performance and manufacturing cost models to drive corrective action as required to achieve product cost targets, and manage the product cost roadmap.

+ Fundamental understanding of should-cost or cost allocation & recognizes opportunities to improve product design for cost/quality/delivery.

+ Work collaboratively with supply chain operations managers, marketing, and engineering stakeholders; develop supplier selection process for piece parts or outsourced assemblies and identify supply chain risks supporting sourcing decisions.

+ Fundamental understanding of manufacturing methods and integration planning for outsourced manufacturing

+ Responsible for resolving discrepancies between cost targets and quoted costs, creates and delivers presentations to program executives and CFT stakeholders

+ Provides feedback to engineering on DFx (cost, manufacturability), and manages resources to drive the assessment

+ Negotiates and manages the maintenance of agreements with suppliers that provide the structure for all business relationships between Cepheid and the supply base.

+ Engages with the PLC process to ensure alignment with the commodity strategies.

+ Directs new supplier introduction and/or disengagement requirements to/from the strategic supply base.

+ Drives resolution to systemic supply chain issues affecting quality, cost, delivery, assets, regional logistics

+ Develops and presents high level cost reduction opportunities

+ Regularly monitor macro and micro economic activity that may impact the supply chain continuity of supply and costs

+ Ensure compliance with Regional specific directives aligned with the company strategy, i.e., Make in India, Make in China, Remote factory manufacturing, etc…

Physical requirements/abilities:

+ Some travel domestically and internationally is required (35%)


+ Direct or related industry technical program management experience

+ Industry specific knowledge to include polymer selection and design for the technology

+ APICS Certification, CSCP or CPIM

+ Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Power Point, Agile, and SAP

+ Ability to read and interpret product Bill of Materials (BOM's)

+ Must be a self-starter and be able to operate independent of day to day supervision

+ Direct experience leading cross-functional teams

+ Self-starter with the ability to adapt, critical thinking skills, and problem solve under pressure

+ Contract/Supply Agreement Negotiations

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 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 available here ( .

Operating Company: Cepheid

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