Senior New Product Introduction / Sustaining Manager

Danaher   •  

Sunnyvale, CA

8 - 10 years

Posted 306 days ago

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Job ID: CEP000483

About Us

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications.


Primary Function of Position:

Manage and lead a staff of NPI Manufacturing Engineers who transition new products from Product Development into Manufacturing as well as address sustaining projects. Project Manage Cross-functional teams from, Design Engineering, Mfg. Engineering, Production, Marketing and Planning to develop and introduce new products/sustaining activities into production.

Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Supervise and lead direct reports (Mfg. Engrs.) in prioritization and execution of day to day activities as well as providing annual evaluations of direct reports.

    • Lead project teams of mechanical/electrical designs and manufacturing engineers

    • Lead multiple small and large projects simultaneously. 

    • Contributes significantly to the day-to-day project activities such as prototyping, designing, testing, etc.

    • Facilitate communication and cooperation between Cross-functional groups and other departments.

    • Respond to external and internal Audits.

    • Lead New Product Introduction/sustaining projects from the design stage into Production.

  • Project Manage product transfers from Sunnyvale to Contract Manufacturer.


Skill/Job Requirements:

    • BSME/BSEE required, MSME preferred.

    • Minimum 8years of experience designing commercial system products.

    • Minimum 5years of experience managing product development projects.

    • 3+ years as a manager of technical personnel in a fast paced environment

    • Familiar with mechanical CAD software (Solid Works) and/or electrical design synthesis products.

    • Knowledge of component manufacturing processes (including machining, injection molding, wire EDM, MIM, electro polish, brazing, heat treatment).

    • Mechanical design and analysis skills, including statics, dynamics, kinematics, strength of materials, and stress analysis.

    • Electrical design and analysis skills including circuit design, troubleshooting and current electronic manufacturing process controls (ICT).

    • Detailed knowledge of Design Control processes.

    • Good organizational skills. Ability to work on several fast-paced projects simultaneously.

    • Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people and departments within the company.

    • Able to communicate effectively and professionally with customer, suppliers, and other people outside the company.

    • Ability to motivate, guide, and inspire members of the core and extended project team.

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    • Strong technical analytical skills including FMEA, tolerance analysis, and statistical methods.

  • Travel as required.