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SAP Solutions Architect

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Danaher Sunnyvale , CA 94085

Posted 5 months ago

Job Description: Job ID: CEP002031

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. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).



The SAP PP/MM Solutions Architect will be responsible for applying business and technical expertise to design, implement and support new business capabilities into Cepheid's SAP systems and related third party systems.

This role will lead or participate in local or global projects across Operations, with a primary focus on Manufacturing. The applicant should have ability to support advanced business functions, translate business requirements into solution designs, and build and implement systems and technical solutions for Operations. The applicant is expected to drive continuous improvements and SAP best practices in support of the company vision and roadmap.


  • Establish relationships with Operations management (primarily Manufacturing and Planning but also other Supply Chain functions and Quality), and super users, locally in Sunnyvale and globally.

  • Collaborate with business users in Operations, and other departments when needed, to gain a deep understanding of their business processes and requirements.

  • Design, develop, and test system solutions to address business requirements, in alignment with the global solution template

  • Manage implementation projects in alignment with Cepheid IT's methodologies and governance model

  • Collaborate with other IT teams to ensure solution designs are well integrated and aligned to the overall enterprise architecture

  • Configure SAP PP module (or other Logistics modules as needed) to meet business requirements, including integration points with other SAP modules or other applications, following SAP best practices

  • Develop functional specifications for custom developments, and collaborate with the development team to get those built and tested

  • Provide support to end users for issue resolution, user acceptance testing, and occasionally training.

Advise users on ways they can improve their use of the SAP solution.

Job Requirements


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, Business, (or related) or the equivalent in work experience.

  • 10 + years of experience in the Information technology profession focused on ERP design and management

  • 5 + years of experience primarily in SAP Production Planning module with secondary expertise in Materials Management processes within manufacturing organizations (Production orders, Repetitive Manufacturing, MRP, inventory management/ warehouse management processes related to the production orders etc.).

  • 5 + years of SAP PP/MM functional design and implementation experience

  • Deep understanding of the integration with other ECC modules (especially MM, WM, SD and FI)

  • Expertise in other related areas such as Master data (Material Master, BOM, Routing, Work center), Batch management, Engineering Change Management, Reporting, Queries.

  • Experience in Business Intelligence Tools is preferred.

  • Experience in implementation of MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and/or APS (Advanced Planning System) is preferred.

  • Experience in implementing large and complex SAP Projects and designing solutions to meet business requirements.

  • Experience in working with business process/activity owners in understanding business requirement and solution design

  • Ability to identify, clarify and resolve project issues and risks as needed.

  • Good analytical problem solving and fact-finding skills.

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong relationship building skills, internally within IT and with business users.

  • Capability to lead or execute complex assignments and projects independently.

  • Verbal and written fluency in Swedish and English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in healthcare or life sciences industry is preferred.

  • Experience in managing validated systems is preferred.

  • Certification in SAP PP module is preferred.

  • Experience in Business Intelligence Tools

  • Experience in implementation of MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and/or APS (Advanced Planning System)

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

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