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Supply Chain Director

Inogen, Inc

This is a Full-time position in Richardson, TX posted May 3, 2021.

ABOUT INOGEN Inogen was founded in 2001 to improve quality of life and increase freedom and independence for oxygen therapy users.

Inogen is innovation in oxygen therapy.

The Inogen mission is to improve freedom and independence for oxygen therapy patients through innovative products and services.

Inogen is a manufacturer and Accredited Homecare Provider.

Inogen is focused on quality care, continuous improvement, and outstanding customer satisfaction.

We are a stable, USA based company dedicated to providing an exciting and rewarding career to our employees.

We completed a successful Initial Public Offering on the NASDAQ in 2014 and have demonstrated substantial growth over the last five years.

Our work environment is casual yet high performing, and we are looking for seriously talented, motivated, and fast-paced professionals to join our team.

Job Summary:

The Supply Chain Director is responsible for strategic sourcing and logistics in support of global manufacturing.This position will manage a team of managers, buyers and logistics professionals at two U.S.

sites and a contract manufacturer in Europe.The Supply Chain Director will be responsible for improving PPV, freight costs, delivery, supplier quality through a preferred supplier strategy, savings funnel management, supplier selection and building a high-performance team, while maintaining regulatory compliance.This position will work closely with Engineering, Sales,Manufacturing and RA/QA functions to insure a smooth transition of new products from development to production.The Supply Chain Director will report to the Executive Vice President of Operations and will be a key member of the Operations leadership team.

Responsibilities (Specific tasks, duties, essential functions of the job)

Develop and implement a preferred supplier strategy that improves raw material quality, delivery and cost, while meeting the needs of product development.

Participate on New Product Development teams, ensuring the on-time delivery of new products and targeted quality and cost targets.

Improve material standard cost through the deployment of annual cost reduction initiatives.

Review, approve and monitor, in collaboration with Quality and Engineering, the selection and retention of qualified suppliers and sub-contractors.

Work in collaboration with Engineering and suppliers to identify and take advantage of specific cost reduction opportunities; ranging from simple negotiations associated with demand changes to extensive projects associated with design modifications.

Improve raw material inventory turns through the deployment of supplier stocking programs, lead-time reduction and vendor-managed inventory (VMI)

Effectively manage Europe contract manufacturing, ensuring on-time shipment to customers, while achieving cost and quality objectives.

Build an organization structure and high-performing team that can support a growing business.

Continuously improve associate engagement through effective leadership, communication and action-planning the annual survey improvement areas.

Effectively operate within the regulations of a class-2 medical device.

Ensure that suppliers and the sourcing team are adhering to regulatory requirements of the FDA, SOX and government trade regulations.

Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

Comply with all company policies and procedures.
Assist with any other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong manufacturing process and systems knowledge at both the tactical and strategic level.

Effective and experienced negotiator.

Experienced working with OEM and contract manufacturers.

Experience with development, implementation and budgetary controls related to custom designed parts and the associated tooling.

Strong leadership attributes.

Ability to manage both individuals as well as projects.

Some traveling is required for supplier selection and management activities.

Must have strong work ethic.

Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

Attention to detail is required.

Effective conflict resolution.

Analytical & problem-solving skills & ability to multi task.

Solutions-oriented problem solver.

Excellent planning, communication and organizational skills.

Ability to effectively interface with different departments within the company.
Requires up to 25% travel (domestic & international).
Qualifications (Experience and Education)

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related discipline, required.

12-15 years’ experience in supply chain management (purchasing, logistics, planning or product development).

Including experience in supplier negotiations, new product development processes, project management& VAVE.

6 years management experience, with a minimum of five direct reports, required.

Professional designation (CPM, CPIM, or similar SPICS Certification), preferred.

Advanced knowledge/proficiency in Microsoft Office, required.

Advanced knowledge/proficiency in ERP systems, required; Oracle, preferred
A combination of training, education and experience that is equivalent to the qualifications listed above and that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in the position.

However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Inogen is an equal opportunity employer.

We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally

protected characteristics.

The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement are available here:;

The pay transparency policy is available here:

Inogen is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (972) 616-5668 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Job Function ManagementPay Type SalaryRequired Education Bachelor’s Degree
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Richardson, TX, USA