Endologix, Inc

Sr. Manager, Supply Chain & Logistics

Job ID
US-CA-Santa Rosa


Endologix develops and manufactures the latest innovations in endovascular aneurysm repair and sealing. We are a fast-moving, high energy organization. Employees are offered development opportunities and new responsibilities that might have taken them significantly more time in other organizations. Our commitment is to promise the development and refinement of skills while providing competitive compensation and benefits.


Job Scope and Purpose:

Manages the overall end to end PLAN-SOURCE-MAKE-DELIVER process. Plans and implements activities related to the sourcing, demand planning, production planning, procurement, warehousing, material/inventory control, distribution and customer service functions. Develops, implements and maintains policies, procedures, schedules and control systems. Ensures materials are planned, ordered/manufactured and in stock to meet company requirements, while maintaining appropriate inventory levels. Actively identifies and executes upon improvement opportunities in the areas of cost, service, supply security and asset utilization (inventory).


  • In accordance with Endologix’s policies and applicable laws and regulations: Select, reward, discipline, train and develop employees.
  • Plan and direct performance of HR staff members as assigned: Motivate employees, assist in goal setting, provide development opportunities and performance feedback, address complaints and resolve problems.
  • Oversees planning, execution and management of the sourcing, procurement, planning, warehouse, customer service and distribution functions to ensure that:
  • Maintain adequate supply of all components and finished goods to support all sources of demand (internal and external).
  • Control is maintained throughout the supply chain. All components and finished devices are part number and lot number controlled. Traceability of components and finished goods is maintained and inventory accuracy is achieved.
  • Minimizes write downs due to obsolescence and shrinkage.
  • High quality, high value and reliable suppliers/service providers are selected and maintained to support R&D and commercial activities. Performance is regularly reviewed to identify preferred providers, stimulate/drive supplier improvement and to identify/execute on necessary changes of suppliers.
  • Supply/service risk is mitigated via effective metrics, controls, robust contracts/agreements and strategic inventory.
  • Customer Service Representatives balance providing outstanding service to enable maximum performance from our field sales/clinical team while driving compliant behaviors and support of financial objectives.
  • Continuous improvement is pursued to optimize asset utilization and maximize service while driving down the costs of acquisition (goods & services) and supply chain execution throughout the chain. This includes measuring and driving improvements regarding field inventory practices and behaviors.  
  • Technology (ERP, CRM, Barcode, RFID, Paperless transactions, etc.) is leveraged to drive efficiency.
  • Directly responsible for all of the above for all North America activities including international shipments and 3rd parties managed by the Corporate supply chain team. Provides corporate oversight and support for these activities conducted/managed by Endologix OUS operations.
  • Supports and provides input to R&D initiatives to represent supply chain functions.   Represent Operations on “Commercialization” teams and assigns resources as needed to “Project Teams” per DOP-191. Supports “Design Transfer” efforts per DOP-095.
  • Partner effectively internally across functions/geographies and externally with suppliers and service providers.
  • Manages the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process. Provides metrics and regular management updates.
  • Creates/manages budgets for areas of responsibility. Partners closely with Finance. Often provides leadership / coordination for Operations wide financial activities.
  • Company procedures are adhered to and legal/regulatory requirements are met. Promptly responds to necessary corrective actions (CAPA) and observations from internal or external audits.
  • Creates, updates and drives compliance to internal procedures and work instructions related to areas of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Minimum Education:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in one of the following areas: Business, Finance, Economics, Management Science, Operations Management, Mathematics or Engineering. Master’s degree is desirable. APICS training / certification is preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • Requires a minimum of 6-10 years related experience, medical device experience preferred

  • Requires 3-6 years previous supervisory experience

  • Strength and experience negotiating, developing, executing and managing to supply/service agreements is required.

  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing required. Green or Black Belt certification preferred.                                                                                                                                    

  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.   Has the ability to use moderate to advanced quantitative modeling techniques when analyzing data and the ability make rational and logical decisions base the that analysis

  • Strong knowledge and skills regarding spreadsheets is required. Strong knowledge of ERP systems. Knowledge of and experience with QAD preferred. Knowledge of Customer Relationship Management systems (i.e. SalesForce.com) also preferred.

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings required. Experience executing /approving documentation changes in a Change Control environment preferred.

Specific Skills, Knowledge & Behaviors


(To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies):


Supervisor Core Competencies:

Leading Change: Develops and implements strategies and approaches for leading and managing organizational transformation at individual , functional, and enterprise levels, and influences change where needed

Inspiring the Workforce: A compelling storyteller, motivates and engages employees at individual and group levels towards results

Selecting & Developing Talent: Assesses, selects, coaches, mentors, provides constructive feedback, empowers and develops the workforce at individual and group levels

Strategic thinking: Creates the vision and direction, assesses priorities, understands , analyzes, and acts upon drivers of business and operational success at a departmental, functional, and/or enterprise level

Global & systems thinking: Understands and embraces global nuances, leads across functions and geographies, builds alignment across diverse groups , and looks at the company holistically

External Industry Leadership & Knowledge: Connects with and influences health care and/or functional industry regulatory and government organizations, and understands external industry factors that impact the company and products

Continuous Improvement: Leverages best practices tools and methodologies to assess, identify, and executes on opportunities to improve; Focus on learning and building new capabilities into self and team

Problem Solving & Problem Prevention: Uses strong problem solving methodologies and tools, focuses on root cause analysis, and shows orientation towards problem prevention

Accountability: Drives and focuses on results, takes initiative without direction, takes broad ownership for all work within scope, builds relationships and works across departments, functions, or areas of responsibility


Core Competencies:

Interpersonal Effectiveness: Actively seeks to understand perspectives and interpersonal needs and expectations of others at all levels, builds self awareness, flexes personal style appropriately, and works through conflicts constructively and appropriately

Communication: Effectively uses all mediums of communication as appropriate, presents well to groups, actively listens, and continuously identifies opportunities to build communication skills

Collaboration & Teamwork: Actively works together with formal and informal team members to build relationships and achieve team goals

Prioritization: Effectively prioritizes work to ensure timely completion of work within scope

Global & Systems Thinking: Continuously seeks to learn about and embrace global nuances, works across functions and geographies, seeks to align with diverse groups, and seeks to understand interdependencies and impacts of actions across functions and the company

Technical Expertise: Continuously builds functional and technical expertise, and pro-actively applies that technical expertise in progressively broader scope

Continuous Improvement: Learns and uses best practices tools and methodologies to assess, identify, and executes on opportunities to improve; Focus on learning and building new capabilities into self

Problem Solving & Problem Prevention: Learns and uses strong problem solving methodologies and tools, focuses on root cause analysis, and shows orientation towards problem prevention

Accountability: Focuses on results, takes initiative without direction, takes ownership for all work within scope, builds relationships and works across departments, functions, or areas of responsibility



Supervisor Core Competencies:

Customer Focus: Solicit and apply feedback from internal and external customers; Understand customers’ current and future expectations; Respond promptly to customer needs.

Innovation: Develop and champion unique ideas and solutions; Find new ways to use technology more effectively; Promote continuous learning.

Interdependent Partnering: Contribute to a productive and cooperative atmosphere; Show commitment to team objectives; Contribute own fair share of effort.

Master Complexity: Competently handle day-to-day work challenges; Thrive in uncertain circumstances; Adapt to changes in the work environment; Manage multiple tasks and competing demands; Change approach or method to best fit the situation.

Organizational & People Development: Challenge and motivate people to reach their highest potential; Create an environment that encourages risk-taking; Set clear performance standards and hold people accountable for results; Value, recognize and reward the achievement of others; Promote teamwork; Encourage others to pursue challenging goals and to challenge the status quo; Foster continuous professional development and career growth of a diverse workforce; Provide challenging work assignments and development opportunities; Identify and champion high potential talent as a company resource; Coach and mentor future leaders; Require people to expand their capabilities, knowledge and skills; Function as both team player and leader; Provide frequent, informal feedback; Recognize the contributions of others; Continuously strive to increase and refine supervisory skills; Set and achieve challenging goals;

Spoken Communication: Speak clearly and concisely; Listen carefully and seek clarification; Deliver effective presentations.

Written Communication: Write clearly and informatively; Create documents that are complete and accurate.

Commitment: Strive to attain quality results on time; Convey a sense of urgency and drive issues to closure; Earn a reputation for reliability and dependability.

Decisions: Make timely and sound decisions; Take risks and manage them intelligently.

Problem Solving: Proactively seek solutions; Gather and analyze information systematically; Develop alternative solutions; Think analytically and act decisively.

Diversity: Respond with sensitivity to people of diverse perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, lifestyles and ages; Foster open communication and respect for the individual.


Equipment Use & Abilities Required:


Equipment Use:   Copy machines, fax machines, calculators and personal computers and computer terminals.

Computer Skills: Software proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, legal documents or governmental regulations.   Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form




The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers; talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and to move within and between the buildings. A computer terminal is used to access, input, and retrieve data. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


Endologix, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Endologix Global Headquarters at 949-595-7200 or Endologix Santa Rosa Facility at 707-543-8800



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