Endologix, Inc

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    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.


    Supply Chain generalist role providing supply chain expertise to support Operations in achievement of Service, Financial, New Product Development, Continuous Improvement, and Quality/Compliance objectives and metric goals.  Requires broad knowledge of the business and its objectives, with heavy emphasis on understanding and meeting both internal and external customer needs.  Ensures that activities (material delivery, schedules, services and related resources) are well-planned and coordinated to support business needs.  Performs complex analysis of supply chain data, draws appropriate conclusions, makes recommendations on organizational activities, and participates in implementation. Uses professional concepts and principles to achieve objectives in creative and effective ways.   Ensures that activities are completed in compliance with company policies and department guidelines.


    • Responsibilities are typically of moderate scope & complexity. These will include duties in one or more of the following supply chain functions:  Supplier Management, Inventory Management, Procurement, Planning, Distribution, and Logistics.  Works on diverse issues requiring in-depth analysis of situations or data, in consideration of a variety of factors.
    • Supplier Management: Identifies suppliers (primary & secondary) and strategic partners to meet the sourcing needs of the company.  Coordinates with Supplier Quality in the evaluation of both new and existing suppliers.  Establishes and maintains positive relationships with suppliers, while actively pursuing service, financial, and quality improvements.
    • Plans, procures and schedules materials and resources to ensure business needs are satisfied. Confers with department manager(s) or supervisor(s) to coordinate activities.
    • Interfaces with Production, Quality Assurance, and Finance in review of material inventory status, prioritizing purchase orders and implementing action plans as necessary. Manages issues related to design changes and material shortages to avoid or minimize organizational impact.
    • Proactively responds to changing market conditions and/or customer needs. Displays flexibility in approach to meeting or exceeding both current and future needs.
    • Proactively identifies potential business risks and creates/suggests mitigation plans to address them.
    • Provides supply chain input and support to New Product Development teams, including the identification of suppliers, procurement of materials/equipment, and appropriate cost containment guidance.
    • Identifies and supply chain opportunities contributing to the improvement of quality, service, productivity, financials (cost and inventory), and cycle times.
    • Contributes to the development of a quality-minded culture within the Operations team by focusing on customer service (external and internal), outstanding compliance, and continuous improvement activities that support business objectives.
    • Responsible for ensuring compliance to applicable Quality and Documentation Systems and completing all required training in a timely manner.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
    • Expected travel time: Minimal (10% or less).


    • Strong communication skills (both oral and written), analytical capability, team orientation, and ability to negotiate towards positive outcomes.

      Strong organizational skills and good understanding of team dynamics. Must be detail-oriented, with ability to connect the detail to higher-level goals. 


    • Must have a bachelors degree or equivalent
    • Masters degree preferred
    • APICS certification



    • Minimum of four (4) years of related experience inclusive of experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical or similarly regulated industry.
    • Experience should include all or several of the following areas: Supplier Management, Procurement, Production Planning, Inventory Management, Distribution/Logistics
    • Experience working with MRP/ERP systems.
    • Experience with creating and maintaining spreadsheets. Proficient in Microsoft Office or similar software.
    • Working knowledge of quality system requirements (QSR) and good manufacturing practices (GMP).


    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

    Endologix, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, 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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