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Materials Manager

Plano, TX, USA Req #795
Monday, November 7, 2022
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 Materials Manager is responsible for managing the end-to-end material and information flow at the Richardson, TX factory from supplier ordering to receiving through shipping.   This will include setting-up, maintaining and executing an effective raw material Kanban ordering system, establishing the factory build plan and inventory stocking strategy for finished goods/semi-finished goods, and managing the order backlog.  Materials Manager will manage the day-to-day operations of receiving, material handling, buying/planning, master scheduling.  In addition, the Materials Manager will own and maintain the global S&OP (Sales & Operations Plan) for the Richardson, Tx, Goleta, CA and Prague, CZ sites. 

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

  • Propose, implement and maintain an effective Kanban ordering process that reduces inventory and improves part shortages.
  • Partner with Strategic Sourcing to implement stocking agreements and improve supplier performance.
  • Maintaining inventory accuracy through an effective cycle counting process. 
  • Analyze the material transaction flow and setup in Oracle.  Propose and implement changes to reduce complexity and improve accuracy.
  • Improve inventory accuracy through an effective cycle counting program that gets to root cause and permanent fixes of inventory inaccuracies.
  • Roll-out improved visual management of inventory and of the receiving/material handling functions.
  • Setup and maintain and S&OP plan for all three manufacturing sites that balances inventory, labor and capacity in response to the sales forecast.  Maintain 95+% OTD.
  • Insure the effective launch of new products by participating on project teams and setting the materials processes in advance of launch.
  • Improve the productivity of the material handling and receiving functions.
  • Build a strong materials team through hiring, top-grading, setting expectations, coaching and developing talent.
  • Continue to improve associate engagement and retention.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures, including SOX, ISO-13485 and FDA rules & regulations.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures.
  • Assist with any other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Sound knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures including manufacturing planning, demand and replenishment processes.
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to reason and influence at all levels.
  • Excellent problem solving and data analysis skills.
  • Ability to manage complexity and resolve conflicts that arise from balancing multiple priorities.
  • Lean Manufacturing Experience, implementation and execution.
  • Must have strong work ethic.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Attention to detail is required.
  • Effective conflict resolution.
  • Excellent planning, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively interface with different departments within the company.

Qualifications (Experience and Education)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering or related field of study, required; Master’s degree, preferred.
  • 7 years’ experience in Production Planning, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Control and/or Manufacturing Management in a manufacturing environment, required.
  • 2 years management experience, with a minimum of five direct reports in a manufacturing environment, required.
  • Intermediate Knowledge/proficiency in MRP/ERP systems (Oracle) and Microsoft Office, required.
  • Lean practitioner in Kanban pull, heijunka and/or production standard work, preferred.
  • APICS certification (CPIM or CSCP), 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 legallyprotected 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.

Other details

  • Job Function Management
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Plano, TX, USA