Procurement / Inventory Manager

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | Direct Hire

Job ID: [SA] Cold chain logistics/ dry vapor / biologic Industry: Life Sciences Pay Rate: $80k-$100k

Procurement and Inventory Manager

Our company is successful because with create an environment of collaboration, teamwork, and resourcefulness. As part of our successful team you will be responsible to ensure effective management, control and development of the supply-chain, procurement of materials and services, negotiating cost reductions and implementation of contracts with suppliers. Co-ordination of cost reduction and improvements within the supply chain and alternative supply options. Defining the sourcing strategy to ensure continuity of supply of materials to meet production and NPI plans. Implementation of effective logistics models with suppliers to service optimally the internal manufacturing and customers’ requirements.

This position is responsible for the management of daily, weekly and monthly facility operational inventory management, including inventory placement based on demand to support fulfillment of client orders. Focus on efficient and timely management of returning shipments when commodity leg is completed. Timely billing for late and/or lost equipment and communicate with client care to support excellent customer service. Supplementary duties include reporting and analysis of fleet inventory status, shipping and billing of miscellaneous equipment and materials and submission of inventory requisitions for product samples shipped from facilities. Procurement of materials required via MRP for ongoing production requirements and to meet sales and operations plans.

Responsible for the buying team to expedite materials in  ‘real-time’ to support volume manufacture; setting up Kanban and innovative logistics/supply models.

Facilitate cost reduction activities to reduce overall bill of materials costs.

Developing information regarding critical suppliers including capacity & forecast, ordering method and supply plans.

Knowledge and information regarding ramp capability, lead times volume pricing and investments required.

Maintains receiving, warehousing, and distribution inventory operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing inventory control programs, and personnel policies and procedures.

Controls global logistics centers inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with data storage system.

Reduce inventory transfers.     

Generate, format, and provide internal reporting for all logistic centers.

Generate and use reports for demand planning and for follow up of pending return shipments.

Establish daily and weekly inventory balance reports.

Establish monthly spend reports for transfers

Create sales orders for late returns and lost equipment.

Create sales orders for miscellaneous items sold.

Interaction with internal departments.

Effective management of inventory levels to meet (0) deficiencies in order fulfillment.


Experience with temperature-controlled transportation.



Must Haves:

  • Working experience with global logistics centers inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with data storage system
  • Experience with cryogenic biologic supplies 
  • Kanban experience
  • 5 years procurement experience required
  • 5 years general cold supply chain management
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned - Must be a team player
  • Excellent organization and time management skills and flexibility to handle changing priorities
  • Some travel - must be flexible

We offer a competitive benefit package:

  • Competitive Salary
  •  Stock Options 
  •  401 Plan with Safe Harbor Employer Matching
  •  Paid Time Off
  •  Medical & Dental Insurance Plan options
  •  Life & Disability Insurance options

Work Environment: Moderate noise levels. Frequent interruptions are common.

 We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).



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