Supply Chain Manager

Avinger, Inc

Knowledge is power. The ability to see inside the artery during treatment gives physicians significantly more knowledge of the clinical problem and the power to do something about it in real-time.  Avinger’s Lumivascular technology is radically changing the way vascular disease is treated. Through the CONNECT II and VISION trial, we were able to receive FDA clearance on both our CTO crossing catheter (Ocelot) and atherectomy catheter (Pantheris). Being able to see inside the artery with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) while performing the procedure is a real game changer. It allows the operator to make informed decisions for better long-term results while leaving normal arterial layers behind.

Vascular disease isn’t going away but at Avinger we continue to fight the progression and complications that result from PAD. We’ve won many battles, but the war goes on and we don’t take our responsibility to create change lightly.  As our company ages, many of our ideas have become reality yet we still lie awake at night devising ways to do more. We know many are counting on us to do more. We continue to be an ordinary group of individuals trying to achieve the extraordinary.  Avinger provides strong benefits, competitive compensation, and a friendly work environment.


Redwood City, CA

Role Overview:

This position will lead and direct all facets of supply chain management including, but not limited to, purchasing, logistics, warehousing, inventory management and control, material planning, sourcing, master scheduling, and ERP system management as necessary. This position will provide leadership and direction on a cross functional basis of all production planning, materials and supply chain employees.


Direct the activities of all functions involved in the purchasing, planning, warehousing and control of materials from goods receipt to the delivery of the finished product into finished goods inventory and delivery of products to customer(s)

Negotiate and drive efforts to establish cost reductions for major Supply & Manufacturing contracts

Lead cost reduction efforts for both direct and indirect expenditures

Establish annual goals and cost saving objectives in coordination with corporate objectives

Develop and manage departmental budgets

Manage and maintain inventory levels, delivery schedules, and cost structures while establishing controls to ensure minimized supply chain risk

Develop and continuously improve sourcing processes and supplier programs

Implement strategies, policies, procedures, and overall team to optimize value of the entire function in creating a world class materials management group

Maintain, analyze and report on key supply chain metrics and make recommendations related to supplier performance

Participate in existing and new product planning processes to assure timely acquisition of materials to support product launches

Plan and purchase materials and services from approved suppliers

Optimize, improve and utilize the ERP system to its full functionality and capabilities.

Maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements and ethical standards related to materials management and supply chain.

Other duties as assigned



BS Degree or MBA or combination of equivalent work experience or related certifications (APICS).

3-5 years of progressive experience in purchasing and materials management roles

3-5 years of direct management experience in a medical device or regulated environment utilizing ERP systems

Must be a strategic thinker with confidence and speed in execution

Self-starter, team player, and able to work hands-on as an individual contributor as well as manager

Start-up and large-scale experiences are a plus, ideally in leading manufacturing in a rapid-growth environment

Proven leadership skills in building and managing teams with a history of success

Excellent analytical and negotiation skills are required

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