Director / Sr. manager of logistics / inventory

We are currently seeking an exceptional individual to ramp up our logistics and materials operation for the Viewray business. This individual is required to develop and deploy best-in-class processes to drive successful transition to full commercialization. This is a high profile role within the company and requires a candidate with deep competence in logistics, materials and inventory control processes. The individual will work with the operations team to develop and drive major initiatives in logistics efficiency and inventory management, as well as to develop strategic plans to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations. The position reports to the Vice President of Manufacturing.  


  • Oversees and manages logistics operations, including 3PL providers, transportation and distribution systems and procedures to ensure efficient and economical delivery of the organization's products
  • Monitors transportation costs to ensure low cost with high service levels; negotiates contracts / rates for shipment, storage and distribution of product (both international and domestic)
  • Ensures compliance to Export Administration Regulations and all U.S. and international trade regulations
  • Develops and maintains processes and documents structure required for compliance with U.S. and international customs agencies, laws and regulations
  • Works with the field service organization to develop and implement the spares inventory strategy, depot management, and fulfillment process
  • Manages all inventory for production systems and service spares; works with the procurement team to ensure material availability to meet the build plan on-time and on-budget
  • Responsible for inventory controls and material accuracy; utilizes sound security policies and procedures consistent with good accounting and distribution practice
  • Establishes and measures KPIs, applies, statistical methods and drives performance for on-time delivery, shipping, warehouse inventory management, and product quality
  • Investigates root cause for problem reconciliation and leads corrective action for complaints related to last minute configuration, transportation, logistics handling and warehousing of finished product
  • Works closely with the supply chain, engineering, and NPI teams to ensure full readiness for design modifications and new product launches

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Experience managing import / export compliance, ocean & air freight, forwarders, consolidators, brokers, and domestic transportation carriers; demonstrated proficiency working with U.S. Customs Brokers
  • Competence and experience in international logistics operations and trade regulations (including ITAR, ACE, EAR and OFAC)
  • Experience setting up and managing third party logistics providers, multiple inventory locations and spare parts depots
  • Expert level materials planning and controls process knowledge (sales, inventory and operations planning processes, inventory management, MPR, ERP); experience in deployment of MRP systems highly desireable
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership skills and proven track record of building successful teams
  • Good business acumen and analytical mindset; able to comprehend financial models of the business and able to think and act strategically in the interests of the whole business
  • Bachelor's degree in Operations, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or related discipline
  • 5+ years progressive leadership growth in materials and logistics operations - preferably within a medical capital equipment company environment
  • Experience in large, top-tier medical capital equipment companies, as well as in start-ups or small companies
  • Working level competence in ISO 13485/cGMP quality systems

Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter & resume to, and please mention any ViewRay employee referrals.


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