Apria Healthcare

  • Manager of Distribution

    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Full/Part Time
  • Job Summary

    Apria Healthcare is one of nation’s leading providers of home healthcare products and services including respiratory therapy, sleep apnea therapy, non-invasive ventilation therapy, enteral nutrition therapy, negative pressure wound therapy and home medical equipment. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, Apria owns and operates branch locations across the nation and serves more than 1.8 million patients each year. With over $1 Billion in annual revenues, Apria is one of the largest home healthcare companies in the United States. Apria was the first company of its type to obtain voluntary accreditation from The Joint Commission and has been continuously accredited for more than 25 years. For more information, visit www.apria.com.



    This position develops operations capabilities, and manages performance across assigned distribution operations to achieve performance objectives and to drive continuous improvement.  Distribution operations include production, warehousing, inventory, and transportation



    • Assures compliance requirements are met – FDA, DOT, OSHA, The Joint Commission, company policies and procedures, and others.
    • Assists in developing, interpreting and implementing company policies and procedures.
    • Responsible for implementing policies and procedures and maintaining a high level of worker safety.
    • Ensures products are efficiently produced and/or acquired and distributed on-time to other Apria locations.
    • Manages relationships & performance with contracted providers, including 3PLs, freight carriers, and other service providers.
    • Contributes to planning and implementing changes to distribution sites and product flow paths - including site selection, layout, construction, equipment, and staffing.
    • Develops and manages operating budgets and forecasts with minimal variance.
    • Tracks and reports critical performance measures and results to senior management, and to employees in assigned operations.
    • Drives reductions in operating expenses through proven improvement methodologies.
    • Determines appropriate staffing levels for effective business operations.
    • Maintains collaborative & supportive relationships with all levels of management.
    • Other duties as assigned



    • This position manages all subordinate of the department and is responsible for the performance management, hiring, and discipline of management within the department.

    Minimum Required Qualifications



    Education and/or Experience

    • Education or experience equivalent to minimum of a four-year college degree is required. 
    • At least ten years related experience is required.
    • At least 5 years leadership experience in supply chain - warehousing, shipping, production, transportation required.
    • At least 5 years of experience developing and managing multi-million dollar operating budgets required.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations

    • N/A



    • Project Management experience required.
    • Lean, Six Sigma, or similar continuous improvement training required.
    • Proficient computer skills - MS Word, Microsoft Excel.
    • Proficiency with data analysis and drawing conclusions required.
    • Good communication skills (verbal and written) in person and remotely.


    Computer Skills

    • Computer savvy with: MS Excel, MS Office and MS Project required.

    Language Skills

    • English (reading, writing, verbal)


    Mathematical Skills

    • College level mathematical proficiency, with a strong ability to understand, interpret and develop spreadsheet data.




    Education and/or Experience

    • Bachelor degree in an Business or Technical discipline is highly preferred
    • Leadership experience in highly regulated environment desired.
    • Experience with compressed gases, USP oxygen production desired.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations

    • APICS, CSCMP, PMI, or other supply chain certification desirable.




    This is a stationary position that requires frequent sitting or standing, repetitive wrist motions, grasping, speaking, listening, close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  It also may require occasional lifting, carrying, walking, climbing, kneeling, bending/stooping, twisting, pulling/pushing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching above the shoulder.  Employees in this position must be physically able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to assist or enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position, upon request.



    Work is performed in an office setting with exposure to moderate noise. 



    Occasional travel as required.



    The essential duties and responsibilities, physical requirements, and work environment described above are representative of those typically required for this position but may vary depending on staffing and business needs at specific locations. The inclusion or omission of a specific duty or physical requirement is, therefore, not determinative of whether that function is essential to a specific individual’s position.

    EEO Statement

    As an EOE/AA employer, Apria Healthcare is committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal access to employment opportunities, regardless of sex, race, age, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  Apria Healthcare shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. AA/EOE, M/F/Disability and Vet


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