Supply Chain Manager

ARKA Group, L.P.

Bothell, WA, USA

Full time

Supply Chain and Logistics


Sep 14

Beyond Begins Here

Build technology that will go to space! Since 1994, Tethers Unlimited has provided advanced space technology solutions to our growing customer base in the National Security, Commercial, and Civilian Space sectors. Our products include the latest advancements in satellite communication and control systems, security and encryption, mesh networking, robotics and gimbals. To continue to support our growing business, Tethers is looking for new team members who embody our core values:  Dedication to our Client’s Success, Innovation that Matters, and Trust and Personal Responsibility in all Relationships.

Join our team and take your career to the highest level. Think big, dream bigger. Find Your Beyond.


SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE: The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for the supply chain organization. Works with their team to ensure alignment of material delivery schedules to need dates. Owns the supplier relationship to meet quality, delivery, and cost targets. Manage the purchase requisition approval process, the release of PO’s, order acknowledgements, and ensure timely resolution to material shortage issues. Manage the outbound shipping of our product line to our customers. Manage inventory, inventory transactions and inventory kitting to support production. Own the reporting of supplier metrics. Support cross functional teams to ensure commodity/product strategies and schedules are maintained as well as supporting other business functions as required.



  • Manage the performance of the supply chain team, ensure proper staffing levels, and provide mentorship for employees.
  • Work cross-functionally with Engineering, finance, operations, and front-end teams to derive metrics and align on supply chain strategies via the S&OP process that best position the business to exceed delivery commitments, inventory goals, and Annual Operating Plan adherence.
  • Establish and maintain supplier selection criteria for qualifying external providers to ensure predictable and favorable quality and delivery results.
  • Ensure Supply Chain Policies and Procedures meet the requirements of the AS9100 Quality Management System.
  • Lead, design, and implement critical path commodity purchasing strategies to ensure a stable and cost competitive supply base.
  • Lead a customer service focused Supply Chain Team through sourcing and purchasing of electronic components, printed circuit board assemblies, and machined parts.
  • Develop and continuously improve policies and procedures around material receipts, purchase order creation, demand planning, and logistics.
  • Provide executive level communication regarding supply base health, cost drivers, program material delivery schedules, anticipated risks and plans to mitigate those concerns.
  • Ensure exceptional customer service, both internal and external, by soliciting voice of the customer feedback.




  • BA/BS degree and 5+ years of relevant experience including 3+ years managing direct reports.
  • Material forecasting (top down and bottom up)
  • Experience working with MS Office products


  • Experience with government contracting, FAR & DFAR
  • SAP Superuser
  • Experience in an AS9100 regulated manufacturing environment
  • APICs CPIM, CSP, or similar certification


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: This position supervises a small team including Buyers, Planner, and Inventory Technicians.

Working at Tethers Unlimited

Tethers is headquartered in beautiful Bothell, WA.  We hire problem-solvers, then trust and empower them to take ownership, lead decision-making, and deliver solutions on-time and on-budget for our customers. We offer challenging work with opportunities for independence and growth in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. To support our team we offer a well-stocked kitchen, flexible work schedule arrangements, company-sponsored events including Sci-Fi movie premiers, Baseball Night, onsite break activities including gaming tournaments and BBQs, business casual attire, local trails for hiking and biking, and hybrid onsite/remote work options for many positions. 

What We Offer

  • Comprehensive medical/vision/dental insurance packages
  • Company contributions to HSA account for qualified medical high deductible programs
  • 401k retirement plan with industry leading company contributions
  • 3 weeks of vacation accrual per year plus time off for sick leave and unscheduled life events
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Continuing education benefit up to $25k/year for approved programs.
  • Annual bonus program based on company and employee performance
  • Life insurance, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term disability insurance
  • 4 weeks paid Parental Leave.
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)

Washington state pay range: $120,000-150,000

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands, and reach with hands and arms. Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, or lifting up to 40 lbs. May encounter prolonged periods of sitting. 


  • This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.
  • Applicants for employment must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States. (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).
  • TUI participates in E-Verify to confirm work authorization.


Tethers Unlimited, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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