Springfield, IL, USA
Determines, develops, and maintains the appropriate inventory levels and assists in developing and modifying measurement techniques to maintain optimal levels of inventory.
Works with user departments on issues involving inventory levels and specific inventory and data needs. Determines the root cause(s) of inventory problems and recommends permanent fixes for improvement.
Utilizes an electronic materials management inventory system to review, analyze, and monitor inventory levels. Knowledge of Omnicell Technology for use in a backup capacity.
Works on Special Projects to help other departments with their inventory processes and technology. May be called on to be a trainer when needed.
Assesses, establishes, and maintains the appropriate inventory levels based on item turnover, lead-time, review period, order quantity, and safety stock. Periodically reviews and adjusts inventory levels based on usage, trends, and future needs.
Identifies inventory items exceeding established hold times and works with departmental management and/or staff to determine applicable use, retention, disposal or obsolescence of affected items.
Analyzes and determines the impact of inventory retention, turnover, and replenishment. Uses software spreadsheets to calculate associated costs and impact to affected departments. Tracks and trends turnover rates.
Works closely with Purchasing to remove surplus items from warehouse by returning to vendors or issue to affiliates.
Reviews items and examines space capacity to determine the best accommodation of items in the most efficient location within the supply chain.
Conducts assessment and analytical studies related to inventory management, such as stock room layout, special equipment, storage needs and allocation, and material handling methods and procedures.
Serves as a coordinator for the annual physical inventory. Has responsibility for continuously improving Inventory Turnover. May be called upon to help other departments with their fiscal year-end inventories.
Develops and produces a variety of statistical and data analysis reports for management.
Serves as a back-up for other areas within the unit or department, especially during times of special needs or staff absences.
Handles and transports floor-stock medications from Pharmacy to procedural area per the Medication Handling, Security, and Access by Non-licensed Hospital Staff Policy and Procedure.
Performs other related work as required or requested.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Bachelor’s degree in a business-related discipline, such as accounting, finance, internal auditing, or inventory/materials management, or comparable field required. Five (5) or more years of significant Inventory Management experience may be substituted for the degree requirement
Knowledge of inventory management techniques and APICS certification or CMRP is preferred.
Previous work experience within the health care industry in an inventory or materials management role is strongly preferred.
Possess good customer relations, interpersonal, and training skills.
Demonstrates the ability to multi-task autonomously while working on multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
Intermediate math, writing, and personal computer skills are required. Experience with Microsoft products Word, Access, and Excel and materials management software is preferred.