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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Distribution & Central Supply
Category: Material Mgmt/Purchasing
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 698382
Date Posted: 9/20/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position oversees all phases of supply inventory management at Phoenix Children`s using historical data inventory management methodologies, and cycle counting to maintain accurate and appropriate supply levels in central supply in order to replenish all hospital PAR locations.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Verifies and executes daily system-generated orders. Proactively monitors and identifies systematic and visual indicators to reduce/avoid stock outs. Reviews department requisitions and order templates for accuracy. Works with buyers to source and acquire/distribute urgently needed products and services to include borrowing and/or lending, renting from/to suppliers. Serves as point person for all PAR adds, changes, and deletions. Coordinates (or assists in facilitating) communication to clinical staff concerning substitute items, product recalls, product changes, and stock out situations.
  2. Proactively monitors and analyzes data (including historical usage) to support inventory management procedures including inventory mix, PAR level setting and adjustments, slotting design, inventory routing efficiencies and coordinating inventory controls with inventory unit coordinators. Responsible for inventory accuracy, fill rate, and inventory turn goals set by department leadership.
  3. Maintains Central Supply organization, layout, and labeling to optimize workflow.
  4. Manages all data associated with inventory in an assigned location and item flow from the point of origin to assigned replenishment locations. Manages all inventory data components, including UOM, bin locations, and issues to optimize flow. Manages re-order points and lead times to optimize inventory turns. Prepares summary reports on inventory usage and relevant statistics and variances, as directed.
  5. Institutes best practice inventory management policies and standard operating procedures. Administers and oversees continuous improvement related to inventory controls intended to monitor the inventory as an asset and an expense category, and to monitor the predictability of supplies supporting operations. Controls include daily and annual cycle counting procedures and analyzing all related adjustments to determine why variances exist and formulate ongoing plans to avoid future variances.
  6. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelor`s degree in a related field OR equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. 5 or more years of experience with inventory handling/management practices. Required
2. 2 or more years of experience working with medical supplies. Required
3. 2 or more years of experience with data collection, aggregation, and interpretation. Required
4. Experience providing recommendations, backed by data, to leadership. Preferred
5. Experience with Lawson and Par Excellence systems. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Electric pallet jack training certification. Preferred
2. Current and valid Arizona Driver`s License. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Stays up-to-date and trained on inventory control procedures as offered in classes, seminars, and workshops. Required
2. Networks with other local inventory coordinators to establish relationships and idea sharing. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Occasionally
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
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