Main Function: Responsibility for the functionality of the Materials Management module. Maintains the Item Master in a neat, accurate, and orderly manner. Develops long-term strategies and short-term objectives to actively support the system's vision, mission, and values. Functions as a primary contact for Hospital and offsite stakeholders to source new products, choose suppliers and makes decisions regarding the stocking strategy of each item. Creates Purchase orders and expedites in products. Identifies and leads sourcing initiatives, product conversions, generating savings, obtaining pricing, negotiating, contracting locally or through GPO. Co-Chairs the Value Analysis Committee. Leads product conversion activities stemming from committee decisions. Makes decisions regarding new products to purchase and which suppliers to purchase from by leading meetings with key business Stakeholders and Clinical staff. Leads and conducts physical inventory events twice annually for the OR, DI/IR and Linen areas. Facilitates physical inventory events annually for APU and Lab areas. Provides all formal documentation and analysis to Finance in a timely manner with all key stakeholders informed of the final results and action plan for corrections if needed.
Required Job Specific Competencies: Demonstrates skill in communication, leadership, and problem solving. Is proficient in all aspects of the McKesson MM module and has a complete functional grasp of its impact on Accounts Payable, General Ledger, and ORM. Demonstrate aptitude for basic materials management principals such as PAR level inventory systems, inventory management, and effective supplier and contracting strategies. Is understanding and supportive of Thompson Health's relationship with its GPO and supplier relationships. Understands core Purchasing fundamentals including but not limited to: contracting, negotiation, quote analytics and RFx process. Well versed in competitive bid fundamentals to drive down costs for supplies, equipment and services as identified by system leaders. Demonstrates the ability to lead project and utilize common project management techniques to bring initiatives to an acceptable conclusion. Generates Purchase orders from system and physical requisitions, confirms, expedites and files all pertinent documents. Manages local supply cards for stakeholder distribution. Tracks and logs returns, outgoing mail and common carrier mailings.
Education: • Bachelor Degree required- in Business or related Supply Chain field or experience equivalent to the above Certification: Certification as a certified Materials Resource Professional (CMRP) or APICS is recommended.
Experience: Ten or more years' experience as a Materials Management or Purchasing Agent with a proven track record for quality, PO Generation, Inventory Control, Expediting and Savings. Clinical purchasing, expediting and sourcing experience preferred.
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