The mission of University of Washington Medicine is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates the following: Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center (UWMC), a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated, or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children's University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children's. UW Medicine Supply Chain Management's objective is to ensure our patient care experience is enhanced by delivering a robust foundation of services, operational and technical support, and the sharing of comprehensive, relevant, and highly specialized supply chain management expertise. UW Medicine Supply Chain Management (SCM) has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, System Inventory Control Manager, Materials & Logistics. The System Inventory Control Manager, Materials & Logistics is accountable for the collaborative integration, implementation, and optimization of the SCM strategy at the system level in close coordination with the other SCM leaders, primarily the System Director, Materials & Logistics. This position is responsible for SCM inventory control for the UW Medicine system, including implementing standardized system-developed SCM strategic plans and policies, overseeing all inventory control practices and functions (Inventory Management/Warehousing/Pars/ JIT/LUM, POU), and directing inventory control staff. The System Inventory Control Manager, Materials & Logistics develops and conducts employee annual performance reviews and participates in budget development under the direction of the System Director, Materials & Logistics. This position is also responsible for working with any and all key business and operational stakeholders as well as their peers within the UW Medicine system. Duties include: Participating in, leading, and partnering with others on SCM strategic integration efforts and programs Executing strategic plans around UW Medicine system initiatives Ensuring a compliant, effective, and streamlined operational SCM experience at the entity for business and patient constituent groups Leading facility efforts for system contract implementation, conversion, and compliance efforts through their respective facilitiesUnder the direction of the System Director, Materials & Logistics, the System Inventory Control Manager, Materials & Logistics administers all SCM inventory control functions and supports the SCM operations for UW Medicine. The System Inventory Control Manager performs all duties in a manner that promotes the UW Medicine Mission, Core Values, and philosophy. In all aspects, he or she serves as a role model for the Core Values and Mission of the organization. Specific responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:Under the guidance of the System Director, Materials & Logistics, assist in leading the UW Medicine Supply Chain vision and overall strategy, which includes standardized facility-based receiving, storage, inventory management/control, point of use/low unit of measure, and distribution operations in all of UW Medicine. Provides day-to-day supervision of department staff, which includes scheduling work, monitoring performance to ensure compliance with guidelines, policies, and procedures, providing feedback on performance, and writing and conducting performance reviews. Optimize use of Materials Management Information System and other supply chain automation tools that works to eliminate unnecessary work, simplify necessary work, centralize simplified work, and automate centralized work. Under the direction of the System Director, Materials & Logistics, work with SCM staff to implement system wide inventory strategy and improve supply chain performance through a reduction in obsolete inventory, improvements in inventory turns and improvement in inventory replenishment processes. Support system SCM operations using strong interpersonal and communication skills to overcome resistance to use of change methodologies; advise and consult with the System Director, Materials & Logistics on how to perform tasks and create deliverables; support issue resolution and decision-making; and identify integration points with other projects. Carry out system-wide logistics policies and procedures at the facility level and ensure these standardized polices are consistently implemented. Under the direction of the System Director, Materials & Logistics, develop policies and procedures as needed related to inventory requirements in conjunction with local community leadership and Emergency preparedness leaders to meet required on hand inventory minimums and to meet requirements to support disasters. Work with onsite SCM leadership and System Director, Materials & Logistics, to ensure appropriate delivery systems such as Low Unit of Measure (LUM), Just in Time (JIT), and/or point-of-use-type systems are evaluated and wherever possible implemented in a standardized and consistent manner. Assist in the implementation of system wide collaborative systems and structures utilizing the distribution partner as the primary utility to improve inventory turns and reduce facility redundancies in supply logistic and warehouse operations. Under the direction of the System Director, Materials & Logistics, direct inventory control staff to ensure collaborative relationships with supported Departments, Physicians, and Clinicians within the facilities in order to achieve UW Medicine strategic goals and initiatives without compromising patient care. Utilize standardized system wide dashboard analytics to measure inventory levels, ensure proper inventory controls and other supply chain operations key measures of performance to ensure they are measured, monitored and goals are met. Work with onsite SCM leadership and System Director, Materials & Logistics, to implement system wide standardized inventory control and cycle counting strategy to provide appropriate financial controls and management. Serve as a member of the UW Medicine Supply Chain Leadership team to ensure strategic vision for system-wide supply chain operations and logistics management. Apply and enforce procurement separation of function practices in accordance with the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and accounting practices for establishing appropriate inventory management controls in conjunction with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Ensure system compliance for Joint Commission Accreditation and other regulatory bodies for storage and delivery of supplies as well as recalled or suspended inventory products. Serve as a customer service advocate and ensures inventory control staff responds to all customer requests and requirements in a highly responsive and professional manner. Understand, communicate, and implement standardized continuous process improvement strategies to include Six Sigma and Lean to all staff and also promote the ongoing strategic vision and goals of UW Medicine Supply Chain at the facility level so that consistent implementation is carried out. Recruit, hire, and set performance expectations of direct reports. Perform evaluations counseling, corrective action, and train staff according to system wide policies and procedures. Identify, coach and/or mentor top talent for leadership opportunities and succession management. Create a foundation that supports and develops team members allowing for growth and success. Engage in continuing education initiatives to ensure that leading edge technologies are utilized appropriately within the system. Other duties as assigned or directed.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:A bachelor's degree in Healthcare, Business, or Logistics/Supply Chain Management. Minimum of four years of Supply Chain Management or Finance experience with 1 year in a healthcare setting, including at least 1 year in a Lead, Specialist, Coordinator, or Supervisory leadership role. Key experience highlights include: healthcare business operations and/or financial management experience in a healthcare setting; experience standardizing disparate processes; experience in process improvement methodology, change management, operational improvement. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
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