Directs the activities and oversees the development of policies and procedures for Materials Management. Recruits, selects, trains, assigns, and evaluates staff.
Identifies and implements long and short term goals and objectives that are consistent with hospital strategies.
Develops and administers departmental budgets and reviews monthly reports to ensure compliance and performance within budgetary constraints.
Builds relationships both internally and externally for the effective exchange of information, activity coordination, process improvement and problem resolution.
Represents Materials Management on various hospital committees as needed or assigned.
Efficiently manages the Materials department, ensuring PAR levels of supplies are maintained, the process of bidding and analysis of bids provides the most competitive pricing for supplies and equipment, and vendors providing supplies are responsive to requests and customer needs.
Oversees the hospitals participation in group purchasing programs.
Develops written specifications in response to capital equipment requests, prepares bid invitations, and officiates at bid openings. Reviews and evaluates competitive bids for compliance with written specifications.
Maintains accurate documentation in all aspects of department operations and provides recurring or ad hoc reports.
Conducts annual physical inventory and reconciles variances with automated inventory system.
Continually review cost effective measures of equipment, supplies and services.
Advises, negotiates and is a general resource to department management in reference to new equipment, supplies and services.
Complies with all applicable policies and procedures, including, but not limited to: all departmental and functional policies and procedures, state, federal and regulatory laws or requirements, organizational standards of excellence, and management of quality and safety within area of responsibility.
Other duties as assigned.
Level of Education
Level of Experience
Minimum: 5 years management experience with 3 years Director level experience in purchasing, inventory control, distribution of supplies and management in a healthcare or related field.
Preferred: 10 years progressive management experience with 5 years Director level experience in purchasing, inventory control, distribution of supplies and management in a healthcare system.