Manager, Purchasing - Nutritional Services

JPS Health Network Fort Worth , TX 76102

Posted 2 months ago

JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system for Tarrant County in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network includes an acute care hospital and more than 40 community-based clinics, including 19 school-based clinics. John Peter Smith Hospital is home to Tarrant County's first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, its only psychiatric emergency services site and has the largest hospital-based family medicine residency program in the nation. Our network employs more than 6,500 people.

Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group. Acclaim has over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network in specialties ranging from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group has been formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial and clinical performance

outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.

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Job Title:

Manager, Purchasing - Nutritional Services

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Employment Type:

Full Time


Support Services

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Job Category:

Director / Management Level

Hours Worked:


John Peter Smith Hospital

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Job Description:

Description: The Manager Purchasing Nutrition Services is responsible for the oversight of the daily supply receiving, inventory, distribution functions for Food and Nutrition Services. This job directs and controls the daily operations in a cost effective, innovative and customer oriented manner. This position is also responsible for sourcing products for Special Purchase Requests (SPR) and identifying substitutes for warehouse items that are on backorder or have been discontinued. This job researches existing network product agreements and Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) agreements for best products at the best price. This position works closely with departmental managers and hospital leaders for best results.

Typical Duties:

  • Supervises and directs the daily activities of the receiving area(s) and is the purchasing liaison for all procurement for the Nutrition Services Department.

  • Develops and implements departmental SOP's and procedures for assigned areas.

  • Maintains oversight of inventory control activities and par locations to ensure adequate on-hand quantities of stocked supplies.

  • Creates and monitors employee daily work logs and perform weekly audit of work logs to determine and correct inefficiencies in time management.

  • Ensures customer satisfaction and to resolve supply related issues.

  • Monitors and organizes supply receiving activities; implement new processes to decrease time from receipt of items to delivery to customer.

  • Promotes safe environment; ensure that all safety standards are followed by employees and create employee awareness.

  • Sources special purchase requests (SPRs) and ensures that the network purchases the best products at the best price. Works in tandem with Executive Chef and Executive Director to advise them of new purchasing opportunities.

  • Utilize advanced business analytics and general accounting methods to do cost analysis, profit-loss reports, food costing in retail, and find potential cost savings' initiatives, USF baseline/benchmarking or other departmental reports as assigned.

  • Ensures District pricing and/or GPO agreements are utilized for the purchase of products and services and that purchase orders for special purchases are documented and maintained in a manner commensurate with District standards.

  • Work on hospital wide cost savings opportunities as a NS Department representative on the Value Analysis Team (VAT) committee.

  • Maintains awareness of GPO agreements utilized by the District.

  • Organizes vendor meetings and maintain vendor relationships.

  • Communicates product update information, and new item information, to management. Researches and provides product information as needed to assigned requestors.

  • Assists with externship program in mentoring students.

  • Assists in obtaining substitute product information within the Lawson system, as well as outside vendors/distributors.

  • Utilizes CBORD software and vendor online tools for purchases, tracking usage and, preparing reports.

  • Maintains inventory sheets and par levels, making any, and all adjustments as needed.

  • Ensures all new items are added and cataloged in CBORD software.

  • Verifies contract information, and identifies best product at best price for contracted and non-contracted products.

  • Processes daily Floor Stock requisitions, and submits monthly requisitions charges.

  • Works collaboratively with department management team to ensure implemented product and service agreements adherence.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Minimum of 5 years of material operation management experience.

  • 2 years inventory management experience.

  • 2 years shipping and receiving supervisory experience.
    Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree in Business or minimum of 5 years of material operation management experience.

  • 3+ plus years inventory management experience.

  • 3+ years shipping and receiving supervisory experience.

Location Address:
1500 S. Main Street

Fort Worth, Texas, 76104

United States

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