Responsible for the supervision of all Materials Management functions, including the Purchasing, Storeroom, Receiving, Distribution, or any other area as required. Responsible for the implementation and monitoring of systems to assure optimum interaction between Purchasing, Materials Management and all customers. Assures ongoing communication and problem identification and resolution between all Materials Management departments. Directs, schedules, supervises, and coordinates the activity of department personnel to assure all functions and customer needs are maintained. Responsible for the acquisition of all products and equipment that yields the most advantageous cost/value relationship. Initiates, manages, and is responsible for maintaining all department expense and capital budgeting requirements.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Determines and Manages Process that Enables Hospital to Reduce Supply Expense
Is familiar with the Supply Chain goals and objectives, and hospital internal protocols. Identifies savings opportunities, interacts on a regular basis with Steward Enterprise Groups to provide information and solicit input prior to final product determinations. Provides hospital staff with information to assist in decision-making. Leads implementation of approved savings initiatives hospital wide, and lends proactive support for continued consolidation and standardization of those identified throughout Steward.
Groups to solicit and provide information concerning system Supply Chain Initiatives. Enterprise
Participates in all Supply Chain meetings and initiatives, including the Supply Chain Enterprise Group. Interacts with appropriate enterprise groups to provide updates of Steward and GPO initiatives and solicit input for evaluations, product acceptability and contract development.
Provides support to ensure Best System Tier
On new contract awards collaborates with Supply Chain and Contract Management team to determine potential savings opportunity and the best system tier level attainable
Interacts with Supply Chain Management Team at the other Steward Hospitals.
As a participating member of the Supply Chain team, communicates regularly with all other team members. Identifies and recommends system opportunities for standardization, consolidation, an enhancing compliance to all Supply Chain initiatives. Monitors performance, provides support as appropriate and reports savings.
Ensures Inter and Intra Departmental Communications
Participates in assigned meetings or committees; conducts and/or attends meetings at the facility, and at the other Caritas facilities. Investigates and resolves customer concerns, maintains regular contact with internal and external customers.
Coordinates Compliance with State, Federal and Accrediting Bodies
Knows and adheres to the requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies; establishes and adheres to appropriate professional and ethical relationships with all fellow employees and all outside vendor representatives.
Supports Meditech Client Server Purchasing Software System & Promotes Utilization of IT
Stays knowledgeable in all applications; reviews data base accuracy in areas such as pricing, contract terms, etc, and educates all hospital staff on purchasing best practices. Provides ongoing training for staff and end users as required. Promotes Central Office purchasing supply chain initiatives.
Participates in continuing education, reviews professional publications, establishes personal and professional networks and participates in professional societies. Enhances group by assessing, developing and presenting materials and workshops to Carney managers & staff as needed.
Contributes to the Team Effort
Contributes in achieving the goals of the Steward Supply Chain by fostering a spirit of cooperation and “Customer Service” and promoting “System Thinking”
Required: Bachelor's degree in Business or other related field
Experience & Skills:
Preferred: 4 years of work experience in health care environment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Meditech MM, and e-commerce.
Effectively communicate with all levels of the organization; must possess excellent writing, interpersonal communication and judgment skills; also requires the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information. Must be a results oriented problem solver.
Traditional office environment in a healthcare setting.
Occasional standing, walking, relatively constant sitting; occasional lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects; frequent stooping, handling, filing, photocopying, and telephone use; constant reading, typing & computer use; must respond and manage multiple demands, unpredictable situations and irregular hours.
Important COVID message
Please note, Carney Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously canceled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.