This is a highly visible position. Several current state activities are required to prep for transitioning to the new medical facility currently under construction in Largo, MD.
Under limited supervision, the Materials Management Director plans, organizes and directs the purchasing, warehousing and distribution functions for all medical and non-medical supplies, equipment and services throughout the facility. Monitors the business operations directly related to the Supply Chain Management Department such as MMIS System Operations, proper tracking facility requisition, receiving and vendor follow up. Works directly with the System Supply Chain Management. Works directly with the System Supply Chain Management Team to assure all products and purchases are approved using the system CQVA process and assure system standards are maintained.
Assures all supplies and equipment are stocked properly to maintain excellent patient care operations. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to work with the facility clinical and ancillary departments to assure they have the correct products and services to support a safe environment for our patients and fellow team members. Consistently expresses and demonstrates compassion and courtesy for patients. Extends courtesy and support to patient's families/visitors.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
Technological Transformation - Uses change management skills to align new technologies with the organization’s culture and needs of key stakeholders. Considers work structure, job design, educational needs and other necessary resources during integration. Participates in System Supply Chain Education oversite and administers Supply Chain training program for hospital employees. Utilizes technology to achieve optimal organizational performance.
Diversity - Promotes an environment of respect and inclusion where multicultural employees can learn from one another, work collaboratively and achieve their full potential. Minimizes intergroup conflict by engaging in fair and supportive practices. Capitalizes on staff differences to creatively solve problems. Upholds organizational values while balancing cultural needs. Understands and applies the components of cultural competence to the workforce.
Critical Thinking Skills - Demonstrates ability to solve problems and make decisions employing inquiry, reasoning and a results-oriented approach. Gathers, assesses, and analyzes all relevant information before generating solution options. Raises and pursues insightful, significant questions. Identifies the impact of decisions on all parties affected. Independently designs actions that are perceived as fair, balanced, and ethically sound when implemented.
Provides guidance and general direction for department operations, working through management staff to ensure accurate and timely production of work, and the efficient operation of the patient support services department including the formulation of all operating policies and procedures to support the hospital’s mission of patient care. Implements System Supply Chain Management policies and procedures for the receiving, storage and distribution of supplies and equipment. Develops and implements procedures necessary for the effective acquisition and delivery of materials, supplies and equipment. Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure accuracy of inventory records, which follow established system standards. Determine and monitor inventory levels.
Represents the department at all appropriate planning and administrative committees as assigned. Supports the hospital’s Clinical Quality Value Analysis Committee and serves on the UMMS Supply Operations and Project Tracker Committees.
Responsible for implementing and monitoring system contracts in conjunction with established System Supply Chain Management policies and procedures. Responsible for reviewing cost analysis, inventory reports and related statistical data to maintain awareness of the operational and financial status of hospital supplies, equipment and proposes change as needed
WHAT YOU NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related discipline required, OR a combination of education and applicable work experience required.
Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in health care materials management, specifically in the operations of purchasing, inventory control and distribution. Experience with budget management is required. Management of linen/laundry service preferred.
Knowledge of quality control. Productivity management, inventory control, negotiation techniques, corporate compliance, finance and budgeting are required.
Knowledge of Materials Management information system and Microsoft Office applications.
High level of proficiency in directing, monitoring, evaluating and motivating the performance of materials management staff.
Demonstrated proficiency and effectiveness in problem solving, and implementation of new programs related to increased departmental and organizational operating efficiency.
Excellent customer relations skills.
Highly effective verbal communication skills including courtesy, resourcefulness and efficiency in answering questions, giving directions, locating staff and explaining hospital/departmental policies and procedures are necessary. Verbal communication skills may include communicating with an interdisciplinary team, patients, and families. Effective writing skills are also required in order to take messages and maintain miscellaneous records, receipts, reports and logs.
Demonstrated ability to manage project implementations under difficult or complex circumstances.
Extensive training and exposure to automated systems, specifically the materials management system and other peripheral systems necessary. Training and extensive exposure to analytical procedures.
Documentable experience and success in customer-service orientation relative to job-related performance.
Apply online at https://jobs.umms.org/ShowJob/JobId/2283545/MaterialsManagementDirectorUMCapitalRegionHealthCheverlyMD
As a University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) employee, you will enjoy a comprehensive benefits program designed with you and your dependents in mind. Subject to any eligibility waiting period, all of the benefits are available to regular full-time employees and most benefits are available to regular part-time employees who are regularly scheduled to work twenty (20) or more hours per week. Many benefits are provided at no cost to employees. For others, the cost is shared between employer and employees.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.