• Supply Chain Inventory Planner

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/21/2018 6:51 PM)
    Job ID
    Full-Time Regular
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  • Job Description

    Bring your passion to the Forefront:

    Supply Chain Inventory Planner


    Join one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic medical centers, University of Chicago Medicine. The Supply Chain Department is currently seeking a Supply Chain Inventory Planner to plan, requisition, expedite urgent orders and manage issues in regards to the flow of consignment and high dollar items. 


    Job Summary


    In this role, the Supply Chain Inventory Planner will use lean management techniques to plan, requisition, expedite urgent orders and manage issues in regards to the flow of consignment and high dollar items.

    • Communicates across all levels of management within Nursing, OR, and Procedural Areas as well as vendors regarding any supply chain related issues, including but not limited to, expiration tracking, cycle counting, annual physical inventory, par level analysis, product trials, product conversions, product discontinuations, preference card management, storage location flow and overall organization
    • Ensures continuous audit processes are maintained
    • Prepares, monitors, and coordinates all inventory status reports and takes proactive approach to supply shortages, stockouts, and cost savings analysis
    • Perform research and data analysis to monitor and ensure Key Performance Indicators are at target levels according to established standards
    • Working closely with all areas of Supply Chain on adding new items to inventory, determines velocity and the appropriate stratification for these items

    Essential Functions and Responsibility

    • Responsible for planning, ordering, receiving and stocking of asset and expensed inventory for specified areas of responsibility
    • Responsible for all high dollar products ($500 - $86,000), while providing analysis on usage, availability and cost effectiveness
    • Manages all human tissue tracking in accordance with FDA standards from ordering, receiving, logging by model number, lot number, serial number and expiration date
    • Presents tissue management data upon request from Joint Commission
    • Responsible for plan to cash (forecasting analysis, cost analysis, procuring, tracking, replenishment, and billing) on all implantable items for all surgical and procedural services, while maintaining daily logs for regulatory needs
    • Responsible for entire analysis of inventory including but not limited to: Low Stock, Out of Stock, future expiring, open order reconciliation, and per case usage
    • Works with vendors to prevent stock-outs and assists in identifying appropriate substitute for backordered items
    • Communicates with Nursing, OR, Procedural Area Managers and supply chain staff in regards to current stock levels, ordering, case schedule, backorders, product trials, and sub item issues
    •  Provides detailed root cause analysis using 5 why, A3 and Plan/Do/Check/Act (PDCA) methodology
    • Facilitates relationships with service specific vendors relating to communication of expiring items, consignment reconciliation, assisting in periodic cycle counts, model number updates, discontinued products, product trials, and any other duties assigned by manager
    • Work closely with Supply Chain Business team to provide data for updating supplier performance score cards

    You'll thrive in this position if you:

    • Create Value – you gathers insights into what creates value; promote ongoing evaluation of the patient and customer circumstances, expectations and needs. You determine the processes, systems and behaviors that directly impact how the patient and customer feel. You proactively improve, through one’s role, the patient and customer experience; consistently positions the value of UCMC so the patient and customer recommend us to their family, friends and community.
    • Promote Innovation – you combine ideas in a unique way or make connections between ideas that may appear to be different; explore situations from multiple perspectives, seek alternative ways to define problems. You are open to diverse thoughts and approaches by others. You test solutions, gather feedback on effectiveness, review impact on the results and modify appropriately to product expected results.
    • Deliver Results – you identify issues, problems and opportunities; proactively recognize the need for improvement. You work with others to develop a sense of common purpose; understand different perspectives on issues; gathers and examines information available. You generate alternatives - Create relevant options, including financial and resource implications, for addressing problems and opportunities. You select appropriate action - Formulate clear decision criteria; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option. You commit to implementation and work with a sense of urgency and a bias for action to implement the decision.


    • College degree required
    •  One (1) or two (2) years of previous experience in supply chain preferred, Lean Management experience a plus
    • Requires high level of adaptability and interpersonal skills

    Complexity Factor:

    • Works consists of a variety of duties involving a broad range of activities or in-depth analysis for a highly specialized field of work

    Impact Factor:

    • Significant impact on major portion of UCMC activities affecting a large number of people on a long-term

    Why Join Us

    We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


    Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront


    University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs


    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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