TheManager of Supply Chain Inventory/Distribution leads and creates the supply chain goals and strategies for improving the operations and processes within Inventory and Distribution. Manages all activities for continuous improvement, cross training and performance enhancement within the supply chain. Employs Lean methodologies and tools in order to accomplish business objectives. Manages the planning and coordination of all Inventory & Distribution activities of the multi-shift hospital storeroom. Plans, organizes, directs and controls inventory levels, stock replenishment, order filling, and delivery scheduling to achieve financial, inventory control, service level, and employee satisfaction objectives. Supervises Logistics Supervisor, Lead, and line positions within receiving, distribution, Kanban, mail room and courier service areas of the Supply Chain department.
4 year college degree in business, engineering or healthcare related field required or 7 years equivalent combination of education and experience.
5 years supervisory experience required.
5 years of supply chain management (healthcare preferred).
Successful history of employee management required.
Demonstrated skill with data analysis and project management required.
Demonstrated success with delivering customer service required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Purchasing and purchase order management concepts.
Thorough knowledge of supply chain management, to include:
Receiving and shipping.
Inbound and Outbound freight and shipping principles.
Supply distribution- Bulk & LUM (Low Unit of Measure).
Hands-on experience in deploying, maintaining and improving the Kanban system.
Strong influencing and communication skills; capable of securing management buy-in, sponsorship and investment through strong articulation of business benefits aligned to broader organizational objectives.
Expertise in Lean methodologies, tools, and processes; understanding of all types of continuous improvement approaches.
Self-motivated, resourceful and entrepreneurial, demonstrating willingness for learning and improvement.
Recent experience in use of Materials Management Information System (Lawson experience preferred).
Understanding of hospital
Knowledge of Group Purchasing organizations relationships and contract processes.
Ability to communicate effectively with clinical staff, medical staff and business managers and department directors.
Ability to communicate in English effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Proven track record in planning, organizing and completing work projects with quality and
efficiency is required.
Highly developed people skills are essential.
Experienced in vendor management and communication, as it relates to receiving and storeroom functions.
Proficiency in Microsoft applications; Excel, Access, Word, Project and PowerPoint at
Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification
Certified Resource and Material Professional (CMRP) preferred.
Internal Number: 41519
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.Cook Children's Medical Center Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.History – Cook Children's has a rich history of nearly a century of caring for children.Our Promise – Knowing that every child's ...life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.Companies – Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's is a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of eight nationally recognized companies.Community Health Outreach – Cook Children's Community Health Outreach works together with over 150 partner organizations to improve the safety and health of at-risk children through education, disease and injury prevention and support.Clinical Research – Cook Children's is home to a skilled team of research-minded physicians, nurses and health care professionals and administrators who drive our commitment to excellent clinical care and the search for medical advances.Public Relations – Cook Children's Public Relations works with national and local media outlets, produces Cook Children's publications, coordinates special events and helps develop key relationships within the community.Contractor & Vendor Information – Cook Children's contractors and vendors must ensure their employees are knowledgeable about working with our organization.Sponsorship guidelines – Cook Children's sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its promise to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.