Hospital Distribution Center Supervisor in New Haven, CT at Owens & Minor, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/16/2018

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JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for the supervision of personnel in the hospital distribution center.  Directs teammates engaged in receiving, shipping, unpacking, picking, staging, storage, verification and all other activities required to successfully maintain adequate supplies of stock and non-stock items for all hospital member institutions.  Assists in planning, organizing and controlling inventory levels to achieve corporate turnover, inventory dollars and service level objectives.  Responsible for inventory variance pertaining to handling errors.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Directs the work of staff engaged in receiving/distribution of stock and non-stock items used by member institutions.

  1. Implements/oversees correct record keeping and paperwork handling by subordinate staff to ensure accurate and complete documentation of all items received/distributed.

  1. Integrates work output with Inventory Control Manager to ensure the appropriate level of inventory is maintained on all stock items.

  1. Aids in controlling inventory dollars to achieve corporate turnover and service levels.

  1. Participates in the development of distribution center policies/procedures.  Makes recommendation regarding changes in procedures needed to accommodate member institution needs.

  1. Responds to routine/emergency supply and equipment problems from member institutions, including driving transportation vehicles.

  1. Participates in the interview/selection process.  Provides evaluation and disciplinary actions where appropriate.

  1. Supervises Supply Transport Specialists involved in the transportation of material and supplies between all components of the hospital.

SUPPLEMENTAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

          Performs additional duties as directed.



QUALIFICATIONS:

 

          EDUCATION & FORMAL TRAINING:

                   Thorough knowledge of a specialized or technical field such as cost or general accounting, drafting, statistics, programming, time study, electronics, electrical or chemical technology.  Equal to a high school diploma plus additional broad training equal to 2 years of college.

          WORK EXPERIENCE:

                   Over three years (up to and including) five years.

          KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

A.   Comprehensive understanding of all procedures and equipment used in receiving, verifying, storage and distribution of supplies used by member institutions.

B.   2-3 years of supervisory experience.

C.   Ability to maintain/update inventory records, examine supply requisitions for supporting documents and completion, develop delivery schedules and staff work schedules.

D.   Strong communication skills to direct staff, interact with member institution's staff for resolving problems relating to the warehouse/distribution function.



EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND WORK AIDS:

          General office equipment.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:

          May be exposed to dust, heat and humidity to the degree of being disagreeable.

STRENGTH REQUIREMENT:

          Heavy Work:  Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

TYPE OF PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

          Acuity, far

          Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more.

          Acuity, near

          Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.

          Handling

          Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand. 

          Fingering

          Picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers primarily (rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling).

          Talking

          Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

          Hearing

          Perceiving the nature of sounds.  Hearing is important for those activities which require ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on running engines. 

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