Supply Chain Specialist in Romulus, MI at Owens & Minor, Inc.

Date Posted: 5/2/2018

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POSITION SUMMARY

Provides on-site asset management services and/or administrative/sales support to assigned accounts to ensure that the Owens and Minor program service goals and objectives are met.  To include the support of operating room supplies and devices (Demand Ready and CarePoint) and the support of O&M Technologies as needed.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1.      Perform as needed Inventory Management Services to support our Clinical Inventory Management Program agreements to include performing physical counts, generating/placing orders, product put-away and stocking location maintenance, including on-site organization and corresponding data file maintenance.

2.      Generates replenishments based on the physical counts associated with PAR locations, SKU history and reviews with departmental managers as required.

3.      Responsible for identifying excess inventory, returning stock and processing credits according to Owens & Minor account return procedures.

4.      Schedules meetings with materials managers and buyers to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of purchase orders

5.      Provides customer service and maintains communications with all departmental managers and head nursing staff.  Acts as a liaison between hospital and division department heads to ensure smooth conversion. 

6.      Responds to customer requests for new items, changes in PAR levels, returns, mis-picks, etc.

7.      Assists accounts in product selection by providing relevant cost data and alternative products as required.

8.      Prepares quarterly reports and makes recommendations for storage area/cart consolidations or changes, reductions in excess inventory, inactive items and the identification of expired/outdated product.

9.      Interfaces with manufacturer representatives, as necessary, for new product additions, managing backorders, substitutions, recalls, etc. and implements changes with approval of sales representative.

10.  Develops/maintains basic knowledge of all products and procedures associated with "Program" impact and/or as outlined in all training manuals.  Communicate with nursing staff in a professional manner. 

11.  Assist with various Logistics projects such as gathering customer data, product sizing and storeroom slotting.

12.  Educate and train customers and teammates in the use of our various programs.

13.  Participate in customer presentations with the sales force when needed.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL JOB FUNCTIONS IN SITES WITH CAREPOINT OR OTHER O&M TECHNOLOGIES:   

1.                 Participate in projects that involve the supply chain process at customer sites. To include logistics analysis, data collection and implementation, and other client related services as required.

2.       Advises O&M on procedure frequency to determine PAR levels, prebuilds v on-demand, component inventory forecasting including hospital schedule (holiday inventory, etc) and hospital personnel scheduling which may affect surgical demand (i.e., surgeon on vacation).

3.       Reviews surgery schedule and advises hospital personnel to order appropriate corresponding supplies.

4.       Advises the account on items to add/change/remove from their preference cards.

5.       Processes device returns from the OR to the hospital PAR location or back to the distributor to determine additional sales opportunities (track actual device consumption per procedure).

6.       Manages ordering for add-on cases of CarePoint and components specific to OR procedures.



QUALIFICATIONS:

                A.            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.  Operating Room Technician certification a plus.

                B.            WORK EXPERIENCE:

                                Three to five years healthcare distribution a plus.  Can be entry level for Bachelor's degree candidate.



EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND WORK AIDS:

            General equipment.

            Microsoft Application experience preferred

 

WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:

            Inside working conditions.

            No environmental hazards indicated for this classification.

STRENGTH REQUIREMENT:

            Medium Work:  Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.      

 

TYPE OF PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

            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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