Manager - Materials Management

Job Description

Manager of Materials Management
Location: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Department: Materials Distribution
Hours: Full Time, 40 Hours/Week
Shift: First Shift, Days

Manager of Materials Management, Day Shift, Materials Distribution

UC Health is hiring a full-time Materials Manager for the Materials Distribution Department.

The Materials Manager will be responsible for managing a ll Supply Chain related functions and staff at the manager's respective site. This includes, but is not limited to, receiving and delivery, inventory management, point-of-use stocking, and project management. The Materials Manager will act as the primary onsite Supply Chain representative to the facility and connect any clinical/site needs to the appropriate Supply Chain resource at corporate.

About The University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, the University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

As the Manager of Material Management , you will have the chance to work closely with your colleagues, provide direction and support, and foster a team-oriented environment. You will be part of a team that understands the special needs of healthcare and helps provide the building foundation for excellent patient care and outcomes. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of our Total Rewards program which rises above other healthcare providers in our area.

Our Total Reward options include:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Employee Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • 401K
  • Generous PTO accruals
  • Tuition Reimbursement Opportunities
  • Community Discounts


  • Establishes and maintains inventory levels in accordance with set standards and in coordination with hospital departments; calculates par level, determines stocking process, and monitors both for efficient supply.
  • Manages staff to ensure all supply responsibilities are conducted according to procedure and completed within the proper time frame.
  • Reviews all supply locations regularly: ensures cleanliness, orderliness, proper rotation, and maintenance of assigned par levels.
  • Enforces 5S standards and communicates material issues/concerns to appropriate personnel in a positive manner.
  • Works closely with department managers to control inventory expenses.
  • Assists in justifying supply expense variances with departments.
  • Participates in the Value Analysis process to ensure new products follow the appropriate product flow and helps communicate the process to department managers.
  • Executes internal logistics of product trials approved through VA and collaborates with clinical staff during trials.
  • Maintains inventory management system/technology in collaboration with MMIS vendor to ensure proper functionality and standard work is followed.
  • Manages inventory using real-time metrics/dashboards/reports generated from the MMIS.
  • Understands receiving / delivery processes and holds staff accountable to standard work.
  • Collaborates with clinical departments to track packages and communicates any issues to clinical staff as quickly as possible.
  • Works closely with Purchasing to ensure vendors are following the PO process and gives appropriate feedback when necessary.
  • Ensures oxygen tanks are properly inventoried, ordered, and delivered to the proper locations.
  • Creates an effective process for clinical departments to request items from Central Service and ensures they are delivered accordingly.
  • Responds to clinical requests with a sense of urgency and follows up with staff to ensure requests are filled.
  • Leads projects related to inventory management process improvements, technology implementation, or any other initiatives relevant to the respective area.
  • Manages projects in an organized manner using schedules to track and report progress to senior leaders.
  • Generates employee schedules and continually monitors to ensure adequate staffing is maintained.
  • Completes annual employee evaluations.


  • Minimum Required: High School Diploma or GED.
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelor's Degree - (e.g., Business, Supply Chain, Engineering).
  • Minimum Required: 1 to 2 years of equivalent experience.
  • Preferred: 3 to 5 years of equivalent experience in a hospital setting. Preferred Knowledge of Surgical Services, (e.g., Operating Room (OR), Perioperative (Peri - Op), and/ or Sterile Processing).
  • AHRMM, Lean, and/or Six Sigma certifications are preferred.

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at

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