Materials Management Manager, Materials Distribution

Job Description

Materials Management Manager, First Shift, Materials Distribution

UC Health is hiring a full-time Materials Management Manager for the Materials Distribution department for the first shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The primary purpose of the Materials Manager is to manage all Supply Chain related functions and staff at the manager's respective site. This includes, but not limited to, receiving and delivery, inventory management, point-of-use stocking, mail distribution, and project management. The 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 University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, 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.


Inventory Management:

• 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
• 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 Value Analysis process to ensure new products follow the appropriate product flow and helps communicate process to department managers. Executes internal logistics of product trials approved through VA and collaborates with clinical staff during trials.
• Manage the expiration date process for all supplies in the OR areas.

Receiving & Delivery:

• 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 PO process and gives appropriate feedback when necessary.
• Ensures supplies are delivered daily to the point of use location daily.

Central Distribution:

• Creates an effective process for clinical departments to request items from Central distribution and ensures they are delivered accordingly
• Responds to clinical requests with sense of urgency and follows up with staff to ensure requests are filled.

Project Management:

• Leads projects related to inventory management process improvements, technology implementation, or any other initiatives relevant to respective area
• Manages projects in an organized manner using schedules to track and report progress to senior leaders
• Must be able to present project status, barriers, and accomplishments in clear, effective manner in meetings.

Other Duties as assigned:

• Must maintain highest levels of customer service while completing miscellaneous tasks to provide for patient care needs
• Generates employee schedule and continually monitors to ensure adequate staffing is maintained.
• Daily assignment of employees to assure effective performance and completes annual employee evaluations.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Minimum Required: High School Diploma or GED.
  • Preferred Degree: Associate's Degree; Bachelor's Degree.
  • Preferred: AHRMM, Lean, and/or Six Sigma certifications.
  • Minimum Required: 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience.
  • Preferred: 3 - 5 Years equivalent experience.

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