Manager, Supply Chain Operations

University of Chicago Medicine

Bring Your Passion to the Forefront:

Manager, Supply Chain Operations

 

Join one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic medical centers, University of Chicago Medicine. The Supply Chain Department seeks a highly motivated and experienced Manager, Supply Chain Operations to provide financial and operational responsibility for supply store room, JIT program, shipping/receiving, and courier services.

 

Job Summary

 

In this role, the Manager of Supply Chain Operations has financial and operational responsibility for the supply store room, JIT program, shipping/receiving, and courier services.

 

  • Responsible for implementing cost savings through supply cost reduction, inventory optimization, and operational improvements while ensuring availability of supplies by maintaining an effective internal and external supply chain process
  • Position includes strong partnering and collaboration with medical, administration and clinical/nursing leadership
  • Continually evaluates progress toward objectives and maintains efficient and effective day-to-day operations

 Essential Functions and Responsibities

  • Works with nurses, physicians and other UCMC staff to ensure departmental supply needs are met while reducing operational cost
  • Leads in the implementation of Lean practices including 5S, pull system, Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and Managing for Daily Improvement (MDI) in managing this area to drive continuous improvement in all operational metrics
  • Manage JIT inventory process from distribution to various requesting locations. Achieve cost reductions through optimizing JIT supply orders
  • Provides effective communication to administration, faculty, management and staff to establish collaborative communication and understanding of the organization mission and strategic goals necessary to achieve operational goals
  • Meets regularly with other departments and direct reports to facilitate communication, goal setting and decision making

 

You'll thrive in this position if you:

  • Deliver Results – you identify issues, problems and opportunities; proactively recognize the need for improvement. You work with others to develop a sense of common purpose; understand different perspectives on issues; gathers and examines information available. You generate alternatives - Create relevant options, including financial and resource implications, for addressing problems and opportunities. You select appropriate action - Formulate clear decision criteria; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option. You commit to implementation and work with a sense of urgency and a bias for action to implement the decision.
  • Demonstrate Emotional Intelligence – you identify issues, problems and opportunities; proactively recognize the need for improvement. You work with others to develop a sense of common purpose; understand different perspectives on issues; gathers and examines information available. You generate alternatives - Create relevant options, including financial and resource implications, for addressing problems and opportunities. You select appropriate action - Formulate clear decision criteria; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option. You commit to implementation and work with a sense of urgency and a bias for action to implement the decision.
  • Embrace Change – you treat change and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth; identifies the benefits and risks of change. You quickly modify behavior to deal effectively with changes; remains effective during times of ambiguity and uncertainty. You honor the need in others to ask questions; helps others overcome resistance.
  • Act with Courage & Conviction – you look at interactions, activities and processes to maximize the patient, customer and employee experience; speaks up for point of view with confidence even when the topic is controversial; shares point of view in a manner that builds support. You alert the right person when expectations or standards are not met or when UCMC’s values are at risk. You ensure proper resolution is achieved and an explanation is received; escalates appropriately if needed. 
  • Communicate with Impact – you focus on the message of others, provide undivided attention, and defer judgment. You convey messages logically, simply, and with confidence. You check for understanding by asking questions, seeking clarity and responding accordingly  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or healthcare management or equivalent work experience required. Master’s preferred.
  • Typically requires a minimum of six (6) years of previous job-related experience. Prefer a minimum of ten (10) years of experience.
  • Typically requires a minimum of 2-3 years Healthcare leadership experience.

  • Typically requires a minimum of five (5) years previous management experience.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word skills required.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, compile complex reports and develop presentations
  • Ability to communicate verbally
  • Ability to deal in stressful situations and deal calmly and courteously with people
  • Ability to lead work teams
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

 

 

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.

 

Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront

 

University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs

 

The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics

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