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Materials Distribution Manager

Location: Sharon, Connecticut US


Requisition Number: 15026

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External Description:

The Materials Distribution Manager is responsible for developing, managing and leading 24/7 operational requirements for identified Hospital locations and its offsite locations in the area of inventory, distribution and courier services. Responsibilities include inventory management for all clinical and support departments and expansion into the highly specialized clinical areas. Areas of focus include financial management of inventory, process efficiency, change management and clinical collaboration in support of patient care needs.



1. Develops, plans, manages and leads day to day operations of Materials Distribution function. Monitors and manages the inventory, inventory control and materials (movement) distribution process at hospitals, offsite facilities.

2. Oversees highly specialized and demanding inventory locations including but not limited to the Operating Room and Emergency Department to meet financial goals, patient care and departmental needs.

3. Responsible for labor management, budget preparation and management, compliance, cost controls, efficiency improvements in a patient centric, customer focused environment.

4. Manages the process of inventory control insuring compliance to the Materials Management Information System requirements, good business practice, policy & procedures, standards within the supply chain, throught the use of system tools, reports and data management.

5. Develops, tracks and reports out benchmarking standards and monitoring tools to demonstrate state of operations, improvement opportunities and trending.

6. Engenders an environment of: collaboration with customer departments, empowered employees and teams, actively supporting cross-functional work efforts and training to optimize labor, process improvement, relationship building for the greater good of the network.

7. Achieves the organization’s established expectations regarding quality service and team work in support of customers and their service needs.

8.Picks up and delivers supplies, equipment, materials, mail, business and finance materials, banking requirements, specimens and other related items in accordance with a required schedule, work assignment methodology or assignment of responsibilities through management.

9. Ensures through actions or by communication to management the proper working order and responsibility for safe and compliant operation of hospital vehicles including but not limited to repairs, maintenance, cleanliness, tire replacement, registration, emissions, insurance, other related activities, etc.

10. Performs vehicle inspections to ensure safety.

11. Documents activities in accordance with management requirements.

12. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

13. Performs other duties as assigned. Ed Skills and Ex Requires high school diploma with some college preferred. Experienced management in a supervisory or management level position for 5-7 years in a Supply Chain setting. Proven ability to manage a multi-focal operational area with diverse activities. Supply Chain specialty experience preferred. Strong organizational planning. Ability to interact, collaborate and carryout responsibilities with management and clinicians to meet operational requirements. Working knowledge and exposure to inventory management, use of MMIS, project management experience, supervising staff in detailed operational functions. Good analytical and problem solving skills required. Working knowledge of Windows, Excel, Word, Outlook and mid level computer literacy. Experienced management with proven ability to manage multifocal operations area. Supply Chain specialty experience preferred. Requires responsibilities for multiple locations and travel between locations. Excellent customer service skills and ability to lead teams and work collaboratively. Experienced management with proven ability to manage multifocal operations area. Supply Chain specialty experience preferred. Experienced management with proven ability to manage multifocal operations area. Supply Chain specialty experience preferred. Other Info Desired: Experience with Lean, Six Sigma or similar type tools.

City: Sharon

State: Connecticut

Community / Marketing Title: Materials Distribution Manager

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

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Location_formattedLocationLong: Sharon, Connecticut US

Job Number: 47418