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Job Number: 363200

Job Summary:

The Materials Management Manager is responsible for managing, purchasing and handling materials for the Hospital.


  • Completes weekly inventory of items needed. This includes identifying weekly inventory need for all departments and special requests.
  • Utilizes appropriate vendors by locating needed products with best pricing for all medical and office supplies. Keeps abreast of new products and possesses extensive product knowledge.
  • Informs the Business Office Manager and Controller when a new inventory item is requested. Outlines detailed reason for the request.
  • Obtains Purchase Order numbers. [Purchasing Agent or Controller have access to obtain.]
  • Fills out PO with all information. Obtains approval and signatures as required.
  • Coordinates purchase orders and packing slips to ensure items have been ordered (via fax, email, telephone, or online) and received properly.
  • Files the PO for reconciliation purposes against the packing list upon shipment arrival. Processes all corresponding paperwork.
  • Submits paperwork to Accounts Payable for payment upon receipt of invoice. Communicates AP needs to vendor, such as tax form requirements.
  • Manages year-end inventory.

  • POS System for chargeable supplies. Update price file for chargeable items accordingly.
  • Maintains hospital equipment maintenance and repair with Biomed vendors.
  • Assists with maintenance of phones and computer equipment. Manages Hospital zone phones.
  • Manages shipping and receiving of all materials for building.
  • Maintains and organizes stock in all clean rooms, medical room supplies, hallway cabinets, etc. for 17 locations.
  • Checks inventory regularly for expired items and donate to charity.
  • Researches products for purchase to reduce cost while maintaining uncompromised patient care.
  • Explores and implements cost containment measures.
  • Researches and sources specialty equipment and products from vendors for patients with special needs. Organizes delivery via van driver, courier or self-delivery.
  • Purchases items at local retail stores for patients or hospital as needed [with personal credit card submitted for expense reimbursement].
  • Meets with vendors as needed. Negotiates vendor contracts.
  • Explores new product initiatives to increase Hospital scoring.
  • Assists with New Product Trials.
  • Orders all rental equipment. Works with Housekeeping to best utilize resources prior to ordering rental equipment. Negotiates best pricing and service for all patient rental equipment. [Includes beds, wheelchairs, walkers, BiPap/CPap, CPMs, mattresses.] Works with administrative staff to maintain rental list (noting days of rentals, equipment serial numbers).
  • On call 24/7 for emergent needs.
  • Assists Board of Managers with certificate of liabilities for all vendors.

Professional Requirements:

  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
  • Maintains regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and Joint Commission regulations.
  • Maintains and ensures patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled.
  • Wears identification while on duty.
  • Attends departmental in-services and completes annual competencies/education requirements.
  • Works at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments, and staff.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Complies with policies and procedures regarding department operations, fire, safety, infection control and emergency management.
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.


  • High School Diploma required. Bachelor's preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in purchasing preferred.
  • Must be able to deal tactfully with patients, physicians, visitors, and the general public.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.

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