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Director of Materials Management

Job ID: 156689
Category: Materials Management/Purchasing/Contracts Management
Work Type: FT
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 10, 2022
Work Schedule: Full Time Day Shift

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

General Summary Statement

Responsible for directing the operations and personnel functions of the purchasing, inventory management, shipping, receiving, mailroom, and printing services. Ensure cost efficient and cost effective acquisition, utilization, distribution and maintenance of equipment and supplies used throughout the hospital.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Accountable for all procurement activities including all Bid, RFP and service contract negotiation, management and capital planning, budgeting and purchasing for routine supplies and equipment as well as special projects involving renovation and new construction.

Aggressively utilize group purchasing alliances with other like facilities as well as participate in State of Pennsylvania purchasing contracts to reduce overall supply, equipment, renovation and new construction costs.

Play a key role in the annual operating and capital budget processes as well as manage the monthly capital acquisition and reporting processes

Inventory management responsibilities include defining minimum and maximum stocking levels in addition to lead times for storeroom supplies to ensure adequate supply flow.

Ensure maximum resource utilization in managing materials between suppliers, inventory locations, and internal customers.

Develop short-term options for product allocation during times of limited supply.

Optimize inventory and payment options for greatest financial impact.

Education, Training and Experience:

· Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field

· Minimum of eight years materials management leadership experience in a similar sized facility

· Working knowledge of materials management computer system (Lawson preferred), and Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook).


    Certified Materials and Resource Professional (CMRP) preferred.

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

    Live Your Life's Work

    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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