A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the role as well as outline skills and experience directly related to this position.
Why become the Inventory Control Manager for our Linen Supply Depot?
At the University of Michigan Health System, we are entering into a cooperative linen production facility with other major health care providers in south eastern Michigan. To complete this conversion, we are seeking a dynamic Inventory Control Manager to help transition our current production and distribution model to a standalone bulk supply depot to service our inpatient and ambulatory facilities. Once open, your core responsibilities are to plan for and move clean and soiled linen continuously from our main supply depot to all patient care areas across the health system. We need you if you have significant experience in building and improving performance in a complex material handling operation. You will build and support a team to execute daily warehousing, expediting, and inventory planning activities. Once established the role will focus on continuous improvement, working cooperatively with the inventory distribution team at the main medical campus, acting as a liaison to clinical customers and the Cooperative, and working on behalf of the department and the entire Supply Chain organization to achieve our strategic goals.
What perks and benefits can you look forward to?
Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
2:1 Match on retirement savings
Generous PTO program
State of the art technology and equipment
Continued education allowance
Teaching and mentorship opportunities
Hire, train, lead, and coach a sufficient number of supervisors, bargained for and non-bargained for staff to open and run the depot.
Execute the daily management plan including expediting clean and soiled linen, warehousing and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures for the site
Develop and refine inventory policies, procedures, and schedules to support a new business unit across a multi-hospital environment that includes warehousing and distribution and recurring and on demand requisitioning.
Assign and delegate job tasks to inventory personnel to ensure operational objectives are achieved
Oversee the institution’s linen inventory to ensure proper billing, auditor requirements, inventory turns, etc.
Analyze linen usage and operational data to facilitate linen inventory planning, delivery schedules and routing, and others business decisions
Facilitate continuous improvement of inventory tracking procedures to streamline business operations
Conduct daily analyses to forecast potential inventory issues
Respond to customer and partner feedback, concerns, and other requests
Comply with health care industry and federal, state, and local warehousing, material handling, and shipping requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
Safeguard warehouse and distribution staff, operations, and contents by establishing and monitoring safety and security procedures and protocols.
Control inventory levels by conducting regular physical counts including an annual inventory reconciliation with data storage system.
Maintain physical condition of warehouse by planning and implementing new design layouts, inspecting equipment, issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement.
Achieve financial objectives, support development of an annual budget, analyze and explain budget variances and initiate corrective actions, schedule off-cycle expenditures
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Actively participate in institutional projects and directives requiring material handling support.
5+ years’ experience in inventory, distribution, and operational management
2+ years management experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Operations, Business or related field or additional equivalent experience.
Demonstrated ability to make and/or facilitate effective business and management decisions
Proven leadership skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills
Demonstrated experience in driving performance improvement in warehousing, distribution, and logistics operations
Demonstrated ability to hire and retain high value employees
Demonstrated experience with developing and executing physical inventory processes (year-end and cycle count programs)
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement product changes and new product releases across a large organization
Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage teams and individuals effectively
Demonstrated ability in developing, implementing, and maintaining business standards
Demonstrated expertise with Supply Chain, Warehouse Management, or other Inventory Management software
Demonstrated experience in implementing and sustaining core inventory management principles (FIFO, Min/Max, Optimal PAR level, Days on Hand, Inventory Turns, Fill Rate, Statistical Analysis)
Industry qualified training; certification
5 years of experience in health care supply chain or linen distribution environment
Reasonable knowledge of University of Michigan’s and Michigan Medicine’s business functions
Proven application of LEAN problem solving tools
Industry qualified training; certification
Core Hours are Monday through Friday 8-5. Depending on business need, this schedule is subject to change. This role may require on-call availability and may require working during non-business hours and on weekends.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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