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UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals.
UW Medicine Supply Chain Management team has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, DIRECTOR/SITE LEAD The Director/Site Lead for Supply Chain – University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) Montlake (ML) & Northwest (NW) oversees the day to day Supply Chain operations and strategic direction of the onsite needs for both UWMC campuses.
Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure that the hospital onsite supply chain operations are cost effective and meet customer's expectations.
Demonstrate the ability within a team assignment to take a lead role in interpreting and applying resolution techniques; management of diversity in the workplace; effective communication and active listening skills, consensus-building and critical thinking and strategic problem resolution practices in order to achieve team goals.
Participate as a member of the varied UWMC ML & NW and UW Medicine committees; make presentations and represent UWMC and UW Medicine Supply Chain on boards, commissions, associations and committees as requested and approved by the Chief Supply Chain Officer of UW Medicine.
Direct onsite teams including inventory control, receiving, and medical stores staff to ensure collaborative relationships with supported Departments, Physicians, and Clinicians within the facilities in order to achieve UWMC ML and NW strategic goals and initiatives while reducing total cost of patient care and improving patient outcomes.
The most senior onsite leader of the Supply Chain operations at UWMC ML & NW campus’ resulting in increased complexity in managing day to day operations and strategic direction at two different sites.
Function as a member of the UW Medicine Supply Chain leadership team participating in the development of operating and capital budgets, strategic programs, policies, and plans for the effective operation of the health system and the UWMC ML & NW.
Responsible to partner with UW Medicine, UWMC ML & NW management to pursue opportunities for reduction of expenses in equipment, supplies, and purchased service areas for all aspects of the supply chain.
Deliver cost savings and value maximization to the total cost of ownership of equipment, supplies and services while fulfilling the mission of UW Medicine to improve the health of the public.
Assure appropriate Internal Control processes are in place across the procurement cycle functions and are promulgated throughout UWMC ML & NW.
Process, Quality and Service Improvement
Responsible for UWMC ML & NW compliance with all governing rules, regulatory requirements, and procedures related to inventory and mobile equipment management, including the monitoring and oversight of accountable departments as well as organization-wide performance.
Strategic planning and coordinating the supply, material flow, and storage of inventory from the supplier to end users including proactive inventory management based off key performance indicators, cycle counting and First In- First Out (FiFo) inventory methodology.
Consult and collaborate with other UWMC ML & NW, and UW Medicine leaders to coordinate and implement interdepartmental operating procedures which improve service to our patients and colleagues.
Create a culture within supply chain of commitment to impeccable customer service, responding to and handling patient or public feedback related to all aspects of supply chain activities.
Implement and employ relevant performance and quality metrics for Supply Chain activities with a focus on process improvement, service enhancement and improved automation.
Demonstrate creativity, imagination, strategic planning and good judgment in developing, organizing and implementing ideas and programs.
Controlling the flow of products to ensure arrival according to schedule and specifications to maximize efficiency and quality related to patient care.
Monitoring the quality, quantity, cost, and efficiency of the movement and storage of supplies; find cost effective ways to distribute supplies & materials to various end users throughout UWMC ML & NW.
Supply distribution includes par level replenishment system, department requisitions, stat stores requests, and other unscheduled supply delivery requirements.
Analyzing data to monitor performance and plan improvements and demand. Coordinating and controlling the order cycle.
Create policies or procedures for all onsite Supply Chain activities.
Maintain key performance indicators, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.
Managing costs related to logistics and that the cost stays within the allocated budget and initiate plans to reduce costs.
Human Resources and Personnel Management
Provide professional leadership and strategic direction and oversight to an appropriately prepared staff by actively recruiting and hiring exceptional staff; plan, assign and evaluate the work of that staff; and provide creative instruction and feedback to that staff on contemporary methods and procedures for a workplace that values diversity.
Oversight of multiple teams and multiple location and multiple unions and collective bargaining agreements.
Plan and implement organizational changes necessary to ensure alignment with the direction of UWMC ML & NW and UW Medicine. Lead, direct and motivate diverse workers within a team-based assignment; effectively managing change in the workplace.
Demonstrate the ability to work in a high-volume environment where great emphasis is placed on customer service, strategic and critical problem-solving skills.
Develop and implement effective monitoring systems including key performance indicators to help set and measure goals to ensure performance objectives are met; laws, rules, regulations and policies are followed in meeting the goals of UWMC ML & NW and UW Medicine.
Establish well-defined metrics for departmental activities; work with all applicable UWMC ML & NW, and UW Medicine databases.
Ensure the dissemination of accurate Supply Chain data by producing clear, concise and appropriate reports.
Bachelor's degree required; graduate of an accredited Supply Chain Management academic program preferred.
Minimum of 5 years healthcare supply chain management/leadership experience, with demonstrated materials management and logistics knowledge.
Expertise may be substituted for the above degree requirements.
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
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