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Perioperative Materials Management / Inventory Specialist

Location: Fontana, CA Job Number: 717792 Date posted: 08/08/2018
Description: Assists with the management of materials cost containment within the Operating Room. Maintains the inventory control system and database. Ensures compliance with Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) agreements. Responsible for achieving all Service Area and National Contracting and Purchasing (NCAP) cost savings goals. Works with the Perioperative Manager and the local Labor Management Partnership representative to identify and achieve cost savings and implement safety products.

Essential Functions:
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of a perioperative materials purchasing strategy for the Operating Room that is consistent with the overall national sourcing strategy to ensure KP receives the best value for dollars spent on products and services.
  • Supports Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) agreements and NCAP goals including: Transacts contracts through the appropriate purchasing channels (e Procurement or TIMS/MMS); Conducts trend analysis and compliance monitoring; Recommends changes, additions and deletions to contracts; Advises and alerts NCAP and GPO of new services that will require new products and, thus, new contracts.
  • Insures that all Internal Audit Controls are followed.
  • Identifies and implements Product Utilization savings.
  • Supports Physicians and other health care provider peer groups in their standardization efforts.
  • Maintains the inventory control system and database, with responsibility for the daily management of information systems processing requirements for administering supplies, equipment and services transactions and requests.
  • Works actively with the Local Product Councils, Perioperative Cost Reduction groups, and the Labor Management Partnership to comply with national standards, to trend spend; to meet budgets and to identify cost savings opportunities.
  • Assists the Perioperative Manager and team by researching supply cost variances.
  • May provide direction to other staff in meeting the Operating.
  • Room service requirements.

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in combination of purchasing, contracting, material management or other related areas, including experience with material management systems and control of an inventory of $5m to $10m.
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, material management, economics or related field, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

    Additional Requirements:
  • Proficient in a variety of software applications with the ability to develop complex spreadsheets and write business communications.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a union environment preferred.
  • Experience in a healthcare environment with specific knowledge of Operating Room medical/ surgical products preferred.
  • Professional certification such as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) preferred.
  • Significant knowledge of products/services and their market environment within the scope of Kaiser Permanente's procurement and logistics programs preferred.

  • This is a full time Perioperative Material Specialist position that will be supporting the Marygold and Sierra OR areas.
    Primary Location: California,Fontana,Fontana Medical Center (replacement) 9961 Sierra A Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 6:00 AM Working Hours End: 2:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Materials Management Department: Material Management Travel: No
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
  • About Facilities Services & Materials Management Careers

    Facilities Services & Materials Management Careers

    Handling the administration of all activities concerned with the ordering, storage, and movement of materials — as well as assessing, maintaining, and improving the upkeep and appearance of our facilities — as a member of this team you'll help everything look and run its best inside and outside our 600+ locations. Working in building management, maintenance, sourcing, purchasing, environmental services, and more, you'll play a vital role in ensuring the success of our organization.

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