The mission of University of Washington Medicine 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 owns or operates the following: Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center (UWMC), a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated, or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children's University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children's. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. As an employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.The objective of UW Medicine Supply Chain Management is to ensure our patient care experience is enhanced by delivering a robust foundation of services, operational and technical support, and the sharing of comprehensive, relevant, and highly specialized supply chain management expertise. UW Medicine Supply Chain Management has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME SUPERVISOR, MATERIALS & LOGISTICS (NIGHT SHIFTS). The Supervisor, Materials & Logistics is based at UWMC Medical Stores and supports and reports directly to the Manager, Materials & Logistics. This position is accountable for the collaborative integration, implementation, and optimization of the UW Medicine Materials & Logistics strategy at the entity level in close coordination with the Manager, Materials & Logistics. This position is responsible for daily supervision of all supply chain materials and logistics functions to include distribution, picking, put-away, par management, and point-of-use technology. The Supervisor develops and conducts employee annual performance reviews and participates in budget development under the direction of the Manager, Materials & Logistics.This position is responsible for working with key operational stakeholders within their specific entity as well as their peers within Supply Chain to include participating in and partnering with others on UW Medicine Materials & Logistics operational improvement efforts and programs ensuring a compliant, effective, and streamlined operational supply chain experience at the entity for the customers they serve.Under the direction of the Manager, Materials & Logistics, the Supervisor administers daily supply chain materials and logistics functions at their specific entity. The incumbent performs all duties in a manner that promotes the UW Medicine mission, core values, and philosophy. In all aspects, he/she serves as a role model for the core values and mission of the organization.Under the guidance of the Manager, the Supervisor assists in leading an entity-level supply chain operations structure that is consistent and in alignment with the UW Medicine Supply Chain Materials & Logistics vision and overall strategy, which includes standardized facility-based receiving, storage, inventory management/control, point-of-use/low unit of measure, and distribution operations in all entities.Additional duties include:Provide day-to-day supervision of department staff, which includes: scheduling work; monitoring performance to ensure compliance with guidelines, policies, and procedures; providing feedback on performance; and writing and conducting performance reviews.Act on behalf of the Manager in his/her absence as directed.Develop distribution procedures, job standards, and evaluation criteria in coordination with the Manager.Monitor and maintain the department budget.Assist as necessary with product recalls and/or returns.Develop, maintain, and monitor distribution systems in coordination with the specific departments involved.Maintain and monitor departments' KPIs/metrics, and take action or make recommendations based on analysis of information.Monitor labor hours reporting and make adjustments to staffing as appropriate.Conduct orientation and in-services education programs for staff.Coordinate all computer- and procedure-based training for Supply Chain Materials & Logistics employees.Develop and expand training documentation for the Materials Management Information System.Optimize use of Materials Management Information System and other Supply Chain automation tools that work to eliminate unnecessary work, simplify necessary work, centralize simplified work, and automate centralized work.Monitor the supply areas for neatness and cleanliness to ensure they meet the Joint Commission and OSHA standards and take action as appropriate to ensure compliance.Work with departments to ensure inventory needs are consistently met, utilizing dashboards and other analytic tools and reports.Participate in project teams and committees as necessary.Participate in professional activities to keep abreast of changes and developments in the Supply Chain Management profession.Conduct periodic rounding of all customer units, auditing employee performance, and reviewing units' inventory needs.Under the direction of the Manager and other Supply Chain leadership, work with UW Medicine system staff to implement system-wide inventory strategy and improve supply chain performance through a reduction in obsolete inventory, improvements in inventory turns, and improvement in inventory replenishment processes.Apply and enforce procurement separation of function practices in accordance with the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and accounting practices for establishing appropriate inventory management controls, utilizing Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).Serve as a customer service advocate and ensure staff responds to all customer requests and requirements in a highly responsive and professional manner.Recruit, hire, and set performance expectations of direct reports.Perform evaluations, counseling, corrective action, and train staff according to system-wide policies and procedures. Identify, coach, and/or mentor top talent for leadership opportunities and succession management. Create a foundation that supports and develops team members allowing for growth and success.Other duties as assigned or directed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.