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Job Summary

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is currently seeking an Inventory Control Planner Associate to support supply chain product flow for its busy Cardiac Procedures Unit located in the Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

Mission Statement

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.


Serves as a supply chain resource to provide operational and administrative support for Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart and Electrophysiology procedures unit. Duties and tasks reflect substantial variety and complexity. Manages supply chain product flows from procurement through clinical consumption, supporting departmental requirements. Engagement with other inventory personnel on matters such as consignment levels, invoice accuracy, and device returns. Ensure that all issues are addressed on a timely basis. Analyze all items to ensure effective 5S and right sizing. Identify and assist tracking various key inventory metrics: inventory turns, total value on hand and days’ supply for all items. Engage as necessary to ensure that all items: prices, vendor data points, contract numbers etc. are accurate and current. Assist with maintaining database integrity for clinical supply management systems. Address processes around outbound requisitions to our enterprise procurement system. Promote and support standardization opportunities. Perform data analyses and model data while ensuring clinical needs are met. Work collaboratively within Supply Chain teams, Purchasing Services, Patient Supply and Distribution Services. Develop requisitions and purchase orders utilizing the E-Requisition tools in addition to review and obtain approval for non-stock procurement. Provide back-up coverage for various supply chain planners and analysts

Required Qualifications*

Supply Chain Management educational background preferred with experience in hospital inventory control and purchasing. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communications skills are required and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a care team with the goal of service excellence and patient family centered care. Demonstrated attention to detail and follow through with strong analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and Business Intelligence tools. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Basic understanding of material flow and information analysis. Must be able to lift up 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. and/or an eligible amount of force to constantly move objects.

Understands and demonstrates the core concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC), including: Respect and Dignity, Information Sharing, Participation, and Collaboration.

Desired Qualifications*

Supply Chain Management educational background preferred. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in hospital inventory control and purchasing desired. Experience with supply chain, purchasing and inventory control as a main job function in clinical setting. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficient with consumption applications, Point of Use Supply Management applications, and/or RFID technologies. Working knowledge of MMIS systems PeopleSoft, Lawson, or McKesson Materials Management. 5S, Lean or Purchasing/Inventory training and or experience. Must be a detailed-oriented individual, able to multi-task effectively and proficient with Excel. Commitment and proactive to details and follow-up.

Work Schedule

Up to 40 hours per week. Days, Monday through Friday. Hours are to be determined and based upon unit need.

Background Screening

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.

Application Deadline

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.