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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 position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


This position is responsible for the purchasing and inventory functions within a pharmacy. Other responsibilities include monitoring inventory levels to ensure accuracy, monitoring contract pricing, securing best price procurement in compliance with institutional requirements, properly managing outdated products, investigating and facilitating recalls, managing shortages, meeting with sales representatives, stocking shelves, processing invoices, physically performing inventory reconciliation, reporting, data extraction & metric reporting, liaison activities with the Department of Pharmacy, DSCSA Compliance, new inventory item review, and entry into operational software, staff education regarding inventory products. Responsible for identifying potential for cost containment and cost savings measures.

Required Qualifications*

  • State of Michigan Pharmacy Technician License 
  • Valid driver's license with less than six points for moving or other violations
  • Possession of a valid State of Michigan Chauffeurs License within 60 days of hire date.
  • Fork Lift Operation certification within 90 days of hire date
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)

The employee will be able to perform the assigned duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations.
Ability to read, write, speak and comprehend the English language.
Functional visual acuity and hearing for accurate assessment and recording of patient observations and other information in patient record documentation.
Manual dexterity to perform required procedures and activities proficiently and safely.
Ability to lift up to 75 pounds to perform the safe transfer of equipment and supplies.

Desired Qualifications*

  • A minimum of one year experience in purchasing pharmaceuticals
  • Experience in the health care field and/or equivalent experience as a pharmacy technician or medical assistant
  • Computer / keyboard data entry skills and experience
  • Delivery experience
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Fork Lift Operation certification

Work Schedule

Days with rotating with rotating shifts between 7am & 9pm, weekend shift rotation, required participation in on-call and Holiday rotation

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.


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