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Manager Distribution and Logistics

Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  63408


Manages personnel and implements and operationalizes process controls for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta's integrated inventory and delivery network, consisting of one or more of the following - Central Distribution Center (DIW), System Hospitals, Support I and II, Surgical Services, and satellite locations. Identifies and resolves opportunities and integrates efforts between all parties to provide seamless flow of product throughout the entire supply chain, ensuring the right product at the right place at the right time. Actively promotes an environment and culture focused on customer service, safety, analytics, technology and cooperation by working with functional areas across the organization to ensure appropriate communication, involvement, and decision-making.


•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Logistics, Engineering, Business, Materials Management or related field


• CMRP Preferred


•    3 years people management experience
•    5 years inventory control/purchasing experience in an OR environment (for OR only)
•    5 years logistics and inventory management experience
•    Experience in enterprise resource planning


•    CMRP Preferred

•    Experience in healthcare
•    Experience in data mining and analysis
•    Experience with Lawson, Workday and Omnicell preferred 
•    Knowledge of proper sterilization techniques and standards (for OR only)
•    Experience in managing supplies across multiple OR Service Lines, i.e., Cardiac, Neuro, etc. (for OR only)
•    Experience with Physician Preference Cards and OR supplies (for OR only)
•    Experience with Warehousing and Fleet Management (for Central Dist only)


•    Broad understanding of industry standards, future thinking, and emerging technology
•    Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to build, motivate, and evaluate multiple and diverse teams and projects
•    Proven ability to lead change management initiatives
•    Exposure to and broad understanding of all supply chain functions and interconnectivity
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to negotiate and influence
•    Experience in process improvement methodologies (e.g., Six Sigma, TQM, JIT, Lean) along with successful project management experience
•    Proven ability to develop, use, manipulate, and explain analytical tools, metrics, and models - translating them into actionable results
•    High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Access database 
•    Experience in inventory management and enterprise resource planning systems
•    Experience in logistics & inventory management and enterprise resource planning systems
•    Experience formulating, managing, reporting, and reconciling budget accounts with integrity and successful outcomes
•    Provides excellent service routinely in interactions with all customers, i.e., coworkers, patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, etc. 


1.    Establishes collaborative, value-based relationships with business partners, obtaining feedback on an ongoing basis.
2.    Leads and actively participates in inventory planning activities through collaborative, value - based relationships with business partners (Service Lines, other Supply Chain Managers, Clinical Operations, and business partners) by working closely and obtaining feedback on an ongoing basis.
3.    Manages the integrated delivery network of internal Supply Chain support, including the master schedule for shipping, delivery, receiving, materials handling, and fulfillment at the Central Distribution Center, hospital campuses, and throughout the system as a synchronized logistics pipeline. 
4.    Operationalizes Inventory control policies and standing operating procedures  (i.e. cycle counts, rotation practices, expiration checks).  
5.    Establish best practice space mapping, delivery schedules, unloading/receiving procedures, order picking, returns and stocking standards. Participates in development of system policies, procedures and training to support best practices.
6.    Participates in the development and leads location’s implementation of  emergency plans including recalls and disasters.
7.    Leads teams to complete Physical Inventory and assist in location discrepancy resolution, root cause analysis, process improvements and corrective action plans.
8.    Maximizes use of existing inventory control system and recommends/employs additional technology where appropriate and practical.
9.    Develops and leads programing in support of KPIs, for efficient and cost-effective operations and utilization of facilities and labor, ensuring accuracy, productivity, and timeliness.  
10.    Operationalizes inventory control policies and training
11.    Leads network Supply Chain staff, driving accountability, communicating job performance standards with timely feedback, standardizing processes, eliminating unnecessary activities, coaching behavior, and motivating the team toward continuous improvement in quality, attendance, safety, and productivity.
12.    Manages and leads team including: interviewing, hiring, training, developing, directing work and processes, managing performance, recognizing, and rewarding employees.
13.    Develop programs to ensure efficient and cost effective operations and utilization of facilities and labor.
14.    Assist Inventory Control Manager to maximize use of existing inventory control system and recommend/employ additional technology where appropriate and practical.  Target areas of forecasting, demand management, inventory control, cost reduction, product standardization/customization and creative solutions to enhance logistics operations
15.    Dock management: Inbound and Outbound Shipments including receiving of Purchase order into ERP system
16.    Manages Supply Chain Fleet, including vehicle maintenance, safety and system level policy and procedures.  (Central Distribution only) 
17.    Procures and manages supplies for the for the Service Line including consignment and Bill Only.  Manages process to keep OpTime and Lawson appropriately linked (OR only)
18.    Routinely collaborates with OR service lines to ensure right products available for cases, clean preference cards, and gain knowledge of future technology interest. (OR only)


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.


No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Supply Chain - Supply chain

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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