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Manager Supply Chain

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  38542



Manages personnel and operational aspects of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta's integrated delivery network, consisting of the Central Distribution Center, system hospitals, office park, 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, and cooperation by working with functional areas across the organization to ensure appropriate communication, involvement, and decision-making.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Engineering, Business, or related field
  • No professional certifications required
  • 3 years of experience in management
  • 5 years of experience in logistics and inventory management
  • Experience in enterprise resource planning
  • Experience in healthcare
  • Experience in data mining and analysis
  • Experience with Lawson and Omnicell
  • 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
  • Strong background 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 formulating, managing, reporting, and reconciling budget accounts with integrity and successful outcomes
  1. 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. 
  2. Develops programs for efficient and cost-effective operations and utilization of facilities and labor, ensuring accuracy, productivity, and timeliness.
  3. Develops and implements emergency plans and appropriate communication avenues for all contingencies, determining metrics for any critical event in product flow to ensure support of patient services.
  4. Introduces improved tactical and strategic solutions to constantly improve quality and efficiency.
  5. 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.
  6. Enhances leadership bench strength by training and developing associates and mentoring those with interest and potential for advancement.
  7. Maximizes use of existing inventory control system and recommends/employs additional technology where appropriate and practical.
  8. Targets areas of forecasting, demand management, inventory control, cost reduction, product standardization/customization, and creative solutions to enhance logistics operations.
  9. Manages and actively participates in systemwide inventory planning activities, working closely with other Supply Chain Managers, Clinical Operations, and business partners.
  10. Provides critical input into the development of the supply network as it expands to meet Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta's needs. 
  11. Establishes collaborative, value-based relationships with business partners, obtaining feedback on an ongoing basis.
  12. Clarifies and focuses priorities to support objectives and works closely with Supply Chain Directors and Managers to communicate developments to customers, leadership, and the internal Supply Chain team.
  13. Responsible for all aspects of managing and leading a team including: interviewing, hiring, training, developing, directing work and processes, managing performance, recognizing, and rewarding employees.
  14. Mentor team members to encourage personal and professional growth.
  15. Encourage ongoing skill development by providing opportunities for continued education.

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, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 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 70 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 ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine.  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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