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Distribution Supervisor

Location:  DeKalb Industrial Way 
Requisition #:  63723


Provides Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with efficient and effective inventory management and distribution functions. Directs and coordinates the daily activities of team leads and technicians. Ensures the prompt and effective distribution of supplies needed by the system. Develops team members through mentoring and training to further enhance the department’s efficiency. Functions as a resource for system staff with regard to supply inventory/distribution needs. Proactively supports the efforts that will ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.


  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • Valid Georgia driver’s license


  • 4 years of supervisory experience with a track record of team-building and training
  • Experience with inventory control systems


  • Bachelor's degree in Business or 6 years of equivalent experience in healthcare or related field
  • 4 years of experience in inventory management and distribution operations
  • Strong project management skills
  • Proficiency in Lawson module and point-of-use systems


  • Excellent analytical skills (ability to define problems, quantify impact, design and implement improvements, and measure success)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills
  • Available to work unscheduled hours
  • Must be eligible for coverage by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta's motor vehicle insurance provider


  1. Supervises team leads and techs to ensure daily completion of department activities, including customer service goals, receiving, put-away, inventory rotation, shelf management, order selection, product staging, and expense management.
  2. Works with requester, Facilities, Purchasing, and Sourcing to coordinate the receipt, staging, and delivery of equipment and supplies for projects while maintaining a safe work environment.
  3. Monitors and adjusts Omnicell inventory levels to achieve department goals related to fill rate, inventory turnover, stock rotation, and customer service at hospital locations.
  4. Facilitates and/or actively participates in systemwide inventory planning activities, working closely with Logistics, Procurement, Clinical Operations, and business partners.
  5. Provides critical input into the development of the supply network as it expands to meet Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's needs.
  6. Analyzes processes and metrics to implement improvements and measure outcomes to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the department (i.e. Omnicell report) at hospital locations.
  7. Monitors exception reporting in Lawson to delegate actions, identify trends, and partner with appropriate teams on process improvements (e.g., INR, unshipped returns, mobile supply chain, buyer expediting/bypass report) at hospital locations. 
  8. Develops, mentors, and trains team leads and techs to provide complete understanding of Supply Chain's mission and vision.
  9. Monitors the budget/spend for the cost center and makes recommendations for future budgeting (including overtime, uniforms, vehicle maintenance, repairs, and minor equipment).
  10. Maintains vehicle fleet, ensures vehicles are in good running order, reconciles gas card monthly,  ensures tags are up to date, and keeps a maintenance log of repairs/services (DeKalb Industrial Warehouse).
  11. Directs and coordinates the daily activities of the mailroom to ensure proper delivery of mail and packages (DeKalb Industrial Warehouse).
  12. Manage the day to day operations of the staff, including but not limited to: work assignments, task management, time tracking/management, and on-the-job training.
  13. Take an active role in coaching and mentoring the team to ensure continued employee growth and success both on the team and at the broader CHOA organization.
  14. Assist manager with employee performance evaluations and hiring decisions.


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 - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 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:  375 Dekalb Industrial Way, Decatur, GA  30030
Function:  Supply Chain - Supply chain

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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