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Inventory Control Assoc Supr

Company: University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Center
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:


Provides oversight and maintenance of the operational and personnel activities in the Michigan Medicine Materiel Services Warehouse to ensure consistent, efficient and cost contained services are provided to all internal and external customers.

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.


  • Supervise supply chain logistics including inventory control, receiving, put-away, PAR replenishment, and product staging
  • Maintain and develop plans to ensure unit supply needs are being met as their needs are constantly changing. Meet routinely with customers to ensure satisfaction and compliance
  • Hire and evaluate/ critique the performance and proficiencies of staff. Interview, train, coach, and terminate employees. Handle and initiate all personnel forms related to payroll, appointment changes, and leaves of absences
  • Handle and problem solve all complaints from customers and grievances including progressive discipline
  • Use root cause analysis to problem solve and recommend changes to processes and complete training to prevent re-occurrences.
  • Review/records/approves payroll time for employees, directly on electronic timesheet
  • Monitors compliance with/on current department and institutional policies and procedures and all government and regulatory agency codes and regulations
  • Monitors compliance and trains team members with/on current department and institutional policies and procedures and all government and regulatory agency codes and regulations
  • Monitors productivity standards/control systems for responsible processes, interprets this information and exercises action as appropriate to ensure maximum work efficiency; communicates findings, and suggested improvement/resolutions, to manager.
  • Assist manager with new work area policies and procedures, develops training materiel and then ensures training is completed, incorporating P.D.C.A. quality improvement method and LEAN principles, along with safety compliance.
  • Evaluates proficiency and performance of staff and initiates corrective or disciplinary action as necessary.
  • Maintains appropriate supplies and tools necessary for process team members to provide services.
  • - Collaborates interdepartmentally with customers and suppliers, to resolve service problems.
  • Maintains a professional customer sensitive rapport with hospital personnel, along with patients and visitors.
  • Handles employees' complaints and grievances
  • Interview and hire new employees and ensure training and performance measures are met; provide manager with information when necessary.
  • Conduct progressive corrective action promptly, up to and including termination, when necessary.

    Related Duties and Responsibilities :

    • Participates in the development and preparation of new and existing program proposals, and various reports
    • Assists Manager in development, implementation, and communication of projects.
    • Provides technical assistance and/ or training in specific area of expertise both within and outside the Michigan Medicine
    • Participates, leads and facilitates committees/teams
    • Participates in product evaluations of medical equipment and supplies and provides advice and opinions relative to their purchase.
    • Provide customer survey data to manager
    • Assist manager to remain within operating budget.
    • Performs other related duties as specified and assigned


      Supervision is received from the Materiel Services Inventory Control Manager.

      Administrative Supervision : Has the authority to hire, transfer, suspend, promote, discharge, reward, or recommend such action.

      Functional Supervision : Has the authority to work as group leader, assist in the training of new staff members, communicate instructions, maintain employee records, and assign work to others.

      Required Qualifications*

      • 1-3 or more years' experience leading /supervising with a proven record of progressively increased responsibility, solving more routine problems, leading shift or areas specific teams, and working on simple projects OR 7 or more years working in a warehouse/inventory team.
      • Experience with hiring training, disciplining, and terminating subordinate team members and able to learn how to successfully approve payroll for over 2 subordinate team members.
      • Proficient computer (type 30+ words a minute) able to communicate clearly and professionally in person, on the phone, and in email.
      • 1-3 years' experience supervising/leading in 1 or 2 functional work areas within a Material Warehouse / Inventory Management Department- such as Shipping and Receiving, Day Shift Warehouse operations and PAR stocking, PAR Maintenance, Specialty Cart Stocking, Customer Service, Midnight Receiving, Off Shift Warehouse operations and PAR stocking - OR similar areas in another warehouse or inventory management setting OR 7 or more years working in an inventory management setting.

        Desired Qualifications*

        • Experience is preferred in the Health Care Inventory Management
        • Experience working in a union environment.

          Work Schedule

          Standard hours:Fri-Mon
          Work days: -32
          Shift start/end times: 2:30pm-11:00pm

          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. This job 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.

          U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

          COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters , are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. -This includes those working remotely. - More information on this new policy is available on the website or the and websites.

          Job Detail

          Job Opening ID


          Working Title

          Inventory Control Assoc Supr

          Job Title

          Inventory Control Assoc Supr

          Work Location

          Michigan Medicine - Health Sys

          Ann Arbor, MI

          Full/Part Time




          FLSA Status


          Organizational Group

          Um Hospital


          MM Mat'l Mgmt - Warehouse Ops

          Posting Begin/End Date

          9/09/2022 - 9/23/2022

          Career Interest


Keywords: University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Center, Ann Arbor , Inventory Control Assoc Supr, Professions , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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