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Providence Health & Services Inventory Control Coordinator in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling an Inventory Control Coordinator to our location in Anchorage, AK.

We are seeking an Inventory Control Coordinator to be accountable for managing assigned inventories for the assigned ministry or ministries through daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly cycle counts, annual physical counts, requisitioning replenishments, seeking alternative sources and materials when necessary, maintaining communication with supported customers, monitoring supplies usage, and removing and disposing of obsolete or outdated products. The IC Coordinator organizes and leads Material Distribution/Supply Chain staff in conducting periodic inventory counts, adjusts quantities and locations, when necessary, and records and reports discrepancies to management. The IC Coordinator is accountable for the implementation of the One SCM Operations and Logistics strategy at the local ministry under the direction of the Ministry/Site Supply Chain Manager or Regional Inventory Control Manager.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provides day-to-day accountability for supply inventories, monitoring volumes, flow, and sourcing. Ensures the facilities have adequate inventory available for distribution by the Material Distribution/Supply Chain Technicians to their assigned units. The IC Coordinator will provide oversight for inventory related projects and assignments. The IC Coordinator may lead work on behalf of the supervisor or as directed by management.

  • Applies correct cycle count and other standard operations procedures.

  • Analyzes product usage and adjusts inventory levels as appropriate to optimize inventory levels at the Ministry/site.

  • Anticipates supply needs and communicates potential interruptions to Manager/Supervisor and customers.

  • Monitors all additions, deletions, and changes to main stores and to unit PAR locations and works closely with departments prior to and during product conversions. Directs Materials Distribution/Supply Chain Services staff to facilitate product changes in patient care areas.

  • Maintains current Materials Management Information System (Lawson) supplies database in conjunction with System Supply Chain Management database management teams.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School Diploma.

  • Minimum of 3 years of Supply Chain Management or Finance experience.

  • Proven ability to anticipate and respond proactively in a dynamic environment.

  • Proven ability to establish and articulate strategic priorities and objectives.

  • Strong attention to detail and outstanding analytical skills.

  • Proven ability to organize multiple projects, schedules, demand and to meet shifting priorities.

  • Must have proven ability to communicate. A strong fluent command of English both written and verbal is required.

  • Must know the inventory and distribution software capabilities of the MMIS system.

  • Proficiency with the MS-Office suite of products especially Excel, Outlook and Word.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate’s Degree or higher in Healthcare, Business, Finance or Logistics/Supply Chain Management or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Medical Terminology training in anatomy & physiology.

  • One year experience in a healthcare setting with key focus include: healthcare business operations and/or financial management experience in a healthcare setting; experience standardizing disparate processes; experience in process improvement methodology, change management, project management, operational improvement; experience managing automated POU systems.

About the department you will serve.

Supply Chain Management supports the transformation of quality and affordable care by delivering excellence through a system wide, integrated supply chain that provides strategic leadership and services to customers and caregivers. This team is proud to be the service that fills the caring hands that heal patients.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Operations-Other

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 238181