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Inventory Planner - Northwest Houston

Company: MD Anderson Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Inventory Planner - Perioperative Operations Administration

The ideal candidate for the Inventory Planner will have an Associate's degree or higher, strong problem solving skills, communication skills, experience working with vendors, and should be proficient in PeopleSoft and Excel. EPIC experience is preferred. The role will include data review and problem solving. Should have good team skills, self-directed and solution oriented.

Key Functions


  • Oversees & Coordinates ordering, receiving, inventory par level replenishment process, procedure base case cart system and PICIS stock dictionary for Perioperative Enterprise, to include Main/ACB Operating Room.
  • Assists in preparing and maintaining supporting documentation/authorization files and database to track inventory and assets.
  • Participates in the acquisition, controls and reconciliation of inventory and assets.
  • Performs a inventory and replenishment of kits and supplies audits in assigned area.
  • Supports implants, kits and supplies for integrity or expiration dates in coordination with materials and clinical teams.
  • Supports functions related to receiving and counts items and records data manually or via computer.
  • Assists to help ensure proper labels supplies before placing in the proper location.
  • Makes interpretive assessments and determines inventory levels for supply items which support contract reviews and quality business reviews with the Procedural Operations Administration.
  • Determines proper storage methods, identification and stock location based on turnover, environmental factors and physical capabilities of facilities. Planning & Delivery/Quality Assurance
    • Provides insight to plan and stock levels of supplies (both Consigned and PAR items) to be delivered and on-site
    • Develops and supports program to ensure product availability for OR scheduled cases particularly but not limited to Breast Implant Cases, Ophthalmology Implants, Urology Implants
    • Identifies, seeks and participants in process improvement projects
    • Coordinates supply delivery with assistance of MDA courier services.
    • Checks transmittal papers against material received or delivered.
    • Verifies inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock and investigate discrepancies or adjusts errors.
    • Documents deficiencies, if any, and refers problem situations to appropriate personnel for resolution.
    • Maintains records for inventory, acquisition and transfer to ensure proper chain of custody for all deliveries and pickups.
    • Responsible for overall housekeeping of warehouse areas.
    • Packs and unpacks items to be stocked on shelves.
    • Partners to support and delivers implants and supplies on a regular schedule and as needed basis between buildings. Data Entry & Analysis and Communication
      • Provide Analysis support for spend and reconciliation of supply to reduce on hand items, spoilage.
      • Collaborates with supervisors and technicians to ensure materials needs are met.
      • Record/Scan new implants into Excel Spreadsheet or inventory tools
      • Review Charge Nurse/Chart Reviewer implant log sheet: for replacement of used implants
      • Determines which items will be added or deleted from stock.
      • Provides data for productivity and utilization reports.
      • Inputs, retrieves and interprets data from computer-based information system.
      • Assists in the implementation of new inventory and supply tracking system.
        Other duties as assigned.


        Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

        Preferred: Associate Degree or higher in business operations or supply chain

        Required: Three years in purchasing and/or inventory management.

        It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Keywords: MD Anderson Center, Houston , Inventory Planner - Northwest Houston, Professions , Houston, Texas

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