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Manager, Surgical Inventory and Implant

Requisition #: 187490
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Manager/Supervisor
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: June 7, 2019

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. Upon joining Johns Hopkins Health System, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. If you share in our vision, mission and values and also have exceptional customer service and technical skills, we invite you to join those who are leaders and innovators in the healthcare field.

Position Summary:

Reports to the Director, Surgery Supply Chain and is responsible for the management of supply chain services for the operating room, which includes surgery disposable supplies, implants (supplies and sets), instruments, and anesthesia supplies. The Manager is responsible for the management of storeroom and implant personnel (Supervisors, Lead Implant Specialist, Implant Specialist, Lead Inventory Specialists, Inventory Specialists, Lead Materials Coordinators, and Materials Coordinators) in the following areas: ZBOR, WBG and JHOC. Controls over 50 employees and a budget of $70 million in supply expense. Develops departmental goals, policies and procedures. Mentors supervisors and other personnel, oversees and stewards projects to scheduled completion, reviews expenditures with leadership and implements operational solutions to budgetary issues. Oversees departmental compliance with regulatory agency requirements. Represents the department on institutional committees. Directs workers engaged in ordering, receiving, shipping, unpacking, picking, staging, storage, verification, case carts, par area stocking, insert building, cycle counting and all other activities required to successfully maintain adequate supplies of stock items for all surgical supply areas. Leads the planning, organization and control of inventory functions to achieve optimal service standards and fiscal accountability. Leads the hiring process of new employees, including training and continuing education for the staff focusing on development and retention. Host regular team meetings as well as individual meetings with staff, which focus on improving employee engagement scores. Furthermore, Managers are champions of service excellence as Surgery Supply Chain attempts to provide optimal service to the surgeons and clinical teams.

Processes all new products proposal through our value analysis system (Lumere), approves the trial of the new product, and executes all aspects of the trial and bringing in a new product.

Provides project support and assists the department leadership in executive decision making with financial, statistical and operational data analysis.

Assists customers and staff in performing business improvement and organizational initiatives.

Monitor SAP inventory master data to insure data flow to other system is reflective of current business needs ( EPIC, Cerner, Pyxis, Par E)

Monitor the SAP inventory interfaces between SAP and other systems for supply depletions ( EPIC, Cerner, Pyxis, Par E)


Work requires a comprehensive understanding of house wide hospital operations, clinical areas and supply chain software systems such as SAP, Instacount, Censitrac etc. Demonstrates knowledge of practice and theories of training and development, organizational behavior, change management, group dynamics and business management. Must have knowledge and understanding of inventory systems, supply chain management, budgeting, distribution and purchasing. Understand managerial and leadership competencies, training and development tactics, and strategic thinking philosophies.


Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Health Care Administration or related discipline. Master’s degree preferred. Experience beyond the work experience requirement may be substituted for the degree on a 2 years of experience for 1 year of education basis .i.e. 8 years.

Work Experience:

A minimum of 5 years of inventory management or supply chain management is required; at least 3 of which ideally would be within a healthcare setting. A minimum of 3 years of management experience is required.


Day, Full-time (40 hours)

6:30 am -4:00 pm


Pay Grade: MG

Work Location:

JHH, 600 N. Wolf Street


Ability to analyze financial and supply data for decision making and improvements. Ability to manage diverse groups of people and clinical operations to achieve departmental objectives. In addition, analytical ability required to assist in development of objectives, projects, policies and procedures. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills are required to effectively communicate on a frequent basis with departmental and interdepartmental administrative staff, employees and surgeons to exchange information, resolve problems and coordinate services.

Required Licensure, Certification:

CMRP are preferred.

Working Conditions:

Department is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Works in normal office environment with little discomfort due to dust, dirt, temperatures etc. Work very frequently produces a high level of mental/visual strain due to deciphering codes or printouts and use of CRT for extended periods of time. Upon occasion acts as supervisor in a fast paced standing processing environment with some variation in temperature. Often is required to lift / push up to 50 lbs. Rounds throughout a multi-hospital facility walking and standing for extended periods of time.

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