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Materials Manager

Job Description

Job ID: 1223188
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.


Role Purpose

The Materials Manager is responsible for managing up to $14M of finished goods inventory for the HSO. This position provides daily support to the distribution team on the material flow of goods through the HSO. This position also works with supply chain and clinical staff to improve forecasting, ensuring inventory is in place to meet patient demands. The Materials Manager reports to the HSO operations management with a dotted line into Supply Planning Manager and is expected to have extensive functional and technical knowledge of inventory strategy and tactics.


  • Manages individual(s) including but not limited to: hires, trains, assigns work, manages & evaluates performance, conducts professional development plans. Ensures that the productivity and actions of that group meet/support the overall operational goals of the department as established by department leadership.
  • Develops and adheres to departmental staffing, revenue and/or expense budgets. Responds to changes in the business which may affect the ability to achieve the budget goals.
  • Manages the maintenance of inventory levels to ensure both service targets and working capital goals are achieved at the HSO; partners and coordinates with other functional areas (Sourcing, UM) to make intelligent use of bulk purchases, as well as leading system-wide conversions.
  • Provides HSO perspective and leadership to several initiatives to reduce inventory associated costs; recommends strategies and tactics such as how to re-balance and redeploy inventory via data analysis.
  • Provides operational perspective and expertise into overall carrier management strategy; collaborates with supply chain and the facilities to develop long-term transportation strategies.
  • Utilizes supply chain concepts, such as forecasting, EOQ, ROP and safety stock to achieve end goals.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree


  • 5-10 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 2-5 years


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • 10+ years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 5-10 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • CSCP or CPIM

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer