This position serves as an Inventory Manager in the Supply Chain Management Service (SCMS) located at the Veteran Affairs (VA) Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center (LAACC) in a Veteran Affairs Health Care System (VAHCS) and supported catchment area, with responsibility for the inventory management of all expendable supplies and durable medical equipment (DME) in the assigned area(s).Learn more about this agency
- Manages and controls an assigned class of expendable material for a VAHCS and supported catchment areas.
- Recognized as an authority on expendable (EX) commodity management and serves as a subject matter expert to all services and service lines.
- Inventories include a wide variety of expendable items and durable medical equipment (DMD) which may or may not be available through the Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor (MSPV) program or other negotiated or Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts.
- Acts as a central point of contact for the coordination of commodity support and the resolution of logistics problems across organizational lines.
- Acts as a focal point for new EX supply procedures.
- Makes decisions and commitments for the medical center on medical/surgical supplies that materially affect the VAHCS' ability to provide medical car to Veterans.
- Researches opportunities for and conducts analysis of potential cost savings, efficiencies, and process improvements using quantitative analysis and historical usage patterns.
- Utilizes performance measures to conduct forecasting and quantitative analysis.
- Develops Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Conducts short, mid, and long-term advanced planning for expendable items and DME, utilizing enterprise-wide computerized planning tools.
- Advance planning requires significant interaction and coordination with service lines, biomedical engineering, and other stakeholders to balance competing priorities including clinical requirements and budget constraints.
- Develops acquisition strategies to acquire and purchase DME, displaying familiarity with contracting laws and regulations with industry practices.
- Supports customers and acquisition personnel in developing requirements, utilizing mandatory sources and standardization of sources.
- Exercises Ordering Officer Authority in determining best value and contract sourcing.
- Conducts wall-to-wall and periodic inventories.
- Serves as the central focal point for all exchanges of information regarding the status of expendable material managed.
- Manages inventory, independently sets initial stock and par levels, and reorders points and resolves issues.
- Researches and develops solutions to complex and routine problems.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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