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    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).

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    • 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.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    2010 Inventory Management

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