Assistant Supply Chain Director - Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA at Parallon

Date Posted: 5/15/2018

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Job Description

Job Summary – The Assistant Director of Supply Chain Operations is responsible for the daily operations of all functions assigned by the Supply Chain Director within the facility. It is generally anticipated that the Assistant Director will be assigned all supply chain responsibilities for selected campuses within the facility. The Assistant Director of Supply Chain Operations assists in integrating the department’s services with the hospital’s primary functions, develops/implements policies and procedures that guide or support service, assesses and improves department performance, and ensures orientation and continuing education of departmental staff as assigned. This person may recommend resources/space needed by the department and may participate in the selection of outside services in conjunction with the Director of Supply Chain Operations. They serve as a key promoter of the Service Center, which strives to meet and exceed the needs of its customers.

Job Requirements

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (included but not limited to):

•         Lead and manage all facility Supply Chain activities

•         Manage the profit and loss of the facility Supply Chain operations

•         Execute the infrastructure project plan for the facility. This includes the implementation of the standardization programs for all supply chain functions, SMART cleanup, master file standardization, online requisitioning, and EDI

•         Facilitate the implementation of market based purchasing projects at the facility

•         Execute the implementation and operational plan for all of the point of use systems

•         Coordinate, manage, and evaluate facility Supply Chain personnel

•         Create a supportive environment for supply chain staff development and the delivery of supply chain solutions

•         Raise and resolve facility based supply chain issues and improvement opportunities

•         Coordinate and drive efforts to enable supply improvement initiatives (SII) to succeed within the facility

•         Facilitate the standardization of products and optimize supply utilization through effective collaboration with Physicians and clinicians

•         Manage the facility implementation plan, identify and mitigate risks (leverage lessons learned, utilize proactive communication techniques), and monitor resource allocations to ensure successful execution of plan

•         Execute the Supply Chain Performance Measurement plan at the facility and report these results to the Director of Supply Chain Operations in an accurate and timely manner

•         Execute a continuous improvement program for supply chain functions

•         Ensure useful knowledge is captured and promote sharing of information

•         Recommends sufficient number of qualified/competent staff



•         Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Healthcare Administration, Finance, or similar is required




Minimum of three years hospital management experience required



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