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Inventory Specialist - Materials Management (Multiple Locations, Full-TIme, TEMPORARY)

Job ID CWP-2018790 Date Posted 11/06/2020 Location Burlingame, California Schedule/Shift Temporary/Contract/ Day

Thank you for your interest in temporary contract opportunities with RightSourcing at Sutter Health and wanting to assist our team that proudly cares for more than 3 million of our neighbors across Northern California.

Position Overview:

The Inventory Specialist is responsible for all supply chain activities for the department they service including, but not limited to; inventory management, supply and equipment requisitions, forecasting, PAR maintenance, supplier relations, product conversions, billing support, vendor returns, invoice resolution, back order resolution, de-casing and stocking supplies.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Assists with tasks as deemed necessary by the Site Leader and/or Department Supervisor/Manager/Director.
  • Maintains accuracy of inventory systems. Updates par levels based on department usage. 
  • Maintains consignment inventory, working with sales representatives to ensure product replacement prior to product outdating
  • Manages department inventories.
  • Rotates stock and manages expiration dates, de-cases supplies and stocks shelves. Provides cycle counts and year-end inventories as needed.
  • Assists in department cost containment by ensuring adequate inventory turns, minimizing obsolete inventory and product expirations and reducing overall inventory values.
  • May be assigned to perform other related duties, such as: scheduling and clerical functions, providing training to Surgery Stock Aide or others and/or providing direct patient transport care for all patients handling.
  • Related responsibilites (including but not limited to) repositioning, transporting and lateral transfers from table to gurney.
  • May handle and track equipment repairs, maintain implant logs and handle the disposition of recall notices.
  • May maintain information in the Materials Management System, including placing orders, looking up purchase orders, using scanner and the system to place orders and maintaining and creating item numbers.
  • May maintain various departments' charge master, HCPC codes, implant logs and recall notices and transmit patient charges to CBO
  • Researches customer requests for new products and works with Buyers and Product Review Committees to bring new products into stock.


Education/ including Licensure/ Certification/ Registration:

  • Required: High school diploma


Knowledge of Microsoft office and computerized Supply Chain and Inventory Management Systems preferred. 

  • Knowledge of Medical/Surgical supplies, manufacturers and distributors.
  • Knowledge of related Healthcare regulatory requirements preferred.


  • Routine work requiring problem-solving capability and paying close attention to detail.
  • Must possess aptitude in Excel and be proficient with keying in information.
  • Must have the skills to produce accurate work results within established timeframes.
  • Must have the ability to work independently with minimal guidance and direction.

Additional Information:

This position supports the entire Sutter Health system.  Travel throughout the Sacramento, Central Valley and Bay Area is required.  Reliable transportation is required.

  • Must abide by the department's policy on Conflict of Interest.

Organization: Sutter Health System Office
Employee Status: Temporary
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: None
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 40

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans

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