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Manager, Materials Management

  • Job ID: 204536789
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Supply Chain
  • Department: SCM Hospital Operations
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $28.16 to $46.89 / hour


Here at UPMC, our employees are devoted to making a profound impact within the communities they serve. We focus on service excellence to provide top care to our patients, health plan members, and employees. We are looking for a person who shares this passion as well to join our team as a Manager, Materials Management at UPMC Altoona. This position works during daylight hours and may travel to other facilities as needed.

A successful employee at UPMC is compassionate, determined, committed, and ambitious. Are you eager to be a part of health care excellence? If so, apply today! UPMC also offers one of the best benefits packages in the nation, PTO, retirement plans, and a rewarding career ladder across all departments!

The Materials Management Manager is responsible for the supervision and coordination of all materials management functions within the assigned business unit(s). This includes distribution, PAR stock inventory management/replenishment, receiving, delivering, and stocking of supplies and equipment. Additionally, this position is responsible for the hiring, training, and evaluation of all materials management employees within their assigned business unit(s).


  • Select, evaluate, develop, train, motivate and counsel subordinates in accordance with system competencies/behaviors.
  • Act as Primary Contact for Product Recall for Business Unit, in accordance with UPMC Product Recall Policy.
  • Promote patient safety and maintain the department in a clean and organized fashion.
  • Provide leadership to local hospital materials management employees in order to provide timely deliveries of supplies.
  • Coordinate with Corporate SCM and the Business Unit Clinical Staff in product standardization efforts and in the introduction of new products approved via the UPMC SCM Value Analysis process.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the inventory system (Peoplesoft).
  • Develop and foster a strong working relationship between hospital operations and UPMC SCM; maintain open communications between local hospital and UPMC SCM for ordering and delivering of supplies.
  • Direct the work of materials management staff, monitor daily schedules, and adjust staffing levels according to needs.
  • Analyze Par Cart reports and make appropriate recommendations to Department Managers.
  • Determine product mix and Par Stock quantities in consultation with Business Unit end-users and UPMC Corporate SCM.
  • Develop new Par Locations, optimizing space and workflow.
  • Coordinate distribution activities among Business Units and Departments; resolve conflicting needs; provide guidance to prioritize needs. Ensures all subordinates are aware of appropriate policies and procedures.


  • A high school diploma and a minimum of 5 years of supply chain experience are required. Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, or finance preferred.
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills are required. Prior supervisory experience required.
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills required.
  • Ability to manage change in a busy environment required.
  • Healthcare experience preferred.
  • Computer proficiency of various business software packages including Peoplesoft and MSOffice is preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • One or more professional certification(s) in Supply Chain or Operations Management such as C.P.M., CPIM, CSCP, CPSM, SPSM, etc. is preferred.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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