Fairview Health Services Inventory Specialist I in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Fairview Health Services is looking for an Inventory Specialist at University of Minnesota Medical Center (West Bank) in Minneapolis, MN. This position is 80 hours per two week pay period on the day shift.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Inventory Specialist I manages the adjustment of inventory levels of stock and nonstock supplies/equipment/linen.

  • Analyze and monitor inventory levels. Consider labor and acquisition costs in determining appropriate par levels for cost effective inventory management.

  • Maintain, verify and update receiving and distribution records and supplies.

  • Provide communication to all customers regarding changes and updates to product descriptions, number, and units of measure, stock additions and deletions.

  • Provide strong leadership in guiding and supporting department managers in appropriate inventory control to manage costs and meet department fluctuations.

  • Works directly with vendors, suppliers, front line staff, customers, and managers.

  • Serve as subject matter expert on Inventory and Procurement portions of MMIS.

  • Recommend process improvements.


Required Qualifications:

1 year inventory management or 2 years in healthcare working with medical products

Preferred Qualifications:


Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, Nursing or Related field


2 years inventory management in healthcare


American Production and Inventory Control Society, Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional, Lean, Value Analysis

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-22167

Profession Non-Clinical Support Staff

Speciality Supply Chain/Materials

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center West Bank Hospital

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Supply Chain Operations