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Fairview Health Services Inventory Specialist I in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Fairview Health Services is looking for an Inventory Specialist at University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank) in Minneapolis, MN.The Fairview Supply Chain team focuses on the effective and efficient use of resources to deliver the right product, in the right quantity, at the right time, to the right place, for the right price.

This position is 80 hours per two week pay period on the day shift and is benefit eligible.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Manage/direct the adjustment of inventory levels of stock and nonstock supplies/equipment throughout the site (to include, but not limited to all patient care areas, surgery, ancillary departments, related clinics).

  • Make independent judgments and decisions based on analyzing and monitoring inventory levels to authorize volume purchases regarding inventory levels.

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

  • Establish parameters for equipment levels including rental guidelines.

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

  • Provide communication to all departments regarding changes and updates relating to product descriptions, number, units of measure, stock additions and deletions, and inventory exceptions to supply pathway/procedure pack configurations.

  • 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, corporate materials, and department directors and managers.

  • Serve as subject matter expert on Materials Management Information System (MMIS).

  • Recommend process improvements to customers and superiors.


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 ( 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 2019-29494

Profession Non-Clinical Professional

Speciality Supply Chain/Materials

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Supply Chain Operations