Inventory Director – Tempe, AZ

Inventory Director – Tempe, AZ

With direction from senior leadership, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of an inventory program. This includes but is not limited to the development and implementation of policies, system processes and procedures and ongoing operational monitoring and support to maximize capital expenditures while minimizing loss.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Recruits, selects, orients, trains, coaches and manages the performance of inventory staff in a manner that embraces StateServ’s values of compassion, service, integrity, innovation and growth.
  • Has an understanding of Medicare accreditation (CHAP) requirements and best practices as it relates to the ongoing maintenance, testing and recall of inventory. Ensures that organizational policies and practices are aligned and compliant with these standards.
  • Works with and supports the warehouse leadership to develop and maintain inventory stock level models, and ensures inventory stock level requirements are met and adjusted to meet customer needs while effectively managing costs.
  • Works with the purchasing department and warehouse staff to identify root cause of inventory variances. Implements policies and procedures to limit variances.
  • Oversees and audits the purchase, transfer and inventory rentals to ensure that activities are aligned with Company policies and procedures. Provides status reports to senior leadership as appropriate.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure that maintenance, quality standards, and recall activities are clear and aligned with the key inventory management objectives.
  • Implements and supports inventory management systems, and identifies strategic opportunities to improve current systems, policies and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains inventory training materials for internal employees to educate and promote inventory system use, policies and procedures.
  • Develops, maintains and distributes inventory reports to support daily inventory operations, predict inventory trends and assist warehouses with identifying operational efficiencies.
  • Partners with internal stakeholders to maximize activities related to inventory management policies and standards. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring and reporting lost recovery activities and decommissioning inventory, and making recommendations where opportunities for improvement exist.
  • Completes comprehensive inventory audits and assesses compliance with company policies and procedures.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the role include the following:

Education, Work Experience or Related Experience:

  • Knowledge of general business management as normally obtained by the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in business or a closely related field of study.
  • The ability to develop and implement an inventory management program, including policies, system processes and procedures as described above, as normally obtained through 5 years of direct related experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of managerial experience is required. Experience in which the incumbent has mentored or provided oversight to other leaders is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in the healthcare or medical fields in which incumbents have worked with durable medical equipment is preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • A thorough understanding of logistics and asset management functions and how those functions impact an organization’s profitability and operational expenses.
  • A demonstrated ability to resolve process/systems issues through the identification and analysis of problems from root cause to execution of resolution. Experience implementing and institutionalizing operational initiatives is required.
  • A strong understanding and knowledge of commonly used business management concepts and practices; the ability to develop tactical operational plans to implement strategic initiatives aligned with long-term objectives.
  • Strong leadership skills are essential as is the ability to accomplish goals through others. A collaborative approach to organizational management is essential.
  • Strong leadership, analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills are required to perform the functions as described. Incumbents must have the ability to navigate political arenas with ease as well as influence, persuade and negotiate with others while professionally representing the organization.
  • The ability to present information and communicate to all levels and externally to vendors, clients and customers is essential.
  • A knowledge and understanding of regulatory requirements in the healthcare industry, to include CHAP is required.

NOTE: To apply for this position, please send your resume and/or relevant work experience to and reference job number: Y14-077