Lead Inventory Specialist

Administrative/ClericalMaterials Management Dalton, Georgia


Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards


Title:  Lead Inventory Control Specialist  558005152

Department:  Materials Management

Reports To:  Materials Manager

Shift: 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday

Status: Full Time


Leads in the performance of Inventory Control functions.  Performs a wide range of duties to facilitate the operations of the storeroom including inventory control functions.  Maintains appropriate inventory levels and makes recommendation for the replenishment of all storeroom supplies.  This position is responsible for resolving any inventory errors or discrepancies that occur.  Submits and provides explanations for inventory adjustments to the Materials Manager.  Analyzes and explains inventory variances.  Coordinates and assist in performing physical inventory at least twice annually or as directed.  Receives and stocks supplies for general storeroom and organizes and maintains storeroom according to policy.  Maintains inventory accuracy for storeroom by binning and picking merchandise utilizing the inventory management system.  Completes stock audits, works inventory exceptions and corrects stock errors.  Communicates with customers regarding requisitions for stock items and works to resolve any delivery issues.  Identifies poor inventory practices and low in-stock levels.  Responsible for the daily delivery of MediClick supply requisitions per established delivery schedules.   Provides training and support to the Materials Handlers.   Communicates with the Buyers, Receiving and Distribution Staff to ensure the timely purchase, receipt and issuance of supplies through out the hospital.  Maintains organization and cleanliness in the storeroom area.  Performs all duties and maintains all standards in accordance with company policies and procedures.  Performs other duties as assigned. 


Education:  High School graduate.  Associates Degree preferred.

Licensure:  None.

Experience:  Two years previous work experience in an inventory control position; or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Previous experience with a perpetual inventory system in a hospital supply environment is preferred.

Skills:    Requires excellent communication and analytical skills.  Acquire and maintain knowledge of MMIS computer system, MediClick and Microsoft Outlook.  Requires the ability to prioritize and complete assignments in a timely manner.  The ability to work under pressure and attention to detail.  Requires the ability to identify potential inventory problems in advance and preempt them or minimize them.  Demonstrates knowledge of standard concepts, practices and procedures of inventory control and supply logistics,  Ability to use judgment to plan and accomplish departmental goals and the ability to set work priorities.  Ability to handle a variety of complex clerical tasks as part of the inventory control function. Ability to lead, communicate and influence others to accomplish department goals and objectives.


Routine Storeroom / Warehouse / Receiving environment which must be kept clean, secured and organized at all times.   Working environment includes some exposure to cold and warm working conditions.  Can be noisy environment due to proximity of receiving dock.