Materials Management Program Manager
Job Details
Bellevue - Bellevue, WA

The Materials Management Program Manager is responsible for the administration of the materials management program for LifeCenter’s clinical operations. Serves as a primary purchasing agent for supplies and equipment related to clinical operations.


Materials Management

  • Establishes and maintains par levels for all critical materials anticipating variation in operational activity and availability of supplies. Ensures necessary materials are readily available to staff.
  • Responsible for ordering of materials based on anticipated usage, and potential for disruption to the availability of materials. Conducts incoming inspection of materials, ensuring that all materials are received as expected (product type, quantity, quality, condition, expiration date, etc.).
  • Responsible for inventory management. Maintains an accurate record of inventory at all LifeCenter locations. Ensures inventory rotation to reduce instances of product loss, and timely removal of expired material from inventory. Disposes of expired supplies per regulation, as applicable.
  • Creates and maintains accurate, complete, and concurrent materials management records and logs of activities performed in accordance with LifeCenter policy, applicable standards, and regulations.
  • Assists Quality & Regulatory Affairs with environmental monitoring of storage areas including responding to temperature excursions that could affect the product. 
  • Ensures timely communication of all vendor, supply, or materials management issues, to supervisor.
  • Responsible for timely transfer of equipment and materials to sterilization provider facilities, staging areas, and LCNW satellite facilities


Vendor Management

  • Establishes relationships with suppliers and vendors to ensure reliable access to materials suitable for operational needs, at a competitive cost.
  • Resolves order discrepancies as appropriate.
  • Monitors vendor performance for product quality, order accuracy and timeliness of supply deliveries.
  • Analyzes material usage, contract costs, and vendor comparisons and identifies opportunities for cost savings, and quality improvement.


Fleet and Facility Maintenance

  • Assists in coordination of fleet vehicle maintenance, repairs, insurance claims, and licensing.
  • Schedules maintenance vendors for clinical facility operations, such as instrument sharpening, appliance repair, equipment calibration, and preventative maintenance.
  • Serve as primary contact for Surgical Recovery Suite (SRS) property management for building maintenance needs.
  • Performs facility cleaning duties as directed.



Education, Experience and Job Requirements 

  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent required.
  • 2-4 year degree in a science or health science or demonstrated equivalent work experience/certifications preferred.  
  • Member of ISM preferred 
  • CPSM or APICS certificate or demonstrated equivalent work experience preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in purchasing and inventory control preferred.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license and access to an insured automobile for work-related functions at expected times.


Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster, or applicable medical or religious exemption will be required as a condition of employment upon offer. 

LifeCenter Northwest is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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