UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

UNIT SUPPLY INVENTORY CONTROL SPECIALIST

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8624 (WFSE HMC)

BASIC FUNCTION

As the inventory control specialist for the department, coordinate the supply/equipment inventory using a manual or automated inventory system including monitoring and overseeing daily inventory operations, advising Unit Supply Technician Lead(s) and/or other Unit Supply staff regarding inventory control practices/procedures, training Unit Supply staff to ensure accurate and consistent inventory-related data entry and application of procedures to optimize inventory management, and supporting special projects.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, coordinate inventory control activities to support a department or work unit that is not part of a centralized or organization stockroom function. 

TYPICAL WORK

Monitor inventory and equipment management activities assigned to Unit Supply Technician Lead(s) and/or other Unit Supply staff for quality, completeness, accuracy and timeliness.  Provide input regarding inventory-related performance to supervisor or manager. 

Train Unit Supply staff on new/revised procedures affecting inventory management to ensure accurate and consistent data entry and application of procedures and to improve operations and optimize inventory management. 

Coordinate the inventory control quality assurance/compliance program for the department.

Act as a resource for inventory control-related issues, requests and/or concerns.  Resolve or coordinate the resolution of complaints/concerns.

Respond to inventory-related technical and fiscal questions from supervisor or manager.   Use a variety of programs, systems, databases, and records to analyze and report data.

Meet with client areas to assess inventory performance and identify problems related to inventory control.  Discuss with client areas unresolved issues and patient needs related to supply and/or equipment inventory management.  Resolve or coordinate the resolution of issues/needs.

Perform supply inventory management in system(s) including activities such as ordering, receiving, restocking, rotating stock, making inventory adjustments, completing cycle counts, organizing, and adding and deleting stock items.

Maintain compliance with state and institution policies regarding receipt, issuance and inventory of supplies, materials and equipment.

Participate in special projects such as the implementation of new programs, equipment trials, inventory analysis, operational systems improvements and technology updates.

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school graduation or equivalent OR equivalent education/experience AND four years of experience in an automated supply distribution environment or related department, including at least two years as a Unit Supply Technician Lead or equivalent. 

New Class:  3-1-07