Medical Demand Planner
Summary:  Oversee the ongoing development and function of the medical supplies for the Africa Mercy Ships Health Care System.
Description:  

Essential Duties And Responsibilities (Include But Not Limited To)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Oversee the maintenance of the master Medical Needs List including disposables and equipment.
  • Review weekly / monthly usage of medical supply adjusting shipments to meet that anticipated needs based on usage levels.
  • Facilitate bi-weekly procurement calls with AFM program staff.  Address and document any expressed concerns.  Maintain oversight of the Hospital Request tracking form which documents shortages or abnormal usage level / supply level issues.
  • Liaise with the Africa Mercy Supply Manager to identify monthly product shipping plans (monthly pick list) from the EDC and IOC. 
  • Coordinate with point of service personnel and program managers to develop standardized medical supplies list, based as much as possible on per patient utilization
  • Review, recommend, and approve any product changes or additions utilizing appropriate consultants and program managers (vendor changes may be approved by procurement department).
  • Communicate regular updates to Health Care Services Director, Procurement Manager, and Hospital Coordinator-AFM regarding status of supplies.
  • Liaise with Procurement Coordinators regarding the acquisition of medical supplies.
  • Oversee the correct description/distribution for medical supplies in the Supply Chain Management System.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, And Requirements)

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook while willing to learn the procurement database.
  • May require occasional domestic and international travel.
  • Support organization's mission and vision. Adhere to Mercy Ships Code of Conduct.
  • Follow the example of Jesus by Loving God; Loving and Serving Others; Being a Person of Integrity and a Person of excellence in all you say and do.

Education And Experience

The requirements listed below are representative of the education and / or experience required.

  • Administrative experience helpful.
  • Medical experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge or Mercy ships and Hospital Programs preferred.
  • Experience working with people and organizational systems. International experience a plus.
  • BS/BA in related discipline preferred. High School Diploma or its equivalent required.