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

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.