Materials Management Systems & Value Analyst
Materials Management Systems & Value Analyst Materials Mangement Administration Bryan Health, Lincoln, NE - Lincoln, NE

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Bachelors degree is required
  • 2 years experience required
  • The Materials Management Systems & Value Analyst is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and monitoring of the department's computer information system. Acts as a liaison between vendor, Information Technology (IT) staff and departmental personnel. Collaborates with the Supply Chain Director to negotiate bids for the purchase of products, equipment and services for use enterprise-wide. Collaborates with Value Analysis Team (VAT) to implement cost reduction strategies and standardization opportunities. Reviews new product requests and performs a financial analysis on each request.

    Interfaces with other hospital computer systems to update, verify or merge information; develops, tests, maintains and troubleshoots the department's computer information system modules, tables and databases; monitors system's hardware, software and performance characteristics and notifies vendor/IT of issues.

    Communicates and collaborates with system vendors and Bryan Information Technology staff to ensure system effectiveness, compatibility and productivity.

    Develops policies, procedures and strategies related to the use, rights and responsibilities, access and work flow relevant to materials management, product value analysis, contract and expense management and overall information systems relevant to Materials Management.

    Completes projects according to established schedules; coordinates all assigned projects and reports on all plans priorities and schedules; informs Supply Chain Director and Managers of status of projects in the form of activity and progress reports.

    Coordinates hardware and software enhancements with Information Technology (IT) and vendor as needed; resolves operational problems or contacts vendor/IT for support as needed.

    Anticipates system upgrades, maintenance requirements and inventory budget; provides input into departmental budget preparation and planning process as requested.

    Obtains and negotiates bids on clinical and non-clinical products and services, some of which may impact multiple hospitals, departments, or processes; identifies and collaborates on contract parameters, such as cost, warranties, performance guarantees, service agreements, and other related metrics.

    Plans, develops materials for, and facilitates multi-disciplinary value analysis team meetings with the objective of identifying, evaluating, implementing, and tracking performance of cost reduction initiatives; provides ongoing customer service to assigned departments.

    Researches, develops and maintains a wide variety of data reports for utilization analysis, cost reduction opportunities, and product/service identification and comparison purposes; analyzes these reports and makes recommendations to management regarding identified trends or observations.

    Adds, deletes or modifies system overlays and database information as required by regulatory, contractual or operational needs; maintains archived departmental records as directed.

    Trains new users in the use of system applications and provides functional assistance; acts as primary resource for intra- and inter-departmental users questions and requests; designs and maintains training materials and reference manuals for primary Crystal Report Writer (CRP) system.

    Advises and requests assigned department (e.g. OR, Distribution) charge description master numbers for supply items; adjusts pricing as necessary to maintain updated charge pricing.

    Coordinates follow-up with Management Accounting regarding any errors or problems with the general ledger and accounts payable; reconciles received/not invoiced account monthly and processes management report.

    Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or materials management related field required. Minimum of two (2) years experience providing information systems support or performing database management activities required. Prior experience using Lawson Materials Management Suite preferred.