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UnitedHealth Group Warehouse Specialist - La Crosse, WI in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Careers with LHI. Our focus is simple. We’re innovators in cost-effective health care management. And when you join our team, you’ll be a partner in impacting the lives of our customers, and employees. We’ve joined OptumHealth, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the health system work better for everyone. We’re located on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wis., with a satellite office in Chicago and remote employees throughout the United States. We’re supported by a national network of more than 25,000 medical and dental providers. Simply put, together we work toward a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Our team members are selected for their dedication and mission-driven focus. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life’s best work.(sm)

The Warehouse Specialist will be responsible for performing duties and responsibilities related to general building and warehouse processes to support daily Distribution Operations Center (DOC) operations as well as manage inventory requirements for all contracts, LHI facilities and fixed and embedded clinic locations. Individuals in this role will also ensure all inventory is properly stored, handled and maintained to ensure the highest quality products to our customers.

The statements listed below are not intended to be all inclusive of the duties and responsibilities of the position. Based on leadership decisions and business needs, all other duties as assigned will be expected for each position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implementand/or complete preventative maintenance and calibration programsaccording to manufacturer guidelines and internal timelines

  • Ensurerelevant documentation is maintained to prepare for potential audits orrefunds

  • Recordand communicate to management regarding needed supplies and materials

  • Trackinventory by completing manual written logs and/or update relevant ITsystems

  • Writeand/or assist in creation of purchase order needed to secure resources andservices from suppliers

  • Demonstrateknowledge of supplier contracts

  • Keepmanagement informed of potential problems or issues that need to beresolved

  • Identifyand communicate opportunities to improve operational efficiencies,eliminate waste, or contain costs

  • Maintaincosts and budgets with in established financial guidelines

  • Gatherinformation from relevant stakeholders in order to inform procurementdecisions

  • Ensurerelevant invoices form external vendors are checked againstorders/deliveries and necessary approvals received and are processed forpayment

  • Ensureadequate resources and materials are available

  • Provisionresources according to internal needs and policies

  • Assist with creating and updating DOCeducational material to include but notlimited to SOP’s, work instructions, policies, process flows, etc. andmaintaining and updating LHI DMS database

  • Maintain high production volume andquality setting work standards to meet and exceed daily work force metrics

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in anenvironment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what ittakes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other rolesyou may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school Diploma or GED

  • 6 months experience and skill level with inventory management processes and procedures

  • 6 month experience computer skills including Microsoft Office programs and the ability to work independently out of an internal database in assigned work area

  • Ability to work while standing for extended periods of time up to 10 hours a day

  • Capable of lifting up to 35lbs frequently (34-66% of the time)

  • Physical ability to bend, reach, twist, package and transport (shift/roll/push/pull) multi-sized packages that range from 10 – 35lbs frequently and 50+lbs occasionally to rarely with assistance.

  • Capable of driving company vehicles to assist with packages and mail deliveries.

  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business or other related field

  • Minimum 1 year experience in a warehouse/distribution environment working with inventory management processes and shipping and receiving carriers.

  • Forklift certification

  • Knowledge of safety standards in a warehouse environment.

  • OSHA Safety certification

  • Previous leadership experience

  • Experience with Government contracting or military environment

  • Knowledge of military medical readiness requirements

  • National Career Readiness Certificate

Soft Skills:

  • Experience with operation of basic warehouse tools--i.e. dollies, pallet jacks, forklift, etc

  • Flexibility in daily duties with the ability to prioritize and organize tasks to meet deadlines

  • Must be dependable with the ability to perform responsibilities and solve routine problems with minimal or zero supervision

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization

  • Must be able to work with others as part of a team

  • Ability to apply strong problem solving, organizational, time management and team building skills to day to day activities

  • Effectively manage stress and work in a fast pace environment while meeting tight deadlines

  • Adaptive to changing business requirements while maintaining productivity and a positive work environment

  • Supportive of and interest in promoting LHI Culture

OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCare’s support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment

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