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Distribution Specialist I

Job Ref: 26790

Talent Area: Other

Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Supply Chain-Logistics

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Houston Methodist (HM) is one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers.  HM consists of 7 hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and six community hospitals throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area.  HM also includes a research institute, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities.  Overall, HM employs over 20,000 employees.   FORBES magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of Best Employers in 2016.  Houston Methodist is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide the best patient care and service in a spiritual environment.

Job Summary

Responsible for accurately filling all supply orders submitted by Methodist’s network hospitals and their respective departments. Position supports the efforts of the TMH Distribution Center through routine tasks associated with order packaging, shipment and inventory control procedures. Provides support to hospital-based Par Replenishment Teams for low unit of measure supply issues and their respective schedules. 



Completes daily equipment checklist and reports any repair issues. 

Processes all supply order requests submitted by Network hospital departments. 

Ensures all orders are completed by scheduled timelines and packed accordingly. 

Performs assigned duties for monthly and bi-annual cycle counts/inventories in order to maintain financial integrity for all items stocked within the Distribution Center. 

Maintains acceptable levels for accuracy and productivity for orders processed. 

Assists receiving personnel with relative tasks associated with storage of goods and re-stocking.

Participates in daily and bi-weekly staff meetings to provide feedback on performance and results.

Provides assistance to Distribution Liaison and Inventory Logistics Specialist as needed.

Demonstrates ICARE Values

Demonstrates Service PRIDE Standards

Performs all other duties as assigned.



High School diploma or GED equivalent.



Minimum of two years experience working in a material handling environment required.

Must have direct experience in order fulfillment, receipt and storage processes. Prior experience in a healthcare product distribution or related industry preferred.



Must be certified or able to pass departmental test in the operation of powered material handling equipment

for adhering to OSHA workplace standards.



Must have basic knowledge of current logistic practices and procedures. Must show proficiency in operating manual and battery powered pallet jack. Above average oral and written communication skills, demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with management, clients and co-workers. Must pass a basic math and literacy test upon hire.



Must pass a basic vision test upon hire and annually thereafter.

*Activity Checklist attached



May be predisposed to frequent changes in temperature and exposure to dust and / or fumes.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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