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Inventory Control Manager

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Position Description

Manager, Pharmacy Inventory Control

Coppell, TX


General Purpose of the Job:


This position manages the inventory and distribution of prescription materials for DaVita Rx’s network of pharmacies with nationwide medication distribution. This position ensures the materials are maintained consistently, accurately, and in accordance with company policies, and ensures the minimum levels of in-house stock necessary to serve the patient population on a timely basis.


Accountabilities and Deliverables:


Manage all aspects of the Inventory Control process and departments monitoring over $100 million in pharmaceutical inventory in multiple facilities with an average of 2,500 SKU’s per site with a team of 20+ located through the different locations.  Responsible for oversight and management of receiving/stocking functions, cycle counting (including overall inventory accuracy and system reconciliation activities), working capital levels and inventory item file maintenance.  Ensure accurate count of inventories and provide accurate and timely inventory reporting to Finance, Purchasing and other stakeholders.


  • Coordinate drug product recall research with the Recall Coordinator per the manufacturer’s instructions via appropriate reporting and record maintenance.

  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with DaVita Rx suppliers as needed for direct and indirect prescription products and consumables.

  • Partner with Finance and coordinate quarterly physical inventories of consumable products

  • Coordinate regular inventory control counts for all dispensing pharmacies in compliance with state and federal regulations

  • Recommend and implement prescription materials management strategies for pharmacies

  • Monitor and audit  inventory control procedures and processes

    • Comply with all applicable regulations; maintain thorough documentation including SOX Narratives

    • Ensure separation checks and balances between procurement and receiving teammates

    • Ensure inventory accuracy of daily receipts with electronic receipt systems

    • Ensure inventory discrepancies are recorded in accordance with Sox 404 and internal guidelines and adjustments are reviewed and communicated to all internal and external stakeholders

  • Oversee and regularly evaluate cycle count program, revising as appropriate to continuously improve while meeting internal requirements

  • Create and maintain a positive relationship with the DaVita Rx Pharmacy Operational Directors, Managers and Pharmacists in Charge

  • Manage RCA (root cause analysis) process of inventory discrepancies

  • Develop and implement enterprise wide materials management software strategy

    • Partner with Dispensing Operations to support inventory management needs integrated with dispensing automation technology and software

    • Explore inventory management capabilities of potential pharmacy management platforms

    • Explore Warehouse Management System (WMS) for inventory control including purchasing, receiving, cycle counting, drug shelf location management, lot and expiration date tracking.

  • Partner with drug purchasing group for reorder point update management, new generic launched, supply disruption mitigation, queue management, order processing and scheduling and inventory file additions/updates.

  • Travel required: up to 25%

Teammate Management


  • Provide leadership to direct reports and help them overcome any organizational obstacles encountered during projects

  • Manage all teammate employment activity such as hiring, promoting, job performance, evaluations, and disciplinary actions with appropriate approvals as required





  • Minimum of five (5) years’ relevant inventory management experience in a high-SKU pharmacy environment (> 2,000 SKUs)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in building inventory standard operating procedures, SOX 404 compliance and audit awareness 
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Excel; Intermediate computer skills and proficiency in MS Word, Access, and Outlook; basic proficiency in PowerPoint


  • Bachelor’s degree  preferred in Business Administration, Operations, Industrial Engineering, or related area 
  • Minimum of three (3) years leading team including hiring, promoting, job performance, evaluations, and disciplinary actions preferre


The DaVita Village Difference

  • Industry-leading patient care with clinical outcomes ranked above the national average.
  • Dynamic leadership grounded in Core Values, Mission and clearly defined goals for you.
  • Diverse, team-driven culture that supports you.
  • Commitment to developing you and the chance to explore multiple career paths.
  • Stability and strong financial results - 10 years of steady revenue growth.
  • Performance-based compensation and rewards for your hard work.
  • A commitment to the greater good: We are a community first, a company second.
About DaVita Rx


Created in 2005 to deliver prescription drugs to patients receiving care in DaVita dialysis clinics, DaVita Rx is the largest renal pharmacy in the U.S. and serves more than 70,000 patients in 46 states with three high-capacity pharmacies located in Texas, California and Florida. We are a "community first, company second," with a team of extraordinarily committed, talented and entrepreneurial teammates who care about our patients, our colleagues and our community. We are dedicated to deliver our promise to provide the highest levels of quality care to help improve our patients' lives. DaVita Rx is a unique entrepreneurial opportunity in the context of a Fortune 200 company (DaVita Inc. | Ticker: DVA). Our rapid growth and pace of work provide our teammates with an exciting, challenging, dynamic and fulfilling work environment where you can truly make an impact.


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DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 


 We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.


DaVita will consider qualified applicants who have criminal histories in a manner consistent with the law.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Inventory Control Manager
  • Job Function: Pharmacy
  • Location: 1234 Lakeshore Dr, Coppell, Texas