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Materials Management Analyst: Main Hospital (Full Time/Day Shift)

At Lancaster General Health, our culture is what sets us apart and creates a lasting impression of our health system in the community and in the hearts of our patients and their families. A role with us is more than just a job, we ask that you Live Your Legacy at LGH by finding your passion in your everyday role, committing to those you serve, and reaching for your personal best.

We are recognized as 1 of only 9 hospitals in the entire country with awards in Medicare.Gov, LEAPFROG and Healthgrades Americas 50 Best Hospitals. We have attained five year Magnet ® recognition status for the fifth time with the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) and we are the 2018 recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Prize in recognition of the commitment to community service.

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers a comprehensive benefits package:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program so that our employees can stay actively engaged and committed to living their legacy every day. Together, we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Join us and be part of a team that empowers you to do more than your job and encourages you to:

Live Your Passion. Live Your Best. Live Your Commitment. Live Your Legacy.


Primarily day shift 8 - 4:30 or 8:30 - 5, Mon - Fri. Occasional weekend and after hours during testing and go live.

Job Description


Responsible for management of the integrated Lawson Purchasing, Inventory Control, and Mobile Supply Chain computer system.  Will be responsible for identifying and resolving system operational problems.  Will serve as a liaison between MMIS users and the software vendor.  Will be responsible for training and assisting all MMIS users.  Will be the primary individual responsible to write custom system reports for all MMIS users.  In addition, will coordinate all purchasing contracts to ensure both contract compliance and utilization across Lancaster General.


  • Serves as problem resolution coordinator for daily operational issues with MMIS applications or GHX. Collaborates with MMIS Administrator as needed to achieve resolution. 
  • Utilizes Lawson Spreadsheet Designer tools for contract file upload in ERP system, including price file uploads and revisions as appropriate.
  • Conducts periodic meetings to keep major users informed of changes, new requirements, etc.  Explores alternative solutions to improve efficiency using the test system to perform test runs.
  • Designs and creates reports, monitor usage of reports and approve all recommended changes. Develops reports monitor contract expiration to ensure contract file is up to date. 
  • Develops and implements training and educational programs to educate and train all users in the operation of Lawson Procurement, Requisition Self Serve and Mobile Supply Chain systems.
  • Maintains a comprehensive procedure manual ensuring the input from major users is consistent with the operational requirements of the other departments.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Recommend and implement operational enhancements that are of beneficial across Lancaster General.
  • Coordinate system testing of upgrades/new releases with Information Technology. Ensures all upgrades/new releases are tested prior to installation.
  • Serves as a back-up resource in the absence of the MMIS Contract Administrator.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Information Technology or a related field and two (2) to four (4) years of purchasing or financial Information experience


  • In lieu of related Bachelor's degree, minimum of six (6) to ten (10) years of purchasing or financial Information experience
  • Systems analysis.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience in data mining to facilitate trending of financial data
  • Demonstrated extensive spreadsheet, word processing and data base experience
  • Strong communication skills


  • Lawson system or other Electronic Requisition Program (ERP) experience preferred
  • Crystal Report Writer Software or other report writing program(s) experience preferred



The position requires the ability to attend to more than one aspect of a situation simultaneously.  It is highly likely that multiple task demands are going to be required of the individual at the same time.

New Learning and Memory:

A large portion of this position required reliance on verbal memory and new learning.  Efficiency in processing of verbal information, either in written or spoken form, is a major requirement and prerequisite of the job.  The individual must be able to attend to and process multiple bits of information simultaneously.  The individual must be able to organize and categorize this information effectively so that later recall is feasible.

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Creative Thinking:

The position requires much autonomy of thought and problem solving.  The individual must be able to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems.  The individual must be able to think abstractly, which is manifested in the ability to form concepts, use categories, generalize from single instances, apply procedural rules and general principles, and be aware of subtle or intrinsic aspects of a problem.  The development of hypothesis and potential solutions to problems involves careful interpretation, analysis and diagnosis.  The individual must be able to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  The individual must be able to think creatively with a degree of inventiveness, experimentation and intuition.  They must be able to deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables.

APTITUDES:  The following are essential requirements of the position in relation to job-worker situations.  These items describe how a worker must adapt, adjust, conform or act:

Leadership, control and planning: Ability to accept responsibility for leadership, direction, control, planning, negotiating, organizing, directing, supervising, formulating practices, or making final decisions.

Performing under stressful conditions: Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are critical aspects of the job. Is subject to danger or risk, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

Variety and change: Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure involving significant differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, environmental factors, physical demands, or work situations.

Communication:  Ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely; to present ideas, facts and technical information.

Interpersonal relations: Ability to maintain relationships that facilitate task accomplishment; to cooperate and resolve conflicts; to recognize needs and be sensitive of others.


Equipment/Tools: Computer, Phone, Copier, Printer, Fax, Office Supplies

Software: Microsoft Office Products, ERP software, clinical information system, report writing, word processing, spreadsheet


Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%; Continuously 71-100%

Body Position/Movement:

  • Sit:  Frequently
  • Stand:  Occasionally
  • Walk:  Occasionally
  • Bend:  Rarely
  • Push:  Rarely
  • Pull:  Rarely
  • Kneel/Squat:  Rarely
  • Reach:  Rarely
  • Twist:  Rarely
  • Balance:  Rarely
  • Climb:  Rarely

Lifting: Degree of physical exertion is:

Light, exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects.

Sensory Abilities specifically required:

  • Vision
  • Hearing


WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to hazardous conditions/ materials is negligible.


Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

Benefits of Joining Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

LGH Full Time Posted on 01/13/2022