Job Openings

Inventory/Purchasing Specialist

Job ID: BH416347

Category: Data Entry, Purchasing, Inventory Specialist / Analyst, Administrative Assistant

Specialty: Administrative

Job Title: Inventory/Purchasing Specialist

Must Haves:

  • Experience maintaining databases and recording information
  • Advanced Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Proficient with other Microsoft Office Suite Programs
  • Tech savvy – able to troubleshoot simple tech and device issues


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Inventory Experience

Job Summary:

The Quality and Patient Experience (QPE) department delivers on the Board’s vision to advance a culture of treating patients with dignity, respect, and equity; within our institutions and in the communities, we serve; promote a reliable, consistent, and coordinated care experience across institutions; and achieve the best clinical outcomes possible. Seeking a detail-oriented Inventory Control Specialist to support operations for our Digital Access Patient Loaner Tablet program. This position will report to one of the Program Managers of Digital Access. The Inventory Control Specialist is responsible for managing and maintaining the inventory and storage of devices and supplies, and the deployment, tracking and retrieval of patient loaner tablets. This position will also focus on developing and maintaining processes to effectively manage the complete lifecycle of the loaner devices.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Receive, unload, unbox and organize deliveries
• Keep track and organize materials, equipment, shipments, incoming/outgoing deliveries and stock
• Prevent shortages of supplies, coordinate ordering of materials
• Maintain digital and physical count accuracy, reconcile inventory differences between physical stock and digital data
• Make copies, print labels
• Packages up tablets and shipping supplies to be directly mailed to patients or transported/delivered to specific clinic sites
• Coordinate shipment of tablets from central project room to sites (approx. 1/week) and to patients (variable frequency)
• Receive returned devices; prepare tablets for inventory and future redistribution (inspect, test, reset and disinfect devices)
• Service Now ticket management
• Document standard operating procedures
• Provide inventory control reports as required
• May need to travel to patient’s home to deliver and set-up tablets
• Other duties as assigned


• Experience in an inventory role (preferred)
• Experience maintaining databases and recording information


• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications
• Attention to detail to identify defective/damaged devices and conduct thorough data tracking
• Able to use a computer and other office technology
• Great written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to perform software upgrades, device reset and basic troubleshooting of technical issues
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Able to lift up to XX lb.

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract

Location: Somerville, Massachusetts