Supplier Engineering Co-op
Abiomed is a fast-paced medical device company with a portfolio of percutaneous heart pumps that impact the lives of patients around the world. Coops are exposed to multiple areas in the medical device industry with a focus on providing mentoring and learning opportunities through a growing curriculum.
The Co-Op Program at Abiomed offers students a collaborative working and learning environment. The primary objective of the program is to recruit talented, high-potential students who will make immediate and long-term contributions to our company. As an Abiomed Co-Op, you will be given an opportunity to work with innovative technology and on projects that are directly related to your education and career goals.
The Supply Chain Co-op position will include practical training and involvement in managing product data in ERP systems, analyzing supplier performance, conducting analysis for optimizing the planning, procurement and logistics of Abiomed devices. In addition, the Co-op will be involved with Supply Chain & Logistics process improvement and change management related to ongoing product updates.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with IT and Planning team to drive ERP system improvement initiatives.
Work with Supplier Engineers, Planning and Procurement team maintain Supplier Risk Assessment Matrix, soliciting information from suppliers, evaluating safety stock and intercompany transactions.
Support logistics team in receiving, PTO and shipping layout and optimization projects, including new construction tracking, facilitating warehouse expansion and improving single piece flow initiatives.
Evaluate alternative approaches to materials replenishment and planning methods.
Perform raw material & component analyses under direct supervision and guidance to support and improve existing products.
Grad student pursuing a MBA or MS with Supply Chain focus, undergraduate engineering degree preferred.
Understanding of manufacturing process, supplier management, planning and analytics.
Knowledge of lean, six sigma, kaizen, and continuous improvement initiatives desired.
Familiarity with project management terms and concepts is a plus.
Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively and frequently (oral and written).
Execute tasks in a timely manner without direct supervision.
Able to prioritize tasks.
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience or aptitude with database software applications desired.
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