Performs various functions in support of Supply Chain objectives. These are typically a combination of daily and project assignments ranging from clerical such as filing to strategic project activities such as extracting data and analyzing/summarizing as part of a large project. The selected individual will gain exposure to all functions at ACIST with the opportunity to learn the how all functions interact and depend on each other for the success of the organization. At the end of the intern/co-op period, the selected will be expected to make a short presentation on knowledge and skills learned as well as the impact of their work on ACIST.
Supply Planning and Inventory Management
- Creates purchase orders for good and services
- Reviews and classifies supplier lead time for components
- Reviews supply levels and communicates issues to minimize on-hand inventory
- Performs procurement and delivery functions such creating purchase orders and placing with suppliers.
- This includes expediting orders as necessary to avoid/resolve line-down situations, managing transitions to new part revisions, and re-schedules product receipts when excess inventory is on-hand.
- Follows up on supplier delivery performance issues
- Resolves issues with receipts and invoices
- Provides feedback on supplier performance
- Assists with return of products to suppliers.
- Identifies potential process improvement efforts to improve quality and reduce costs
- Executes orders for non-inventory items when necessary
- Reviews and analyzes inventory levels for raw, WIP and finished goods
- Reviews and analyzes ordering trends such as average cost per line item, average total cost order, and average orders by suppliers
- Analyzes transportation costs for inbound materials and outbound finished goods
- Cultivates relationships with internal and external associates with direction from management to resolve open issues and identify and drive continuous quality and cost improvement activities with key suppliers.
Training to be Provided
Students will be exposed to working with various operations and product support departments within ACIST. They will learn key requirements which need to be followed in a regulated environment such as the medical device industry. Training may cover relevant aspects of medical device development procedures, along with more specific aspects related to ACIST products.
Additionally, our interns and co-ops benefit from a buddy program, career development programming, and opportunities to build their professional networks virtually and in-person with ACIST professionals.
- Third or fourth year college level student with an intention of majoring in Supply Chain, Business, Finance or similar discipline.
- Ability to research data using internet/online sources
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.,
- High level of professionalism
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain relationships across all levels both within and outside of the organization
- Demonstrated mathematical aptitude
- Ability to work both autonomously with limited supervision and as part of a team
- Effective verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to influence and maintain high levels of communication and feedback with peers, management and various stakeholders
- Demonstrated ability to adhere to work/quality procedures to ensure quality system compliance and high quality work
- Previous experience working in an office environment
- Previous experience working with external organizations such as suppliers
- Ability to travel to other ACIST Medical sites (if necessary)
- Knowledge of ERP/MRP systems
- Knowledgeable in Supply Chain requirements of ISO 13485
- Contract preparation and negotiation experience
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of quality policy/system expectations.
- The position requires relationship building with both internal and external process stakeholders and indirectly managed resources.
- The individual in this position must be resourceful and committed to protecting the company’s interests by balancing both short-term and long-term requirements.
- Mental demands – work is detail oriented, often with multiple priorities. The environment is deadline sensitive and may be exposed to high-pressure situations.
- Limited travel may be required
· Eden Prairie, Minnesota (no relocation or housing assistance available)
ACIST has taken steps to prioritize employee safety & engagement, business health & readiness and customer supply & support, including but not limited to:
- As of November 15, 2021 ACIST & Bracco Medical Technologies will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees, interns and co-ops in the United States. Where permitted by applicable law, employees, interns and co-ops must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for a U.S.-based position, if not currently employed by ACIST Medical Systems.
- Virtual recruitment and virtual and hybrid onboarding where applicable.
- Following CDC guidelines with regard to limiting access to the Eden Prairie office to essential workers and those with special permission to enter the office.
· May start dates are preferred, but other start dates may be considered. A longer-term engagement similar to a co-op program is desired, but not a requirement. Candidates with internship availability from May to August will also be considered.
· Hours: 40 hours per week
To learn more about ACIST Medical Systems, please visit our website at: https://careers.acist.com
ACIST Medical Systems is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer