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Supplier Development Intern

Job Location Minneapolis, Minnesota

Position Purpose 

The Supplier Development intern will be responsible for assisting supply chain team in meeting both departmental and corporate objectives.  This individual will have the opportunity to become an instrumental part of the daily supply chain activities, including supplier development, supplier quality, reporting, analytics, and benchmarking. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist/Support the Supplier Development department daily
  • Benchmark supplier management best practices
  • Participate in weekly sourcing and supplier development meetings
  • Generate process and procedure documents for critical supplier development functions
  • Access and navigate Oracle Item, Purchasing and Sourcing modules
  • Assist Vice President of Strategic Sourcing with reporting of departmental objectives
  • Interface with the suppliers on delivery and quality targets
  • Perform data collection, spreadsheet creation, and data analysis
  • Assist sourcing team with various purchasing, data loading, and analysis as needed

Key Performance Indicators

  • Complete and socialize supplier manual
  • Present findings and results at the end of internship
  • Completion of assigned projects on time with favorable results

Position Requirements 

Experience, Education & Certifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate business student with/or pursuing major in Supply Chain Management

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Solid analytical skills and self-motivated
  • Ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the organization
  • Willingness to work in a team environment
  • Handle multiple activities simultaneously and ensure accurate and timely completion of tasks
  • Oracle supply chain applications experience a huge plus
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Tools:  Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Local candidate to work minimum of 20 hours a week
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Job ID R558
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