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Supply Chain Development Program

The Supply Chain Development Program (SCDP) is a full-time rotational program designed to advance your career as a strategic leader in the supply chain space. In just two short years, you’ll develop your supply chain expertise while acquiring highly practical business knowledge through three, eight-month rotations in the following functional areas: Demand Planning, Global Distribution, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Planning & Production Scheduling. At least one of these three rotations will give you the opportunity to work at our many global manufacturing sites outside of our Irvine, California headquarters – including Utah, Singapore, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Ireland, or the Dominican Republic.

Broaden your expertise through rotations in three of these four functional areas:

  • Strategic Sourcing – Gain insight into strategic category management, and develop crucial business skills including negotiating, contracting, finance and project management.
  • Demand Planning – Learn effective methods to determine sales and production volumes across a global network of plants.
  • Supply Planning and Production Scheduling – Understand how to optimize resources within a manufacturing plant by using clear and defined planning methods.
  • Global Distribution – Leverage best-in-class tools to gain insight into the importance of transportation, warehousing and trade compliance for the overall business.

Onboarding and Assimilation:

  • Opportunity to obtain APICS CPIM Certification
  • Summer Immersion Program with other university new hires
  • Formal and personalized mentor program
  • Interaction with senior management
  • Cross-functional and international exposure
  • Formal training opportunities
What you need

We look for the following credentials in our Supply Chain candidates:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in either Supply Chain Management, Applied Engineering or related discipline from an accredited university.
  • Anticipated Fall or Spring graduation date
  • Strong academic performance, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency authorization

Differentiating Assets:

  • Leadership capabilities and potential demonstrated through extracurricular activities, employment and/or internship experiences
  • Ability to excel in a team based environment
  • Relevant, hands-on experience (via projects, internship, co-op, etc.)
  • Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize in a changing environment. Ability to multi-task while working in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Business acumen and global mindset; able to operate across cultures
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint experience desirable.
  • Strong interest in pursuing relevant industry experience within the healthcare and medical devices industry a plus.
How to apply

First round interviews are typically conducted on select university campuses during fall visits. This allows our managers, technical experts and program alumni to get a better sense of your talents and goals while helping you understand more about the program. To be considered, submit your resume to your campus career center in the Fall. Resume submission deadlines are typically one to two weeks after campus career fairs. Even if you’re not a student at one of the universities we visit, we encourage you to apply through our website.

Finalists from our campus interviews are invited to our global headquarters in Irvine, California, to participate in a multi-interview process. Plus, candidates get to tour the facilities, meet current employees, and explore the beauty of Irvine and its surrounding communities. Offers are extended in November for either February or July start dates.

Key dates

  • September-October: Campus visits & interviews
  • Late October: Invitations to attend Final Interviews
  • Late November: Final Interviews
  • By November 30: Completion of offers and follow-up communications
  • February or July: First day of an exceptional Edwards career!

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