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Sr. Supply Engineer
Job#: 443733
Positions: 1
Posted: 04/20/2017
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Danvers, MA
Department: Supply Chain
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Job Description

ABIOMED is redefining team-driven success while reshaping heart recovery. Here, new ideas are welcomed and encouraged, learning is constant, and our dynamic setting enables positive people to do profoundly important work.


If you have: the ability to build and grow strategic partnerships, a keen focus on consistency of methods and moving the company forward, and the desire to make a true impact on patient health, we want to hear from you. Discover your true potential as you work with Supplier Engineering team, develop professionally, and contribute to a company imagining the future of heart care.


As a Senior Supplier Engineer you will serve as ABIOMED’s primary technical contact with key US based suppliers, lead all product development team’s supplier initiatives, second source critical suppliers, and establish “Quality at the Source” programs with key partners.  This role is a newly established Supplier Engineering function and is viewed as a key technical resource for the company’s continued growth.


  • Attend product development project meetings and serve as primary liaison for all actions associated with new supplier requirements
  • Outsource and transfer of sub-assemblies from internal production to suppliers
  • Assist in the " Quality at the Source" program with the objective of increasing yields at the supplier and qualifying quality inspections at the supplier facility
  • Proactively manage component obsolescence
  • Develop understanding of supplier’s manufacturing process and technology roadmap and capabilities
  • Drive strategic initiatives with suppliers
  • Supervise second source projects; continuously monitor risk of the existing suppliers /components as well defining  plans to mitigate said risks
  • Qualify new suppliers and define necessary technical tests/documentation
  • Support the transfer of product improvements into production utilizing Design for Manufacturing (DFM) principles.
  • Lead analysis of defective components found in Incoming Inspection and work with vendors to resolve
  • Assist in technical qualification of alternatives for obsolete components
  • Implement process improvements within supply chain


  • BS, Engineering
  • 5 years of professional experience showing detailed technical exchange with vendors
  • Knowledge of polymer, machining, and/or electronics fabrication
  • Knowledge of Process Capability and data analysis using statistical tools
  • Good knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean and Design of Manufacturing and Six Sigma Green or Black Belt
  • Project Management experience
  • Demonstrated critical thinking in fast paced environment 
  • Strength is working well in a team environment while continually and constructively challenging the status quo
  • Dedicated, passionate and eager to learn
  •  Willingness to travel, particularly to visit suppliers (30% required)
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