Supply Chain Fellowship (1 year)

Posting Date 2 weeks ago(11/12/2020 6:02 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Position Type
Cook Medical Inc.
Purchasing/Supply Chain


The Cook Medical Supply Chain Fellowship is a one-year, competitive, paid opportunity to do something extraordinary and be part of the supply chain talent of the future. You will have direct access to organization leadership and mentors while you create solutions to real-world problems with industry-wide impact. This fellowship is a unique partnership between a healthcare supplier and a healthcare provider, meaning you will be able to transparently work for both sides of the healthcare supply chain industry. 

A common challenge in the healthcare industry is the accuracy and availability of data desired by suppliers and providers to conduct business, provide care, and build mutual trust. The focus of this year’s project will be to establish trust between provider and supplier by facilitating the data sharing and transparency required to build resilience across the healthcare industry. This will be achieved by fostering collaboration between provider and supplier in working toward solving three data-sharing-related problems or opportunities facing the industry, for example, perfect order, consignment right-sizing, forecasting and item cross-referencing. These data-sharing efforts will be used to build trust. By the end of the project, the fellow should have prepared both the supplier and the provider to make continued efforts to sustain trust and exchange information. The output will also serve as a scalable model for other supplier-provider relationships.


• Understand project deliverable, working closely with assigned Cook project sponsor & Provider project sponsor, and the Global Supply Chain Project Management Office (PMO)
• Collaborate with relevant Functions internally at Cook and with the nominated provider to:
   - Identify key stakeholders and understand business requirements associated with the project
   - Evaluate initial and additional project requirements
   - Determine project objectives, benefits, priorities, deliverables, implementation recommendations and resource requirements
   - Identify resource gaps and working with management to fill these gaps
• Mitigate against risks/issues which may impact project time-lines taking action as necessary to avoid delays
• Monitor, track and communicate project progress in a structured and timely manner to the project sponsors and key stakeholders
• Work with local Continuous Improvement teams, as needed, as it relates to the individual projects
• Collaborate with internal stakeholders at Cook and the Provider such as, IT, Customer Support & Delivery (CSD) Regional Support Center, Quality Assurance, Finance, and the Divisions when setting up or initiating a project. The project sponsor and the Cook Global Supply Chain PMO will facilitate these introductions
• Connect with relevant outside vendors as required
• Ensure compliance to the Quality Management System and Business Processes for both Cook and the nominated provider
• Ensure that Cook’s Code of Conduct is considered in all business matters carried out on Cook’s behalf
• Other duties as directed from time to time


• MBA or Master's degree in Supply Chain Management is required
• Project Management experience is preferred
• Ability to maintain a project in forward movement with frequent adjustments, as necessary
• Proven written and verbal skills with ability to synthesize information into well organized plans, proposals and presentations
• Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
• Understanding and experience of systems
• Understanding of Quality Management System (QMS) principles (preferably ISO13485)
• Ability to prioritize workloads meet deadlines and follow up on issues


Physical Requirements:

• Domestic travel as needed
• Attends and leads various strategic and informational meetings
• Works under general office environmental conditions
• Sitting for extended periods, utilizes close visual acuity for working with computers, etc.
• The employee is occasionally required to stand for extended periods
• The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel or crouch


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