Supply Chain Co-op - South Carolina

Date: Sep 27, 2022

Location: Pendleton, SC, US, 29670

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 55499 
Title: Supply Chain Co-op - South Carolina 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location: Pendleton, South Carolina





Arthrex is a global medical device company and leader in orthopedics medical education. With a corporate mission of Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™, Arthrex has pioneered the field of arthroscopy and develops more than 1,000 innovative products and procedures each year that support all aspects of orthopedics. The Supply Chain Department is located in Pendleton, South Carolina and consists of buyer/planners, international demand planning members and manufacturing team members. The Co-op's selected for this position will participate in a rotational schedule across purchasing, inventory control, and production planning to better understand the entire supply chain. They will engage with cross-functional team members to limit backorders, maintain and review forecast, plan/release work orders, and review MRP daily outputs. Preferably, the ideal candidate will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Operations Management, or related field.


This temporary position is for the Spring semester, running January 2023 - June 2023, and will be located in Pendleton, SC.


Main Objective:

Under direct supervision will work with the Supply Chain Department in order to gain experience in Supply Chain duties including but not limited to purchasing, inventory control, master data maintenance activities and production planning across the various divisions of Arthrex.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews MRP outputs daily to ensure all required actions are taken – planned orders, expedites, de-expedites cancels, etc.
  • Limits backorders of any assigned parts while communicating backorder information to internal departments.
  • Maintains and reviews Forecast vs. Actual sales for assigned products.
  • Distributes Engineering Change Requests to the suppliers and review disposition of existing and in-process inventory.
  • Discusses defective goods and services with inspection or quality control personnel internally and externally to ensure corrective action is taken.
  • Prepares and reviews quotes provided by suppliers.
  • Creates POs for inventoried and MRO purchases.
  • Receives PO receipts of non-inventoried goods, invoice approval, MRO purchases.
  • Interacts with all Arthrex subsidiaries/Quality/IT/Finance departments.
  • Works closely with Production Managers, Engineers and off-site Supply Chain teams.
  • Plans/releases work orders for final production.
  • Processes and documentation review/updates.


Education and Experience:

  • Pursuing Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Business Analytics, Supply Chain, Operations Management or related major required, or a recent graduate. (Students who have recently graduated are only eligible to work as an intern/co-op up to six months from their graduation date.)
  • Purchasing, Manufacturing and/or MRP experience preferred.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

Full working knowledge of purchasing concepts. Good organizational, financial and negotiation skills. Working knowledge of SAP or compatible MRP systems preferred.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Microsoft Office/Windows. MRP software. Power BI experience preferred.




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Supply, Demand Planner, Medical Device, Orthopedic, Operations, Healthcare