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BD Supply Chain Development Program (SCDP)

Apply Now Job ID R-348112 Date posted 09/12/2019

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Job Description


Program Overview

Entry level position to establish a solid Supply Chain foundation for our Supply Chain Development Program Associate after completion of various projects in the core rotations of Order Fulfillment, North America Transportation, Distribution, Supply Chain Relations, and Continuous Improvement. 

In each of the rotations, associates are expected to participate and lead projects that drive positive business outcomes while also building an understanding of key processes, systems and analytics specific to each area. Every associate entering the program will obtain their Lean Six Sigma Certification in their first year.

Adjustments to this rotation program are subject to change based on business need. 

Rotations (duration of rotations may vary)

Order Fulfillment:

  • Projects on the Order Fulfillment team will cover E-Business and/or Claims Management.  The associate will gain knowledge of our E-Business team, responsible for managing our electronic transmissions with our business partners and the Claims Management team, responsible for capturing, researching and resolving customer claims.  Opportunity for travel to the North America Shared Service Center in San Antonio, TX.


  • Projects on the North America Transportation team are focused on managing our carrier base and improving efficiencies and service levels.  The associate will be exposed to transportation operations and learn process & data flows between SAP/TMS, learn carrier routings and services as well as operational requirements, constraints and supporting analytics.

Distribution Operations & Compliance:

  • Projects on Distribution Operations will consist of initiatives focused on warehouse specific activities as well as the corporate management of a multiple Distribution Center network.  The associate will gain exposure to DC Operations and will understand data, physical and process flows, analytics, systems, operational requirements and constraints.  Opportunity for travel to multiple Distribution Centers within the US.

Supply Chain Relations:

  • Projects on the Supply Chain Relations team will provide an in-depth view of our key customer networks supporting different Channel Partners and supply chain models.  The associate will have the opportunity to work on strategic initiatives that are mutually beneficial to BD and our customers.

Continuous Improvement:

  • The rotation with North America Continuous Improvement will consist of the application of the previous 18-20 months of learning, to drive cost savings and efficiency gains across the organization. The associate will build capability in running mapping sessions, Kaizen events, problem solving, and building management systems by leveraging Continuous Improvement and LEAN methodologies and tools.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collect, check for accuracy, and analyze quantitative and qualitative data from internal and external sources; analyze performance trends; perform diagnostics to identify potential causes of performance deterioration or improvement; identify potential corrective actions and improvement opportunities
  • Develop Project Management skills by first participating on projects to learn best practices with the goal of being able to lead projects independently.
  • Participate in periodic conference calls with external parties like key channel partners, carriers and vendors to review performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Special project work as assigned



  • BA/BS degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations Management or Engineering
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools
  • Excellent communication skills
  • GPA minimum of 3.3


  • Prior internship/co-op experience in Supply Chain

In order to qualify for this position, you must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction as to duration.

Primary Work Location

USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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