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Supply Chain - New Product Development Intern

At Sleep Number we are improving lives every day by helping people sleep better every night. Learn more about a company that’s championing a health and wellness revolution with quality sleep at its core. Join our Supply Chain Team for a 12 week internship experience responsible for assisting supply chain team in meeting both departmental and corporate objectives.   

This role will have the opportunity to become an instrumental part of the daily supply chain activities including new product development process documentation, reporting, analytics, and benchmarking. In addition, this role will lead the deployment and adoption of New Product Development Processes and tool sets.   
  • Learn Sleep Number’s New Development Process from the perspective of multiple teams 
  • Work with cross functional teams to develop and drive process maturity and improvement 
  • Generate New Product Development KPIs and dashboards – analyze performance for potential improvement programs 
  • Maintain New Product Development reporting and tools 
  • Assist teams through project management principles in New Product Development Projects 
  • Communicate weekly / monthly Scorecards to key stakeholders 
  • Other duties as assigned 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
  • Self-starter/action oriented (Drives Results) 
  • Process-centric thinker 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously  
  • Strives to meet the requirements of internal/external customers (Customer Focus) 
  • Works well with diverse teams across the organization (Values Differences) 
  • Demonstrate capability to work with some ambiguity (Being Resilient) 
  • Ability to balance high-quality standards with schedule pressures and the ability to work both independently and within a team (Instills Trust) 
  • High level of integrity, professional attitude, reliable and dependable (Accountability) 
  • Strong analytical, structured problem solving and decision-making abilities 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • High aptitude for technical writing 
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization 
  • Ability to understand the big picture as well as pay attention to detail 
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, MS Project) 
  • Working knowledge of PowerBI and other reporting/visualization tools 
  • Knowledge of SharePoint site and page design required 
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) a plus 

Experience, Education & Certifications:  
  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s or graduate degree from an accredited college/university majoring in Supply Chain Management, Product Design/Development, Business Administration or similar. 
  • Experience with product development or project management is a plus 
Additional Program Details:  
  • Competitive compensation   
  • Full intern summer events program highlighting our field, stores, and corporate experiences.  
  • Campus Ambassador opportunities  
EEO Statement 
Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.