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Sr. Supplier Development Engineer I

Date:  Feb 7, 2023

Danvers, Massachusetts, US, 01923

Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, and offices in Baltimore, MD, Woburn, MA, Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 2,000 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.


Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery

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 Suppliers, Manufacturing and Design teams, develop professionally, and contribute to a company imagining the future of heart care.


The Sr. Supplier Development Engineer serves as ABIOMED’s primary technical contact with all US based suppliers, leads all product development team’s supplier initiatives, second source critical suppliers, and establishes “Quality at the Source” programs with key partners.  This role is a key technical resource for the company’s continued growth, and is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference at one of the fastest-growing medical technology companies, focused on recovering hearts and saving lives.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Drive capacity projects to meet manufacturing and business needs
  • Proactively manage component obsolescence
  • Drive second source projects; continuously monitor risk of the existing suppliers /components and define risk mitigation plans
  • 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 in Incoming Inspection and work with vendors to resolve
  • Manage supplier process validation activities by applying a risk based approach
  • Implement continuous improvement within supply chain

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Mechanical, Plastics or Manufacturing Engineering 
  • 5+ years of professional experience involving technical interaction with vendors
  • Knowledge of polymer, machining, and/or metal cutting processes
  • Knowledge of Process Capability and data analysis using statistical tools (Six Sigma Green or Black Belt is a plus)
  • Basic understanding of metrology
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%, primarily to visit suppliers


Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law. Abiomed maintains a drug-free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Boston