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Summer Internship 2020 | Supply Chain Optimization through Data and Systems (Boston)

Department: Business Operations

Location: Boston

Req#: 5800

The Systems and Process team in Operations is responsible for ensuring that we have the right tools, data and automation to ensure our supply chain operates and grows efficiently. Examples include forecasting tools, sales data from our customers, managing our bills of material to support product development and production, and communicating with our partners – including contract manufacturers, suppliers and logistics partners.

The internship will focus on enhancing our tools, so we can maximize what we can do with data they generate, align systems with business processes and assist in introducing new tools.

About You

More than a candidate that checks every box, we’re looking for people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos—no matter their background or how they identify. If that’s you, we hope you’ll apply for this role.

You want to be part of a team.

You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals. You assume everyone’s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency tops your list of values, and you proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

You enjoy a challenge.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You’re ambitious and comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives.

You love to listen.

You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You’re passionate about culture and know the power that music, film, podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.

What You’ll Do
  • Develop a method to integrate industry insights data into our development tools
  • Develop a mechanism to control introduction of components during new product development
  • Contribute to the introduction of a new supply chain simulation tool
  • Assist in our company-wide effort to introduce a new ERP to Sonos
Skills You’ll Need

What you should be interested in learning (aligned to role):

  • How supply chains operate

  • How data and systems can be used to optimize supply chain processes

  • Understand why establishing a supply chain plan early in the design cycle can pay dividends upon Production release.

  • Gain an understanding of product life cycles from concept to prototype to production release to sustaining.

  • Problem solving - how to automate and use systems to improve inefficiencies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with Product Life-cycle Management, Bill of Materials, Component Management, Sourcing (AVL - Approved vendors List)

  • Advance use of Excel

  • Understanding Product Supply Chain processes

  • SQL experience

More About Sonos

Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want, where they want, how they want.

Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while participating in a culture that values respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership.

Together we’re working to positively impact the world and inspire everyone to listen better—because listening brings people together, builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.

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