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Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific

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Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


About This Role


The Buyer II is responsible for supporting new product or acquisition integration teams by creating and monitoring build plans, procuring raw materials, OEM parts, tooling and services in sufficient quantities to enable project team to achieve objectives for new product commercialization & integration.




  • Materials Administration: Generates, adjusts and expedites purchase orders based on MRP (material requirements planning) along with pertinent information being used to run the business, i.e. schedule adherence, S&OP, etc; Generates buy action based on authorized spending amount; Coordinates with the Planning Team to maintain optimal inventory levels and determine the proper priorities for material support; Tracks and monitors purchase orders, keeping informed of any problems/delays and communicates any impacts/constraints to the Planner(s), manufacturing manager/supervisor or engineering discipline impacted by the change; Supports material needs for the product development process to ensure BSC’s competitive first-to-market strategy; Coordinates subcontracted materials; Generates on-going cost savings through the Value Improvement Process


  • Supplier Management: Monitors and communicates quality and delivery performance to the supplier and Global Sourcing Team; Responsible to resolve supplier related problems (works closely with vendors to assure a positive and professional relationship always establishing and maintaining open lines of communication); Controls assets at suppliers, disposing of obsolete assets and monitoring the age of others.


  • Total Quality: Adheres to CGMP and FDA requirements; Reviews and approves all raw material document change orders; Maintains accurate purchasing master data, AVL, info record, etc.; Interfaces with Engineering, Manufacturing, Planning and Quality to ensure timely throughput and proper prioritization of materials received.


  • Inventory Management: Typically manages moderate to high complexity commodities and expense items; Formulates purchasing decisions to achieve 100% internal customer service, targeted inventory safety stock and least total cost material procurement; Identifies expired, excess and obsolete materials and dispositions the material appropriately.


  • Planning Management: Analyze and communicate supply chain performance and diagnose key improvement areas (e.g., forecast accuracy, supply variability, Inventory DIOH, service level, backorder, EE&O etc.). Support the monthly Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SI&OP) processes to ensure uniform adoption across the divisional supply chain planning groups. Support process adherence and master data accuracy for demand planning, replenishment and inventory planning and optimization (MEIO) within the scope of SI&OP leveraging the Kinaxis – Rapid Response solution, a recognized leader in supply chain planning software.


What We're Looking For:


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-5 years buying/purchasing experience
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of leadership


Preferred Qualifications

  • SAP and Rapid Response knowledge preferred
  • Medical Device Industry Experience preferred



About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Requisition ID: 441540


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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