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Buyer/Planner II

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Location(s):  N/A

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.                


About the role:
Join the Materials Management team at Boston Scientific in Arden Hills, MN as a Buyer/Planner II on our Purchasing team. Boston Scientific is a medical device manufacturer delivering millions of medical solutions annually across the globe. Arden Hills produces both sterilized finished goods and sub-assemblies assisting the plant network while providing many unique challenges for Materials Management. You will have the opportunity to be part of a fast-pasted, rapidly growing global team.  


This role is responsible for assisting new product or acquisition integration teams by creating and monitoring build plans, managing raw materials, OEM parts, tooling, and services in enough quantities to enable project teams to achieve objectives for new product commercialization & integration. This is a hybrid role based in Arden Hills, MN.

Your responsibilities will include:  

  • Generates, adjusts, and expedites purchase orders based on MRP (material requirements planning) along with pertinent information i.e., schedule adherence, SI&OP, etc.
  • Generates buy action based on authorized spending amount.
  • Responsible for full integration of purchasing and supply planning setup into our sustaining processes through commercialization.
  • Collaborates with the Project Management to maintain optimal inventory levels and find the proper priorities from product concept phase to commercialization.
  • Tracks and monitors purchase orders, keeping core team informed of any problems/delays and advertises any impacts/constraints .
  • Works closely with vendors and internal production teams to assure a positive and professional relationship with the responsibility to resolve any problems.
  • Controls assets at suppliers, disposing of obsolete assets and monitoring the age of others.
  • Reviews and approves all material document change orders.
  • Maintains accurate purchasing and planning master data, AVL, info record, etc.
  • Interfaces with Engineering, Manufacturing, Planning and Quality to ensure timely throughput and proper prioritization of materials.
  • Participate on PDP (Product Development Process) Teams by fulfilling PDP deliverables for Materials Management including presenting to Site Leadership.
  • Manages moderate to high complexity commodities and expense items.
  • Formulates purchasing and planning 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.
  • Analyzes and informs supply chain performance and diagnose key improvement areas (e.g., forecast accuracy, supply variability, Inventory DIOH, service level, backorder, EE&O etc.).
  • Supports the monthly Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SI&OP) processes to ensure uniform adoption across the divisional supply chain planning groups.
  • Supports process adherence and master data accuracy for demand planning, replenishment and inventory planning, and optimization leveraging Kinaxis – Rapid Response.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Preferably in Business, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, or related field)
  • 2+ years of experience in purchasing, supply chain, inventory management or planning, preferably in a manufacturing environment 
  • Experience working in Excel and SAP/Rapid Response (or comparable ERP) system


Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization as well as with external vendors 
  • Planning experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with Advanced Planning & Scheduling System (Kinaxis Rapid Response, Logility, Anaplan, Oracle Fusion)
  • Experience with New Product Integrations/Acquisitions



Requisition ID: 573231

As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a prohibited substance free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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