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Director, Materials Management

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Onsite
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:
To provide leadership for the Boston Scientific functions of Purchasing, Raw Material & Finished Goods Inventory Management, Warehousing, Traffic, and Distribution in Arden Hills, MN to ensure the optimization of these functions.

Your Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop strategic and stable supply chains to support the business through effective supplier management.
  • Participate in the planning and support of new product introductions by effective coordination of support group efforts in a single site or across multiple facilities.
  • Represents function on all major inter-company information systems projects; focus on maximized customer service levels, and minimized inventory and obsolescence through effective Planning, Purchasing and Distribution systems and processes.
  • Practitioner of Lean approaches to eliminate waste such as cycle time, delivery frequency or batch size improvements and development and implementation of Pull and Flow solutions.
  • Material supply management and improving supplies at healthy stock designs while mitigating supply risks.
  • Warehouse management to ensure safety, product flow, inventory management systems, optimization and technology solutions.
  • Participate in the development of accurate and healthy inventory systems and procedures for warehousing and consignment inventories.
  • Build effective work relationships with business leaders within and outside the organization to identify needs and drive systemic change to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Maintain strategic distribution methods to meet corporate objectives of improved service at a lower cost of goods.
  • Support & participate in BSC Corporate freight initiatives and comply with BSC Corporate freight routing guide(s).
  • Manages to ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory/legal requirements.  This may consist of, but is not necessarily to limited to, Unemployment Insurance, Americans with Disabilities (ADA), Affirmative Action, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), Environmental, Health and Safety including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Quality System Regulations (FDA), ISO 13485, MDD, PAL, CMDCAS, KFDA, other country specific Regulations as applicable.
  • Provides input and complies with policies for inventory management.
  • Provides direction for the development of policies, analytical tools and for the identification of inventory trends and opportunities.

What We're Looking For:

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required. 
  • Master's in Engineering or MBA degree preferred.
  • Extensive leadership experience required.
  • 10+ years engineering/regulated industry related experience preferred
  • 5+ years Material Management experience


Requisition ID: 542228


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 drug-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.

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