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Date: Sep 11, 2021

Location: Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - Caring - 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.

Supplier Quality Engineering Manager


About this role:
This role presents a fast paced and dynamic leadership opportunity within the Global Supplier Quality Engineering organization. This individual will be responsible for leading a team of Supplier Quality Engineers that have quality ownership of packaging suppliers and the direct materials they source across multiple BSC manufacturing sites and products.  SQE's are core members of multi-functional Global Sourcing Category Teams that define and execute sourcing strategies. They take an active ownership role within the Material Controls QS sub-process, owning assessments for supplier onboarding and surveillance of the Approved Vendor List, and supporting internal and external QSM audits. They work with BSC suppliers and cross-functional partners to resolve material related quality and yield issues, while providing quality oversight of Incoming Quality Assurance (IQA).  This individual will manage the Packaging (LLP) SQE team to efficiently and effectively execute daily activities and projects including root cause problem solving, material cost reduction, and proactive continuous improvement.  All to ensure the manufacture of the highest quality and reliability medical devices on the market, while maintaining compliance to regulatory and BSC QS requirements.  You will work alongside a seasoned leadership team that is motivated to partner for success.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Keep the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action.
  • Lead your team through setting a clear strategy and meeting objectives
  • Foster a global culture to further BSC's vision
  • Coach sound, systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying, prioritizing, communicating, and resolving quality issues.
  • Lead team and projects to successful conclusions while achieving strategic milestones.
  • Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Identify and initiate cross-department, cross-business unit, and/or cross-site projects. 
  • Maintain and enhance cross-functional team relationships within the divisions, plants, and distribution centers across the entire BSC network.     
  • Monitor, evaluate, and provide summary reports on project progress and results.
  • Provide project direction, coaching, and mentoring for engineering and technical team personnel.
  • Build strategic and trusting relationships through collaboration and teamwork.
  • Develop future leaders through partnerships and mentoring.
  • Influence Sr. Management on potential improvements or enhancement to the quality system and processes.
  • Monitor compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with FDA, ISO, MDR regulations).
  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of area budget.
  • Provide appropriate issue oversight, risk evaluation, and action to mitigate impact to Boston Scientific 


What we are looking for:
Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • 4+ years of related work experience 
  • 2+ years of experience supervising people
  • Passionate about leading people to bring out their best 
  • Proven ability to get the day to day tasks completed efficiently to make time for individuals to develop professionally and personally, and to engage in projects that drive their passion(s)
  • Ability to understand decision making in a risk-based environment
  • Strong communicator (written and verbal) who can effectively communicate up, down, and across a global organization.
  • Proven mind set of proactive continuous improvement

Preferred qualifications:

  • Prior experience within a quality function
  • Working knowledge of Medical Device regulations, specifically Material Controls Quality System requirements or experience within a highly regulated industry
  • Working knowledge of the CAPA process
  • Working knowledge of the Incoming Quality Assurance process
  • ASQ certification or Lead Assessor certification
  • Experience in directly supporting external Notified Body audits


Requisition ID: 495481


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.


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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