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Manager, Strategic Sourcing

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:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Locations:  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 our sourcing team as we partner ​with best-in-industry suppliers ​to provide materials, products, innovation, and services that drive a ​competitive advantage ​for Boston Scientific.


We are seeking a Manager, Strategic Sourcing who will play a crucial role in developing and implementing optimal category and sourcing strategies. As the manager, you will lead a team of strategic sourcing professionals, guiding them towards achieving BSC's key business objectives. We are looking for individuals with deep sourcing knowledge and a passion for training and coaching their team to reach its maximum potential.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead a team of sourcing professionals, providing guidance, coaching, and support to foster their growth and development.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations, set performance goals, and provide feedback to ensure the team's success.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive sourcing strategies to optimize cost, quality, and delivery performance.
  • Manage and enhance supplier relationships, including negotiating contracts and ensuring compliance with contractual terms and conditions.
  • Identify potential suppliers and evaluate their capabilities, capacity, and reliability to meet organizational needs.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align sourcing activities with overall business objectives and drive continuous improvement.
  • Drive cost reduction initiatives through effective negotiation, competitive bidding, and supplier consolidation.
  • Monitor supplier performance and implement corrective actions as necessary to ensure adherence to quality standards and delivery timelines.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, market conditions, and technological advancements to identify opportunities for innovation and improvement within the sourcing function.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations or other relevant technical discipline
  • 8+ years of strategic sourcing experience with demonstrated exceptional negotiation skills
  • 3+ years of people management or leadership experience
  • Ability to travel (International and domestic) up to 15%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree (MBA, Supply Chain Management, Engineering)
  • Professional certifications – CPIM, CPSM, CPSD, CPCM, Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Experience with sourcing plastics, resins and / or chemicals 
  • Experience working in the medical device industry
  • Exceptional communication skills 



Requisition ID: 563695


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!


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, Six Sigma Black Belt, Supply Chain Manager, Six Sigma, Supply Chain, Operations, Management

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