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Date: Jan 9, 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.


Boston Scientific’s (BSC) Information Systems is a key player in setting and executing the strategic direction for Boston Scientific. The IS Manger provides leadership, vision and direction for information systems, and is seen as a critical business advisor by the businesses they support. Boston Scientific is currently seeking an IS Manager to partner with our Global Research and Development (R&D) organization.


Key Responsibilities:

·         Partner with R&D leadership to understand business opportunities, threats, needs and issues where the IS organization can make an impact and bring forward practical and innovative solutions. 

·         Serve as a business advisor to the business and their primary liaison to Global IS services.

·         Bring global focus to problem solving and ensure our Global IS solutions, projects, resourcing and funding support the priorities of the business.

·         Set IS Strategy to support the business needs of your primary customers and ensure the strategy leverages the Global IS architecture

·         Drive simplification and instill continuous improvement discipline within Global IS and in the business.  Strive to identify opportunities to reduce the overall cost to serve and operate new solutions and helping the business find new ways to reduce their overall cost and improve efficiency.

·         Program Management for core new services being designed, constructed, and delivered within the Managers’s area of responsibility

·         Oversee the health and technical longevity of existing applications owned by your pillar

·         Re-enforce and reward focus on BSC Quality Vision, and ensure the IS solutions that support BSC’s quality system within their teams are compliant.

Management Requirements:

·         Lead a team of employees in the setting and achievement of organizational goals.  Guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports, and if applicable, drive those practices throughout their organizations.

·         Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.

·         Manage budget planning, forecasting and tracking

·         Monitor and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. federal/country and regulatory requirements).



Quality System Requirements:

In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.

For those individuals that supervise others, the following statements are applicable:

·         Assures that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained in order to assure Quality System compliance and adherence to the BSC Quality Policy.

·         Establishes and promotes a work environment that supports the Quality Policy and Quality System.


·         Experience collaborating with R&D leadership to implement technology solutions that enhance the consumer value associated with products and improve the efficiency of our product development processes.

·         10+ years of related professional experience in Information Systems leadership.

·         Bachelor’s degree; Computer Science, Management Information Systems or Engineering required, MBA preferred.

·         Proven experience conceiving and delivering innovative solutions leveraging technology and information

·         Senior executive presence, comfortable presenting and collaborating with Senior Leaders as a Business Advisor

·         Experience working in a Global Organization supporting diverse businesses and geographies

·         Experience and a comprehensive knowledge of information systems, financials, contract management,  and business processes.  

·         Ability to successfully manage and execute multiple, large scale projects using established project management tools and processes.

·         Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to condense data in order to synthesize crisp and easily understandable deliverables.

·         Demonstrated track record of building and maintaining highly collaborative, flexible, and productive cross-organization teams. 


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: 440450


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