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Materials Supervisor

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 This Role: 
We are searching for a Materials Supervisor to join our team in Arden Hills, MN. The Materials Supervisor is responsible for managing dock and receiving activities at the site. They supervise the flow of component and finished products/goods while communicating any potential deviations to plan. The supervisor serves as main interface between Production Planning, Purchasing, Global Supply Chain Planners, etc. They ensure goals are achieved by empowering their team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise 20+ employees in two key areas in inspection and movement of materials and finished products or goods both onsite and at the offsite warehouse. 
  • Ensure the component crib and distribution center has materials and finished products or goods ready for replenishment by working closely with others in materials, supply chain, and production
  • Partner with business process leads and/or supplier quality engineers to ensure improvements to SAP Receipts are identified for seamless flow to continue in less than 24 hours (e.g. stuck lots with no IP set-up, serialized receipts, etc.). 
  • Communicate and follow up on issues with component and finished product or goods availability
  • Responsible for staffing and development of team members across both dock and receiving functions
  • Participate/lead tiered meetings to ensure we are proactively hitting performance targets: Daily pass-down, daily inbound/outbound pass-down, daily Materials Management Department pass-down, weekly team meetings, etc.
  • Analyze and continuously improve the training process while assigning the appropriate lead trainer(s) within the team to assist in development  
  • Coordinate with Supplier Quality Engineers and Buyers to develop improvements to the current state: special crating, packing requirements (e.g. chemicals), reduced package/pallet size, etc.
  • Participate in evaluating metrics around Safety, Quality, Service, and Cost monthly and annually for year over year improvements
  • May lead or participate on other Materials Management projects to meet the business needs in our Strategic Objectives

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in a supply chain related position or similar business function 
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task while maintaining adequate documentation skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to travel ~10% domestically 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience in FDA regulated industry  
  • Proven history of Lean project support/leadership
  • Led/completed projects that drive improvements in Safety, Quality, Service, and Cost
  • Experience leading a team
  • SAP experience is a plus


Requisition ID: 563676

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.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Supply Chain, SAP, ERP, Inspector, Warehouse, Operations, Technology, Quality, Manufacturing

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