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Senior Material Handling and Distribution Manager

Work mode:  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:            

Boston Scientific in Arden Hills, MN is searching for a Senior Material Handling and Distribution Manager to join their team. This leader will oversee distribution, logistics, receiving & inspection, and material handling for the site. They will work closely with our purchasing, production, and quality teams to drive improvements and meet business goals.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure timely receipt, inspection, delivery and distribution of product to manufacturing and distribution customers while meeting safety, quality, service and cost goals.
  • Manage warehousing and logistics strategy with preferred vendors and carriers.
  • Work closely with purchasing, planning, and manufacturing to ensure material is delivered and shipped in a timely manner while maintaining inventory accuracy.
  • Monitor supply chain and intervene as required to ensure optimal performance.
  • Lead and support Lean, process improvement and problem-solving initiatives.
  • Collaborate with customers to understand expectations and align strategies to meet service commitments, capacity, space, project support and resource needs.
  • Establish annual and long-range budget; monitor and improve financial performance and spend.
  • Lead, coach and develop people leaders responsible for team performance.
  • Provide timely performance feedback and deliver individual performance reviews.
  • Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Oversee processes for cycle counting, obsolete and excess material, retain requests and expiration management.
  • Work closely with finance and quality teams to ensure procedures align with current finance policies and quality system requirements.
  • Support internal and external audits to confirm department policies are in line with company goals and objectives.
  • Maintain documented logistics policies and procedures to ensure compliance with GMP and ISO requirements.
  • 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.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or similar
  • 5+ years of experience in a leadership role
  • 7+ years of experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Distribution or similar
  • Experience with SAP (or other similar ERP system)
  • Continuous improvement and/or lean manufacturing experience 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to communicate clearly at all levels of an organization
  • Medical device/technology industry experience
  • Experience utilizing Warehouse Management System (WMS), Workday Adaptive Planning, and/or Rapid Response



Requisition ID: 572223

Among other requirements, Boston Scientific maintains specific prohibited substance testing requirements for safety-sensitive positions.  This role is deemed safety-sensitive and, as such, candidates will be subject to a drug test as a pre-employment requirement.  The goal of the drug testing is to increase workplace safety in compliance with the applicable law.  

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 prohibited substance 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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